Instilling a Love of Reading in Your Kids

Reading. It’s one of those things you know you need to do with your kids, yet with the busyness of life, can easily fall off the wayside. Not to mention all the other things that compete for your children’s limited attention span on a daily basis – TV, toys, computer, homework, sports, video games. Did I mention TV?

Well, it’s a new year and I hope you’re encouraged by this post to make 2016 a “Year of Reading” in your home, and use these tips to get you and your kids on the reading bandwagon.

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Celebrate 150 Years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Mad-Hatter Style

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Inspiration 18Last week we had a tea party. Yes, a tea party. Why would a mother of three boys subject her sons to such torture, you ask? Because that’s what you do when it’s the 150th anniversary of the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Think about it, how often do we have the opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of anything in our life? So, we had a party. A tea party. Read More

Enjoying Allergy Friendly Foods

Enjoy the FlavorWe first learned of my oldest son’s food allergies when he was 11 months old, and reading through the results of the allergy test was overwhelming. How could such a tiny creature be allergic to so many things? It was difficult but we eventually found a set of allergy friendly foods he liked and didn’t make him break out into hives or throw up. Read More

Enjoying the View from Below

A Day in the Life of Your Child | #ETHANprojectBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say.

Week 2 Graphic VIEWBut this beholder right here had not been seeing much beauty. Lately I felt as though my little princess was turning into a little monster, being a menace to innocent bystanders (mainly me) as she carried on with her daily business of exploring and challenging boundaries. Read More

Be Intentional this Summer with the #ETHANproject Challenge

School is finally out and the summer sun beckons. This is usually the time of year when the nerd in me likes to sit down with a copy of the South Florida Parenting Magazine, my library’s summer program schedule and other city and regional calendars I’ve collected. Then, over a cup of coffee, I intently review these, jotting down in my planner all the fun and exciting things we’re going to do over the next few months. (Please tell me I’m not the only who does this!) Somehow, life usually ends up happening, and next thing you know, it’s September, summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye, and I’m scrambling to get ready for the beginning of school, wondering what happened to all my grand plans. Read More