By: Cheryl Maguire Will I get sick? Why are they closing the schools? I’m scared. I’m upset that I can’t go to ballet class. These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages … More Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus
By: Jennifer Lonergan Clocking out. When you’re in the workforce it’s a phrase that makes you smile. It’s the end of the work day and it’s the beginning of your own time. When you are a stay at home parent, this does not exist. There is always something to be done. A load of laundry … More Yes, Mom, You Can Clock Out
By: Martianne Stanger We’ve turned the calendar page to a month when we enjoy apple picking, leaf peeping, pumpkin carving, and… ROAD SAFETY! Road safety? YES! Thanksgiving – For a Loss that Did Not Happen Eight years ago this month, my son’s guardian angel kept him safe when he unexpectedly darted across a road in front … More Now is the Time to (Re)teach Road Safety!
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer It seems the health craze is not dying down anytime soon. It seems all the magazines I see have some sort of buffed or muscled man or woman on the cover. You may be thinking, “I would love to look like that,” or, “That seems impossible.” According to the Centers for Disease and … More Benefits of Fifteen Minutes
By: Lauren Tankle When painting the walls of our children’s room we often choose the color either based on the child’s preference or the color that will match with our existing furniture, but is there more to our children’s bedroom wall color psychologically than we are aware of? I’ve compiled a list of colors … More Paint Colors for Your Child’s Personality
By: Melanie Anderson I walk through the grocery store every week and see the same stressed faces on parents with toddlers. I used to be this way. First, it would start with a pit in my stomach the morning of. Then, a “you can do this” pep talk to myself on the car ride there. … More A Mom’s Guide to Grocery Shopping with a Toddler
By: Melanie Anderson Dear Daughter, Sometimes my words are not sympathetic and you think I have never walked in your shoes. Time and life experiences have given me something that I wish I had when I was 15, knowledge and power. I know we must make our own mistakes in order to get where … More Dear Daughter, Some Wisdom From the Future
By: Sandy Churchill Upon returning from a recent game conference in Columbus, Ohio, our family was encouraged and recharged from life’s stresses—thanks to three and a half days of games, games, and more games. These are not video games—nor are they the simple-stream variety of Monopoly, Checkers, or Candyland. They are European-style board games of … More Let the Games Begin!
By: Kathy Trainor I am a mom … I am a mom of 2 boys. Boys are busy, rough, and tough. As are girls and any other knee high beings that we call children. I know you want coffee. I am here for the same reason, but don’t worry! Your little seven month old can talk … More Enjoy Your Coffee
By: Carolyn Coleman Some mothers pick up her baby as soon as she hears a cry; some mothers turn and walk away. Both mothers love their children, but express their love in different ways. In my years of working and always sharing day to day thoughts on how we raise our kids, I’ve learned that … More Mothering Across Cultures