I recall a day when a parent of a one year old came in and dropped off with nothing unusual to report. Then came nap time and the pacifier was nowhere to be found. Uh Oh! So with a screaming child in the background, mom was called and we asked where the “nook” was! The […]
Take Time to Make Time
I came across a beautiful picture of a parent and small child standing on the beach in their winter coats admiring the ocean and seagulls flying around. The caption over the picture said….. To a child, “love” is spelled ” T-I-M-E.” In light of the recent headlines, I thought this simple yet meaningful sentiment would […]
Should a Meal Really Suck?
O.K. guys, so I’ve been in this field a long time and have seen many changes through the years. Some are for the better and some not so much. Well, one of the things I am not crazy about are the applesauce-type foods and yogurts that kids suck out of tubes or pouches. Yuck! First […]
How About Making America POLITE again?
First of all, I just want to say how truly tired and disgusted I have become with all the rude and disrespectful behavior that surrounds us these days! Really? How can children be expected to be polite if the adults aren’t providing proper role models? I’m telling you that something absolutely has to change! The […]
3 Things to Keep in Mind For The First Day Of Daycare
No doubt about it, the first time you drop your child off at daycare is truly a big deal ! This is true for both your child and you! I’d just like to mention 3 things you should keep in mind for that all important first day. 1. Check That List and Check It Twice! […]
Ready or Not…Here We Go!!!!
Here we are again, excitement is in the air as the new school year is about to begin. Now most children are excited and ready for the new adventure of kindergarten. But, there are the few who do not like change. I’d like to chat about them for a bit. These are the children who […]
Why You Should Buy This Book!
A few weeks ago I had a very nice conversation with a mom about my book Dear Daycare Parent. While her child is older now, she said she really could have used a book like this when she first brought her little boy to preschool. She explained how on the first day at drop off her […]
Kids in Hot Cars
Here we are in the midst of summer and once again the stories of children dying in hot cars is in the news. So senseless! The following is an article about steps you can take to make sure this tragedy doesn’t happen to you. One tip that is especially important if your child is in […]
What a Great Toy!
The other night I was visiting with some relatives who had just flown in from out of state. I was looking over at their 9 month old who was busy playing with a toy. She was cooing and babbling as she was pulling two little blocks apart. I was curious and asked what she was […]
Happy Father’s Day!
Just want to wish all of you dads and male role models out there a wonderful day! :>) And in memory of my dad, Tim Shaw. He believed that family was the most important thing and was totally dedicated to us. I cry because I miss you still and I smile because of all the […]