Over the last decade we've had to face far too many of tough world events from terrorism to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the tsunami in Japan. It's always the same pattern: in the blink of an eye, we are transported from our relatively happy lives to an … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Kids about Tough World Events
I'm all for a good family day with parents and kids together but I've noticed a disturbing trend lately of parents taking kids to events that are clearly "adult". I can't help but wonder if today's modern parent's need to share has blurred too many parents minds to common … [Read more...] about Note to Parents: Not all venues are “all ages”. Get a Sitter!
Have you noticed that one school year barely ends before we are asked to commit to next year’s activities? The snow has barely melted here in New England with our first few warm days of Spring and already we're planning for the summer and early stages of school year 2011-2012. … [Read more...] about Are We Robbing Our Kids (of their childhoods)?
How do you deal with medical “stuff” - tests, news, appointments? Some of us are laid back while others get anxious and uptight. For many, it depends on the circumstance. One thing we can count on, though, our kids will mirror their responses to “medical stuff” after us...a point … [Read more...] about Setting A Good Example For Our Kids
How was your Father's Day weekend? Ours was great fun. We love baking so any holiday offers us a time to get creative and tap into our inner "Ace of Cakes" artistic selves. For mom-related holidays, my husband takes the reins and plots with the girls the cake du jour. For dad … [Read more...] about The Modern Dad: involved, and just as stressed, as mom!