Safety Tips for Family Travel!

I’ve logged many a rocky road in flip-flops. To date, I’ve survived ten years traveling with two exasperating eaters to research and write 100-plus family...

Food Allergy Family Update!

When I was growing up, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich nearly every day in my school lunch. Now I teach in...

May greetings, RFM Readers!

I’m here this month to save you from yourself, you hard workers. Do you know that Americans left 662 million – MILLION! – vacation...

Ask a Parenting Professional

I have a 3-year-old son and a 2-month-old baby. My son was completely potty trained until about a month ago when he insisted on...

Giving Yourself Permission

Have you ever congratulated yourself for accomplishing something fantastic – while simultaneously smacking yourself for not doing more? It happened to me again recently. Twice...

College is Free

I know it’s out here somewhere. The college our daughter has been looking for. And as we make our way down endless highways and byways...

What is Mindfulness?

Four years ago, my spiritual journey began when I made the decision to stop drinking and start meditating. Examining what I call my inner...

5 Tips for Sports Parenting

Having come of age during the Title IX era, I was a proud participant in the early movement that helped transform every field, court,...

Sheepadoodle Do!

Three years ago, I drove to North Carolina, met a stranger through Craigslist, and brought home a Boston terrier puppy. That was the breed...

Support Mental Wellness Efforts for Kids and Families through “Trees of Hope”

  In the spring of 2016, a local mom contacted Beacon Tree Foundation after her 15-year-old daughter had survived a suicide attempt. The email was heart-wrenching: “On...