What is the Common Core Missing?

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Lessons in kindness, that's what. With so much emphasis on accelerated learning and racing to the top (of what, exactly?), our education system … [Continue reading...]

Modern Family’s Fall for All in Los Angeles!

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  I'm not a huge TV person, mostly because I'm completely exhausted at the end of the day and I fall asleep mid-show 90% of the time.  So you … [Continue reading...]

Smartphone Breaks for Moms

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  Do you ever wonder if your need to stay connected impedes your ability to live in the moment and enjoy the life you're actually living? I … [Continue reading...]

How to Stop a Temper Tantrum

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When you have toddlers and preschoolers, people everywhere look longingly at your kids and beg you to enjoy every single second of it.  It goes so … [Continue reading...]

Can’t Science Have a Little Sparkle?

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I took a new writing gig over at mom.me, which makes my heart happy.  I've been a fan of the site since it launched, but I can't say enough about the … [Continue reading...]

On Empowering Our Girls…

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Friendships can be hard...even when you're an adult.  When you think about the things kids go through - shifting alliances, balancing acts, secrets … [Continue reading...]

On Mean Girls and Raising Kindness

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  By now you know that I'm big on things like happiness, kindness, and empathy.  You know that I believe in following your dreams and raising … [Continue reading...]

When Introverts Go To School

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  School is a busy place.  From morning meeting until dismissal, kids learn, interact, work hard, and move from task to task.  They have a few … [Continue reading...]

On the Importance of Recess

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At the beginning of every school year, I hear the same complaint from frustrated parents. Forget about the fact that a brand new school year can be … [Continue reading...]

How to Help a Suicide Survivor

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In case you missed it, please stop by the Huffington Post and read "There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide" It didn't take long for the negative … [Continue reading...]