How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19

It is a scary time for us all, and for our little ones it can be especially overwhelming. We want to make sure that our kids stay and feel safe. Here are some ways you can talk to your children about COVID-19 (and other scary-real-world issues).  Encourage Questions and Free Thought Your little ones areContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19”

Parent Tips: Homework Time for Kids with ADHD

As teachers and parents, we know that homework time can be a daily struggle for all kids, but for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that challenge is especially painful. From knowing what and when to do an assignment, to focusing, completing the task at hand and organizing, children with ADHD require extra supportContinue reading “Parent Tips: Homework Time for Kids with ADHD”

Help Support Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

How to Help Your Child Read Like a Pro – Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension I always tell my students that words are power. They can help you access information that you want and help you get what you need. Giving your child the gift of words – I believe – is truly empowering them. Continue reading “Help Support Your Child’s Reading Comprehension”

7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Reading

Growing up I have fond memories of getting lost in wonderful books. I remember having to hide  in the bathroom late at night in order to read page after page because my sister would be bothered by the light and the fact I read aloud. The truth is I fell in love with reading atContinue reading “7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Reading”

5 Things To Do Instead of Screen Time

We have all been there (or for the lucky ones, have witnessed it). You are sitting in a restaurant or in a quiet waiting room and your child starts wiggling in their seats, running around, or having a full blown meltdown! The only thing to quiet them down it seems is to put your phoneContinue reading “5 Things To Do Instead of Screen Time”

How I Got My Newborn to Nap

Dear Baby Boy, Around Week 6 of you in this world, you woke up. I mean you REALLY woke up. Your big brown eyes popped wide open and you smiled up at me. You also realized that there was a mirror looking down at you on your swing. So you started spending your time talkingContinue reading “How I Got My Newborn to Nap”

  Dear Baby Boy, You are 29 weeks old now! Wow! The time has flown. According to, you are as big as an acorn squash and I believe it! Right on time for the third trimester, I feel you pressing on my rib (you favor the right side) and causing my lower-back pain. BabyContinue reading

9 Things to Remember as a Fit Mom-To-Be

Dear Baby Boy,   People are finally noticing my baby bump as you turn 26 weeks this week! The doctor said that you are a strong 1.4lb , my growing big boy. This week, I have been upped my exercise game. I have promised you that I would keep myself strong and healthy in orderContinue reading “9 Things to Remember as a Fit Mom-To-Be”

It’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Time – Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins (And some budgeting tips too!)

Dear Baby Boy,      You are 23 weeks old now and as big as a grapefruit. The other day you were the most active that you have ever been. Mommy was at a work professional development and you were having a dance party. I wish I could have told the world to stop soContinue reading “It’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Time – Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins (And some budgeting tips too!)”