My mother dragged me to piano lessons for 12 years. Every Tuesday, we hopped in the car and drove to the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where I had been taught by the same teacher since I was a 1st grader. And every week, because I would rather have been horsing around or watching TV, I [...]
I’m a big fan of Halloween. BIG. FAN. From the time I was a child, I loved every creepy little thing about it. A few little ghost stories never hurt anybody. If anything, it builds the imagination. Look at writers like Neil Gaiman, directors like Tim Burton, or composers like Danny Elfman. What do they [...]
I’ve often quoted our family therapist, who has fast become our parental guru, across all topics. Never mind that we see her primarily for my daughter’s anxiety – some days we go off-topic and I’m in for a whole new lesson in motherhood. One day the discussion at hand was: Kids and Days that are [...]
Who said washing your car had to be a hassle? Although kids can sometimes make getting work done more difficult, sometimes we’re presented with the opportunity to include them in on the fun – and yes, they can even make chores fun! Check out how Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez spends her afternoons.
Are you running out of ideas about how to entertain your toddler, especially late on a Friday afternoon? Our son Oliver loves playing on our bed and getting under the covers, screaming “hide in there!” Some times, at 5:30 a.m. when he’s pulling all our blankets off, I usually get annoyed, but today he was [...]
Camping, boating, hiking, sipping cocktails on the deck… you name an outdoor activity, and we probably like it. We are a fairly outdoorsy bunch, ESPECIALLY in the summer! The one downside of spending so much time outside is that we are constantly worrying about insects. When we were little, mosquitoes used to simply drive us [...]
Well, school is out in less than two weeks and the tents, boats, kayaks, pool noodles, and beach umbrellas are ready to rock! The lazy days of summer with the fam are something I eagerly anticipate all year long. Our schedules are free, our feet are bare, bedtime is negotiable, and the potential for ice [...]
It’s almost summertime and that means it’s time to freshen up on our water safety! Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children 1-4 years of age and it is the second leading cause of death for children from 5-14 years old. Just last summer, 203 children died from drowning between Memorial Day [...]