Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do Moms Really Need Hobbies?

You know the moms – the ones who knit gorgeous scarves for entire villages while they simultaneously cheer at all of the appropriate times during their kids’ soccer games, decorate birthday cakes that rival those on Cake Boss, or decoupage their way into the Guggenheim. These are the moms who have hobbies that make them [...]

Easy Money Saving Tips for Families

That Help Promote Financial Literacy Finances can be as stressful on families as health issues, moving to a new home, or starting a new job. Part of my job description as domestic engineer (it says so on my coffee cup) is to help my family use our money wisely, and to teach our kids how [...]

The Other Side of Emotion Coaching

Dangers of Ignoring Positive Emotions   My husband once told me that I wouldn’t be able to talk if I lost my arms. They move, gesture, get excited, and reflect my emotions. I’ve noticed that my kids are developing this same tendency as well – we must look like a small flock of birds when [...]

5 Date Night Ideas

For Busy Parents of Little Ones You’ve got drool marks across your shoulders, congealed bananas in your hair, and a wet-wipe hitchhiking on the bottom on your slipper (and you don’t even want to know how it go there or why it’s staying). Date night is perhaps the furthest thing from your mind – but [...]

Don’t Let Babies Cry it Out

Despite what the headlines read, such as this one from TIME – It’s O.K. to Let Babies Cry It Out at Bedtime – parents should dig a little deeper when it comes to the results of new studies widely reported today. If you just skim over the subtitles, you might be led to believe that [...]

Working After Baby Arrives

Do You Want or Need to Go Back to Work After Baby? I wanted nothing more than to be present for every moment of my newborn’s life, but our wants sometime compete with our needs more than we would like them to do. I wanted to finish my college degree, so I needed to work [...]

Did My Child Just Throw a Pantrum?

That’s Not a Typo – You Might Have a Pantrum on Your Hands A screaming voice, pounding fists, and stomping feet – sounds like a tantrum, right? But what if it is a pantrum? I recently read a parental mind-stretching book, Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance, by Christopher McCurry, Ph.D. that describes [...]

Making Marriage Work

A Parent’s Gift to a Child One of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me as a child was the example of a committed, cooperative, and engaged marriage. Until I was married and had children of my own, I didn’t realize how important that gift was from my own parents, or just how much [...]

Apart from the Crowd

Helping Children with Neurological Differences He looks so normal, but is awkward, unique, and stumbling. If you’ve ever had those thoughts about a child you met, or perhaps one of your own children, you might also be encountering someone with a neurological difference. Maybe as your child starts a new year of school you will [...]

Protecting Kids’ Digital Identities

The biggest privacy issue my parents had to worry about was whether or not I gave out personal information over the home phone (from the rotary dial antique). Now I, and parents around the world, have to deal with technology at the tip of nearly every fingertip, and the vulnerability our kids have to the [...]

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