Category Archives: Children

Everything to do with having kids.

Domestic Peacekeeping

At times all parents have to break up tussles between the kids, but how do we teach them to really love and appreciate each other?  I found some of these to be helpful with my little ones:

andy what sisters such a soupy outside oonga nowhere dogs dont Baby_bla

And our own favorite:

what brothers





March Break fun at the GPL

March-BreakMarch break is just around the corner, do you know what your kids will be doing? The GPL has some great programs that you and your kids will love. Check out the events calendar or the Connections magazine for more details.

Monday March 14th

  • Crazy Pasta Sculptures 10AM  @ Bullfrog (Ages 3-7)
  • Applefun Puppetry Presents …10:30AM @ Westminster (Ages 3-7)
  • Magical Mr. OH! 10:30AM @ Main (Ages 3-7)
  • Wacky water week 1PM @ Main (all ages)
  • Kristen’s Critters 2:30PM @ East Side (Ages 3-7)

Tuesday March 15th

  • Let’s pretend 10:30AM @ Main (Birth to 2 yrs.)
  • Kristen’s Critters 2:30PM @ West End (Ages 3-7)
  • Teen: Cake Boss 2:30PM @ Main (Ages 12-19)
  • Teen Movie Night: Paper Towns 6:30PM @ Main (Ages 12-19)

Wednesday March 16th

  • Puppets and Songs with Jay Wilson 10:30AM @ West End (Ages 7-11)
  • Carnival Fun 10:30AM @ Scottsdale (Ages 3-7)
  • Mr. Chris and Gassy Bubbles 10:30AM  East Side (Ages 3-7)
  • Let’s talk Science : Super Science Challenges 2:30PM @ Bullfrog (Ages 7-11)

Thursday March 17th

  • Morning Movie: Inside Out 10:30AM @ Main (Ages 7-11)
  • Let’s talk Science : Super Science Challenges 2:30PM @ Scottsdale (Ages 7-11)
  • Teen Trivia Challenge 2:30PM @ Main (Ages 12-19)

Friday March 18th

  • Wacky Water Week 1:00PM @ East Side (all ages)

Happy Leap Day

lead dayToday is Leap Day!
Here are some fun Leap Day facts.
  • A Utah woman has given birth on February 29 three times (2004, 2008, 2012). She shares the record for leap day births with a Norwegian woman (1960, 1964, 1968)
  • A person who is born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leap-year baby”. In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while others only observe birthdays on February 29.
  • In Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, having passed his 21st year, he leaves the pirate band and falls in love. However, since he was born on February 29, that day will not arrive until he is eighty-four.
  • Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker and author is a leapling (1960)
  •  A Leap Day occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, like 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.


Manners and Etiquette


I was out the other day and I was amazed to see a young man open the car door for the women he was with. This got me thinking, when was the last time someone opened the car door for me, or any door for that matter.

Manners and etiquette seem to have fallen by the wayside in todays society. Everyone has their phones out at the dinner table texting or worse talking on them, no one holds doors open for anyone else anymore, no one lets you in on the highway during rush hour, and everyone dresses like they are lounging at home. What happened to the days when men wore hats, people dressed up to go to the airport, they said please and thank you, and gave you their undivided attention.

Now I’m not saying there were no rude people 50 years ago but a lot of what was considered rude is now common place.

Here are some great books that the library has on manners and etiquette.

Guide to good manners by Joelle Richa

Would it kill you to stop doing that? by Henry Alford

Everyday etiquette by Patricia Rossi

Manners made easy for the family by June Hines Moore

Excuse me, but I was next by Peggy Post

Time to say “Please”! by Mo Willems

Emily Post’s etiquette by Peggy Post

Don’t slurp your soup! by Lynne Gibbs

Miss Manners’ guide to excruciatingly correct behavior by Judith Martin

Joke books for kids

jokesWhat kid doesn’t love a good joke book? I remember they were all my little brother would read when he was about 8 or 9 years old.

Do your kids love telling cheesy jokes and punny riddles? If so then check out some of these great titles so they can learn some new ones!

Just joking: animal riddles by Patrick J. Lewis

Just joking 4 by Rosie Pattison

Foul play: jokes that won’t strike out by Rick Walton

Monster mayhem: Jokes to scare you silly! by Sam Schultz

Nutty jokes by Matt Rissinger

Chickie Riddles by Katy Hall


Baby’s first year

baby_walkingI’m due in 5 weeks and I panicked the other day when I realized I haven’t done any reading on what I’ll have to do when he’s born. I have no idea how to get him on a sleep schedule, when I should start introducing real food and at what age he should be crawling or walking. I was really good at making sure I did lots of reading about my pregnancy to make sure I was exercising safely and eating properly but I never really thought about what I would do after he was born.
Here are some of the books I’ve been reading from the library to get ready.
happiest baby baby 411 the happy sleeper What to Expect the First Year
help your baby to sleep