Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cheating vs. Cramming

What is the difference? I cheated. Those were the words I heard a high school student say yesterday when he heard he did well on a history exam. My stomach dropped. Cheating just won’t get you very far. Even though I dreaded the answer, I asked, “How did you do it?” And then the answer [...]

How Can I Work From Home?

Formulas for Making Working at Home Work Are you caught in the middle of motherhood and a career? Maybe loving staying home with the kids but needing or wanting to bring in a fairly regular paycheck without going back to work outside of the home? I was in your shoes for several years – staying [...]

Home Safety Tips for Parents

Keeping Babies and Toddlers Safe in the Home We hear a lot about keeping our kids safe from the perils of technology – texting, social media, internet predators. However, I recently had a new mom ask me: What do I do to keep my baby and toddlers safe in the home? There is so much [...]

Senior Year Check-List

Planning for Senior Year of High School I truly can’t believe I am here, sitting on the precipice of my first-born child’s graduation year. It sounds cliché, but I do remember looking into her eyes for the first time. Those moments of snuggling with her baby soft brown curls against my cheek and holding her [...]

Senior Year Check-List

Planning for Senior Year of High School I truly can’t believe I am here, sitting on the precipice of my first-born child’s graduation year. It sounds cliché, but I do remember looking into her eyes for the first time. Those moments of snuggling with her baby soft brown curls against my cheek and holding her [...]

Is Your Child in Danger?

Teaching Stranger Danger in a Whole New World I made a parenting mistake (one of many, I’m sure). I had gotten so wrapped up in making sure that my kids are safe online, that I didn’t give due diligence to safety in the real world. It’s not like I encourage them to run with scissors [...]

9 Ways for Parents to Recharge

10 Minute Pick-Me Ups for Tired Parents Last night was glorious. My husband and I sat for one entire segment of a sit-com from one commercial break to the other – without any interruptions. Except, that is, for the occasional banging of any of the 5 pairs of children’s feet on the floor above us. [...]

The Dangers of Instagram

The App that Kids Love – and Some Parents Loathe Are you raising a budding photographer or just have a social butterfly who likes to take myriads of pictures, or just likes seeing the pictures that other people take? If so, chances are that your child has seen, used, or downloaded Instagram. Do you know [...]

8 Fun Halloween Recipes

Creepy, Gross, and Slimy Treats to Please the Kids Olive eyeballs on meatballs and red goo blood frosting that oozed from the cupcakes. Pretty gross – but what else would you expect at a kids’ Halloween party? I have one very excited boy when it comes to holidays, and even though the edible eyeballs are [...]

Is Your Child Struggling in School?

Strategies for Learning and Life from Dr. Selznick I often refer to parenting as a journey, built upon roads that wind and traverse, that are as smooth as silk and as bumpy as craters – just make sure to buckle up for the ride. The way in which I view parenting is most likely what [...]

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