So there is mounting hard evidence that children are learning from these educational games on tablets. That said, I still restrict the amount of time my kids are allowed to play each day, as they would play until they become agitated if I didn't.
"Oh, so this for you, then?" That's what my neighbor said when I told him a) I was thinking about a Lorax themed birthday party for my almost-3-year-old, and b) she'd probably be happy if the only decor were the three big, white balloons she'd chosen herself that morning.
Last week, a Montana lawmaker introduced a bill that would outlaw certain types of yoga pants. Here's why that's totally bogus. Written on behalf of every mom-of-young-kids in America.
Sometimes I get down on the floor and assemble block towers and read books and sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"; sometimes I can't be bothered because I'm just so bored with entertaining a baby for 10 hours a day.
For many parents today, it is a worldview changer. And it can also singlehandedly save your marriage, make your kids independent, and give you some "you" time before you lose your everloving mind.
These aren't the only questions that matter right now, but they're a good place to start. Just remember that your job is not to find the right answers. It's to find the right answers for you.
I live life with fewer answers and a lot more questions. I no longer believe that I know what is best for others.
A young woman held captive for months by ISIS wanted to make one point clear in a brief, handwritten letter to her family. "I remember mom always t...
My old book and I went down the stairs and curled up with three children under a blanket on the couch. The Giving Tree I read loudly, so excited to share this special book from my childhoodwith them. Within four minutes, two children were sobbing uncontrollably and one (the smallest one) had run away to escape the mayhem I had created.
We aren't here to judge -- and we have seen and heard worse, I promise. Please, tell the truth. I can't take care of your child (or you) if you don't.
What I am trying to say is that I never expected to love this hockey mom job. And more importantly, I never realized how much these kids -- and their coaches -- would teach me.
I told you how happy I was for you. What an occasion it was. I made excuses to let you go and then I cried. Kate hadn't spoken yet. Hadn't uttered a sound.
While I don't deny there are many dark days in the world of autism, I am slowing learning to appreciate it for its asymmetry. Much like Gehry's work, which has been described as "ill-formed, misshapen and undeveloped," autism is often misrepresented and misunderstood.
As I sat there today, surrounded by these lovable disease carriers of mine, I couldn't help but think there had to be a better way to be sick. The following are some of the ideas I came up with.
9. Test weight limit of refrigerator shelves by climbing up and down them. Grab juice box if available. Push milk carton to floor if necessary.
I am simply a mom who, like so many other moms, wants the best for her kids.