What makes the couple unusual is not their strong work ethic, or their proud commitment to co-parenting their five children. It's their teamwork at home as well as in the studio and on the road.
In order to manage another's crazy making behavior, you need to name and manage the painful feeling of loneliness that occurs when you are at the othe...
So my challenge to you this week is to approach a meal like a toddler. If you didn't have any preconceived notions about how much or what you should eat or when, what would you do? How interested would you feel in your food?
"So what's his story? Did his real parents die, or did they just not want him anymore?" It doesn't matter what my answer might be or how I address the person asking, the damage is done once the question is out there, hanging expectantly in the air.
About 21 percent of the 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren are living below the poverty line. While 58 percent of them are still in the workforce in full or part time jobs, 39 percent are over 60, and 25 percent have a disability elevating the challenge of providing for the growing needs of the grandchildren in their care.
When my children were small I could always count on one thing; if they were going to be sick it would be on the weekend or a holiday. I called it Murphy's Law of parenting. I didn't realize that once we had grandchildren the cycle would start over.
We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.
November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.
As this storied November holiday approaches, it makes sense to revisit all for which I am grateful -- even the absurd blessings, that are blessings nonetheless.
As most of us prepare to gather with family, sharing meals and good times, we as a nation should look at how we value families and support the efforts made within families to provide for future generations.
Ava has performed in several musical roles in which she shines as the blossoming actress she is. While the theater is being renovated to be a safe, thriving space, other children with disabilities like Ava lose a big outlet for creativity and community support of the arts.
Help us to love and respect and protect and welcome them all on this day of Thanksgiving as we affirm the sacredness of every child in our own country and all around the world.
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
When it comes to parenting, Nature has some truths in store that can be both humbling and exhilarating. I invite you to take a moment with these five truths. They will not only change the relationship you have with your child but also the relationship you have with yourself.
Our world is too complex and interconnected to defend against all possible threats without the human element. While short of living in a super-bubble, we cannot really defend ourselves against natural disasters, man-made disasters are certainly within the purview of the human mind to cause or cease.
I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.