By: Cheryl Maguire When I became a stay-at-home mom I thought, “Finally I can be the boss”. The idea of not answering to anyone or to have the ability to create my own schedule was appealing. Obviously, these delusions of grandeur were construed while I was pregnant. Perhaps the combination of hormones and increased caloric … More Who’s the Real Boss?
By: Cheryl Maguire I searched the trash folder for the deleted email. My mom sends me a minimum of 10 emails a day and 95% of the time the email is deleted without being read. I informed her of this fact, and I even typed “unsubscribe” in response to one of her emails; yet she … More Crying Pictures
By: Heather O’Neill I was having dinner one night a few years ago with two young men who I have known for the past 20 years. I met them when they were about 13 and they have now become part of our family. We were discussing some of the events that were happening across the … More I Can’t Raise My Kids To Be Colorblind
By: Lauren Carmichael Being pregnant for the second time is a whole different experience than my first, which was eight years ago. Aside from all my gear expiring and all the new products available, my circumstances are completely different and in every way better than before. Yet, somehow, I still don’t feel super prepared. I … More 5 Important Things to Think About BEFORE You Have a Baby
By: Lauren Tankle I recently got married this year. Our wedding was a little less traditional than most because I have a son from a previous marriage. I really wanted to incorporate him into most aspects of the wedding because this marriage was not just marrying my Fiancé and I but, all of us … More 5 Ways to Incorporate Your Children Into Your Wedding
By: Melanie Anderson This is a question that a lot of us parents struggle with: “When is the right age for my child to be home alone”? I decided to contact my local police department to ask some important questions on home safety and how exactly to know when your child is ready to … More When is Your Child Ready to be Home Alone?
By: Deirdre Littlefield Our youngest son is adopted from the foster care system. Everywhere we go, people comment on his demeanor, as he is the most animated, vivacious child you could meet. I love telling people the basics of his story to raise awareness for all of the children waiting for a home. People … More Adopting From Foster Care
By: Cheryl Maguire “You need glasses,” the Ophthalmologist said to me. I was twelve years old. My mom was shocked since I had never complained of unclear vision and no one else in our family had poor eyesight. The reason I had gone to the doctor was because I failed the school screening exam. My … More How Healthy are Your Child’s Eyes?
By: Deirdre Littlefield My first born son left for boot camp this week. He has been to college already so we have done this; I should have been ready. I dig through pictures and remember him as a little boy. He was a wondrous little guy with bright blue eyes. His imagination was unsurpassed, … More Letting Go Of My First Born
Parents and caregivers of children 5th grade and over should make plans to attend this free presentation on recognizing the symptoms of substance abuse in kids. Don’t think that it couldn’t happen to your child; prepare yourself today!