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Secrets to Success as a Fit Mom

We all know it can be difficult to find time to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle especially when children and family are involved. Here are some secrets to keep motivated and to successfully balance exercise and family life. Continue reading Secrets to Success as a Fit Mom

When Do Babies Start to Crawl?

Your granddaughter certainly seems to be developing normally, using her legs well, picking up things with her hands and fingers (a 9-month-old achievement, in general). You don’t specifically say that she is sitting up when placed (which usually begins about 5 to 6 months of age), and that she can roll up from a lying to a sitting position (which usually occurs by about 8 months). Continue reading When Do Babies Start to Crawl?

The Most Important Signs of a Good School. Part 2

As you observe the classes, focus on whether the students seem engaged and whether the teacher seems excited about the subject matter. What is the interaction among the students and teacher, or is the emphasis on rote learning? Does the classroom have a friendly atmosphere coupled with goals for the task at hand? Do the students seem to know what they are doing? Continue reading The Most Important Signs of a Good School. Part 2

The Most Important Signs of a Good School. Part 1

The factors that are most important in sizing up a prospective school for your child are not exactly what you would think. Most parents think high test scores are top of the list in choosing a good school. Some think it is the great facilities or the small classes. Continue reading The Most Important Signs of a Good School. Part 1