Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some great suggestions for encouraging children to help out with everyday household chores. We’ve spent a great deal of time trying to decide how to create a system of chores that works for us and our young family. Like many other parents, we started out using a rewards based chore chart when our oldest was a toddler. Prizes were a great motivation at first, but over…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share useful tips for helping our children develop a strong vocabulary so that they can better express their ideas and share them with the world. Children’s imagination is powerful and surprising. It is able to create fantastic worlds and develop their abstract minds for hours. However, Charles Chaplin was right when he said “imagination means nothing without doing”. Imagination, per se, produces only dreams. If…

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I am well-versed in all of the sound bites… It’s okay to make mistakes, learn from your mistakes, mistakes welcome here! I have them all perfectly lined up in my intellectualized self. Yet the truth is that I was exposed this Valentine’s Day season. As my children get older, I am letting them take on more responsibility. For example, we just moved, which is giving me an exciting opportunity to re-create our atelier. I am…

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Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share a wonderful winter yoga sequence to share with the little yogis in our lives. Here in the northeastern U.S. the January thaw has come and gone and temperatures have dipped once again.  We bundle up in layers from head to toe to tolerate being outdoors and come in to warmed houses when we can bear it no longer.  But what do wild animals do? …

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