Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Every parent hopes to avoid dealing with head lice, but much like taxes, some things can’t always be avoided. In the United States alone, an estimated six to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in school aged children.[i] If you are facing head lice after your child returns home from … [Read more...]

To Drug Or Not To Drug….. That Is The Question

I am not person who likes medication... in any way shape or form. My poor husband has to make me take  ibuprofen when I get a headache. I would much rather treat a cold with plenty of OJ, Tea and homemade chicken soup then with any of the OTC stuff. So this past January when my daughter Katie randomly suffered from a seizure that lasted almost 3 hours, I was shocked as hell when I agreed to put my daughter on medication for at least the next 2 years. Let me tell you the whole … [Read more...]

Parenting – It’s A Tough Gig

Parenting.....What a job huh? There is no clear job description and the job changes from day to day, sometimes from hour to hour. Some people are cut out for the job, some do ok  and their child grows up fairly well adjusted and some people are not up for it at all and they either physically or mentally bail on their family.   If kids came with a user manual, a youtube how to video, or even a dedicated call center for you to ask questions specifically on your brand, make and model of … [Read more...]

Hide-And-Sign! – Teaching signing for babies Montessori style

Who says flashcards have to sit in a pile? Your kids will have fun challenging and teaching their siblings sign language for babies with this game combination of hide-and-seek and flash card trivia!   Grade/Ages: This game is best organized by an older sibling with the players being younger siblings who are learning and practicing baby sign language.    Objective: This twist on hide-and-seek will allow siblings to bond while teaching one another baby sign language. They’ll … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Developing Personalities

We are surrounded by many different personalities that we must have private as well as public relationships with everyday. Obviously, we cannot connect with all people on all levels enabling us to walk through life without any friction at all. There is always going to be a challenge when dealing with diverse behaviors. We have learned to find our way in being constructive, patient and progressive when it comes to interpersonal communication and rely on these skills to maintain copacetic … [Read more...]

How To Shop For Children’s Glasses

As a mother of two, choices for my children have never come easily. Even the simple ones that seem like they will require no thought at all become a source for stress and anxiety. This was no less true when it came to selecting eyeglasses for my child. In the spirit of helping to make the decision just a little easier, below is a list of considerations I had to take into account with my own child.   Durability!   Let's face it. Children live and play rough. Glasses designed … [Read more...]