Things to Know About Preschoolers and YouTube Videos

Your preschooler may have developed an interest in YouTube videos. There are some videos out there that were created for young children to view. The majority of YouTube, however, is not intended for young children. Here are some things that parents need to know about preschoolers and YouTube videos. Limit Screen Time The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. They also recommend that children and teens should engage with entertainment media for no more than two hours per day – and that the media … Continue reading

Genealogy Resources on YouTube

YouTube is a great place to find videos that explain how to use a particular kind of genealogy software, or how to find genealogy resources, or that teach about genealogy in general. All the videos on YouTube are viewable right from your computer, and you do not need to join YouTube in order to watch these videos. YouTube is more than just a place to watch funny videos, or to check out the videos for popular songs. It is also a place where people share informative videos about how to do something, how to learn something, or information that is … Continue reading

Adventures in Potty Training: Day 2

You know how they always say that you can lead a child to the potty but you can’t make him go? What do you do when you are convinced that your young potty trainee would rather hold it in instead of use the potty? The second day of potty training went relatively smoothly, with more things getting into the potty, less things getting on the floor and no things actually getting on me. I see this last fact as a reason to celebrate and a sign that the training will get easier. Once again we had another dry nap. However, … Continue reading

April 2009 General Conference Dates

The annual Young Women’s broadcast will be held on March 28, 2009. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The meeting will be broadcast via satellite feed to local meetinghouses. If you live outside of the United States your local leaders may show the broadcast at a later date. General Conference will be held April 4 and April 5, 2009. The sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time for both Saturday and Sunday. Additionally a Priesthood meeting will be held Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The Priesthood meeting will … Continue reading

YouTube Depression Era Cooking

Many families today are looking back into the past to see what they can learn from generations before, especially folks who lived through the Great Depression. During the Great Depression, the unemployment rate reached 25 percent, and food as well as most everything was scarce. Feeding your family became a battle of creative ingenuity. While we still have it a lot easier today, there is a lot that we can gain by practicing some depression era cooking. We can learn to make healthy meals and even treats for less. Sure there were a lot of beans on the stove, but … Continue reading

YouTube Christmas House Tours

Going on Christmas house tours are lots of fun. Not only can you enjoy beautiful decorations and furnishings, but you can get some ideas for decorating your own home. Just this past weekend, we visited a room that was a early century library, all decorated for Christmas. I loved pretty much every part of it and joked that I was taking my photos so we could reproduce the room at home. Of course, the high ceiling and the friezes might present a bit of a problem, but you get the idea. While visiting homes in person is always nice, it … Continue reading

YouTube Making Paper Snowflakes

Yesterday, the kids and I had a great time making some paper snowflakes for a small table top tree. The practice of making paper snowflakes for me is so old that I don’t even remember where or when I learned how to do this. Perhaps it was from my old set of children’s books, or perhaps it was at school. Either way, making paper snowflakes has been a fun and inexpensive bit of entertainment and decoration for most of my life. Paper snowflakes can be hung from a tree, as we did yesterday, taped to a wall or to a … Continue reading

YouTube Christmas Videos

If you are looking for a great way to put you in the mood for Christmas at home, check out the following videos on YouTube! Isn’t technology in the home wonderful? In an instance, YouTube can take you back to an old fashioned Christmas, take you half way around the world to view spectacular Christmas lights or just take you into the homes of other families to see how they celebrate the season. Here are some of my favorite Christmas videos on YouTube (my kids contributed to this list also. Let’s get a chain going. Leave a comment below with … Continue reading

Amazing Animal Videos

A while back I wrote about a baby water buffalo who had survived a lion and a crocodile attack –all of which was caught on tape. I was so impressed by that baby water buffalo and his brave herd. (The herd had come back to help save the baby and chased off the lions.) But recently two other amazing animal videos have come to my attention. Dolphins Try to Save Their Own On YouTube there are a ton of dolphin rescue videos. Mostly of people saving dolphins, though. There are a couple of dolphins saving whales, but the other day … Continue reading

Are Your Pets on YouTube?

When Wayne bought me my new digital camera last Christmas, I knew it spelled trouble for Murphy, Mr. Meow and Tabby. Because not only could I take pictures without having to hassle with film anymore (which freed me to snap, snap, snap as many pics as I wanted), I could also take video. An Amateur Pet Film Maker Is Born I had such high hopes that I could capture Mr. Meow doing his maestro show on the air vent or the cats chasing each other, but so far no luck. I quickly found out what a tricky business capturing pets … Continue reading