Tag: kids

A Natural Place to Learn, Play, & Grow :: River Legacy...

An in-depth look at all the River Legacy Living Science Center has to offer kids of all ages -- and their parents -- who love to explore and learn about nature.

Raising Ungrateful Children in 8 Easy Steps

Keep in mind that the cumulative effect of following these steps won't be fully evident overnight. But rest assured, one day you will wake up and realize that you have an Ungrateful Child, possibly more than one, and that the results are mostly permanent. I'd recommend that you go celebrate, but you'll most likely be busy finishing a science project for one of your kids at 2:00 a.m. 

Five Ways to Help Kids Who Worry

When expecting my daughter, I wondered if she'd inherit my green eyes and creativity. I didn't think much, however, about the traits I hoped she and I would not share. As luck and genetics would have it, we're both big worry warts. My heart sinks every time she wrings her hands and bites the inside of her lip. I can relate to the helpless feeling worry can bring.

Repeat After Me: Embrace the Sitter

Growing up, my siblings and I lived for nights with a babysitter. It meant someone young and fun to play with, staying up slightly later than our bedtimes, and if we were really lucky, a Kid Cuisine for dinner.

Curing the After School Blues

The beginning of the school year brings with it a new season of moodiness, and grumpiness, and all around unpleasantness in our once joyful, exuberant kids. The witching hour of babyhood returns with a vengeance once children reach elementary school. What can we we do to ease into evenings and make our afternoons just a bit less . . . cranky?

Staying Sane in the Midst of Back to School Chaos

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or some sort of awesomeness in between, these six tips to keep your weeks efficient and organized are sure to save you time, add structure to your routine, and minimize the chaos!  

Six Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Your Child’s Feeding...

Unless your child's surgeon or physician has personal experience with a feeding tube, they can't actually tell you much about the day-to-day of what to expect when you go home. In the two years that my daughter Avery has had her G-button, I've learned a few things that I'm happy to share with you.