Don’t Leave Your Kids in the Car…No Matter the Weather


  Another child died yesterday after being left unattended in a parked car on a sweltering summer day.  This time in an affluent town in … [Continue reading...]

On Redefining Happiness…


  The Making Caring Common Project released some very interesting research last week, and if you haven't seen it you should really take a … [Continue reading...]

Life Lessons from Dad


I sometimes wonder what little bits of wisdom my kids will hold close to their hearts as they grow.  At 7 and 5, they are kind, loving, and … [Continue reading...]

On putting an end to “Boys will be boys”


There's this saying in parenting and it kind of drives me nuts.  It's been around since I was a kid, and it continues to thrive today.  People use it … [Continue reading...]

Parenting Articles Worth Checking Out…


If I haven't been here much, it's because I've been in other places!  Below are a few recent articles that you might want to check out... On Scary … [Continue reading...]

Common Core Stress? Advocate, don’t argue


I admit it:  I was in hysterics when I read the answer that dad provided for the math question on the second grade test.  The question was not a good … [Continue reading...]

Joining Forces with Scary Mommy


It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to kickstart a writing career.  I've been very fortunate along the way.  I've met some … [Continue reading...]

Facebook Free for 40 Days…


I gave up Facebook for Lent. I know, right?  How will I get the most important news stories?  Do I really have to scroll through the CNN app on my … [Continue reading...]

Play More Often for Happy Kids!


I've seen some great articles on the importance of play in the past few months.  This is a good thing.  While people all over the country continue to … [Continue reading...]

Parenting articles to check out…


It's been busy around here lately!  Between my work at allParenting and Everyday Family and the book that has a deadline quickly approaching…I've been … [Continue reading...]