This morning I woke up and had the house to myself for a few precious moments, as the kids were sleeping in a little after staying up late the night before. Who knew how beautiful a quiet house could sound? The sunlight was beginning to peek through the windows, and the squirr.... read more
Are you gearing up for a road trip next week? Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that almost inevitably requires a road trip. It's either that, or you're cooking for twenty. (I'll take the road trip.) It's usually a traffic-jammed road trip, as every other extended family i.... read more
November is the month for thanksgiving, a time we set aside each year for contemplating all of our many blessings, and for considering all those people and things in our lives for which we feel grateful. I've come to understand that being grateful is an attitude, a choice one .... read more
Many parents have had this experience: you are walking along the sidewalk with a child in tow, day-dreaming or making plans, and your small companion pipes up to say:"look!" "Look at the squirrel eating a peanut!" Or "look at the dog in the baby stroller!" Or "look at .... read more
The turning of leaves and crispness in the air signal that autumn is officially upon us. With the advent of fall comes many holidays and opportunities to celebrate that for which we are thankful--our families, the food on our table, and our general well-being. Thanksgiving is.... read more
Watching your child discover and navigate friendship, as magical and wonderful as it sounds, can sometimes be a painful and terrifying experience, as almost any parent—while clutching his or her heart—can attest. Because as much as we all want our kids to make friends, and.... read more
We are devoted readers here at the Savvy Source, and there is many a book that we enjoy reading so much that we turn the last page just grateful that somebody thought to put those words/pictures/sentences/pages together in just that way. We think the preschooler's favori.... read more
Belonging to a group is incredibly important to the emotional development of our children. As adults, it is not too hard to find where we fit in. We have years of experience accommodating a variety of personalities and have the self-confidence to walk away from relationships t.... read more
Do your kids have today off from school? Make it more than just a day off. Today is a great opportunity to talk about the significance and history of the holiday. So just what is the history of Veterans Day (which, by the way, is the official spelling as declared by the feder.... read more
What can Thanksgiving teach young children, besides the importance of saying thank you and a taste for pumpkin pie? A sense, however fuzzy, of the past. The concrete and, well, edible nature of Thanksgiving makes it an ideal introduction to the notion that as some things chang.... read more
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