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: Summer - Let the Games Begin

    By Ana Picazo

    Summer camp? Summer shmamp! We've had ten weeks of summer vacation, and my kids have spent just two of those at a summer camp. The rest of the time they have been at home with me. But they haven't been bored at all. We've gone berry picking, visited museums, taken swimming lessons. […]

  • Time to Play: With Memories

    By Mariana Perez

    I love watching my daughters play. Their carefree innocence and boundless imagination is refreshing! Every once in a while, a bit of nostalgia hits and I take a moment to think back to what I used to play with when I was a little girl. […]

  • Time To Play: Fun & Easy Summer Snacks For Kids

    By Piera Jolly

    As a mom, I'm always looking for quick and easy snacks for my toddler and this is especially true in the summer when we are always on the run to the next fun activity or place. The truth is that snacks can not only be easy, but they can be FUN too! Below are some of our favorites&-your kids will think you are the coolest mom or dad ever when you serve them these fun and easy treats! […]

  • Time to Play: My Way

    By Erik A. Fisher

    I love to watch kids play, and I love to play with kids. I feel lucky enough to be able to do both everyday. As a psychologist and a father, I love what I do and feel blessed to see kids show me who they are, what they feel, and what they are learning through the manner in which they approach play. […]

  • Time To Play: Outdoors in the Summer

    By Audrey McClelland

    In my family, the summer is all about being outside. Our days are filled with going to the beach, going to the pool, playing in our backyard and heading to our local park. Simply put, my sons love playing outdoors. I especially love it because it's time for them to be BOYS! They don't have to worry about being inside and having to be quiet while the others nap or have to clean up the toys in the living room when they're done. They can run and jump and skip and swim and hop and race with smiles and laughter - true excitement in the sun. […]

  • Time To Play: In Nature

    By Kelsey Norwood

    As a kid, I remember being outside constantly in the summer. We lived in a tiny town in southern Oregon with a little creek in our backyard and fields all around. Most of my best childhood memories are of playing outside, eating watermelon or popsicles in the backyard, getting dirty, and just being a kid! […]

  • Time To Play: Summer Activities for Babies and Toddlers

    By Victoria Arya

    As a mom of a two year old and a one year old, I know how difficult it can be to find age appropriate summertime activities for babies and toddlers. Many of the organized activities during the summer are geared toward children who are five and older, and many of the summertime products are geared toward children who are older as well. So, keeping those issues in mind, I have learned to be creative in trying to come up with activities that will keep the kiddos occupied, happy and safe...thus keeping me sane! […]

  • Time to Play: In The Garden

    By Lisa Singer

    What better way to teach your children about healthy living than growing your own vegetables together? Kids are natural gardeners. By the time they're about 4 years old, they're eager to help and ready to learn about growing veggies. Plus, children are more likely to eat - or at least try - vegetables they've grown themselves. […]

  • Time to Play: The Name Game

    By Angele Sionna

    The decision is one of the hardest, yet most important you'll ever make - what to name your baby. It seems easy and straightforward, right - I mean it's just a name. We all have one. How hard could this be? No pressure - but your decision will impact and influence their entire life. […]

  • Time to Play: Resourceful Game Playing

    By Resourceful Mommy

    As parents we hope to teach our kids the basics - colors, shapes, numbers - while still having fun and spending quality time together. Fortunately the toy industry has risen to the challenge by creating new and exciting learning games each year while continuing to update the classics. But after awhile, even the child who is Candyland's biggest fan may want a break from playing the same game in the same way. Rather than run out and by a new product, save time and money by reinventing the way you use the games that are already in your home. […]

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