Treat your little one to their first drive-in complete with dinner and arts & crafts project in addition to the movie!
How about a drive-in movie for your little one? Treat him or her to this old-fashioned delight — and score a little alone time for you — with a great deal from The Little House of Art: At the LivingSocial website Pay $17 for the Kids’ Drive-in Movie Night (regularly $35). From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., children ages 3 to 6 and ages 7 to 10 will enjoy pizza, popcorn, arts and crafts, and, of course, a movie. They are welcome to wear PJs and bring a pillow for this fun evening. Or, encourage your child’s creativity with one canvas painting class with take-home artwork for ages 4 to 6 or ages 7 to 12 for $17 (regularly $35). Budding artists will receive instruction from experienced instructors during this 90-minute class; check the calendar for dates and times. Little House was recently featured on both Fox 5 and the Atlanta Mom show!
The New York Times’ Motherlode blog just published this piece about whether blogging makes new moms happier. In generations past new moms had to actually get out of the house to connect with each other – not an easy feat when you have a young child. Now through blogging, women connect constantly regarding a variety of topics without leaving their living rooms. And, according to a recent small research study, this makes new moms happier. Read the piece and let us know what you think. Do you have a blog? Has a blog helped you as a parent? As an adoptive parent or a parent through surrogacy?
While Facebook and other social media sites can be instrumental in helping adult adoptees and teen adoptees (with their parents’ permission) find their birth parents, it can also be a dangerous minefield for underage adoptees who are searching – or are being searched – without guidance from an adult. With the rise of social media, there is even more reason for adoptive parents to be open and honest with their children about their adoptions and their birth parents. Teen adoptees are very likely to search for birth parents their own, using Facebook and other social media sites, and if search and reunion has been discussed openly and honestly between adoptees and their parents, teens are more likely to turn to their parents for help.
Apple recently announced that children’s picture books are now available on various “i” products through the iBooks application. Available books include the Olivia series, Disney classics, toddler books, and Fancy Nancy, among many others. To download the iBooks application, click here.