By: Heather O’Neill Our kids are growing up in a very trying time. The world they are growing up in is so very different than the one we did. In their lifetime, it has been proven to be unsafe to fly on an airplane, go to the movies, shop at a mall, sit in a … More How to Support Our Nervous Kids
By: Jennifer Lonergan Next week, October 7th-13th, is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now, if you are from my generation, chances are you don’t think this applies to you. But the truth is, mental health is for everyone. When I was growing up, anything related to mental health involved institutions and asylums unless it impacted your … More Mental Health Tip: Less Screen Time, More Family Time
By: Lauren Carmichael I gave up social media for a few days. Here’s what happened: I made a deal with my brother to not go on social media for an entire week. Spoiler alert: We both didn’t make it. Before you keep reading, know that this isn’t a typical “my life was better, and … More I Gave Up Social Media for a Few Days
By: Melanie Anderson Years ago when I was a kid, I used to hear the saying, “It takes a village” from my parents and just about every other parent. We quickly learned what it actually meant. It meant that if we, the children, were out playing in the neighborhood, any parent that saw one of … More The Rise and Fall of “It Takes A Village”
By: Amy Williams, Guest Contributor As a parent, what do you fear most? Do you anguish about choosing fabric or disposable diapers? Are there times you fret over which educational toy to purchase or the number of hours your child should sit in front of a screen? Is this organic? Yes, you may have stressed over these … More Today’s Teens & Cyberbullying
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer Growing up, you would never catch me indoors. There were so many great outdoor games: kick the can, dodgeball, baseball, hide and go seek, board games, and riding bikes. I relished being outside. It was a way to be free and to exercise without knowing it was exercise. My mother would tell … More What Ever Happened to Playing Outside?
An avid runner, Janice is a 40-something mom with one son and is active in the Brockton community serving as a community advisory board member and on the PTA. She loves being able to connect and share her experiences with other moms. We can’t wait to read her contributions to our mommy blog!