September 24th, 2016 | 0 Comments

That’s it! I’m self-publishing!

by Ellen B. Alden

I’ve never been good at waiting. After all, how do you move forward if you’re stuck in one place? My debut novel, a historical fiction entitled Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke, has been caught in “publishing purgatory” for seven months now, and I’m frustrated with the snail’s pace that Literary Agents and publisher’s move.

August 25th, 2016 | 1 Comment

7 Tips for Raising Kind, Compassionate, and Mindful Kids

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Both of my kids know by now that I expect them to get perfect marks on their school report cards.  Well, at least on one particular section, that is: the “Life, Work, and Citizenship Skills” section.

August 8th, 2016 | 2 Comments

If You Could Give Your Kids One Gift, Make it a Good Vocabulary

BIG WORD CLUB Introduces Nationwide Pilot Program to Reduce Word Gap By Improving Childrens’ Vocabularies

Denver, CO –BIG WORD CLUB, a digital learning company, is working to combat the Word Gap by inviting all interested teachers, parents and caregivers to join them in a free national pilot program.

August 2nd, 2016 | 2 Comments

Preparing Siblings for the Arrival of New Baby:

By Lori Lite 

Any type of change can cause stress and that includes the arrival of a new baby. Preparing siblings ahead of time for the arrival of a new baby will decrease stress and increase joyful acceptance. Children might be wondering how the new baby will change the family dynamics. Fears can be reduced when children understand how the new baby will impact their lives. Do not assume they know.

May 31st, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

By Kerry Wekelo

I created If It Does Not Grow – Just Say No: Eatable Activities for Kids for children of all ages to discover how much fun they can have with fruits and vegetables.  As a mom, I want my kids to eat vegetables and other healthy foods. I found myself getting frustrated when they just weren’t interested. 

May 23rd, 2016 | 1 Comment

Emotional Intelligence Activity

THE “FEELING FAMILY” BALLOON SACKS

Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited, and even stressed.  Emotional intelligence is a vital skill in a child’s development.

March 31st, 2016 | 1 Comment

Making Math Fun 

Does the mention of math cause you and your children to cringe? Today’s parents, teachers, and psychologists know that making math fun reduces stress and enhances the learning experience.

March 4th, 2016 | 3 Comments

How to Listen to Music For Relaxation and Healing

From the dawn of civilization, music has been used successfully to induce states of physical, mental, and emotional relaxation and to promote healing.

February 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments

Arts and Crafts Heart Project For Kids: Upcycle, Reuse, and Reduce Stress

By Lori Lite 

This stress free arts and crafts heart project for kids gives you a chance to upcycle tissue paper you probably have sitting in a closet. Reuse a plastic butter tub or cover to hold glue.

January 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ease Test Taking Anxiety

By Lori Lite

It’s normal for kids and teens to feel a little nervous before a big test, but test taking anxiety left unchecked can affect grades. Finals, a quiz or full blown standardized test can evoke feelings of stress, fear, and even panic.