Parenting

Dear Gretchen: How Do I Explain About Santa?
Holidays / Lifestyle / Parenting

Dear Gretchen: How Do I Explain About Santa?

Dear Gretchen: My Eight- year- old daughter came home from school saying her friends told that Santa isn’t real. How do I explain this since she still believes? – Santa’s Helper in New Jersey Dear Santa’s Helper: Last year my nine-year—old son begged me to tell him if Santa was real. […]

A Letter to the Mother of My Stepdaughters
Parenting / Relationships

A Letter to the Mother of My Stepdaughters

by Keli Spanier In the beginning when I came onto the scene, it was really hard. All of the sudden, not only did a new man come into my life, but two beautiful little blonde girls came with him. I was living in an apartment, single in my thirties, and […]

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment
Earthwise - Green Living / Parenting

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment

In today’s world, parents are beginning to see the importance of teaching their children to respect our world and the environment. After all, children are the ones who will inherit the planet and will be responsible for it in the next generation. It makes sense to teach them how to […]

What Your Child Needs to Know About Creepy Clowns
Parenting

What Your Child Needs to Know About Creepy Clowns

By Dr. Stephanie O’Leary Just in case your parenting plate wasn’t full enough, now you have to deal with questions and concerns about creepy clowns. Personally, I wish they would just go away, join a circus, or find something more productive to do than stand around acting creepy. However, that […]

How Singing to Your Child Aids Their Development
Parenting

How Singing to Your Child Aids Their Development

Singing is well known to lower stress and boost mood, and many of us sing to our children in hopes of seeing that wonderful smile on their little face. But is there any major benefit in singing to our children? The short answer is yes, singing to your child can […]

Tree Forts, Sandboxes and More – Outside Play Structures Children Love
Parenting

Tree Forts, Sandboxes and More – Outside Play Structures Children Love

Playing outside is fun, but many children get bored with traditional outdoor activities.  To cut down on the boredom in your family, you are encouraged to think about purchasing your child an outdoor play structure. Outdoor play structures are different than most toys because they are larger in size and […]

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