Showing posts from August, 2014

A Message to Moms on back to school

Hi! I'm a mom.  I remember that morning that was almost like any other morning.  We got up, got breakfast, went into the boys little bedroom and my oldest son picked out a greenish polo shirt and his favorite jeans. We brushed teeth and hair and he picked up the backpack that seemed like it was almost bigger than this darling little boy.  We drove on over to the school and parked.  We were early but so were most of the other parents and kids.

I looked into his small, fresh face.  There was no hint of fear or anticipation.  Today was just another day to discover new things.  He was ready.  I wasn't sure if I was ready. What would this mean. His first day in school. Would he find friends? Would he succeed? Would he still want a hug from his mom when he got home? I stood there holding the little hand of his younger brother who looked more excited about everything going on than his brother.

That was 20 years ago.

It could have been yesterday.

Back to School

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Help Kids Thrive by Growing Their Green Thumb

Summer may be winding down but there is still time to plant some seeds.  With harvest festivals just around the corner it is the perfect time to take your planting inside and let your kids see how plants grow before you head out to the corn maze.  In this guest post we look at teaching our kids about how things grow as a fun way to teach them more than you might have imagined.

Help Kids Thrive by Growing their Green Thumb

As a parent, you spend a lot of time thinking about what you can do to teach your children to thrive. You also spend a lot of time thinking about what you can do to fill the next five minutes, hour, and afternoon to make it to bedtime.

Even if you don't have a green thumb, one idea that addresses both issues, regardless of where you live, is to spend some time each day growing plants and flowers together. But how does that help kids thrive?

It Teaches Responsibility
Greenery typically needs daily care. Most kids are accustomed to self-care like clearing their dis…