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 . . .
Creating Confidence Model and performer, Tyrese Gibson recently released a video on YouTube, where he encourages his daughter to repeat self-affirming words in order to instill in her a sense of self-worth. While adorable, the father-daughter exchange also raises an important question: How do we, as parents, raise confident children? It’s not easy, especially in . . .
Mother of Invention Gone are the days when the ideal homemaker sported a perfect coif, heels and pearls while tidying the house, setting the table and preparing a casserole dinner. Though I’m not sure women in my family ever strove for this standard (unless ponytails, slippers and sweats count), things have come a long way . . .
When you start a family, it seems as if everything you do is fair game for scrutiny. You’ll find yourself fiercely defending what once felt like the most inconsequential decisions, as if your child’s future wellness and happiness were in the balance because you purchased a particular brand of stroller. Then there’s whether you breastfeed, . . .
Who’s the Boss? There’s been a lot of buzz about “bossy” women these past few months. Launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg paired with the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Jane Lynch and Beyoncé, the Ban Bossy campaign has garnered reactions from hostile rants to devoted pledges to nix the word from the name-calling lexicon. The . . .