Soak It Up!

People often say that kids are like sponges, effortlessly absorbing all the information they encounter. How true!Consider kids who are exposed to two languages...

Five Steps to Being a Mindful Parent

Five Steps to Being a Mindful Parent You may have noticed the word "mindful" cropping up in some of parenting articles you read. Maybe you...

Tell Me More: Parenting Girls and Boys

David Walsh, PhD, author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids, says whether you’re raising a boy or girl, you can avoid gender bias with these general...

Be Right Back…

About two weeks ago, I pulled up to an ATM in Carytown, left my car running, hopped out to withdraw cash, and jumped back...

Driving Force!

If you’ve got a kid racing toward 15-and-a-half, you’re probably already stomping the imaginary brake pedal.Or maybe, willing time to slow just a bit....

Mom and the Trying Times

Working from home, I’ve always appreciated peace and quiet. But there’s one squabble I never minded hearing. In fact, I actually made a point...

Smoke and Mothers

Today I am a non-smoker. I will think like a non-smoker, act like a non-smoker, and breathe like a non-smoker. I will chase thoughts...

Coupons Welcome

  Does your body make you groan? I chuckle every time I read this phrase, artfully written in blue marker across the top of a little...

4 Things Stay-at-Home Dads Should Hear

I’m part of a growing demographic: the stay-at-home dad. That’s right. I’m male, educated, and my job description includes grocery shopping, potty training, diaper...

Overstuffed

Several years back, I caught The Story of Stuff online and vowed to make some changes. Have you seen it? It’s a twenty-minute film...

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