Who’s the Real Boss?

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?

Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

By: Martianne Stanger   Okay, I admit it.  Some days I miss the freedom and adventure that life before children offered me. Other days, I realize that life is still full of adventure: some quite simple and joy-filled and only experienced because I have children. Case in point: the other day when my children and … More Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

The New Happy

By: Deirdre Littlefield Happiness seems to be at the center of our collective parenting goals in most recent years. I suppose that parents have always wanted happy children, but maybe it’s the definition of happiness that is changing with our times. My children definitely appear happy when I buy them what they want immediately or … More The New Happy

Toddler Transition

By: Jessica Aldred  “No!”, “Get Down!”, “Don’t eat that!”, “Stop touching that”…Yes folks, we officially have a fully mobile, chattering, defiant, yet still incredibly cute toddler! The days of tossing him the high chair with some veggie sticks while I made dinner are over. The 5 point harness is now strapping him in just long … More Toddler Transition