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The Sacred in Our Sacrifices

Pat Christen | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Pat Christen

Even as my kids have grown older, I protect this sacred "set apart" time, these rituals with them. It nourishes us all. And the sacrifices are worth it.

How Do We Define Success For Kids?

Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents

In an achievement-oriented culture -- where mounting academic and college admissions pressures are beginning earlier in life than ever -- raising bala...

The Lessons I Learned From a Health Nut Father

Jessica Kane | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kane

Having a mom who never said no to treats and a dad to run with allowed me to find a harmonious balance of remaining healthy while never depriving myself.

Keeping All the Balls in the Air, Or 'Calgon, Take Me Away!'

Laura Brady Saade | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Brady Saade

Most days I don't get my whole to-do list done, and some days I don't do any of the list at all. But it's not the end of the world -- I always have the list to come back to, like a compass showing me the right course, and know that these are the things in my life that matter to me.

The Art of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.

Love In One Photo

Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

Over 100 pictures that will melt your heart.

Kids as Adults -- a New Kind of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

We hold back, wanting to let our adult kids make their own choices and their own mistakes. These choices are so much bigger than when they were small -- marriage, jobs, having children. Watching them figure these things out is like holding back the tide of an internal ocean.

I Still Need My Mommy ... Even at 30

Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 03.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Kate Sheridan

Just because we're not in pigtails and OshKosh B'gosh anymore doesn't mean that we don't need some one to clean a scraped knee or scare away the ghosts under the bed.

New Year's Wishes: Should Be Better, Could Be Verse

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Here's hoping that the days to come are better than the days behind, That someone makes you smile (or giggle!) even if you're not inclined.

How Did Humans Evolve The Most Loving Brain On Earth?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Humans are the most sociable species on earth -- for better and for worse. So how did we evolve the most loving brain on the planet?

Battles Of Will With Kids And Teens: When To Win, When To Surrender

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

The challenge is not that you are going to have conflicts with your children, but whether they develop into full-scale war that drives you and your children apart.