Posts from: February 2012

Perk Alert! $150 Savings from K Grace Childcare

K Grace Childcare is offering $50 off their first three months of babysitting placement services - a total savings of $150! 

K Grace services are designed to help parents with occasional needs, set recurring schedules (from one or two date nights a month to 30 hours per week), and/or temporary nanny needs.  Since 2002, they have placed knowledgeable childcare providers that not only excel in energetic, creative, one-on-one interaction with your children, but also work to go above and b...

Posted on February 07, 2012 at 2:00 PM by Kayme Pumphrey

It's All About Sleep

Fussy Baby Network was delighted to host a great infant Crying & Sleep seminar at Erikson Institute on January 26.  Forty five parents and expectant parents gave up their precious evening time to learn about infant sleep and how to get more of it!

Here are some of the main points that were discussed:

Experts are still discovering the true function of sleep.  Parents know that when infants and children get adequate sleep they are calmer and more available to play and learn.

Posted on February 07, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Marsha Baker

Teaching good manners to little ones

As a parent, you have had days when your children seem unmanageable. In reality, all children misbehave. 


Teaching proper etiquette from a young age is essential to a child’s social development. While all children learn in different ways and at different rates, manners should be a priority in a child’s life. Adults are constantly on display for children, and children will model what they witness day-to-day. Here are some tips and tricks you can implement on your way to having a b...

Posted on February 06, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Karla Issa

Can I make award-winning chili at the winter farmer’s market?

One of my family’s favorite things to do in the summer is visit the farmer’s markets.  Live music, locally crafted foods, a vendor who has become our friend, and I love to expose my kids to it all.  We love Chicago’s Green City Market – it’s one of the city’s biggest and it promotes local, sustainably grown foods.  They also have great kids programs, Sprouts Club and Edible Gardens, where my toddlers have had a chance to touch and taste seasonal produce they may otherwise shy away from.  M...

Posted on February 03, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Carly Ubersox

Setting your child up for success!

Does your child have difficulty attending in class? Are you told your child does not stay with the group for circle time or a group activity? Does your child have difficulty attending to a task? Does your child engage with other kids? Many times we meet children or receive referrals from different programs because a child is having a difficult time attending or following the “rules”. Once we implement a few strategies some of these children are then able to take in information and learn al...

Posted on February 02, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Lorell Marin, Erika Larson

Chicago School Choice: CPS - The Parent Perspective

“Secrets of the CPS Moms” is what I unofficially dubbed a panel discussion hosted last week by NPN, the Chicago News Cooperative and Bubbles Academy. I must say, the panelists did not disappoint. Moms representing neighborhood, magnet, regional gifted and classical schools shared stories of the different paths each of them took to those schools. Great video and podcast links below!

The good news: All of their children have a school to attend, and all of the moms are happy with their ch...

Posted on February 01, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Crystal Yednak