General Interest

Parenting During Times of Stress: Ages 13+

April 2, 2020

Pandemics, natural disasters, trauma…these can all turn family life upside-down. Learn more on how to parent during times of stress with this whole series from Dr. Kate Green: Introduction, Infants and Toddlers, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-12, and Ages 13+. Adolescents are fully able to comprehend the trauma and what is happening with the virus but that does not […]

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Remote Work Tips for Parents:  Get work done from home. Even with young children.

March 16, 2020
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Not home alone? Many workplaces are responding to the recent COVID-19 virus by cancelling events and requiring employees to work remotely. This usually means working from home and, for many parents, this coincides with daycares and schools sending children home for distance learning, or breaks lasting days or weeks.  Parents accustomed to a much higher […]

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Children coping with disaster and helping them heal

March 3, 2020

Our children come to us for insight and understanding about the world, but as their parents, even we struggle to make sense of the devastation of natural disasters and the overwhelming heartbreak they cause. Tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes and more test our ability to comprehend, much less communicate comfort and safety to hurt and affected […]

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Guest post: Attachment Parenting Tips by Judy Arnall

December 27, 2019

A new book just release from API Resource Advisory Council Member, Judy Arnall, with proceeds supporting Attachment Parenting Canada! No parenting theory. No opinions. No judgment… Just Solutions! Attachment Parenting Tips is an easy-to-use reference book of ideas to solve every common parenting problem that arises while raising children from 0 – 13 years of age […]

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Guest post: Kid Care Approved: Trusted Media Reviews

December 24, 2019

Peggy O’Mara (Peggyomara.com) shared with API about Kid Care Approved, Inc. Learn more about Pamela Chamber’s effort on behalf of parents, and note that they are looking for book reviewers and book contest judges! My first children’s book was written from my heart, soul, and mind. I wanted to help children and had such a feeling […]

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We share the same name

May 12, 2019

“Mom,” my daughter texts to get my attention. Before I get a chance to respond comes an emphatic “Mahm” in text but I hear it in her voice, “Mom” with elongated vowels. A call of “Mom” coming from the playground parking lot makes me turn and look, but I know my son is on the […]

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How will you celebrate life this year?

March 23, 2019

I won a 5-day stay at a Hawaiian resort at an API online auction and celebrated an unforgettable 70th birthday with my two daughters.\ None of us had ever been to Hawaii before, so we excitedly planned our 5-day itinerary. We gave ourselves plenty of time between activities to really soak in the beauty, knowing […]

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We took our two young children – it was amazing

March 20, 2019

I was bidding in a past API online auction, just doing my part to help API support more families. Ok, ok, truth be told, supporting my favorite cause (API) was the perfect reason for me to bid (shop!) for things I might not ordinarily even think about. I got some great items and gifts, but […]

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