Preschool

The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

Apple Shareholders Call For Company To Tackle “Growing” Evidence Of Device Addiction In Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

“It would defy common sense to argue that this level of usage, by children whose brains are still developing, is not having at least some impact,” the letter reads, “or that the maker of such a powerful product has no role to play in helping parents to ensure it is being used optimally.” ... Read More

6 Extra Gentle TV Shows for Preschoolers

By Common Sense Media

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media What do you do when your kids are extra-sensitive to high-energy TV shows? Shows with loud noises, intense music, and jarring sound effects can stress some kids out or cause them to emulate any wild behavior they see on-screen. If fast-paced shows aren't ... Read More

My Kid Is Only Wet at Night, But RELAX, It’s Okay

By Kalli Verbecky

This post is sponsored by GoodNites. The world would be a better place if all parents came to the realization that every kid is different. They have different personalities, different likes and dislikes, they'll hit milestones at different speeds and no, not all children should be fully potty tra... Read More

The Frazzled Moms Guide to Staying Sane This School Year

By Guest Post

For some less than perfect, unorganized moms, the return to school brings more than the average level of stress and yes, even dread. I don’t know when the descent took place, but somewhere between Generation X and millennial movement, school has become so much more involved for parents, and so muc... Read More

Why Free Play is Disappearing in our Culture

By Guest Post

Mammals are innately playful. Our large brains and complex social structures require that we learn vast amounts of information in childhood to help us thrive in adulthood. How do mammal children learn all of this? They play. But it’s not just any play. According to researchers, the most va... Read More

Sesame Street Debuts New Muppet With Autism

By Kalli Verbecky

Sesame Street just introduced their newest regular muppet, Julia. Other than being adorable and spunky, like most all muppets are, Julia is also the first muppet with autism.  Sesame Street has always had their finger on the pulse of what's going on with kids and families. Statistics sho... Read More

10 Tips To Rock Disneyland With Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

By cassi

Disneyland With Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers Hello. My Name is Cassi. And I am a recovering Disneyland Rookie. I have been to Disneyland twice. Both in my 30’s with my husband & small kiddos. I botched my first experience (easy to do when you are at Disneyland with toddlers). Recovered. And R... Read More

Making Before and After School Less Hectic

By Anna Shirley

This post is sponsored by Boogie Board. I receive compensation for this post but the opinions and ideas in this post are my own. I am not a morning person. I've passed that on to 2 out of 3 of my children. School starts in late July where we live so getting up early isn't so bad but come winter, ... Read More

Caldecott Medal Reading List Printable

By Rachael Herrscher

Ready for a summer reading challenge for the whole family?! Read your way through the Caldecott Medal winners! The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. Last summer on ou... Read More