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How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

05.22.2014
I am not suggesting that toddlers have free reign. We adults help socialize our alien toddlers by teaching them, over time, about our earthly...
To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

05.21.2014
Look, I am no better than anyone else who is caught playing this game. I am one of the most competitive people I know. But I now realize...
3 Simple Minutes to Think the Best of My Daughter

3 Simple Minutes to Think the Best of My Daughter

05.19.2014
We've never had to break stride before; it's always been a given that we hold hands when cars are nearby; an easy and understood agreement....
A Mother's Lesson in Listening

A Mother's Lesson in Listening

05.16.2014
My parents stayed together for us kids, but I chose not to. By the time my son celebrates his second birthday, his father and I will be...
10 Ways Twitter Is Like Parenting A Toddler

10 Ways Twitter Is Like Parenting A Toddler

05.16.2014
There's a familiar sensation that there is something we should be attending to, a need we should be paying attention to... But what is...
I Really Need a Fish in My Life

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

05.15.2014
"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted...
Life With My Observant Child

Life With My Observant Child

05.15.2014
She'll tell me that the ladybugs are sleeping on the windowsill (must call the exterminator). That bees are hiding in the flowers, that...
A Fair Start for California's Children

A Fair Start for California's Children

05.15.2014
On the same day that California Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget proposal, a new State Preschool Yearbook looking...
The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

05.15.2014
Like the mat version that came before, don't forget to give yourself a few minutes of recovery after practice. Feel free to lay down, face...
The Preschool Application of Your Dreams (and Nightmares)

The Preschool Application of Your Dreams (and Nightmares)

05.15.2014
He doesn't deserve it. We don't deserve it. It's an honor to be able to apply, really.

Based on Books by Lara Jones, Poppy Cat Gets It Right for Preschoolers

05.14.2014
Looking for something special for your preschooler younger brother or sister? Check out Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures...
Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

05.13.2014
The cute notes have turned into emails and texts throughout the day about how many diaper changes the baby has had. The long, thoughtful...
The Number Of Children Enrolled In State Preschool Programs Has Actually Declined

The Number Of Children Enrolled In State Preschool Programs Has Actually Declined

05.13.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says...
Restaurant's Gesture Made These Parents Feel Like They Got An 'A' On Their Parenting Report Card

Restaurant's Gesture Made These Parents Feel Like They Got An 'A' On Their Parenting Report Card

Mandy Velez  05.12.2014
Happy Mother's Day, indeed! When Daley and Alicia Welsh ate at the Carino Japanese Bistro in Canada, they brought their own high chair...