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I wish we lived in a world where grandpas and grandmas, moms and dads, brothers and sisters, BFFs and beloved pets DIDN’T die. But we do. Having gentle conversations is a must when it comes to explaining loss to kids. Encouraging them to draw out...
September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to shine the light on the realities of childhood cancer, emphasizing the importance of life-saving research, and join together to make a difference for children diagnosed. The situation is urgent – incidence rates are rising, and cancer...
{Guest post from author and teacher, Carolyn Wilhelm} My name is Carolyn Wilhelm. I am a blogger, curriculum writer, and have self-published my own books. My long-time friend, Becky (also known as Franticmommy) invited me to share my thoughts and info on her site because...

Kidlit Picture Books about Germs, Viruses, and Social Distancing

It seems like yesterday that my kids were little and we were facing the Back-to-School jitters. Now they are big, noisy, teenage eating machines who are enjoying the final years of their schooling journey. I also recall when my mind was filled with sharing picture...

A Helpful Guide: Teaching Table Manners to Your Young Kids

I distinctly remember all the times (as a child) that my poor mom had to remind me of things like “chew with your mouth shut” or “keep your elbows off the table” during mealtimes. I also distinctly remember thinking that she must have some sort...