1. Self-Care for Busy Parents

    As we ring in 2020, many of us make New Year's resolutions.  Has self-care ever crossed your mind?  Many working parents probably think they do not spend enough time with their child (ren) so they should not spend time on themselves because this is selfish.  This couldn't be farther from the truth.  Taking a few hours or a day for yourself can be one of the best things you can do for your kid…Read More

  2. Surviving Post-Christmas Blues

    All the gifts are unwrapped and open. Boxes, bows and wrapping paper are everywhere around the room. The kids are happy and enjoying all their Christmas gifts. Or maybe not… Maybe your teenage son is upset because he didn’t get the “Yeezy” shoes he wanted. Maybe 15 minutes later, your daughter is complaining that she has nothing to do. Or maybe your kids fighting already because someone el…Read More

  3. Even more bedtime tips!

      Bedtime Routines How many of you struggle with bedtime in your household? I know for my family; bedtime use to be horrible. Bedtime was a disaster at my house until I finally set some bedtime routines. My boys never had a “bedtime” and it followed them through to high school. They were tired and grouchy all the time. The key to a good bedtime routine is consistency. Start early. It is m…Read More

  4. Helping Small People Cope With Big News Stories

    Sometimes as adults, we may start to absorb the many distressing news stories that permeate our lives. If we see an epidemic of violence, destructive weather, or world conflicts, we are able to identify how we feel about it and then move on. We may not realize that despite our efforts, our children are also exposed to death and loss in the world, which can cause a lot of fear and confusion. We can…Read More

  5. Back to School Success!

    Back to School Success Summer fun is winding down and the family is getting ready for back to school shopping. The school supply lists are out, there are new clothes and shoes to buy, backpacks to fill up and schedules to get back into. Here are some tips to make your summer to school transition an easy one. Establish a routine for school days. Make it visible someplace where the whole family can …Read More

  6. Ten Little Fingers: Developing Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills are learned when children learn to use smaller muscles. These muscles consist of your hands, fingers, and wrists. These muscles are used when writing, holding small items, and turning pages. Mastery of find motor skills require precision and coordination. Fine motor skills come after gross motor skills (large muscle skills) do. Big muscles help small muscles develop. The use of s…Read More

  7. Wellness @ Finding Me Now

    Finding Me Now Learning Center Wellness   A wellness plan is a plan of action geared towards achieving personal wellness. Personal wellness implies many aspects of health and satisfaction. There are many elements to personal wellness, and each must be nurtured, developed, and maintained for optimal overall well-being. A wellness plan should take into account all of these varying parts of well…Read More

  8. Is tablet time winning in your home?

    One evening after a long day at work I came home, and my three children were sitting on our couch and were on their tablets playing games and watching YouTube videos. I get settled in and start on dinner without interrupting my children on their iPads because they are being totally entertained and I can actually cook dinner and get things done around the house without being interrupted. Win-win fo…Read More

  9. The Spirit of Giving

    Tis the Season to Give as much as it is to receive! Christmas time is a wonderful time of year for many people, especially children. What a magical time to receive gifts, see Santa, perform in Christmas pageants and choirs, have parties at school with friends, and gather with family. It's time off school to celebrate the season enjoy the year. However, for some families this can be a stressful tim…Read More

  10. Flu Season STINKS!

    Flu Season Stinks! Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall if you live in the Midwest you get to experience them all!  This upcoming season can be a drag when dealing with runny noses, coughing, germs and anything relating to a cold or flu.  Although the flu is not necessarily guaranteed to directly affect you and your child, a common cold always has a way to circle around the block and knock at your d…Read More