Arts Education: 51 Reasons To Want A Doggyploducus On Your Fridge!

Being a parent often requires diplomacy and sensitivity. I’m thinking about the moment your child returns from school waving their latest creative masterpiece over their head. As they hand it to you, eyes wide with expectation, you have only a split second to figure out what on earth it is!

It’s not a math assignment, that’s obvious. Art would be the safe bet. It is definately abstract, avant-garde even. And yet, you know that you kid has gone for realism. The least you can do is recognize that it’s a...

“Dog?”

Ah, no, a Diplodocus. Of course, I see it now.

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The Best Hobbies For Kids & Why They're So Beneficial!

I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from  http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!

 

For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential. 

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Sensory Exploration: Creating a Safe, Accessible Backyard for an Autistic Child

I had the pleasure of having Danny Knight from Fixitdads.com write a guest post for me. Please check him out and what great info!

Research has shown that if children have their way, they prefer outdoor play spaces that are quite different from the standard play spaces one usually identifies with kids, featuring objects like swing sets, slides, and seesaws. Turns out kids love a play area with flowers, mud, sand, water, and lots of greenery, an environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages play creativity. That also describes a functional and interactive backyard for children on the autism spectrum. Kids with autism are uncomfortable in an environment with lots of stimuli, so a relaxing and attractive play area in which they can make full use of their tactile, auditory, and visual senses in a nonthreatening and encouraging manner is ideal. 


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How To To Make A Corner Of A Room Decorative

When you are decorating your home, there is so much that goes into it. You can be so confused and not know what the hell to do. Is this where you need to hire an interior designer? Yes, dig into your child's college fund that you have put away.

Most of us do not have the privilege to do just that. My friends tell me that they love how I have decorated my homes. My husband and I bought a bank owned house and completely renovated it. We lived in that home for 17 years.

4 years ago, we moved down the Jersey Shore and did the exact same thing. LOL. We totally renovated another house. We are 3 1/2 blocks to the ocean and the peace we feel is incredible.

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Why The Principles Of Walking To School With Your Child Seems To Be Getting Lost.

I have graduated from driving or walking my children to school, but I do have a lot of fuzzy memories trudging to and from my own school in all kinds of weather with my parents and, later on, with my friends. However, I’ve come to notice that this practice is almost extinct in my neighborhood and its schools, so I set out to find out why.
 

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Mustaches For Maddie!

Many of you may not know this, but I love to read! I am an avid reader and I can read 2 books a week without fail. It is a time for me to decompress from the day and it lets me breathe. The books take me away from the chaos of life. Moms out there, you get what I mean!

I recently was asked by Smith Publicity Inc. to read and review one of their books. I was excited and had no idea what to expect. Just the thought of being taken away to a foreign place or another time, gave me goosebumps.

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To Our Boys - Have Courage And Be Kind!

With all that is going on in the world, I thought I would put my thoughts down on paper. I am both angry and dumbfounded about what has been going on for years in Hollywood.

If you don't know what I am talking about, it is 2 words - Harvey Weinstein. Big honcho who is accused of groping and raping women. I believe I recently read there is over 50 women who have come forward. Most of these women were either models or actresses.

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