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Wood Chips
Feb23

Wood Chips

I wanted to share with you one of the most valuable lessons my daughter taught me when she was sixteen-months-old. I call this essay, “Cherish Your Wood Chips.” Today was one of those days where I just couldn’t get enough done. No matter how many times my pen scratched off a to-do list item — a new one seemed to appear. But you, Samantha, didn’t have anything on your agenda. At sixteen-months your days are usually quite...

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How To Survive As A Working Parent
Feb16

How To Survive As A Working Parent

Basic Tips: 1. Communicate with your babysitter, nannies or au pair, mother’s help to keep up-to–date. Make as much time as possible to talk to your child care provider. If you can keep the lines of communication open beyond the rush, you’ll have a much better feeling about your child’s development and well being. 2. Don’t get wound up by small issues. If your child only wants to eat burgers every day, let him eat...

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Down (On The Floor!) And Play With Your Children
Dec23

Down (On The Floor!) And Play With Your Children

When was the last time you and your kids rolled around on the floor together laughing yourselves silly? If you’re like me, it may have been a while! Sometimes I get caught up in household chores, give errands a priority or answer the phone when I know I should let it ring, instead of making time for my two daughters. It’s not that I don’t play with them; just the opposite is true. It simply seems as if I’m...

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Focus On The Family: Can Working Mothers Have Their Cake And Eat It Too Without Parenting Burnout?
Nov30

Focus On The Family: Can Working Mothers Have Their Cake And Eat It Too Without Parenting Burnout?

Not long ago “bringing home the bacon” was the father’s role but now working mothers are “bringing home the bacon” too. Today, 50% of the mothers in our country (with children living at home) are working full time and most experience the stress of trying to balance it all especially when it comes to parenting. Sound familiar? The Only Way Working Mothers Can Have It All Although working mothers bring home some of the bacon (and if you...

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Today’s Baby Names
Oct27

Today’s Baby Names

One of the most exciting things new parents get to do before the arrival of their child is choose the baby’s name. Will it be something popular or unusual? A family name or something original? We will explore the top baby names as well as some of the more unique possibilities to help you choose the perfect name. Top Baby Names In the 90s, the most popular name for a boy was Michael. For the past five years, the most common name...

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When Parents Disagree
Feb10

When Parents Disagree

Moms and dads, are there times you think that parenting would be easier if you didn’t have to make family decisions? Having a partner that is not in agreement with your parenting ideas or discipline approaches is more than just frustrating. It can be a cause of division in even the best of relationships. Furthermore, how you handle your disagreements will have a direct impact on your relationship with your partner and with your...

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