Video: If TJ Made a Website

This is too funny. TJ wants to make a website to help people make websites. It’s on Google. LOL Tags: cuteness, kids, video

The Worst Lessons Ever Taught by Preschool Television

There are a lot of great lessons that kids learn on the television shows on Nick Junior, Disney Junior,¬†and PBS Kids. Kids learn manners, how to share with friends, how to recognize and understand feelings, and a host of other helpful things by watching their favorite characters. But there are also some really horrible lessons […]

Heartbreak – Baby’s First Breakup

Originally posted elsewhere on October 1, 2010. My son is 5 years old, but he’s still my baby. You know what I mean. At 5 years old, isn’t he too young for heartbreak? Earlier this week, TJ came home and announced that his girlfriend had broken up with him. This was news to me, because […]

Video: The Christmas News 2011

This video was mainly recorded for family, but after TJ’s masterful performance, I thought I’d share with the world. I asked him to talk about Christmas morning and what he got… This is his response. Tags: christmas, videos

What to Do with Your Kids over Winter Break

No matter what holiday your family celebrates, your preschooler or kindergartener¬†is going to be home from school next week. Maybe vacation started today, but you’ll have them home tomorrow for sure. (Unless your school has a very different schedule.) What are you going to do with them? For preschoolers, they’re just getting used to the […]

Using Sticker Charts with Your Kids

Originally posted elsewhere on February 3, 2011. We’ve all had something that’s been a struggle with our 3-5 year olds: using the toilet, getting ready for bed, eating healthy foods… I could go on, but you get the idea. You beg, you plead, you may threaten to take things away if they don’t do as […]

Getting Ready for Santa and His Elves

Originally posted elsewhere on December 2, 2010. While toddlers may get excited about the thought of getting presents from Santa on Christmas, it’s the preschoolers who actually start grasping the concept. My son TJ is in total awe of Santa Claus, and my normally skittish boy will happily sit on Santa’s lap in the mall […]

Steps to Take When Your Child is Being Bullied

There is no excuse for kids being bullied at school anymore. Bullying is such a hot button issue, and many schools have developed no-tolerance policies for the behavior. Bullying can come in the stereotypical physical variety, but it can also manifest as verbal abuse. That’s the type of bullying I endured in school. Verbal bullying […]

Keeping Your Child Home from School

Originally posted elsewhere on April 7, 2011. I thought it might be appropriate to repost it now, as TJ has already missed two days of school due to strep throat! Poor kid had only been in class for three days when it happened… A few weeks ago, TJ missed his first school days of the […]

I Have a Very Distinguished First Grader

Last night, we attended open house at TJ’s elementary school. We got to meet TJ’s first grade teacher, who is a lovely woman. When we introduced ourselves as TJ’s parents, the smile on her face widened, and she said that he is an absolute joy to have in class. He’s very polite, he’s very smart, […]