Encourage Your Child to Play

Encourage Your Child to Play

No matter how young or old someone is, being active is an important part of staying healthy.  As any parent can attest, TV, video games, and cell phones are like siren’s calls to children.  More and more children are spending unhealthy amounts of time in front of the screen, rather than getting outside to play.  We’d like to offer a few suggestions to encourage your child to get outside and play! (more…)

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Our Acceptance Criteria

Our Online Consignment Acceptance Criteria

Items sent to Swap go to everyday families, just like yours!  Our best sellers are fashion forward items, that have been in the mall/department stores in the last 3 years. Look into your closet, if you or your little one hasn’t worn it in the last year, it may be time to try online consignment to earn some extra money parting with this loved item. :-)

Often we are asked when is the best time to send in certain items based on their season.  The best time to send in your fall-winter items is at the end of summer, around July or August.  Spring-summer items should be sent in before the end of winter, around January or February.  Sending your items in during the optimal months can hep ensure that your items will sell quickly since shoppers are gearing up for the season ahead. (more…)

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Cooking With Your Kids

Cooking With Your Kids

Getting your child to eat what you put on the table can be difficult.  That’s why involving them in the cooking process is crucial to widening their palate.  And, of course, any meal that involves finger foods, skewers, or sauces is practically guaranteed to be a success. Be sure to assign age-appropriate tasks and educate your children on kitchen and food safety before you begin.  Here are a few recipe ideas to have fun while cooking with your kids. (more…)

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15 Favorite Children's Books

Top 15 Favorite Children’s Books

My mother was a preschool teacher for more than 20 years, so I grew up surrounded by books.  I even remember my father reading to my brother and me when we were little.  I’ve read Goodnight Moon and  Where the Wild Things Are more times than I can count.  There is something inherently magical about children’s literature.  From the cheerful pictures to the gentle storytelling, children’s books evoke a sense of joy and nostalgia like few other experiences.  

As someone who wishes to share that joy, here is a list of my Top 15 Favorite Children’s Books: (more…)

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