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Are You a Holiday Traditionalist?

Are You a Holiday Traditionalist?
I confess. I am a Holiday Traditionalist. I like to savor each of my holidays as they arrive. I’m not opposed to celebrating, decorating or getting ready for a holiday a month in advance, as long as it doesn’t trample all over another holiday in the process. See: Thanksgiving/Christmas. I’m...
November 21st, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

5 Lessons Learned During My Healthy Pregnancy

5 Lessons Learned During My Healthy Pregnancy
By: Erin Holtz After going through a normal and healthy pregnancy I can now look back and be thankful for all the things I did to maintain a normal, fit, and healthy lifestyle during my pregnancy. Here are 5 lessons I learned that I would like to share with all pregnant women. 1. Stay active and strong… Going...
November 18th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Why It’s Ok To Hurry

Why It’s Ok To Hurry
I read an article once that talked about a Mom who would no longer use the overused words “Hurry Up” when talking to her daughter. When I first read the article I thought it sounded great. There have been numerous occasions in my 9 year career as a Mom that I thought about and discussed with...
November 10th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps

Parenting with a PhD: Teaching Empathy in 5 Easy Steps
(O.K. – it’s not really that easy but you wouldn’t be reading this if I told you it’s a long process…). Increasingly, social science research finds that empathy is one of the most critical skills we need to function successfully in the world. Empathy is defined as the ability to share...
November 4th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Making Halloween Less Scary

Making Halloween Less Scary
As Halloween approaches many families are amping up the scary in their households with decorations, parties and maybe even some scary movies. But what might be fun-scary for adults and older children, can be quite frightening for the little ones. Consider arming them with some “Monster Spray,”...
October 30th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Daylight Savings Time: Reset Your Baby’s Clock

Daylight Savings Time: Reset Your Baby’s Clock
We’ll soon be turning back the clocks as Daylight Savings Time is quickly coming to an end, leading many moms to wonder how the time change will affect their baby, especially when it comes to little one’s sleeping patterns. “How will my baby adjust to the time change?” and “Will that...
October 23rd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Encourage Your Child to Volunteer. It’s Important.

Encourage Your Child to Volunteer. It’s Important.
As young people get older, they need to stretch their abilities, including their moral sensibilities. During school hours, kids are focused on everything from academics to athletics, but many parents are challenged to find positive ways for their kids to spend time when they’re not on campus. Engagement...
October 14th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

Parent Teacher Conference Tips
Parent Teacher Conferences are firing up. Here’s how to make the most out of your site down with your child’s teacher. 1.  Listen more, talk less. So many parents feel like they’re on trial and they have to justify and explain themselves.  No one is accusing you, calm down. Being...
October 2nd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

SocialMedia-itis – Do you have it?

SocialMedia-itis – Do you have it?
Do you put the “Social” in social media? Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Plurk (Remember that one?)  Linkedin or just in case it ever makes a come back, Myspace, the world of Social Media users is on the rise and we decided we should take a second and do a little Public...
September 29th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Keep your body fit during pregnancy for better results post pregnancy

Keep your body fit during pregnancy for better results post pregnancy
By: Erin Holtz There are so many women who lose control of their eating and exercising during pregnancy which makes it so much harder to lose the weight post pregnancy. The number one excuse I hear women say during pregnancy is that they will let themselves go for now and just try and lose the weight...
September 17th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More