2010: 31 Days Full of Love

Thank you to everyone who entered photos in the AP Month photo event and to those who voted.  The top AP Month photographs voted best illustrations of our AP Month theme “Full of Love:  Parenting to meet the emotional and physical needs of children” are: Smiling in Sleep Mother and baby Holding Hands These photos […]


Though yesterday marked the last day of AP Month 2010, we planned too  many events for just 31 days! Until November 10, vote on the AP Month photos and leave us comments on the seven Giveaway Day posts (scroll down the page for the daily posts) on AP Month Central between October 17 – 31.  […]


Welcome to AP Month! Plan to take time for yourself.  Nurture your mind.  Nurture your body. Replenish what you put out.  Recognize that we need others to cuddle and hold us, too.  We need solitude, time with our friends, and time to regroup so we may come at the challenges of parenthood from a place […]


Welcome to AP Month! Toast pumpkin seeds for a yummy treat.  Rinse seeds under cold water to separate from strings.  Toss seeds with a spoonful of oil.  Spread seeds across cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt.  Bake at 250 degrees F for 90 minutes to dry, and then raise heat to 350 degrees F to […]

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October 28 – Have a ball!

October 28, 2010

Welcome to AP Month! Take a ball and your family and head outside.  The cooler air is just right for outdoor brisk activity. Is baby too small to enjoy outdoors ball playing?  Get out the carrier and go for a walk! “Babywearing enhances the communication between caregiver and baby. Keeping baby close to you helps […]

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October 29 – Leaf it

October 28, 2010

Welcome to AP Month! As a family, find some autumn leaves this weekend.  Explore their color and texture, and then do leaf rubbings with crayons and a piece of paper over the leaf. Today is a Giveaway Day! Leave us a comment below about favorite fall family activities and you’ll be eligible to receive an […]


October 27 – Moon walk

October 27, 2010

Welcome to AP Month! It’s a full moon!  Take a family full moon walk this evening. Today is a Giveaway Day! Leave us a comment about some of your favorite walks and you’ll be eligible to win an API Reads combo of book “Discipline without Distress” + author Judy Arnall’s teleseminar!