Creative ways to make and listen to music as a family

A new book from folk singers Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields offers all families (even the ones who don’t consider themselves “musical”) ideas and instruction. Plus, watch a video of Lissa and her sister singing a Nields song together on a car ride with a 2 year old. Because that’s what making music as a family is all about!

Mother/Son Time at the Library Nurtures Reading Skills

Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading […]

Safety Check: Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight

Did you know that more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they get into medicines when their parent or caregiver isn’t looking?
Find out why I just took the Up and Away pledge to store medications safely, make sure the safety cap is locked in place, teach children about medication, and program the Poison Control number 800-222-1222 in my phone.