By: Angela Semeta As we all may know, a divorce or a separation between two parents isn’t easy for anyone, especially the child/children. When my daughter’s father and I decided to go our separate ways it was not an easy decision but we knew that in the end it was the best for everyone. We … More Co-Parenting 101
By: Heather Desmond O’Neill That pit in your stomach when you lose, or you think you have lost, your child. My 6-year-old son and I were in Target. We had been looking for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bracelet for his brother. They didn’t have any in the boy’s department, so as we were checking out, I thought … More Lost
By: Jessica Aldred Admitting something is wrong with your own child is a terribly difficult thing to do. I’m finally at a point where I feel somewhat proud of myself for admitting that I have a child with quite a few ADHD symptoms. While they won’t officially label him or consider medication until he turns … More My Child Has Issues
By: Tanya Pimental Many people start their journey towards parenthood with a pet. My boyfriend, now husband, gave me an adorable kitten as a graduation gift not long after we moved in together. Animals are such loyal and lovable creatures. There is a comfort in knowing they are around. Curling up to snuggle a furbaby really does … More Pet Loss
By: Angela Semeta Just last month, my six-year-old was seen by her pediatrician for a routine sick visit. She had a cough and sore throat, along with raspy breathing and fluid in her ears. She was diagnosed with a viral infection that had developed in her chest. Her pediatrician suggested we see an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist because her … More Look Mommy…No Tonsils!
By: Alicia Tapp, Guest Contributor Unsure of what to do this 4th of July? The possibilities are limitless, but it’s important that you and your family stay safe while celebrating with loved ones. To keep your family entertained, try these fun-filled activities! 1) Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Wrapper Looking for a fun way to entertain … More Have a Fun Fourth of July!
By: Heather Desmond O’Neill There are definitely two teams in our house. Us against them. We have to stick together. If we don’t, our children may realize that ultimately we really have no power. There are fabrications that we have told our children to keep the upper hand. After the kids are in bed, sometimes … More Untruths
By: Alicia Tapp, Guest Contributor June is National Safety Month, a great opportunity to reinforce healthy and safe behaviors for your family. This month, adopt these tips to ensure your loved ones stay happy and healthy- both inside and out! 1) Master water safety. Avoid swallowing water you swim in. Accidental indigestion of pool water can lead … More Summer Safety
Looking for a way to beat summer boredom without breaking the budget? Check out Free Fun Fridays, which provide free access to great local museums and cultural spots. If you attend any of the events, let us know! We’d love to hear if your family enjoys one of these great local resources.
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer As I read time and time again how many of our youth are being bullied, feel isolated, and commit suicide, I wonder how that can be prevented. As I was researching this topic, I came across an organization called The Jason Foundation, which was born out of a father’s loss after his son … More Protecting Our Children