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“Using my years of experience as both a mom and a primary educator, here are some simple tips to help balance a new routine and tackle the new year feeling confident and empowered to make this the best year yet for your little learners.”+ read more
Read on for simple ways to bring your family together.+ read more
“Santa and his elves will be watching to make sure those chores are getting done and that valuable lessons are being learned as well.”+ read more
Photo: Matt Brubeck
The time has arrived. You received the awesome invitation to a destination wedding, family reunion, or a few friends are taking their kids to a great spot. It’s been a few months since baby was born and…
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With flames, sharp knives, and plenty of breakable items, the kitchen has the potential for a lot of danger when it comes to kids. However, giving them a little freedom can help them learn how…
Learn more about Carnegie Hall’s just-launched Spotify playlist – it’s like a free music class for your baby that you can list to any time, any where.+ read more
If your little one gets mixed up when it comes to left and right, help him out with a few simple ideas that make it fun and easy to remember.+ read more
If they have graduated from T-ball and mastered the underhand pitch, it’s time to learn a few secrets of pitching like a pro.+ read more
Nothing says quintessential Christmas quite like carolers at your door. While this old school tradition might seem daunting with the tot lot in tow, it’s more than do-able. Here are 9 simple tips to follow for a great caroling adventure.+ read more
Planes, trains and automobiles are more realistic. Still, you can make dashing around with your kids easier and more fun. Hear how from Jacqui Boland, Founder & CEO of Red Tricycle. She shares simple tips for holiday travel in the…+ read more
Are you always saying “yes” to everyone around you, but never making time for yourself? Saying no takes practice for most people, but it is a necessary life-skill in today’s world.
Say “no” to several requests or this week, but…
“Is the author of Raising Happiness really telling us to ignore our children,” you ask?
Yep. Sometimes—not always, of course—we need to not be so kiddie-centric. We Americans are obsessed with our offspring compared to European nations, to the detriment…
This week’s tip: Learn Something New.
Your kids are back in school; should you be, too?
Our brains grow and change throughout adulthood depending on what we do with them. Do a lot of math,…+ read more
This week’s tip: Play a Game That Makes You Happy
Games can provide the “exhilarating rewards, stimulating challenges, and epic victories that are so often lacking in the real world,” writes visionary game designer Jane McGonigal in her book Reality…
This week’s tip: DON’T Buy that Thing that You REALLY REALLY REALLY Want
There is often a big discrepancy between the way we think we’ll feel when we own something and the way we actually feel when we have it.…
This week’s tip: Expose yourself to someone else’s pain.
Often, we avoid pain (our own or others’) in an attempt to be happy. But when we ignore or deny another person’s pain, we miss an opportunity to feel good. Yes,…
This week’s tip: Let yourself feel what you feel.
When we feel stressed out (or sad or disappointed, for that matter) life offers a host of ways to not really feel those negative feelings. (For example: drugs and alcohol. Facebook.…