10 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Write

10 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Write

Some children love to write stories and others are more reluctant. Your child may not be a budding author or journalist but being able to write a comprehensive piece will be a crucial tool that they will need in later life. As an author and a parent encouraging children to write is one of my(…)

The Family Grrr Gratitude List

The Family Grrr Gratitude List

  “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” — John Henry Jowett Yuck! Makes it sound so clinical, doesn’t it? Like green, leafy vegetables, gratitude is good for you. You need several fresh servings daily. One relatively painless way to get your grat on is a “Family Gratitude List.” The “Family Gratitude List”(…)

Encouraging children to become responsible pet owners by making them smile

Encouraging children to become responsible pet owners by making them smile

Guest post by Susan Day Looking after a family pet teaches children to be responsible and caring. Studies have shown that children who are taught to care for animals grow to be more active and conscientious members of their local community. I created the Astro’s Adventures series partly to highlight the plight of many pets(…)

100 Good Deeds

100 Good Deeds

Have you heard of the 100 Good Deeds initiative?  Do you have your bracelet yet? 100 Good Deeds is an initiative that has been supported, promoted and propelled by Mary Fisher. Mary is a renowned artist, author and advocate who spent a decade partnering with vulnerable women in Africa, designing jewelry made by women to earn a dignified livelihood.  Mary(…)

Meet Sarah, Developer of WristyBuddy

Meet Sarah, Developer of WristyBuddy

  I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. I taught in a middle school setting for 8 years and loved my students dearly. I grew up in a small town in South Georgia. I am married to an anesthesiologist who specializes in Pain Management. We have two boys,(…)

What kind of mom are you?

What kind of mom are you?

guest post by Dr. Karen Osburn I don’t think I really fit the mommy mold. I’m a working mom. I’m an entrepreneurial mom. I’m an adoptive mom. I’m a mom who doesn’t want to put her kids first. I know, blasphemy in the world of mommy hood. I’m not really crafty. I don’t scrapbook.  I(…)