How to: DIY Toddler Curriculum

Two words: Toddler curriculum.  It dawned on me that a lot of people send their children to daycare.  And in daycare, the days are structured with a routine, where early childhood educators build curriculums. Maybe you’re thinking, “Curriculum?  Don’t you mean messy activities like painting?”  You’re right, I do mean messy activities like painting, but…

Discipline Don’ts

If you’re a first time parent, or a parent of five children, learning how to discipline your children can be a tricky process to learn. How do you do it? Is one parent the good cop and the other the bad cop? Applying multiple parenting strategies can allow us to be more well-rounded parents. Parenting…

Snacking? Healthy Combos:

On Snacking Youngsters eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Some where along the way adults were told to eat 3 big meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What happened to snacking? Folks, having light snacks throughout the day actually helps keep your metabolism working hard. I’m not saying graze all day AND have your…

Autism vs Asperger’s

As a society we are comfortable, probably too comfortable, noticing our differences, and pointing fingers at others who are not like ourselves. It’s time we start realizing individual potentialities for greatness, success, and achievement, no matter the differences. In lieu of autism awareness month and as a licensed Social Worker I thought I might shed…

Milestone: 1 YEAR

Happy Birthday McKinley! McKinley is truly an amazing daughter. I know I know…every parent thinks their child is amazing and wonderful and the best. But duh, if a parent didn’t feel like that about their children then I would be confused…possibly even concerned. McKinley has grown into this free spirited little girl. My little hippie….