For Parents

Summer Memory Makers

There are tons of ideas out there for summertime “boredom busters” to keep kids entertained when they start complaining “There’s nothing to do!” While small craft projects and simple games are helpful ways to kill time, they are often just that — largely forgettable time killers.

Summertime is the perfect time for kids to try new things and dive into bigger projects, ones that will not only while away the hours but make lasting memories as well.

Here are five surefire ways to make the headline of your kid’s “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay.

Taming Toddler Tantrums

Picture this.

A mom and her 2-year-old son are at the park. They’ve spent two fun-filled hours at the swing, the slide and the climbing wall.

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids


1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”

How to Cope with the Daycare Drop-Off

The toughest part of the day for many parents is the morning, when they have to drop off their little ones at daycare.

Some children will cry for just a few minutes after their parents leave while others will happily wave good-bye. Some might even say, "Have a good day!" (This happens frequently at Kids College; it always warms my heart). But more often than not, the real separation anxiety is stronger for the parents than the children.

Parenting 411

The Sandbox – An Interactive Children’s Museum is offering a new program, “Parents 411”: Interactive Informational Workshops for new parents. “Parents 411” will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at The Sandbox Children’s Museum beginning March 27.

Tackling the Problem of Picky Eaters

The most frustrating time to be a parent can be at the dinner table. We know fruits and vegetables are good for our kids, but can someone clue them in? Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be difficult. We found some tips that can help.

Timeless wisdom from Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

Friday, March 2nd, marks a very important day. It's the day one of the world's most acclaimed children's book authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born. At Kids College, Dr. Seuss' birthday does not go unnoticed!

What does organic living really mean?

Outdoor Architecture is all about organic living. What does that mean? In our business it means using environmentally-friendly alternatives to fertilizers, pest control and soil. It also means incorporating native plants into your landscape.

Jumpstart your Family Resolution

Despite the late February time stamp on this blog - yes, I've procrastinated - it's never too late for your family to start some healthy New Year's resolutions. As a mother and business owner, I am a testament to how busy life can be, so I have some tips to inspire you for the rest of 2012.

Pencils, Words & Kids

When you encourage your child to use his or her imagination to write a story, it not only fosters artistic expression and creativity, it helps them to clarify their thinking. Most importantly, it helps them learn the essential skills of reading and writing.