Big Kid Helpers: Age-Appropriate Chores for Your Child

Before you were a parent, did you ever think you’d have to ask, “How did that stuffed octopus get stuck in the ceiling fan?” Or maybe you find your wallet in Davy Jones’ Locker at the bottom of your aquarium. When you have a preschooler, there are probably some days when it looks like a […]

Too cold to go out? Bring some winter fun inside!

Winter has been particularly cold here in the D.C. Metro area.  While the season conjures up images of playing in the snow, building forts and having snowball fights, there are times when it is just too frigid to go outside.  For those days, it can be fun to bring a little of the cold inside […]

Seven Reasons Routines are Good for Kids

As adults, we might get a little bored with them, but then again, it’s not about us, right?  It’s about the kids, and kids need routine.  Studies show that children thrive when they have routines, and parents can attest that when their children are “off,” it’s often related to schedule or other changes in daily […]

Tips for Balancing Work and Family Life

Nobody said it would be easy. How many times have we heard that before? And how many times, as working parents, have we thought it? Well the good news is, you don’t have to be a professional juggler to achieve work life balance. There are ways to make things easier on ourselves and our kids. […]

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