Childcare: Child, Puppets

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Single Child--how Do You Keep Occupied?

I'm a very greatful, very happy older mom of one child, a daugher who is 7. My hours are flexible so I'm often home with her. I try to organize playdates (and I'm trying to get her to initiate if she wants), but we're often home just the two of us. I feel the need to keep her busy, because otherwise she just wants to watch t.v. (which I limit to 1 hour at most a day). She doesn't want to do things I like (puzzles/ games/reading etc.) but only wants me to play the make-believe pretend play where she dictates roles and even words. We end...


Having Friends Over?

So basically my question is this: Will we ever get to a point where I feel...


Too Much TV

This is going to sound bad, and that's because I know it is. But my 3 year...

Preschool & Head Start

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pre-K Curriculum Ideas/resources ETA

This is a question for all the homeschooling moms out there. I am not homeschooling, but I would like to make the time I spend with DD at home a bit more productive in terms of educational content than just playing the same old games over again and letting her watch TV while I cook. I was hoping that you could point me to some (free) onlne resources that I can use to come up with a weekly plan of things we can do together and some tasks I can let her do by herself. I am just not very creative and having a weekly plan of activities really...