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April 27, 2018

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As spring is in full swing, it is natural to look towards summer and get excited for the next break. I know I am. Children and parents look forward to staying up a little later, sleeping in a bit more, and easing up on the frantic school-time schedule. Th...

February 22, 2018

A few years ago, Dr. Michael Thompson, a child psychologist and author of many books related to child development, came to speak at my child’s school. I enjoy hearing other parenting experts speak, especially those that are dynamic and full of information. And Dr. Thom...

February 7, 2018

Similar to other holidays that have a hefty dose of candy, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I often get the dessert question: to dessert or not to dessert? There are two main schools of thought on the recent dessert debates. On one hand, offering children (and a...

January 26, 2018

You absolutely know when it’s coming. We parents are pretty good about knowing when a nuclear meltdown is about to happen. We can accurately read the warning signs being broadcast loud and clear.

Maybe it’s in their eyes, perhaps it’s the little behaviors that you see s...

January 26, 2018

The Goddess Myth, as described in the October 30th issue of Time, outlines how new mothers are set up for failure from all sides. The current American maternal society and mothers themselves formulate rigid targets about natural birth and long-term nursing. The associa...

January 26, 2018

When thinking about how to encourage your children to eat healthier, the focus is usually on what they are eating. Are they eating too many sweets? Are they eating fruits and vegetables? Do they get enough protein?

But too often we miss the bigger picture.

Your role as a...

January 26, 2018

The Problem

Does this scenario ever happen to you? You spend time planning dinner, buying food, and preparing a lovely home-cooked meal. You set the plate in front of your children, they eat their one or two favorite items from the plate and then say they are finished b...

January 26, 2018

There are times when I accept that my sole purpose as a parent is to be the lazy-kid’s version of Google: Mom, why is it cold today? Mom, what are we doing after school? Mom, what’s for dinner? Mom, what kind of bird is that? Mom, do you like my drawing? Mom, why does...

January 11, 2018

We have all been there. You go to a restaurant with your children and you can see it all about to unravel. Perhaps it’s not the exact right kind of chicken tender or maybe it’s taking a lifetime for the food to arrive. Potentially it’s just an off night and everyone is...

December 31, 2017

The morning started off rough. I slept through my alarm and my daughter was in a particularly bad mood, causing us to leave our house late. Picking up the other riders in our neighborhood carpool was like molasses; one couldn’t buckle, one refused to leave the house, a...

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