We enjoy making lists here at The Savvy Source. Making a list is an act of hope, and a form of dreaming as well as planning.These years before kindergarten and the forward march of school years are precious and irreplaceable. Never again will we have so much plain old free tim.... read more
We've all been there. Deep in the dark depths of a parenting slump. It's not a fun place to be. In a parenting slump, we feel unreasonably irritated with our children, and even more upset with ourselves for failing to handle the ordinary ups and downs with calm and grace. .... read more
No two words can make a parent's blood run cold quite as quickly as "I'm bored." That's especially true when those words are spoken before you've even finished your morning coffee. To help you deal, we've pulled together five easy, fun ways for you to respond when your kids dr.... read more
One of the best things about life with kids is that there is almost always someone knocking around the house who wants to play a game. Often, there are several someones of widely varying ages who are all eager to play. If you've got a shelf in the house stocked with board game.... read more
I grew up in a household that focused on two key foods: meat and potatoes. It wasn't until I reached my twenties that I started to explore and enjoy a variety of cuisines. Now, I'm trying to introduce my children to a wide range of foods early on, and one of the richest source.... read more
Little kids, if they are lucky, live in a land of books. Grown-ups read to them every day and they spend many free hours paging through stories. Children’s books are an essential part of how we spend time with our young children, and so we take them to heart. Thes.... read more
Nothing makes our kids happier than a playdate with a friend. Many kids positively long for unstructured, one-on-one downtime with their peers, and playdates are the easiest way to give them just that.The best thing about a good playdate is that it essentially runs itself. .... read more
We love following routines with our small kids. We make the rounds between home, school, park, errands, and play dates, and for the most part this keeps everyone content. But once in a while we get restless. We need a change of scene and so do our kids. Time for .... read more
One of the very favorite articles we've written here at The Savvy Source is 100 Things to Do Before Kindergarten. It captures all of the dreaming and hoping and planning that comes with parenting young children. It's a pre-elementary school life list of sorts. So we thought, w.... read more
This is what happens when the MTV generation grows up. We chronicle our lives in lists. We count down, like the old video marathons or Letterman's standby. We compile, rank and shuffle (that's the iPod's influence -- we're still hip, you know). We enumerate, therefore we are.S.... read more
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