Ahead of the Game: Raising a Good Sport For kids, few things compare to the giddy elation of victory or to the crushing disappointment of defeat. Heck, it’s pretty much the same for adults. Our challenge as parents is to learn to temper these reactions, so we’re not raising whiny kids who scream Not fair! . . .
Pay It Forward I woke early, made the kids breakfast, lunches, and got them out the door for school just as I do daily with pride. I do because I am a mom, it’s my responsibility and it starts my kids out with what they need to start their day. Right? Am I paying it . . .
The Sports Shuffle TWO boys…..10 teams? WHAT? 11 year old: LAX Rec League, LAX Travel, Spring Football Passing League, Pop Warner, School Basketball. 13 year old: Travel Baseball, Juniors Baseball, School Basketball, Competitive Basketball, Golf. I worked a successful career in a glamourous media business and now I’m a glorified UBER driver. The worst part . . .
Ask Her More The Oscars have come and gone. But in their wake has been a wave of social media chatter. One of the most surprising reactions involved a negative response to Reese Witherspoon’s endorsement of the Ask Her More campaign, a call to acknowledge that actresses are more than their wardrobes. As parents, we . . .
Back-to-School Bliss I don’t know who coined the phrase “lazy summer days”, but I’d like to meet that person and ask how it’s done. Then lock him in a room with my mischievous munchkin from June to August and see just how lazy he feels. For a parent, there’s hardly anything lazy about summertime. It’s . . .
Protecting your kids when they have iPhones can be tough! Here’s a few tips to help keep them safe and you in control of what they see and can do on them.
Family Road Trips When I was little, our family would pack up the station wagon and drive up to Durango, Colo., anticipating a summer filled with mountain adventures and tourist-town charm. After school let out, Mom, Dad and my four siblings would brave the 14-plus-hour journey. Time seemed to speed by as quickly as the . . .
Creative Discipline Raising kids, you have to deal with a range of misbehavior, from apocalyptic hissy fits to broken curfews. Unless, that is, you have the perfect child, like I do. Once, in response to bath time, my son thought it a fitting revenge to create a wall mural beside his crib using his diaper . . .
Thank you, Mom After watching an online greeting card company’s humorous and touching Mother’s Day tribute World’s Toughest Job video, I’m convinced that a day isn’t enough to thank the woman who has devoted her life to making ours better — Mom. They say that you never truly appreciate your mother until you become one . . .
Nutritional ABCs & DEs Providing your family with healthy food can be a daunting task. First, there’s how to sort through the ever-changing recommendations for what to put on (or leave off) the menu. Milk, for instance, used to do a body good. Now, it has been banished from some breakfast tables for its sugar . . .