March 14, 2020
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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

By Sara Sykes, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent pre-K to grade 12 school in Summit, NJ “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions I receive from parents as an elementary school teacher. And while there are many factors that go into determining whether […]

Should You Eat Your Placenta?

The short answer is, I wouldn’t. But, if you want to, bon appetit. If you want to learn a little more about placentophagy (the eating of the placenta after birth) read on. Some animals do it. They have a baby, then they eat the afterbirth. This led to people thinking there must be some benefit […]

11 Things To Do with Your Kids Inside

I cannot actually recommend staying indoors in the winter, but I really do hate the cold. Getting outdoors more often will improve your mood and boost your immune system. That being said, when I took my kids to school today it was 18 degrees, which I can only stand for about an hour. When you’re […]

The Screen Time is Changing Him

I never thought I’d say it, but I can’t wait for spring sports to start. With no basketball players, avid skiers or hockey players, I love winter because the schedules are lighter, the driving load is less, and we can hunker down, curl up and spend more time together as a family. For years, everyone bought […]

Why You Need a Thermometer

“Do you have a fever?” It is a simple question, with a simple answer. Either your body temperature is elevated or it isn’t. But, so often, when I ask this of someone or ask it about one of their children, the answer is, “yes.” “What was it?” I will ask (because it matters) and the […]

Kobe: Why It Hit This Non-Sports Fan Hard

The death of Kobe Bryant hit all of us hard this weekend but what hit the hardest for me was discovering what he was doing when he died. Something so average and mundane. Something I do every day—and often complain about. He was carpooling (via helicopter) his child and her friend to a travel basketball game when the […]

4th Grader’s Letter to Crazy Parents

My boys aren’t playing a winter sport, and I have to say, I don’t miss it. Not because I don’t want to drive them to practice or even that I don’t enjoy the games. I have come to appreciate our time in the car together, I value the physical activity for them, and there is […]

5 Ways Art Classes Can Expand Your Child’s Mind

Being a visual artist, maybe I am a bit bias and consider art more important for kids than some other parents. Today, it seems that sports seem to take precedence over everything else. I understand the importance of children being active and physically healthy, but someties I think that the arts get the short end of the stick. With art, there are no rules, […]

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