September 17, 2014

Laurie Feola is with is today to explore the important topic of using praise with the children in our lives.   “Good job!” “What a wonderful story!” “Your painting is beautiful!” Sound familiar? If you are like me, you have used these words to encourage children, hoping they will feel good about themselves, their work, and their efforts. Our intentions are good but what if the affect is not what we intended? What if our…

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September 11, 2014

  Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some insightful tips on how to raise confident, reflective, and healthy girls.   I think we all want to raise confident girls who can successfully navigate their way though life. While my girls are still fairly young, I’ve come to realize that the building blocks of their future are already being put to use, and now is the time to consider the ways in which…

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September 9, 2014

Anne Marie is with us today to share some inspiring insights and book recommendations from the great author, Iza Trapani.   We have all been told that you should start reading to your child at an early age and as often as you can. Sometimes, though, that is much easier said than done. Keeping that toddler or preschooler in your lap long enough to complete even the shortest story can sometimes be quite a task!…

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September 5, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips for starting our days with healthy and delicious smoothies.   We all know that a healthy diet requires lots of fruits and vegetables so a smoothie is a great way to include them in your family’s breakfast menu, in a lunch box or as an afternoon snack.   While using fresh, organic produce is always the best choice, preparing the fruits…

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September 4, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some inspiring insights and book recommendations from the great author, Jon Klassen.   Along with Oliver Jeffers, who I highlighted in my previous post, I believe Jon Klassen to be a modern day classic author/illustrator. Jon Klassen, who grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada and now resides in Los Angeles California, is an illustrator with a very distinct style and use of color, which…

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