Non-glamorous pre-walking skills

Even though my 10 month old son Barak has not yet taken his first steps, I am super excited. Why? Because this isn’t my first rodeo – I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of how his older sister Amina started walking. Take for example, the fundamental skills that Barak has been working on diligently these …

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Another route saves nap time

If you’re a parent you already know the crucial but fragile nature of nap time. For everyone else, here’s a little context. Nap time plays a crucial role in the day to day functioning of any household with a small child. However, even a small distraction has the potential to throw off the timing of …

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Tupperware over toys?

Asking me to predict what my kids will choose to play with is like asking me to predict the winning Powerball numbers. Simply ain’t worth the effort. Who would have known that my son Barak would find Tupperware more entertaining than toys and books?!? The lesson for me is instead of trying to predict what …

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Active play is the best way

Using a fairly complex Excel formula I have calculated that it is 37.2 times easier to take my kids out to the park than it is staying home with them. Being active & engaged is not only more enriching for them and me, but it also helps pass the time! Our bodies and minds are …

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