Tag Archives: Family Fun

Big sister with her newborn sibling

Welcome Home Baby!

TIPS FOR BRINGING HOME BABY + PRINTABLE SIGN & COLORING PAGE FOR SIBLINGS There are so many emotions and thoughts parents have when bringing home a new baby, especially if there are older siblings waiting to welcome their baby brother or sister. Chances are you feel happy with anticipation but also stressed and worried about […]

At Home Science Challenges

BRAIN-BUILDING FUN As an aged, Nancy Drew wanna-be, I understood all too well when my 10-year-old son walked into the kitchen and announced, “If I don’t find a mystery to solve, I’m going to burst!” The Hardy Boys had sucked him in! I sympathized. At around the same age, I was haunting old barns and […]

You & Your Little Yogi

GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]

Cotton Ball Garland

GET CRAFTY WITH THIS FUN DECORATION IDEA Your house may look a little bare this month, once you’ve packed up the holiday decorations. And you may find yourself home with kids who are eager for a craft or distractions on a snow day or weekend. Enjoy this activity, which uses things you probably already have […]

Self-Directed Play

THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING A CHILD WHO CAN ENTERTAIN HERSELF As parents, it is important that we give our children the tools to successfully entertain themselves. It’s also important for kids to know that entertaining themselves can be uncomfortable and that a little boredom is not the end of the world. Being self-sufficient is a […]

Active Family Fun

7 WAYS TO GET THE FAMILY UP & MOVING Everyone needs some physical activity in their lives, and incorporating it into daily and weekly routines will help your family lead a healthier and happier life! Exercise helps babies develop motor skills, and it supports kids’ hearts, lungs and muscles as they continue to grow and […]