By: Martianne Stanger In the past week, my family has released endangered red-bellied cooter turtles… …enjoyed climbing on all sorts of DPW equipment and collecting some freebies… …watched a police dog exhibition, clamored into police vehicles, potted plants, had faces painted, enjoyed hots dogs, hamburgers, and more… …all for FREE! How? Simply by keeping our … More 5 Places to Look for FREE FUN This Summer!
By: Anne Marie Holloway – Guest Blogger & Former Signature Moms Blogger Sometimes my children…Wait, let me rephrase that.. Often times, my children remind me about our calling in the world… I believe we are called to be good… To love one another…To do something….It has also become apparent to me, that I cannot always protect them from the … More We Can Be Like Flashlights, Right Mom?
By: Kathy Trainor As we know by now John is a 5 year old boy. John is bright and funny. John also has Autism. Tomorrow, I fight hard for my little man. He has had an IEP (Individualized Education Program) for 3 years in preschool. John missed the cut off so he gets a new IEP for Kindergarten … More IEP Meetings: The 3 Year Evaluation
By: Kathy Trainor I am offering a word of advice and would welcome more ideas on a serious topic. About 5 years ago I had a lovely little baby boy, Patrick. He was rushed away from me so fast I never got to hold him. You see Patrick was born early and was found to have … More Tips for Helping Families Spending Time in The NICU/PICU
By: Jessica Aldred “No!”, “Get Down!”, “Don’t eat that!”, “Stop touching that”…Yes folks, we officially have a fully mobile, chattering, defiant, yet still incredibly cute toddler! The days of tossing him the high chair with some veggie sticks while I made dinner are over. The 5 point harness is now strapping him in just long … More Toddler Transition
By: Sandra L. Churchill Summertime offers a lovely opportunity to tour local parks and enjoy nature’s best treasures. I recently visited the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston with my son and a couple of his friends. The site was featured recently as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program, which … More Hidden Treasures at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum
By: Jessica Aldred I get car sick-really really car sick-but other than the fact that I have to be the driver on our road trips, nothing stands in our way of travel wherever, whenever and with whomever. That said, I’m approaching my first airplane ride with a toddler. I’ve flown with my kids at 6 … More Have Toddler, Will Travel
By: Jessica Aldred I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this, but where is summer 2015 going?! It seems like school just ended last week and here we are approaching the mid-point of summer vacation already. My older kids are certainly enjoying their time at camp and the nice weather, but I feel like I … More Slow Down Summer!
By: Martianne Stanger Last week closed with drama for me as strange, sudden discomfort in my pelvis and back turned to acute pain that landed me in the ER for the day. All’s well now, but, I will tell you, that having such sudden, severe pain come on when I was home alone with my children … More Mom’s Trip to the ER
By: Sandy Churchill Many cringe if the word “school” is somehow mingled into a discussion about the joys of summer vacation. But a sad truth is the near-inevitable “summer slide” where a good chunk of learning is forgotten in the heat and expanse of July and August days. I’m the first one to say this … More Avoiding the Summer Slide