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Child Care Provider Checklist

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:25:50 +00002011-02-09T16:25:50Z

There are certain pieces of basic information that must be provided for caregivers, whether using a sitter for the afternoon or enrolling your child at a weekday day care center. This goes double for a child with special needs.

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Tips for New Working Moms

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:00:09 +00002011-01-15T10:00:09Z

After returning to work from maternity leave, many new mothers will start to worry about their company's "mommy track", or the work-life balance your company gives working mothers. Balancing your home life with the rigors of a pressure-packed work environment is not for everyone and talking to other working moms in the company will provide a good idea of what the future will hold.

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Winter Fun with the Family

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:10:42 +00002011-01-03T10:10:42Z

The holiday hype may be over for most families, but luckily for everyone, there are still endless opportunities for having winter fun with the family.  Here are some activities and ideas you can do while it's cold outdoors.  For starters, how about setting family fun goals for 2010?




Top 7 Ideas for Involving Kids In Setting New Year's Goals

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:00:17 +00002010-12-24T10:00:17Z

Making resolutions for the New Year can be a fun family activity.  Instead of spending big bucks on entertainment this New Year's Eve, why not settle into a cozy night with family and celebrate all the hopes and plans for 2010 together?  There's much to be thankful for and you might have so much fun together you'll want to plan special outings for family fun throughout the year as well.  Happy New Year everyone!




Keeping Your Kids Safe Over Winter Break

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:05:55 +00002010-12-17T16:05:55Z

Your kids are probably already counting the days to the holidays, not just for the seasonal celebrations, but also from a well-deserved break from school.  Often, parents can't afford to take as much time off from work as kids get from the school year.  So, how do you make sure you keep your kids safe and happy over winter break...

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Making Young Houseguests Feel at Home

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 10:00:34 +00002010-12-03T10:00:34Z

Are you planning to host houseguests over the holidays?  Any young children in tow as well?  If so, make sure that you take extra care in providing a safe and inviting home away from home for them to encourage them to feel comfortable  in their temporary surroundings.  Here are ways you can make houseguests of all ages feel welcome!




Ways Child Care Providers Can Express Appreciation of Kids in Their Care

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:00:16 +00002010-11-26T10:00:16Z

Most child care providers try and provide an inexpensive gift to children under their watch during the holiday season.  For some, it is a simple treat or homemade craft.  Others spend a little more and may purchase a book or other item that can be shared with parents at home.  Regardless of the dollar amount spent, a simple and heartfelt gesture means a lot to parents and the children themselves.  Consider these ways caregivers can express that lovin' feeling to their special kids this year.




Teach Kids to Give Thanks by Writing Thank You Notes

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:14:01 +00002010-11-15T16:14:01Z

My child's school is having every child write thank you notes for a variety of reasons, and I couldn't be happier.  Too often, parents say kids aren't old enough to write a thank you note.  However, scribbles, stickers and just about anything that a young child can do can serve as an initial sign of thanks, so hard can it be, really?  Truth is, we as parents get lazy about having our kids write notes.  That's a shame!   If you even are thinking about your child saying thanks for something, then a thank you note is in order!




Preschool Summer Camp?

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:58 +00002010-07-15T00:00:58Z

Is your preschooler ready to go to summer camp? Many preschool summer camps operate out of nursery schools and daycare centers, but there are some things parent need to take into account before they send their preschoolers to camp.

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Camp Mom Tips and Tools

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:53 +00002010-06-15T00:00:53Z

Not sending your kids to summer camp this year or going on a vacation and need some things to do with your kids during the long summer months? Taken from our guide Terri Mauro's great Camp Mom tips, here are some great ideas to make the summer days with your kids, entertaining, enlightening and a whole lot of fun.

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