Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6 Ways to End Bedtime Battles

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Most young children have times that they don't want to stay in bed or go to bed. Sometimes children don't want to stop playing or they don't want to be separated from you. Sound familiar? These bedtime battles can be hard. However, with a little work and sticking to a routine, you and your child can get through these battles.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be tiring, draining, and all around uncomfortable. The last thing you want to is to exercise, but being physically and mentally fit during pregnancy is so important and has many
benefits. Many exercises may be strenuous for pregnant women, but brisk walking, swimming, and actively playing with children are all exercises that are fun, easy, and they need no expensive equipment or any equipment at all! It may be a great way to get together with friends all while getting that physical exercise you need! Benefits include lowered risk for gestational diabetes, blood pressure, and a smoother labor and delivery.   

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Video Games and Children

You may have a child who is constantly on their phone, watching TV, or playing video games. This may be concerning or frustrating as a parent to get your child unhooked from the media. Are there benefits from playing video games? What are the consequences? What can you do as a parent to help regulate video game use? 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ice Play - Sensory Activity

Children are naturally curious and love to explore. Sensory activities are great for children because it gives them the opportunity to explore. Sensory activities are also a way for children to play and create, while stimulating all five of their senses: vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Team Member Spotlight: Rebekah

I’m not used to talking about myself, so it took some thinking about what I could share about myself. I’ve come up with ten things to help you get to know me:

  1. I am a woman of faith. Faith that things will work out. Faith in a higher being. Faith that we are not alone, even if it feels like it at times. I’m grateful for my faith that make the hard times more bearable.
  2. I learned to serve at a young age. My dad has been the volunteer fire chief in my hometown my entire life. I practically grew up playing on fire trucks. I surprised my dad with a picture of me on a fire truck for my bridal pictures. (If you look close, you can see my bouquet made out of ribbons and buttons, another love of mine).