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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...
A Letter to the Mom Who Smacked Her Kid Because She Was Afraid to Audition

A Letter to the Mom Who Smacked Her Kid Because She Was Afraid to Audition

05.12.2014
I explained the process of meeting agents, taking classes and auditioning in my best age appropriate language. My daughter was over the...
5 Things I Didn't Know About My Mom Until I Had My Daughter

5 Things I Didn't Know About My Mom Until I Had My Daughter

05.11.2014
Becoming a mom should have cured me of taking my own mom for granted. Only it doesn't seem to work that way. It's a process. With every...

The Power of a Praying Mother

05. 9.2014
The power of a praying wife and mother...the power of prayer. Simply tell the doubters to step aside and watch it happen.
The Opportunity Gap

The Opportunity Gap

05. 9.2014
In the spring of 1954, like so many Black families, mine waited anxiously for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. My...
How This Mom Really Feels About Going Out To Eat On Mother's Day (In Song)

How This Mom Really Feels About Going Out To Eat On Mother's Day (In Song)

05. 9.2014
How many of us celebrate Mother's Day by going to a restaurant with our children? Is it just me, or does that concept seem sort of idiotic?...
What I Learned From My Mom

What I Learned From My Mom

05. 8.2014
I've held onto the good things she taught me: to love love love your daughter. To praise her attempts and accomplishments, to tell her...