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Popular Baby Names in Armenia, 2015 (so far)

Nare and Davit were the most popular baby names in Armenia during the first five months of 2015. more

Ideas for children’s writing :: zigzag books

If you’re looking for a fun idea to get your child writing, try making a Zig Zag Book. It’s a great way to encourage beginners to have a go at writing. The format of the book is fun and quirky and lets them do lots of drawings, adding in a little writing too.   Kids’ […] The post Ideas for children’s writing :: zigzag books appeared first on NurtureStore.

The struggle to adjust is real

We’re two full weeks into this new life and I forget how much adjustment there is to moving. The last time we moved the kids were so small, and Peanut… well he wasn’t even a peanut yet. Things that didn’t matter then suddenly matter now and the adjustments that we made to make THAT HOME […] The post The struggle to adjust is real appeared first on Chaos in the Country.

Knitting from the stash

I have yet to check out the LYS in Homer. For one, I usually have someone who does not care for yarn or knitting with me. Secondly, I haven’t had the van much since Bug got a job last week. Already he’s put in three or four full eight hour days and by the time […] The post Knitting from the stash appeared first on Chaos in the Country.

How to stay organized: 5 tips from a professional housekeeper

Paige Blomker, owner of Merry Maids and mom to a 7-year-old, is sharing a few tips to help you stay organized.

Marble Painting

This is wonderful activity to do with your little ones as it requires no artistic skill at all. It feels like playing an old pin ball machine and you can create some colourful patterns and designs. With hardly any equipment, it is simple, quick and not very messy. My kind of art! Today we made […]

Gap To End On-Call Scheduling For Workers

Gap Inc. announced Wednesday that it would end on-call scheduling for employees at its stores by the end of September, making it the latest retailer to drop a practice increasingly seen as unfriendly to working families. In a post on...Show More Summary

Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

The following is excerpted from Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, available August 2015 from She Writes Press. Another day, another midnight, I edge open the back door and try to make sure it doesn't creak. I put the car into neutral and slide down the drive with the driver's side door ajar. Show More Summary

The Mom Who Cried Wolf

"What do you want to do today," I asked my kids. I don't know why I even bother asking. I know the answer. I know the answer is not what I want to hear. "Polliwogs!" They cheer. Polliwogs is an indoor play place. Complete with a slide...Show More Summary

American Kids Weigh More Than Canadian Kids -- Go USA!

Post by Tanvier Peart. You don't have to be a health nut who shops at Whole Foods on the regular to realize this country has a serious problem in the eating department. Whether it's super sizing just about anything or finding an excuse not to work out, it was only a matter of time before the effects caught up. Show More Summary

Helping the Overwhelmed Working Woman Put Down Her Super Cape

By Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd, MSW, LCSW Are there days when you feel overwhelmed? So overwhelmed that you feel like shutting down? Maybe you feel like you are wearing too many hats but not wearing any of them effectively. Maybe you...Show More Summary

Twinning with your kids: Fashion do or don't?

There's a fine line between cute and corny, but on which side does matching with your offspring land?

20 Crazy-Easy Costumes For Halloween-Loving Moms

You plan your kids' costumes weeks in advance (right?), but your own Halloween ensemble is, at best, an afterthought. If you're a mama who likes dressing up but doesn't have time to plan an elaborate costume, you're in luck. Halloween may be right around the corner, but it's not too late (far from it). Show More Summary

Not All Minecraft Time is Created Equal

Last night I found myself saying something that made my ears feel funny as I said the words. "You wanna go play some Minecraft for a little while?" I said to my six-year-old daughter. We have some history with Minecraft. (They call it...Show More Summary

The Buddhist Recipe to Prolong the Holidays in Your Head

Remind yourself that vacation is within reach, even as you stretch your budget for back to school supplies. But before tossing the baby out with the bath water, please grant me the benefit of the doubt -- at least until the end of this article -- and let me offer you, if you'll accept, a quick read. Vacation is above all else a state of mind... Show More Summary

A Letter to My Daughter's First Grade Teacher

Dear First Grade Teacher, Hi! We didn't really get to talk at the Meet and Greet on Friday, but I just wanted to let you know how excited my daughter is to be in your class this year. I'm sure there will be a few growing pains along the way, but with any luck you'll quickly notice her love for learning and become fast friends. Show More Summary

This 5-Year-Old Just Can't Contain His Emotions When He Realizes He's Becoming a Big Brother

Thought I would share the video of me breaking the news to my 5yr old that he is going to be a big brother Posted by Sarah Bromby on Saturday, August 22, 2015 Delivering news to your child that you are pregnant again can either be met with disbelief, laughter, or joy. Show More Summary

Why Parents Behave the Way They Do

Several years ago I witnessed a father lose his job for going to his son's baseball championship. True story! The father was one of those parents we all see in the stands who seem to live through every move their kid makes, while yelling...Show More Summary

A Mother's End-Of-Summer Love Note

The feel of tender, young grass between her squeezed-tightly fingertips was primal. The tug, uprooting them, connected her with a fiery anger that she didn't know her belly housed. Then, momentarily afterward, she'd feel regret that these vivid, green shoots, with blackened, dirty ends, were now clenched inside her small fists. Show More Summary

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