Cultivate Curiosity in Your Children

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it definitely never injured a preschooler.  Curiosity is a strong and positive emotion which we parents must cultivate in our children.  It is basically inherent in us all, that’s why kids have the … [Continue reading]

The Great Pet Debate

Even if I tried, I couldn’t count with the fingers on my hand the number of times my daughter has egged me to get her a pet. She has done every pleading strategy to get me to say yes to her request, but I simply won’t budge. But it’s hard to … [Continue reading]

iMickey or the Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

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Even before the advent of the  iPhone, iMac and iPad, there was a much bigger icon than Steve Jobs.  That is none other than Mickey Mouse.  I can hardly imagine anybody not growing up with this iconic cartoon character.  He, along with Donald, … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Girls

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Plump orange pumpkins, a storm of candies, and trick or treat. These are the things which come to mind when one mentions the word Halloween. Much better images than that of Freddy Kruger or Chucky from the scary movie Child's Play, if I may … [Continue reading]

The Five Finger Test…And What I Do With My Fingers

If you find your kid sitting quietly in a corner, with a copy of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment in hand, don’t be too quick to celebrate that your son- who previously couldn’t be unglued from his Nintendo DS- has suddenly become a voracious … [Continue reading]

Yet Another Cheesy Post…

How can any woman in her right mind not fall in love with a man who pulls over to the side of the road, thumbs through his mp3 list, and chooses a song to sing to you in perfect pitch, complete with hand gestures?  Mr. SO has reincarnated in me an … [Continue reading]

How to Teach Your Child Empathy

She prays for me.  She really does.  As my daughter and I say our bedtime prayers, instead of asking God for a new 3-storey Barbie dollhouse, she prays that God keeps me healthy and takes away my pain (that was on a night that I was having a … [Continue reading]

Cultivating a Love of Reading and Language in your Child

This is a guest post by Emily Patterson (@epatt1062), submitted on behalf of Primrose Schools: child care aiming to deliver the best and most trusted early childhood education Imparting a love of reading and learning in a child is perhaps the … [Continue reading]

How to Celebrate Your Birthday: Single Mom Style

Age, they say, is just a number. In my case, it’s a number that has grown bigger again. I have definitely outgrown rainbow-colored, helium-rich balloons and birthday clowns doing pathetic acts. If you’re a single mom- or any mom, for that matter- … [Continue reading]

This Post Is Brought To You By a Sentimental Fool

I have to admit, I am that fool.  Whenever I spend fun times with two of the most important people in my life, I can’t help but keep replaying every moment in my head.  My brain hasn’t kept up with the times, though, so it still is in video … [Continue reading]