By: Sandy Churchill When people describe “a perfect storm”—it usually conjures up images of cold fronts and tidal waves or tornado-like winds spawning catastrophic ends. But a perfect storm can also comprise a sea of happy happenings that simply whip emotions into a frenzy and tap into a bittersweet understanding that time is simply speeding past … More The Beauty of Change
By: Tanvi Maharaja Are you tired of asking your kids to put down their phones or tablets? Do your kids listen? Trust me, they do. But sometimes, they just choose to ignore it. How long did you have to yell the last time you asked your child to stay away from the screen? Online games on … More 7 Steps to Managing Your Child’s Screen Time
By: Kathleen Blandin With Halloween approaching, you may be curious about how to get your little one into the spooky holiday spirit while shielding them from the scarier Halloween things. A simple way to get spooky is to combine things they already love: crafting and food! Show them a little bit of spook doesn’t have … More 4 Spooky Edible Crafts to Ring in the Halloween Spirit
By: Cheryl Maguire I love fitness classes. There are many benefits to participating in a fitness class as opposed to working out on your own. In general classes are social, more fun and push you to workout harder. If you are enjoying your workouts, you are more likely to want to return and continue exercising. … More 5 Parenting Tips Inspired by Fitness Classes
By: Barbara Cornell Last summer, my then 20-year old son and I were out for a walk. He said to me, “Mom, I don’t want you to die because I enjoy your company, but if you did die, I think I’d be ok.” After I got over the shock of the statement and gave him … More Because Someday I’m Going to Be Dead
By: Jennifer Lonergan Next week, October 7th-13th, is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now, if you are from my generation, chances are you don’t think this applies to you. But the truth is, mental health is for everyone. When I was growing up, anything related to mental health involved institutions and asylums unless it impacted your … More Mental Health Tip: Less Screen Time, More Family Time
By: Heather O’Neill How will our kids ever become capable young adults if we don’t give them the opportunity to be? I work with high school students and see how important it is for them to be able to manage their lives independently. Ideally, parents are involved in their children’s education – helping them with … More Are We Helping or Hurting Our Kids?