No child is too smart to fail the kindergarten readiness test

Is your kid ready for kindergarten? Pfff!  While many moms start nervously fidgeting, I was sure that this question didn’t even apply to me: common, my kid could read and multiply before he ever saw the inside of the school bus… Boy, I was surprised.  As my (in my eyes not only the cutest, but [...]

Employers have to find solutions to support nursing women at work

As per the latest statistics, mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the work force in the U.S. It means that companies and employers have to find solutions to help working women balance their work and children. One of the major issues on this agenda is to support the nursing moms. More than 75% of mother [...]

Tuna salad sandwich. My kids’ favorite recipe

Ingredients 2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water 3 hard boiled eggs 1 medium stalk celery ½ cup Blue Cheese salad dressing ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 8 slices bread 4 leaves of Romaine lettuce Directions Hard boil 3 eggs. Strain with cold water for easier peel. Peel and fork mash the boiled [...]

Healthy and happy Halloween treat

After the hot summer days, this Halloween treat looks just perfect! And very healthy, too! Banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins will keep your kids nutritiosly happy at your classroom or home Halloween party. Bananas turn brown pretty fast, so briefl dip them in Sprite (or 7-Up) to prevent change of color. For ghosts’ eyes and [...]

Nature walk with kids. Fun outdoor exploration activities.

This year I decided to celebrate my son’s Birthday in the park. Picnic in the park. Splashing on the water playground. Playing outdoors with friends. Everything sounded very good, but not enough for me. I still craved for something more creative and educational. Nature walk! I know that my guests of all ages have never [...]

Is your child gifted? Other kind of talented thinker?

Parents and teachers always try to identify the gifted students. Usually extremely bright students with higher than average abilities to learn are considered to be gifted. In reality, such approach is too simplistic. A well-recognized university speaker, numerous publications author, and a former school teacher, Bertie Kingore, Ph.D., suggests more complex and unique classification of [...]