Meet Our Guest Bloggers

The TTPM Guest Blogger Program highlights a variety of online voices to share personal stories, offer family-friendly tips, and connect with TTPM readers. If you are interested in more information on how to become a guest blogger for TTPM, please contact Christie Damato:

  • Time to Play: Indoor Activities for Kids

    By Andrea Hatfield

    With the recent arrival of the fall season, it is time to start thinking about activities to keep your children entertained while indoors. When it gets too cold to play outside for long, it is crucial for kids to remain active. Sometimes, you have to get creative in coming up with fun things for them to do in the house. I know that my boys get cabin fever during the cooler months which leads to them fighting and driving each other (and me) crazy! […]

  • Time to Play: Fun Lunchbox Ideas

    By Whitney Wingerd

    When I was in first grade, I was hospitalized with a bad case of salmonella. They were never quite sure what caused it but suspected I ate some bad food at some point. My Mom was extremely cautious about what I ate after that. In fact, so much that I remember an entire year of the same lunch every day...Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Because they were the least likely to spoil and make me sick. I still can't eat peanut butter and jelly to this day. […]

  • Time to Play: Just the Two of Us

    By Tina Kelley

    This year my son will be in the 1st grade. It's a huge transition not only for him but also for my 4 year old daughter who hasn't yet experienced a full day without him home. There is also the issue that it's a milestone for my son and I'm worried she will feel left behind. […]

  • Time to Play: Toy Storage Solutions

    By Kimberly Ortiz

    As a mom of three boys ages 3, 6 and 8, I can honestly say that on a daily basis I feel like I am living in the midst of a toy explosion. I can't tell you how many times I have tripped or stepped on Legos, balls, Hot Wheels and their latest collecting obsession - rocks. […]

  • Time to Play: Living in the Retro World

    By Adam Cohen

    I'm a child of the 80's which gives me a very unique perspective on life, I was around to see all the amazing Saturday/Sunday cartoons, great toys and stuffed animals. I got to grow up in a time that had really cool fads like Pac-Man, He-Man, Moon Walking, Hello Kitty, Rainbow Bright, Nintendo, Chia Pets, WWF Wrestling, Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids, Care Bears, and Chuck E. Cheese just to name a few. […]

  • Time to Play: Kids First

    By Lorraine Akemann

    What defines a healthy balance of technology in our children's lives? Often when the topic of kids and technology comes up, technology takes center stage. We sometimes become so consumed with the latest gizmo that we forget that our goal is simple - to raise healthy, well-adjusted kids. I'd like to shift from the usual technology-centric perspective and start this "kids & technology" article with that simple goal in mind: Kids First. […]

  • Time to Play: Back to School Tips

    By Kimberly Vetrano

    It's the time of the year when children hear those most dreaded words, back to school time. For some parents back to school time is the best time of the year, especially after a long summer listening to their children whine "I'm bored. There is nothing to do". […]

  • Time to Play: Recipe for Fun

    By Wendy

    Hi! I'm Wendy from Around My Family Table. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful kids (one who has special dietary needs). My mom taught me how to cook when I was younger and when I finally left home, I was able to prepare meals instead of boxed dinners or take out. I think this is what won my husband's heart. […]

  • Time to Play: Live from the Spring Showcase

    By Shannon Stillwell

    I am a native Texan. I love it here, but now that I am also a blogger, I realize that if I want to find out what's new and hot before everyone else, I need to be where the action is. The action seems to be in New York City or Los Angeles (bright lights, movie premieres and the fast life). […]

  • Time to Play: 3D Movies for Children

    By James Weaver

    3D movies have been around for quite some time, tracing their origin back to the 1950s. The first 3D feature film released in America was in 1952, called Bwana Devil. It was set in erstwhile British East Africa (today's Uganda) and centered largely on the hunt for two man-eating lions. The success of Bwana Devil, despite the poor reviews and overall low quality of 3D, sparked a craze for 3D movies throughout the 1950s, which is still called the golden decade for 3D movies. But audiences soon lost the appetite for such movies and the market for 3D movies has waxed and waned over the past five decades. […]

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