First Aid Basics – What Every Parent Should Know

Do you squeal at the sight of your kid’s blood? Or do you text your Nurse/Doctor/EMT friend for first aid advice as soon as an injury occurs? Read on to learn first aid basics! … Read More

Faithful Beginnings School Readiness Guide

Faithful Beginnings develops and distributes a school readiness guide to help parents and educators. The guide was developed by a community of parents, grandparents, educators, and faith leaders committed to equip our youngest children with the spiritual and educational foundations they need to succeed in school and at life.  As you and your child engage in these fun activities together, you’re ensuring that they enter kindergarten prepared to be a lifelong learner. … Read More

Why Mo Willems and His Lunch Doodles Are Just What Quarantine Needed

“You may be isolated but you’re not alone. You’re an art maker. And today we are going to make something together. ” Author Mo Willems … Read More

Homeschool Tips from Peter’s Life Experience

Peter Kraus was part of a pioneering homeschool family 30 years ago! He’s committed to sharing a homeschooling tip every day this month as we continue to live in our “corona cocoons” … Read More

Virtual School Resources to Keep You Going

COVID-Homeschooling is in full swing. Chances are you and your favorite student(s) have found some great resources, had amazing moments and also given up about 500 times. So if you need more ideas, these fantastic virtual school resources will make learning fun. … Read More

What Do You Need for Your COVID-19 Survival Kit?

Do you have the right tools in your survival kit to handle a couple weeks (at least!) of COVID-19 quarantine? Here are a few basics for your kit to get you through the coming weeks. … Read More

Caring for a Chronically Ill Family Member

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, those caring for a chronically ill family member face increased stress and isolation. Here are some tips to help a caregiver cope during this difficult time. … Read More

Corona Cocoon: Reframing Social Distancing

During this time of social distancing, uncertainty, and isolation, Nina Simone tells us how we can find safety and security in a corona cocoon. … Read More

Spring Movies for Your Next Family Movie Night

Have no fear! Josie Ortega recommends her favorite spring movies to lift spirits and give everyone a laugh. … Read More

Drink More Water: 5 Tips for Staying Hydrated

Drinking enough water every day is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy, which is more important than ever in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. But how much is enough? Read on for 5 tips to drink more water to keep your body hydrated. … Read More

Home Workout: Staying Fit While Avoiding COVID-19

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to make headlines, talks of social distancing and home lock-downs are only increasing. Here are a few home workout tips you can try outside of the gym. … Read More

31 COVID-19 Boredom Busters and Activities

We’ve all heard those three dreaded words “I’m so bored!” and with so many of us under self-quarantine, as COVID-19 rears its ugly head, it can be difficult to find fun things to do together. Enter our list of 31 boredom busters. … Read More

Quick Prep Guide for COVID-19 Homeschooling

The spread of COVID-19 has rapidly caused many state populations to adjust plans and close schools. Some states have announced school closures for two weeks or longer. Parents are facing working remotely with all of their children home, and right now we all need these tips for COVID-19 homeschooling. … Read More

We CAN Live Without Toilet Paper! 6 COVID-19 Truths

Who hasn’t yet been affected by the craziness and frenzy of the new coronavirus COVID-19? But as much havoc as we’re experiencing, there’s definitely a silver lining. … Read More

How to Talk to Your Family About Coronavirus

The recent coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has caused fear and panic in people of all ages worldwide. Even though the vast majority of children recover from this virus, when it comes to fear, they’re some of the most vulnerable. … Read More

5 Steps to Washing Your Hands So It Matters

The recent spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has mobilized the medical world and healthcare providers to produce testing, treatments, and a vaccine. In the meantime, public health officials urge everyone to do keep doing what our preschool teachers taught us to do in order to prevent the spread of infection: Wash your hands. … Read More

Grocery Delivery and Pick Up: A Short Guide to Life Change

Have you taken advantage of grocery store delivery and pick up yet? Seen the ads and special parking spaces but worried about additional stress or fees? Read on for a short guide that could change your life and your pantry. … Read More

Kids, Bugs, and Germs…What is Really Dirty?

(Note: dirty keyboard was Lysol-wiped multiple times in the typing of this article) I’m home with a child who has strep (again ) with an added bonus of Flu B. We’ve sat in the urgent care or the Pediatrician’s office on five separate occasions in 6 weeks. Co-pays aside, have I become a living petri dish? … Read More

The 10 Most Common Childhood Diseases – Signs and Symptoms

Childhood diseases like scarlet fever and bronchiolitis might be very common, but there are preventative measures to reduce the risk. Find out about symptoms and signs of common childhood illnesses! … Read More