“I Can Teach My Child To Read”

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  If you have a preschooler, kindergartener, or first grader in your home, here is a great way to spend 99 cents. Jenae Jacobson is the mother of two boys. She also has degrees in education, and taught first grade for three years before deciding to stay home to teach her own children. She blogs about her experiences at ICanTeachMyChild.com, […] Read more ...

Unlock Your Child’s “Love Language Mystery”

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  Here’s a great Valentine’s Day activity to do with your preschool or elementary age children: Discover their “love language” with a nifty online quiz! The author of “The 5 Love Languages of Children”, Gary Chapman, believes that people speak and hear the language of love in five ways: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, and […] Read more ...

Baby’s Fussy, What To Do?

  When my sons were very small, I remember one of the biggest challenges of those first few weeks was figuring out what that fussy little guy needed: feeding, diaper change, cuddles, nap, ???  I would work my way down a mental checklist I called “triage”, like emergency workers on the scene of a disaster figuring out who needed CPR. […] Read more ...

Welcome to Parenting in the Sweet Spot!

  Twenty-seven years ago, I became a mother. I’ve loved it all – the fluttering baby kicks of pregnancy, the unique stories from each labor & delivery, the nursing, cuddling, toddling, schooling, exploring, achieving … I’m endlessly fascinated with the unfolding of each of my four sons’ lives.  Two months ago, my youngest turned eighteen years old, and just this […] Read more ...