When I was a kid, I remember shuffling between long lines and worrying about getting lost (or squashed), standing on my tip toes to get a peek at a confusing display, and then being repeatedly reminded by the museum guards to "not touch" anything. Needless to say, a lot has.... read more
My husband has a job which requires many late hours and days away from home. And as my children grow older, they are starting to miss him more regularly when he is gone. I know I am not alone, and along with many other parents, I must help my children understand why one parent.... read more
We struggle to explain work to our preschoolers. In fact, it is really they who could be explaining work to us. They seek it, puffing up proudly after being given a job and relishing the next official job that waits for them. It seems a world-changing scientist shared their pe.... read more
Behold! One of the biggest perks of Gigi turning three is she always wants to help. It's wonderful especially when totally appropriate for her to do. At this age, Gigi is able to do a lot of supervised and unsupervised chores around the house and it makes everyone very happy. .... read more
My oldest son is in 2nd grade and they've just finished up a unit on Community Helpers. Apparently, they had some people working with Junior Achievement in to help with the unit. And when we went to tour the school he'll start in next year, we found out that they also work wit.... read more
For Mother's Day, my kids delivered a heap of wonderful, handmade presents. In addition to beaded necklace and earrings, countless drawings and sweet notes, my older daughter made a little "book" in which she told a story about me. Usually, we tell our children stories, typica.... read more
Certain preschooler questions are so fundamental as to be repeated almost every single day. As in:Preschooler: “Where’s Mommy (or Daddy)?”Answer: “She (or he) went to work.”Preschooler: “What is Mommy (or Daddy) doing?” Grown-up: “Working.”It’s not hard to.... read more
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