As we all know, it's cold and flu season. Yuck!
I hope that you and your family have (so far!) avoided the worst of it. However, if you have a school-aged child who has come down with a sickness that warrants him or her to stay home from school, let me just say-- I feel your pain!
As we enter into the long weekend, remember that (while nice) Monday isn't just another day off from work and school.
Take some time with your kids to learn more about the life of Martin Luther King, and celebrate diversity with activities and crafts that outline his life and accomplishments.
Need some help getting started? That's where we come in! We have tons of ideas and activities to help honor this civil rights hero.
Quvenzhané Wallis -- who's that? Soon she'll be a household name (even if we're not quite sure how to pronounce it! hint: Kwa-von-za-nay). Yesterday, the 9-year-old star who played the darling and brave "Hushpuppy" in Beasts of the Southern Wild became the youngest nominee for best actress in the history of the Academy Awards.
Flu season began a month earlier than usual this year (lucky us), with 41 states seeing a widespread outbreak, sending many people to seek help at their local hospitals and flooding emergency rooms in the process.
Just take one look at Pinterest – loaded with ideas on going green, eating organic/made from scratch, and opting for homemade/all-natural products – and you can see that moms know: There’s something in the water (and our foods, cleaners, toys, you name it). We all know families affected by autism, asthma, ADHD, early puberty, food allergies… any number of health and development issues that weren’t so common decades ago.
How will you be ringing in 2013?
I remember when going out, or to a big party, was the thing to do. (And, honestly, it's what I wanted to do.)
Isn't funny that all I want to do now is stay in for a nice night at home? Sure, we'll have a few friend stop by, but it's a far cry from our partying days of old.
And boy oh boy am I a-ok with that.
Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was New Year's resolutions.
Do you have any?
Did your holiday dinner -- for which you had the highest hopes -- consist of 12 screaming tantrums, 11 refusals to eat, 10 sibling scowls, 9 bangs on the table, 8 dirty looks from your elders, 7 spilled glasses, 6 bites of your meal, 5 cell phone rings...? You get the picture. Welcome to the modern dinner table! You are not alone.
When you dropped your child off at school today, did you take an extra moment to notice the lock on the front door? The security doors in front of the office? Did you double check the entrance to the main school building and think, “how easy would it be for someone to get in?” I know I did. Or were you simply blocked from entering your child’s school, when you were once a welcomed visitor?
Safest Sunscreens for Kids
Wondering what the best sunscreens are to use on your child? Check out these natural sunscreens for kids. They're chemical-free and will keep your child safe from the sun’s harmful rays.
Are Your Kids Sick of Sandwiches for Lunch?
By this point in the school year, your kids are probably tired of the same old sandwiches. Find some new and different school lunch ideas that will help fuel your child through June.