How to Fix Toddler Sleep Problems


  Tis the season...for tons of questions about formally amazing sleepers who now have sleep issues.  My inbox is overflowing with tired, … [Continue reading...]

Why Teens and Guns Don’t Make a Pretty Picture

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I wish I could set this up in some meaningful and eloquent way, but I can't. There has been too much loss, and I'm at a loss. We owe it to our … [Continue reading...]

What is the Common Core Missing?


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!


  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


  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


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?


I took a new writing gig over at, 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…


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


  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


  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...]