A nap is a beautiful thing

A nap is a beautiful thing

Until about the age of 5, most children need a mid-day nap to keep them fresh and energized. A nap helps them regulate their moods, re-charge their batteries, and has even been shown to increase their intellectual performance. If your child struggles to power...
3 tips for self-care show AND tell

3 tips for self-care show AND tell

Do you recognize the parent who sounds like this? To the kids: “Wash your hands!” “Eat your vegetables!” “You need your sleep!” To yourself: “I have to get these gifts wrapped for next week – I have to prep tomorrow...
Does Teddy need to hit the showers?

Does Teddy need to hit the showers?

Yes. Yes, he very likely does. Before we go any further, let’s clarify one thing: this is NOT a shame-post. The fact is, a little dirt is good for your kids – it helps build their immune systems. But while we’ve been distracted disinfecting our...
Creative fitness

Creative fitness

At first, many of us conceive of “creativity” as an activity pursued sitting down. But just look at the photo above from our Yellow Room! Creating visual art is a physical activity (even if you do it sitting down…), and you can do it in ways that...
Screens vs. sleep

Screens vs. sleep

This is NOT a post about how you shouldn’t let your kids use screens. For many families, screens are part of the way we learn, the way we relax, and increasingly, the way we socialize and keep in touch with loved ones. This IS a post about minimizing the...
5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

Many of us have chased our kiddos around with a bottle of sunscreen during the summer. We know how important it is for their skin health *and* for their comfort, as the sun can burn their tender skin in short order during the hot days of summer. But in the winter, we...