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Preschool

Kid President’s Letter to Babies on Their First Day on Earth

By Rachael Herrscher

You should give people high fives just for getting out of bed. I agree. ... Read More

Cookie Monster and the Life of Whoopie Pie Video

By Rachael Herrscher

Today, Sesame Street released a spoof of award-winning film, Life of Pi. “Sesame Street: Life of Whoopie Pie” chronicles Whoopie Pie and Cookie Monster and their lost at sea adventures on a boat made out of cookies. Can Cookie Monster control himself and not eat the boat? Will they be saved? Fin... Read More

Kid Friendly Tablet Giveaway

By Rachael Herrscher

I've talked a lot about family safety and technology. My last post talked about locking down your devices (like smart phones and tablets) with the right safety settings. Wouldn't it be easier if you could just buy a kid friendly tablet with all of the right settings and features for a child?  You c... Read More

A Halloween Dress-up Hangover

By Carina

Not long ago, on some chilly morning, I went to get Lulu out of her room. She was already wearing a light pink confection with seed pearls and chiffon overlay, pairing the dress with silver sparkle shoes. It was 43 degrees outside. She would not be dissuaded. She wore that dress to breakfast ... Read More

Talking to kids about scary news

By Ana Connery

When you combine heart-wrenching images of the conflict in the Middle East or our more recent string of mass shootings with the overwhelming channels of information available, it’s not surprising that kids may come across this stuff and start asking you questions. News that you and I can handle ca... Read More

Cookie Monster Kicks Off Sesame Street Season 44

By Erica Fehrman

From the time I was little until now, Sesame Street has been one of my favorite shows.  Grover is my mostest favorite, but today I got to interview the other blue guy -- the one with the longer fur, googly eyes, and penchant for eating...COOKIES! Num num num. Before I hopped online to chat with ... Read More

Flames the Ninja

By Erica Fehrman

It happens every week.  We go to church, and sometime between checking our kids in and saying goodbye, our younger boy crosses his arms and refuses to enter his class while the older boy runs gleefully to his classroom. No matter what parenting playbook we pick up, nearly every week is a repeat ... Read More

Summer’s End, Too Soon

By Erica Fehrman

According to Facebook, many moms seem ready for school to start.  As a mom who worked full-time hours (in a strange way, at that) this summer for the first time since having kids, this season passed way too quickly. So today we kind of stopped.  I put the computer away, locked the phone in the ... Read More

Star Wars Bedroom Makeover

By Erica Fehrman

My baby isn't a baby anymore, but his room wasn't proof of his growth.  Approaching his 4th birthday, I started looking around at his long body stretched across the toddler bed, and the Eric Carle pictures framed on the wall, and the changing table/dresser that held books where the diapers used to ... Read More

The BIG List of Summer Reading Programs

By Amy Allen Johnson

School's almost out!  Around here, we're looking for ways to keep our little readers turning the pages all summer long. Have you signed up for any summer reading programs? My kids are completely driven by stars on charts.  We've been to our local library, which is the natural spot for a summer rea... Read More