Winter on the Seacoast can be long, dreary, and really cold. Luckily, we have great options to keep us busy outside in the snow. But sometimes, it’s just too chilly to venture out. In those cases, what’s a parent...
Living in a digital world means helping children discern between what is safe and what is harmful. This has always been the case, but now, with the world at their fingertips, it’s more pressing than ever.  It’s normal and natural...
I don’t know about you, but when school is back in full swing, life gets extra crazy. I found myself wondering how to fit in activities that support my preschoolers' literacy learning at home. When free time seems nonexistent,...
We all know it is going to happen: the questions, the observations, but first the body changes... "The Talk", "The Birds and The Bees", whatever you call it. The time will come to all of us when we take...
Car rides with young children are...enjoyable. Not exactly! Car rides with little kids are... quiet. Nope, not if they are awake! However, car rides can be both of these with some quality podcasts for kids. Huge bonus is they...
With summer here, so many of us are looking forward to the change in routine and hopefully slowing down of some of our schedules. While we'll have a few things on our calendar each week (check our family calendar...
School vacation is upon us and I’m faced with my latest challenge: how to get my kindergarten graduate to keep up his reading practice at home. Play is essential for kids, but summer is long and I don’t want...
Today's parents face a tsunami of pressure to give their child a smartphone and access to social media at younger and younger ages. Children feel the pressure too. It’s so challenging to know the right path for your family!...
I was raised by a hippie father and feminist mother, and yet, even with their progressive ideologies, I was taught to protect myself, my body. The duty to make sure that I wasn't taken advantage of was put on...
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond....

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