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Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

August 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child

July 29th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Whenever you have to leave your child in the care of another – whether it is for work or some other reason, for a full day or only an hour – coming back to your child can be a time of joyous reconnection.

Homemade Cleaners on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast

July 24th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Mandy and I visited with Celine McKay of Pure Green Magazine about Homemade Cleaners. We talk about the chemicals in store-bought cleaners, how easy it is to make your own from ingredients you have at home, and we share a few of our favorite recipes.

How to Have Special Time with Two (or more) Kids at Once

July 23rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When life is too busy for individual special time with both of my kids, I try to create some space for one-on-one time with each kid while they’re both with me. Here are a few things we do together to fill their love tanks.

How to Make a Messy Fun Car Emergency Kit (+ a Recipe for Homemade Disinfecting Wipes)

July 14th, 2015 by Dionna - 11 Comments

It can be a huge pain to clean up muddy, sandy kids before they climb in the car, but what would childhood be without the wonder of dirt and mud and nature?! Today I’m sharing a few handy things to keep in the trunk of your car year-round so that you feel more comfortable with the mess.


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