Category: Planning

How to Prepare Children for Preschool this Year

What parents can do to ease their child’s transition to school. By: Melina Gac Levin, M.S.Ed. This year, the first day of school will look different. For parents and teachers of the youngest learners, those entering preschool programs, this brings […]

What mom needs in the first weeks after birth

Shopping for baby clothes, completing a registry, and opening baby shower gifts are such fun parts of having a baby. Who doesn’t love tiny booties, onesies with clever prints, and Sofie the giraffe? Heck, even newborn diapers are cute! But […]

Spotting emotional burnout and using art to support wellbeing

Emotional burnout is a term we are hearing more often. With so many external stressors, expectations and demands, we can find ourselves working toward emotional burnout. The good news is that it is both avoidable and treatable.  There are many […]

Ten At-Home Service Projects for Summer 

Looking for an at-home service project to do as a family this summer? Start with our quick guide. This summer is like no other. Many of us are staying very close to home as the pandemic continues to impact our […]

A day in the life of a working dad

Working fatherhood takes work. Fatherhood introduces new responsibilities and routines.  It changes relationships and adds new ones. It is a shift in identity that provides an opportunity for self-reflection. Modern fathers have taken on a more active role in their […]

Birthing centers and home births: the basics

Changes to hospital protocols in the wake of COVID-19 and general safety concerns related to the pandemic have widened the conversation around birth options. If you are pregnant or even planning a pregnancy, you are likely considering more possibilities than […]

Virtual camps and activities for children this summer

Many parents are accepting that 2020 is not going to bring with it a typical summer. Many parents are also accepting that this new reality means making the most of the situation, getting creative, and utilizing technology in many new […]

How do I choose the best online birth class for me?

While the pandemic has changed a lot of the plans that expectant parents had for their pregnancies and births, living in the age of technology has meant that parents are supported with a variety of virtual offerings. Childbirth classes, often […]

Working and Parenting at Home Through the Pandemic

Parenting and working from home through Coronavirus There is no magic solution to the unusual situation we find ourselves in. The outbreak of Covid-19 has put many families into uncharted territory. There are intentions and habits we can put in […]