How to Juggle Holiday Guests and Kids Schedules

As much as I love a house full of family and friends for the holidays, when it comes to holiday guests and kids schedules, its a delicate dance to keep everyone happy and my holiday activities on track.  With Thanksgiving week upon us, its all about the juggle. With kids out of school early and the added stimulation of holiday guests in the house as you continue to prepare for a wonderful family meal, just Read more

Tips for a Holiday Family Photo Shoot

The holidays are a great time to plan a family photo shoot.  Even though you are busy, the mood is festive, the decor is magical, and everywhere you look there are reasons for joy.  Most of us will have nice outfits on hand for seasonal celebrations, fresh hair cuts in time for all that socializing, and fitting in a photo shoot can be a great way to kill two birds with one stone.  If your Read more

How To Manage Halloween Schedules

  Its Halloween week and that means Halloween schedules that can wreak havoc on your goal for everyone to have fun. Part of my ongoing series on the Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends blog, today we are offering tips on how to handle those Halloween schedules. Always fun but sometimes tricky, if Halloween falls on any other night than Friday or Saturday, its a juggle managing the anticipation and all the other activities your Read more

Sofia the First on Disney Junior

I love Disney Princesses and can’t wait for next week!  Say hello to “Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess!”  On Sunday, November 18 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 22 (9:00-10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Junior, Disney will introduce its first little girl princess.  Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, the stories of “Sofia the First” communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to young children. While she Read more

Parent Teacher Communication

    Adjusting to a new classroom and teacher can be a challenge every year…and not just for your kids.  Organized parent teacher communication can play a huge role in your child’s classroom success because when you connect with the teacher, you create a team that has nothing but your child’s best interests at heart.  This week, I’m delighted to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing tips for organized parent teacher communication.   Read more

How to Organize Playdates

    Making new friends can be both exciting and full of anticipation…and I’m not just talking about how this can impact your children.  The start of a new school year is full of new social interaction for parents and children alike, making for plenty of fun when scheduled well.  This week, I’m delighted to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing tips for how to navigate playdates with an organized eye.   Read more

Back to School Checklist for Parents

I love back to school season!  While I always miss my children when they go back to school each fall, I love the excitement and anticipation the new year can bring.  What I don’t love is realizing how much work it might mean for me.  Let’s face it, the start of a new school year means adjustments for the entire family and it often starts with you.  This week, I’m delighted to be featured on Primrose Read more

Summer Learning

If you ask your child, the words summer learning might not seem like words that should be in the same sentence.  After all,  summer is supposed to be endless fun, no pressure, and all kinds of time to do just what you want to do.  But with 4th of July having just past, its time to get back to the books in the gentlest of ways and Moms are looking for ways to sneak in Read more

Summer Camp Plan B

For parents of younger children who have wrapped up their preschool year, Memorial Day Weekend might be your family’s official kick off to a fun filled summer.  But for some Moms this means even more to juggle as you navigate short term childcare solutions peppered with special activities and camps.  This week I’m delighted to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing my tips for how find Summer Camp solutions when its Read more

How to Garden with Children

Today I’m excited to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing my tips for how to garden with your children.  An excerpt from the post…. Give them space. Growing up, my mom always gave me my own section of the garden to work with. Each spring she would take me out to buy plants that were pretty much fail proof. Think petunias, portulaca and other flowers that are durable and non-toxic. Those Read more