The Kid Inside Us…

As parents, our backgrounds vary, and our parenting styles differ. Yet, a common thread we can all embrace is the inner child within us. Our children often bring back memories of our own youthful spirit, a time when we were their age. Read More

Parents Still Need to Teach Children Good Manners

Patricia P. Gage, Ph.D Parents Still Need to Teach Children Good Manners Featured

Living in a household with a strong-minded grandma, lovingly called “Yiayia”, for the last 30 years has served as a reminder of the importance of good manners and etiquette. There was no free pass for bad manners in our house. We didn’t realize the impact of her presence on our behavior and probably did not appreciate it as much as we should have until she was no longer with us. Read More

A Smooth Move To The City With School-Age Children

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Moving to a new city is one of the most stressful life events you can go through and when you’ve got school-age kids in tow, it can be even more of a strain. So, how do you ensure your kids quickly settle into their new home? Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winners Jack & Nichole Clark

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Welcome to another interview with one of our MCA honorees. For this interview, we were able to speak with two of our honorees, Jack & Nichole Clark, creators of the MCA award-winning product, The Buggie Huggie™ Shopping Cart Tray! The Buggie Huggie™ is like a high chair tray for your shopping cart. It has a “hugging” safety layer to help keep toddlers from standing up or falling out of the shopping cart. The Buggie Huggie™ Tray is the perfect place for snacks, books, toys, and activity sheets. It even has an additional phone holder accessory for kids’ favorite shows and apps. Keep reading to find out more about The Buggie Huggie™ Shopping Cart Tray, and the couple who made it all possible, Jack & Nichole Clark! Read More

3 Fun Activities to Inspire Kids to Love Our Planet

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“I believe that eco-education should start early, and that sustainability can be fun and it can (and should) be taught to our little ones through engaging activities and materials. Read on for three eco-activities to inspire your little ones,” says Maria Gagos in this relatable and easy-to-read blog post. Read More

Six Tips to Help Kids De-Stress

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Sometimes, we (and I do mean we) get so busy with ensuring that kids meet their grade-level benchmarks, that we forget that kids are not at all immune to stress. Just because they’re younger, just because they don’t pay the bills, doesn’t mean they don’t experience anxiety. Below are six tips to help kiddos tap the reset button. Read More


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As I’m making my first coffee of the day, my husband comes downstairs dressed in a suit jacket, dress shirt, tie…and shorts. He casually flashes me a smile as he walks into his home office to begin his court hearing. My kids start asking me for a snack when it dawns on me: over the past few months my home has turned into a Gym, Court of law, Elementary School and Restaurant. Read More

Using Allowance to Teach Life Skills

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The reality is that allowances aren’t about money. Allowances are about parenting. This is the lesson I learned while teaching my kids about money. As a mom, I set out to teach my kids about money. What they learned reached far beyond dollars and cents. My children learned essential life skills like confidence, decision-making and responsibility. This mom learned that it wasn’t about the money at all. Read More