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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Using teachable moments

The power of using teachable moments in your daily life You can help your child sharpen their observation and thinking and reasoning skills skills as you go about your normal day. For example instead of driving by the construction site by our house and saying "look it's a crane"  you could say something along...

The power of curiosity

The power of curiosity Preschoolers naturally tend to radiate curiosity and continuously question the world. Sadly this quality sometimes starts to disappear as they get older. Sometime the 5000 questions in a day can drive us a little bit loco BUT this curiosity can be a powerful life attribute that we all want to keep ignited in our...

The power of purposeful praise

Praise can be a powerful resource
The power of purposeful praise Praise can be a powerful resource when used in a purposeful way. If #children constantly receive broad praise they will never see areas where they could use #development or motivate themselves to develop. Children also need to learn how to self motivate and accept lack of success so they learn...

The power of reading

Books are open a whole new world of imagination, vocabulary and understanding.   “Reading stimulates the brain to make connections and builds background knowledge about the world,” says Kim Davenport, chief program officer at Jumpstart, a national early-literacy organization. “Reading is the foundation of all learning and will enable a child to absorb and apply...


"GETTING MY PRIORITIES IN CHECK" Don’t get me wrong I #LOVE a tidy neat and sparkly home but at the end of the day do you remember what your house looked like as a small child I surely don’t… is it important?? Obviously we need to maintain some kind of cleanliness possibly ensure everyone has undies,...


PARENTING...WELL all good in theory much harder in real life when you are holding down a Self Employed business, have school pickup drop offs, kindergarten pick up drop offs, a husband that study’s full time, dabbling in home businesses, not to mention the VERY neglected house and the biggest mount washmore that you ever...

Stealing Their Joy?

stealing their joy
Who am I to steal their joy because of trivial things such as I don’t want to wash an extra pair of clothes here and there… Do I not want my child to be happy laughing and enjoying a meaningful learning rich environment. Do I not want them to feel valued and know that their ideas...


So I am making a stand I am going to say NO less, I AM going to listen MORE, I am going to get back with the passion that is PLAYING with my beautiful three energetic humans… and just BE in the moment MORE!! I’m not saying they can do everything and anything but innocent...

Why do I Always Say “NO” to My Children

my girl and son playing with water gun
Have you ever stopped and listened to your daily responses to your #children and notice you are caught on the NO TRAIN?? Or perhaps that is just me? I have been more in tune lately after realizing our life was at rush station and have actively been trying to listen to myself during our everyday...

Use outsourcing to your advantage

"My general thoughts about Outsourcing" I had the occasional question from people I have met during my travels or even students at the ...

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