How many of us parents have tried to do a ten-minute grocery store run and found it took all our patience, thirty-extra minutes and one explosive melt-down?! My educated guess would be all of us. Read More…
We have been restocking our store. Here are samples of our new products by age group:
For the Babies
Family. Cadbury Eggs. Peeps. Bunnies. Dyed Eggs. Just some of the things that come to my mind when I hear “Easter”. But why? How did these traditions start? What else do people do?
Parents are a busy bunch and providing healthy snacks and hydration on the run can be tricky. The following staff favorites allow you to think ahead: just pack the fruit and veggie sticks, water and go! We love to go on an adventure hikes through St Edwards State Park then wind down with a snack and drink at the kids’ playground.
“Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating through National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme emphasizes the advantages of developing a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month.” Excerpt from the 1/29/2013 Press Release from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Here at Simplicity ABC, we enjoy singing and dancing as much as the next toddler. There is a huge value to singing songs with children. It is a fun way to teach counting and spelling, body parts, and manners. Best part about the following songs is that you can change the words to fit any situation or teaching opportunity while still keeping the melody!
Don’t forget to enjoy all the little moments!
From your staff at Simplicity ABC
Hello, (child’s Name) Hello, (child’s name)
How are you? How are you?
We’re so glad to have you,
We’re so glad to have you.
Here at school, here at school.
I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up
I just shout
Tip me over and pour me out
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes
Head and shoulders knees and toes, Knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, Knees and toes
It’s time to clean up clean up
Everybody do your share
Clean up clean up
Soon the mess will not be there
“Every year, heart disease takes the lives of over half a million Americans, and it remains the leading cause of death in the United States. This devastating epidemic leaves no one untouched; its victims are fathers and daughters, grandparents and siblings, cherished friends and community members across our country. This month, we remember the steps each of us can take to reduce the risk of heart disease and recommit to better heart health for all Americans.” –Presidential Proclamation, American Heart Month, 2012
The National Wear Red Day started 10 years ago to raise awareness that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in our country. Since its inception, 21% fewer women are dying of heart disease and 23% more women know it’s their No 1 health threat, according to the American Heart Association website.
Parents are the first role models for children. Giving our children a healthy start means we must model those healthy habits. We would love to hear about how you keep you and your family healthy. Tell us about your healthy lifestyle achievements!
How can you stay healthy and reduce your risk?
~Try Kirkland’s Farmer’s Markets opening in May!
~Use your local gym membership
Maintain a healthy weight
~You can do this!
Manage your stress
~Try a yoga or meditation class
~Meet with nutritionists, talk to your doctor and read-read-read!
For more information, resources and tips… http://www.heart.org
Thursday February 21, 2013 – Thursday February 21, 2013
107 Park Ln
How many activities?
How many rules?
How much time and attention?
How do you raise a child who knows he or she is loved and valued, and who respects limits enough to stay safe and get along with others?
Join Amy Johnson, MSW, for an interactive workshop and learn three ways parents can overindulge children without meaning to—and what to do instead.
With a few decades of working with youth and parents under her belt, Amy Johnson is no stranger to curious children, sensitive subjects, and parents who want to keep the peace.
Amy helps parents prioritize their parenting, focus on what they appreciate about themselves and their children, and set healthy and appropriate limits—all of which helps produce more confidence and less chaos. Amy’s passion for helping adults and youth think intentionally about their relationships is evident in her work as a national trainer, educator, and coach.
When she’s not teaching or training, Amy enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with family and friends of all ages.
Monday February 11, 2013 – Monday February 11, 2013
107 Park Ln
Avoid 3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Moms Make that Keep Them Worried About Screwing Up Their Kids!
Join Nita Talwar and Jane Schmidt for this 1 ½ Hour Workshop
Where You’ll Discover:
· How to Effectively Use Screen Technologies to Parent Well
· One Thing That They Do That Allows Their Child to Take Advantage of The Situation
· A Proven, Effective System That Leads to a Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Child and Family
About Nita Talwar:
The name of my practice—Peak Experience Parenting—ties to the term “peak experience,” first coined in 1959 by Abraham Maslow, the professor of psychology who founded humanistic psychology and is best known for creating “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” He says a peak experience is one that creates sudden feelings of intense happiness and well-being, even the awareness of an ‘ultimate truth’ and the unity of all things.
As a parent coach, my goal is to help you—the parent—reach peak experiences of interconnectedness, harmony, and true happiness. Specifically, She will help you to do the following:
*Tune into your values, and be authentic in your parenting.
*Discover your parenting style and understand your unique strengths and challenges.
*Discover creative ways to support the day-to-day aspects of your life.
*Take care of yourself so that you have more to give as a parent.
*Learn how our media-driven culture impacts families and what you can do to restore balance.
Though she works with all families, She specialize in working with parents who are globally mobile or in intercultural relationships. When partners are raised in different cultures, they face unique parenting challenges. She help parents foster an awareness and appreciation of each other’s cultural differences so they can raise their children in a way that brings true authenticity and fulfillment to each member of the family.
Learn more about Nita Talwar and her services at www.peakexperienceparentin
About Jane Schmidt:
Jane Schmidt is a Certified Parent Coach in private practice in Seattle, Washington, and the founder of Parent Coaching Northwest, LLC. Jane received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and completed her graduate-level training at the Parent Coaching Institute through Seattle Pacific University. In her practice, Jane helps parents understand what their children need in order to develop healthy minds, emotions, social skills and bodies. Jane recognizes that the cumulative, daily decisions parents make matter immeasurably to the development of their children and believes in being an advocate for children by being an advocate for their parents in facing the many day-to-day challenges of parenting in today’s world. A principal focus and passion of Jane’s practice is helping parents manage and navigate our media-and-technology-drive
Jane lives in Seattle with her husband and 8-year-old twin daughters.