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Inclusion: Everybody Wins

April 6, 2010 All youth need to feel a sense of belonging to a group. Belonging is one of the essential elements of positive youth developmen. more »»

Adventures in Autism

April 6, 2010 I have been teaching for five years and every year I fall head over heels in love with “my kids”- this year was no different. more »»

Organize a preschooler's area

March 8, 2010 When creating a plan to organize your play area, it’s important to keep in mind the following: ∫ Ages of children ∫ Height of children ∫... more »»

Your preschooler's first teacher

March 8, 2010 Want a meaningful job? Be your child’s first teacher! Yes, you are the driver to the doctor, the reader of bedtime stories, the cleaner of the kitchen messes and the gatherer of scattered toy. more »»

Book Published

February 22, 2010 Two area women will release their children's book March 5. "Friends With A Difference" written by Ellen Dittman Pope and ilustrated by Carol Dixon, shows friends helping friends. more »»

Warming up and staying fit this winter

February 9, 2010 Winter definitely has settled in to the Mid-Ohio Valley. The nights have become frigid and unpleasant, and families are staying indoors. more »»

Create an organized, safe space

February 9, 2010 Doesn’t it amaze you when kids can find their Gameboys, Nintendo DSs, IPods, Wii controllers and all of their other “cool stuff” even though it’s engulfed under a mountain of... more »»

Celebrate Get Organized Month

January 12, 2010 OK, folks, I’m going out on a limb now, so here it is….THROW AWAY YOUR 2010 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS LIST! Yes, that’s right, you read it here in black and white.. more »»

Dealing with the loss of a pet

January 12, 2010 Jordan, an 11-year-old Siberian husky, lived with the family for 11 years. more »»

Create a calm, clutter-free holiday

December 7, 2009 ‘Tis the seasons to hang mistletoe, sing Christmas carols and shop til we drop! It’s no surprise our households are bursting at the seams with stuff. more »»

Make meaningful gifts

December 7, 2009 Spending on gifts for the holidays is an important family tradition that doesn’t have to put a strain on your family budget. more »»

Holiday gifts they’ll eat up

December 7, 2009 Put some of the joy back into your holiday by keeping gift-giving simple and tasty. December is a favorite month for many people, but getting ready for the holidays can be stressful. more »»

Be your child’s reading partner

November 10, 2009 As a parent, one of the best gifts you can give your child is the love of reading. How do you teach a child to love reading – by becoming your child’s reading partner. more »»

Planning a birthday party on a budget

November 10, 2009 Throwing a great birthday party on a tight budget can be stressful. more »»

Made to Order

November 10, 2009 Ever wonder why we get our “drawers twisted” as the holiday season approaches?  Why we feel unorganized, tired, no energy and no money? Could it be that... more »»

Hosting a Fall Party

October 6, 2009 October is a month for celebrations. more »»

After school programs make a difference

September 8, 2009 Summer is over and school is back in session. Parents can be assured their children are in a safe learning environment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. But what about after 3 p.m. more »»

Making the transition back

September 8, 2009 What if you had to begin a new job or get settled in a new home every year for 13 consecutive Augusts? You’d likely say, “Enough change!” All of us, including your own children, have survived 13 of... more »»

Tips for Going back to School

September 8, 2009 Back-to-school time can be stressful for everyone, especially children. more »»

Back to school reorganizing suggestions

September 8, 2009 Summer is a great time of year – fewer demands, no schedule and…no homework! However, as “fun in the sun” season ends, September arrives and school begins. more »»



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