Author Archive For: Mindi Stavish

About Mindi Stavish

Mindi is a working mom with two silly boys, Xander (age 3) and Noah (age 1). She spends her work days helping children with their speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about their silly antics at Simply Stavish where she also writes a weekly feature with lots of information about child language, speech and feeding development. In her less than free time, she feeds her yarn addiction and knits. Her phone is never far from her and you can find her filling her social media addictions on Twitter, Facebook , Instagram at simplystavish, and Pinterest.

How to Rock Back To School Routines

August 7, 2012 by simplystavish

Does anyone else feel as if the summer is flying by? As August is here now, many families are starting to make back to school lists and stores are rolling out the back-to-school items. Here are some tips to help the back to school transition a bit easier for your family. 1. The back to [...]

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How to Make Thank You Cards Using Your Child’s Handprint

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August 1, 2012 by simplystavish

There are few things that my mom taught me that I have carried with me into adulthood, including “always send a thank you card”. Every year after the holidays and birthdays I sit down and write thank you cards. They typically don’t get done until way later than I would like, but it’s the thought [...]

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Local Team USA Athletes to Follow on Twitter During the Summer Olympics in London

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July 20, 2012 by simplystavish

The Summer Olympics are so close!!  As my family is gearing up for the opening ceremonies, I started to do a bit of research on the US athletes participating in the games this summer.  The USA team consists of 530 athletes, with 45 states being represented.  The states that are not represented include New Hampshire [...]

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Part II: How to Throw Your Own Back Yard Olympic Games- Activities

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July 13, 2012 by simplystavish

Last week I covered the steps to preparing an amazing Back Yard Olympic Games, from creating an Olympic Torch to implementing basic safety precautions. I also suggested ideas for the opening and closing ceremonies. Now it’s time to talk about the fun stuff–the actual games.  Depending on the age ranges of the children that will [...]

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How to Throw Your Own Backyard Olympic Games

July 7, 2012 by simplystavish

The Summer Olympic Games are just three weeks away. I can’t think of a better way to get your children excited about the games than holding your very own 2012 Backyard Summer Olympic Games. There are so many great learning opportunities involved including teamwork, sportsmanship, and direction following. Not to mention exercise and a sense [...]

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4 Creative Ways to Use Pinterest

July 2, 2012 by simplystavish

Before Pinterest existed, I typically would e-mail myself when I came across an interesting recipe, a great article, a fantastic gift for a family member or a fun craft. Now I have Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest how I love thee. It’s such an addiction and a huge time suck. Lately I have been using Pinterest as [...]

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The Five Best Williamsburg Attractions for Kids

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June 21, 2012 by simplystavish

Did you know that today (June 21st)  is National Summer Learning Day? This annual event promotes the importance of engaging your child in activities that will continue the learning process throughout summer vacation. There are so many different ways to grow your child’s brain during these hot months, from visiting the local library to family [...]

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The 8 Best Ways to Get Your Child Excited About the Summer Olympics

June 16, 2012 by simplystavish

Will your family be glued to the television during the London 2012 Olympic games like mine will be? With the opening ceremonies just five weeks away, I am super exited! Four years ago my life was very different. I had ample time to watch the games with no distractions, as I wasn’t yet a parent. [...]

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Planning a Child’s Birthday Party for Under $100.00

June 6, 2012 by simplystavish

There are many ways to throw an amazing birthday party on a budget. By having the party at your house or at an outside location (such as at a park under a pavilion) you can give your child a birthday party to remember for under $100.00. While planning my son’s third birthday party, I created [...]

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Involving Your Child in Family Barbecue Preparations

May 30, 2012 by simplystavish

My favorite summer memories involve family barbecue’s, swimming at night and floating down a river in an inner tube. The smell of the food cooking alone is enough to make me happy and my stomach growl. There are many different ways you can get your child in involved in summer family barbecue preparations, to create [...]

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