Childcare

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

Holding kids back for school. To hold or not to hold?

“I am not sure what to do about my son, “- my friend leans over the table, over adorable baby shower decorations, over the plates with croissants and danishes. “Should I sign him up for school now or hold him back for another year?” Not your usual baby shower type of question. Yet very, very, [...]

Scientific way to build your child’s confidence in minutes

…and for years to come. Everyone could use a confidence boost. I know I need one a lit more often than I am eager to admit. And when it comes to my kids, they would benefit with a truckload of that goodness! So when I recently discovered this tip, I could not believe my own [...]

Homemade Natural Cough Remedy for Kids

“Tylenol is bad for a liver. Don’t you dare giving it to kids too often.” “Mucinex doesn’t really heal your kid’s cough: it is just removing the symptoms and giving free reign in your kid’s body.” “Do you know how many dyes and artificial ingredients went into this thing you are holding? And that one [...]

Home-made cold & flu remedy that actually works

My nose could compete with Rudolph’s for lighting up Santa’s way through the night; the scary barking sounds my throat produces would make any bloodhound envious. Stumbling downstairs to get kids ready for school: my older one is also getting ready for a Rudolph’s nose competition; my middle one is barking; only my dear little [...]

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]