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...]

On the Importance of Recess


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


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...]

Get Your Style On with Back-to-School Clothes at Target! ($300 Giveaway)


  My daughter loves clothes.  LOVES clothes.  She changes her outfits several times a day and she spends time creating each look.  There are … [Continue reading...]

Shop at Target for Back to School and Help Students in Need


Like many of you, I'm feeling sad because my baby is heading off to school this year.  It's kindergarten, and it's a short day, but baby is … [Continue reading...]

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...]