Recently, I was at the juice bar at Whole Foods and next to the cashier is an area where the kids play. There were two children and their mom. The little girl looked to be around 2 years old and her brother was about 4 years old. While waiting for the cashier, I found myself […]
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 […]
Recently, I read an article about secondary drowning, I never knew there was such a thing. Secondary Drowning is when someone inhales water, but the response can take up to 72 hours to affect the body. There are up to 1000 children that die each year from this. Please take the time to read this […]
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 […]
Protect the Children
I recently read an article that stated that the New Jersey governor had just signed into law a bill that requires home day care workers, and anyone living within that home, to undergo a background check. (Read article here) I’m totally amazed how behind the times some of these states are and I think it’s […]
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 […]
Roughhousing Allowed in Daycare?
Recently a news article, in Quebec stated that dozens of daycare’s will now be allowing roughhousing and war games (read it here). After reading the article, as well as the many comments written below, I can understand both sides of the argument. But for me, it brings up many more questions. First and foremost, wouldn’t […]
Children Imitate Their Parents At An Early Age
Recently, there were two news web portals about children and their parent’s car. The first story was about an 8-year-old boy from Ohio (read it here) who wanted a cheeseburger even though he had eaten hours earlier. His father had already gone to bed, and his mother had fallen asleep on the couch. So, at […]