10-Month Old Baby Understands Emotional Tone of Song Sung By Mom

Anyone who thinks that babies under 12 months of age don’t understand much about their world should think again. Babies might not be able to tell us with words what they know and understand, but they can certainly tell us with their faces, their emotions and their body movements. Babies are amazing sponges and imitators. […]

Raising a Moral Child: Calling All Parents and Those Who Can Support Them!

Raising a Moral Child: Calling All Parents and Those Who Can Support Them! It’s time for my come-to-Jesus moment about my bookmarks bar.  Perhaps the aha moment came in the glow of the Easter holiday or the chaos of spring break as a working, single mother of 5 children.  Perhaps it was a single moment […]

She’s the One: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink (Shriver Report)

The above-linked video is a trailer for “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” (January 2014). According to The Shriver Report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” examines the rates of financial insecurity among American women and the children who depend on them, investigate the impact of it on […]

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Need Food for Healthy Brain Development

U.S. Babies, Toddlers Need Food for Healthy Brain Development Sam, my now 4-year old whom I have blogged about so many times in the past year, announced assuredly just now “It’s a lovely day outside!” as he ate his nutritious breakfast of bacon, strawberries, and toast paired with a glass of milk.  His use of […]

Liberty, Equality, Efficiency: Why Babies and Toddlers Matter Most

Liberty, Equality, Efficiency: Why Babies and Toddlers Matter Most It feels so good to return to blogging after nearly 4 months away, and this article is the perfect reason to do so.  Holidays, winter weather events, school closures, as well as continually adjusting to being a single mom of 5 children receiving little to no […]

Universal Pre-K: A High Social Rate of Return for Improved Outcomes for Children and Increased Work Flexibility for Parents

Universal Pre-K: A High Social Rate of Return for Improved Outcomes for Children and INcreased Work Flexibility for Parents Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  wrote on September 30th about the   the debate surrounding universal Pre-K, or access for all 4-year olds to attend a Pre-K program to […]