Am I Raising Lazy and Entitled Kids?

“You have to do your own growing. No matter how tall your grandfather was.” -Abraham Lincoln

Ouch! Wake up call! This is a question perhaps many parents have asked time and again. How do I avoid raising the local neighborhood brat? How do I build empathy, respect and a spirit of sensitivity in […]

Exposing Preschool Philosophies- Play Based vs. Academic

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” -Fred Rogers

It’s not a surprise to say that parents do the best they can to provide for their children’s futures. I had my first […]

Choosing a School for your Child

“Parents are grasping at every straw to maximize their children’s chances to do well in the world.” -Malcolm Gladwell

If you have been on a play-date or attended a student athletic event; if your child is nearing or is of matriculation age and you have spent considerable time at Preschool or been on an Elementary, […]

Christmas is a Time to Love

Everybody knows A turkey and some misletoe Can help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Amidst the hustle, honking, smells, shopping; the UPS deliveries and Amazon. Among all of the sights and sounds of this busy season. During Christmas Eve, […]

The Battle to Slow Down…

I hear my children call for me, they need me. I put down the shiny screen, end a much needed conversation and my thoughts come to an abrupt conclusion for now. I drop what I’m doing and tend to their needs. The battle within me beckons to multitask because there never seems to […]

Nurturing a Habit of Gratitude… Not Just an Attitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love holiday time. For the celebration, tradition and connection to my faith and roots. The […]

Promoting Social Acceptance & Self Esteem in our Children

It seems that every phase of our kid’s development has brought its individual set of opportunities and challenges. Jason and I have 3 boys and each are different with their own unique dispositions. But just like all families it has been with our oldest son Dylan where we have experienced all of the […]