Independence Day

With this holiday only a few weeks away, many families are planning their July 4th fun. When your child(ren) are old enough, how do you tell them about our Fourth of July holiday? When they… Read more »

Summer Stress Relievers

Summer is almost here. By our weather, you would think it had already arrived in some states! Children have been out of school. And, while we celebrate the end of the drop off and pick… Read more »

Summer Vacation

I read a report on a news site the other day that said a study showed 24% of Americans were not able to afford a vacation this year. The study was not cited so we… Read more »

Father’s Day

With Mother’s Day recently past, we approach that other day of celebration of a parent… Father’s Day! One of my favorite quotes related to Father’s Day is by Anne Geddes: “Any man can be a… Read more »

Growing Up

It is a time of change. Endings and new beginnings. Warm weather and graduations! There is no time that I feel my child is growing up too fast more than the month of May. The… Read more »


When should a child take swim lessons? How do we know when they are ready? Honestly, it depends on the family’s location, amount of free time, access to a swim teacher, weather, and your child’s… Read more »

Husband and Wife, Dad and Mom

A friend mentioned to me how she had been looking at photos of her and her husband from 10 years ago when they had only been married a small handful of years and children were… Read more »

Mother’s Day

There are days dedicated to many things these days. But few get us moms as excited as our children’s birthdays… and Mother’s Day! It is our day! Being recognized for the work we do in… Read more »

Tips For Choosing a Summer Camp

It may seem early to be discussing summer camps in mid April, but trust me, it is not! Most camps in our area are being chosen and registration is in full swing. Orientation meetings, parent… Read more »

Tips for Choosing a Photographer

Whether it is the hospital pictures or the first birthday pictures, you want to get them right! So how do you go about choosing a photographer? Many people use word of mouth, friend referrals, and… Read more »

April Fools!

April Fools’ Day, although not a public holiday anywhere, has been loved and hated for over 4 centuries. The start of the new year used to be at the beginning of Spring. However, sometime before… Read more »


One of my daughter’s favorite holidays is coming soon… Easter! She has learned in church and school about the reason for the holiday and celebrates the Resurrection. However, at her age, the excitement comes when… Read more »