By: Heather O’Neill When you first become a parent, you get an animalistic intense desire to protect your child. You want to make sure that nothing ever hurts them – emotionally, physically, spiritually. You keep them safe – baby-proofing your home, securely fastening them into the car seat, zipping up their jackets to stay warm, … More Raising Adults
By: Cheryl Maguire “Can I go to California?” When my fourteen-year-old daughter asked me this question my initial response was, “There is no way you are going to California, especially without me.” And then I saw the cost of the trip which only solidified my sentiment. The public school she attends teamed up with a … More The Ultimate Guide to Teen Tours
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: Deirdre Littlefield God is a part of my everyday life. I talk to him often, thank him and ask him for his help. I often wonder, Why does it feel weird to say his name in regular conversation? I’m not sure who believes in him so maybe I’m afraid to bring it up. Life … More Why Is It So Uncomfortable To Say God?
By: Deirdre Littlefield I have been blessed with three sons who are naturally rough, tough and, honestly, quite crude. It has been my mission since birth to raise them with civility. We’ve taught them to hold doors for strangers, to stand up if an adult needs a seat, and to listen intently when somebody is … More Raising Gentlemen In 2018
By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
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