Fostering: Great for Pets, Great for Kids

In our age of digital everything, parents are often desperate for ideas for activities that will tear their kids’ attention away from their electronics. One great option may be as close as the… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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A Fun End-of-School-Year Interview for Kids

For the last couple of years, I’ve been using a list of questions I put together for my now 5 year-old-daughter to ask her on the first and last day of school. When I initially shared it here, it received … Continue reading

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Best Dog Breeds For Families With Kids

Almost 75 million dogs have been adopted into homes that already owned at least one dog. Multi-dog homes are often good for families with kids. There are other dogs to play with so a dog is not expecting constant attention … Continue reading

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Weekend Warriors: 6 Ideas for Rewarding Kids with Active Playtime

Now that the school year is fully in progress (it has been six weeks since Essley started preschool and she is smitten with it, by the way), the weather is cooling off, and it’s getting dark earlier, it’s been a … Continue reading

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Dogs and Kids – A Healing Relationship

A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison pediatrician showed that infants in homes with pets have a lower incidence of pet allergies and eczema than their pet-less peers. Finnish researchers have found that young children with dogs or cats suffered … Continue reading

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