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What Really Happens When Your Teens Lose Wi-Fi On Vacation

What Really Happens When Your Teens Lose Wi-Fi On Vacation

Shelley Emling  01. 3.2014
It's unbelievable to me how something that was a rare perk only a few years back is now considered as indispensable as a napkin or toilet...
How To Live A Life That Really Matters

How To Live A Life That Really Matters

Paul Singer  12.24.2013
As I look at myself today, I see a man with different priorities than I had as a young parent. The things that I once thought mattered,...
The Best Christmas Gift I Could Give My Daughters

The Best Christmas Gift I Could Give My Daughters

Virginia Sullivan  12.24.2013
My mother was raised to find a good husband. In her era, it was important that she know how to clean a house, plan a party and be a good...
'The Empty Nest Isn't Really Empty Unless You Let It Be'

'The Empty Nest Isn't Really Empty Unless You Let It Be'

Melissa T. Shultz  12.23.2013
It seemed only fair that I take the time to do it right. After all, I had 9 months to prepare myself for each child's arrival, why not...
My Daughter Made Santa Claus Cry

My Daughter Made Santa Claus Cry

John M. Simmons  12.18.2013
Santa couldn't stop crying as he hugged my daughter tightly. Then, he said the only thing he could: "I'll see what I can do, Sarah. I'll...
9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

Ellen Breslau  12.17.2013
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking...
The Truth That Sleeping Alone Made Me Face

The Truth That Sleeping Alone Made Me Face

Melissa T. Shultz  12.16.2013
Sleeping alone can take some getting used to. The middle of the bed really is the way to go.
What We're Really Hoping For Our Kids In 2014

What We're Really Hoping For Our Kids In 2014

Ann Brenoff  12.12.2013
We spent the Thanksgiving holiday with long-time close friends in the Bay Area. The 24-year-old son of the family had graduated 18 months...
What I'd Do Differently If I Could Parent All Over Again

What I'd Do Differently If I Could Parent All Over Again

Melissa T. Shultz  12. 9.2013
If I could do it all again -- raise a family -- I would, in an instant. But I'd do it a little differently, because hindsight, it turns...
How To Let Go Of Old Traditions During The Holidays

How To Let Go Of Old Traditions During The Holidays

Dianne Harman  12. 8.2013
As we get older, we often find less is more. We may not decorate the house to the extent we did when the children were younger. And if...
'This Year I Will Have Outlived My Mother'

'This Year I Will Have Outlived My Mother'

Dr. Sharon Ufberg  12. 7.2013
As my birthday approaches, I cannot help but think about the fact that this year I will have outlived my mother. She lived only 2 months...
The Truism That's Difficult For Many Parents To Come To Terms With

The Truism That's Difficult For Many Parents To Come To Terms With

Melissa T. Shultz  12. 2.2013
We've celebrated the holidays together for 21 years. But change is in the air. With two kids in college, traditions that have been givens...
Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

Grown And Flown  11.29.2013
Our kids listen to their music in private, an activity hidden from us like the text messages and snapchats they send to friends over their...
7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

Linda Wolff  11.26.2013
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, and Summer break are when many parents of college age offspring, look forward to their student coming...