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: cdamato@litzkypr.com.

  • Time to Play: Disconnect to Reconnect

    By Meredith Sinclair

    I was a girl of the 70's & 80's. An era where people were limited to the phones in their homes, and they weren't at all smart. Those brightly colored, push button plastic contraptions were usually connected to the wall by long spirally leashes and had no voice mail, fun little apps, or texting. If you needed to speak with someone, you waited until they were home - and off the phone. As a society we were far less reachable, accessible, or bothered. We mainly shared photos of family adventures and other cool things we did with people who actually knew us. Not in order to collect "likes" on Facebook, or followers on Twitter. And we spent hours upon hours roaming the hood with our pals playing hard and getting dirty. "Screen-time" wasn't even a word. […]

  • Time to Play: Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Child

    By Helena Stone

    Back at Toy Fair 2012, it seemed like just about every toy manufacturer was showing off a new tablet. Five months later, these tablets are finally starting to materialize. But just like with the tablets designed for mom and dad, the tablets for kids marketplace is already saturated with a plethora of many choices. So before you pick up a new tablet for your child, here are some qualities to look out for in a tablet. […]

  • Time to Play: Upcycle Your Home

    By Kelly Moran

    It is no wonder that trash picking is a hobby for some. On any given trash day, usable items such as furniture, house wares, bikes and toys line curbsides everywhere. To see them head to the dump is wasteful and disheartening. I want to rescue them all, but sadly I do not have the time nor space. I wonder to myself, if people are becoming more conscious about recycling plastics and cardboard, papers and aluminum, why not take a moment to upcycle some of the usable items in your home? […]

  • Time to Play: 9 Things to Do With Your Newborn

    By Stephanie Anderson

    There are toys for kids of every age: newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school age and onward. Mechanisms that enhance coordination, motivate speech, educate and encourage creativity and imagination. Kids need to play. Playing helps kids grow, mature, learn and process. […]

  • Time to Play: Outdoor Adventures

    By Brandy Tanner

    Our family has always loved being outside during the warm New Hampshire months and this year we were blessed to live on the property I grew up at which means we have a pond and a lot of wild life visits. We are able to find ways to enjoy the great outdoors with little to no toys, meaning we use our imagination heavily! […]

  • Time to Play: When We Go Camping

    By Julie Kieras

    When we go camping... It's always more work than we expected! […]

  • Time to Play: Does Your Child Help With Chores?

    By Amy

    My husband and I were JUST talking about this last week. As kids, we both had to complete chores. I think chores are important for children and here is why. Children need to feel as though they're part of something. They can't feel that way if they don't have chores and make contributions to the family. Chores are one of the best ways to build a feeling of competence and establish helpful habits and good attitudes about work. […]

  • Time to Play: Tips on Sending Kids to Camp

    By Jennifer Buxton

    School is out, and summer has arrived. This year, my oldest daughter is going away for weeklong camp, and to say that I'm nervous is an understatement. Preparation is key to getting your child and yourself ready for this exciting adventure. Here's my top 10 tips on sending your child away to camp. […]

  • Time to Play: Swing States

    By Jonathan Rapaport

    Our latest source of marital friction stems from my wife's desire for a swing set. […]

  • Time to Play: Surviving Kindergarten Orientation

    By Debra Muccio

    It's the night before Kindergarten Orientation. Yes, in May. It snuck up on me. It's not that I didn't have the date highlighted in hot pink or anything...I did. It's just that when you've spent almost 5 years glued to a certain little girl, you don't exactly believe the date will ever arrive. […]

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