Archive for April, 2019

Five Ways to Celebrate National Superhero Day

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Superhero Day

On April 28th, we celebrate National Superhero Day by honoring all superheroes, both real and fictional. It’s a day to celebrate those who serve and protect, while fighting evil.

Did you dream of being a superhero when you were little? Perhaps you played a make-believe hero with costumes or action figures. I have many memories of playing with my She-Ra castle.  (more…)

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How Rhymes Prepare Kids for Schooltime

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Rhymes Prepare Kids

As a child, I remember learning several nursery rhymes and likely annoying my family as I would recite them over and over and over. Rhymes such as:

Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream.

Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock.

As an adult, I can recite these same rhymes just as quickly as I did when I was a child. I still sing a few of them to my kids at bedtime because I love them so much.

I didn’t realize at the time those beloved nursery rhymes were also preparing me to read. Research shows children who are familiar with rhymes have an easier time learning to read when they enter school. (more…)

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Birth Order Theory: My Kids Fit the Mold

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

birth order

“My kid is so Type A. Total firstborn.”

“He’s so sensitive. Such a middle child.”

“She’s the baby of the family, so that explains it.”

If you’re a parent or a sibling, you’ve probably heard or said a few of these phrases referring to birth order.

First presented by psychiatrist Alfred Adler (1870-1937), the Birth Order theory examines the relationship between birth order and personality. (more…)

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Special First Communion Gifts for Girls

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

First Communion gifts for girls

I’ve been doing some research lately on First Communion gifts for girls, as my youngest daughter is preparing to celebrate the big day this spring.

I want to be sure to get her something that she can keep and cherish as a memory of the milestone. (more…)

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