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Entertainment Kits for Kids-At-The-Office Days

Whether you work from home or at the office, or even if you just need a go-to for entertainment on dark, rainy/snowy days, keeping an emergency entertainment kit on hand can be a life saver! Check out some of these ideas at WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com for entertainment ideas as well as kit items, including:

  • Safety scissors
  • White glue and simple decorations such as glitter, etc.
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Watercolors
  • Craft kits such as French knitting spools, bracelet looms, Play-Doh, button art, etc.


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Baby Talk: It’s Not a One-Way Conversation

If there’s anything I would share with a new mom or new parents, it would be the importance of talking to your baby. From the pure, simple joy of letting your little one know that you’re there to helping them learn the cadence of speech and even the basics of syllable formation, chatting with your child is an invaluable practice. Check out the full article for more ideas and some excellent reasons for talking with and reading to your child.