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The One True Answer I Can Give My Son

The One True Answer I Can Give My Son

12.27.2013
He's so innocent and I'm so jaded and I want to preserve this curiosity and openness forever, but I can't. He thinks I know the answers....
What I Wish Santa Had Said To My Daughter

What I Wish Santa Had Said To My Daughter

12.24.2013
This isn't all your fault, Santa. The focus on girls' appearance to the exclusion of everything else is so deeply entrenched in our culture...
Why I'm OK With My 10-Year-Old Still Believing In Elf On The Shelf

Why I'm OK With My 10-Year-Old Still Believing In Elf On The Shelf

12.23.2013
Now, she is 10 years old. A fifth grader. None of her friends believe in Santa anymore. My husband and I struggle with how long to keep...
12th Graders and Parents: Enjoy the Holidays and Chill!

12th Graders and Parents: Enjoy the Holidays and Chill!

12.17.2013
Students and parents you have the ability to analyze, and determine responses and reactions to all the challenges life sends your way....
The Truths We All Conceal On Social Media

The Truths We All Conceal On Social Media

12.13.2013
I refuse to pretend that we are perfect parents and that the sun is always shining in our house. Sometimes it's not. And that's OK.
A Wonderful Thing Happened When I Turned Christmas Over To My 7-Year-Old

A Wonderful Thing Happened When I Turned Christmas Over To My 7-Year-Old

12. 2.2013
My idea of a silver screen Christmas was a predictable plotline from a too-tired mom. When I let it go, my family's Zuzu joyfully put her...
CDC Estimates 6 And A Half Million U.S. Kids Have ADHD

CDC Estimates 6 And A Half Million U.S. Kids Have ADHD

11.22.2013
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a...
This Comedian Just Nailed The Difference Between Parents And Everyone Else

This Comedian Just Nailed The Difference Between Parents And Everyone Else

Farah L. Miller  11.18.2013
People with kids have unique challenges. For example, leaving the house. It's so hard to get out the door with small children that, as...
Brave

Brave

11. 8.2013
I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice...
Get Your Kids Moving

Get Your Kids Moving

11. 8.2013
Way back in the day, things were so much simpler and being healthy and active was something natural. This brings me to the reason for this...
5 Things You Should Know About Families Dealing With Disability

5 Things You Should Know About Families Dealing With Disability

11. 7.2013
My daughter's genetic disorder resulted in a variety of disabilities, both cognitive and physical, that impact nearly every aspect of our...
What To Do When Your Temper Scares You

What To Do When Your Temper Scares You

11. 7.2013
I will move on. I won't carry the baggage of yesterday's explosion or last week's near meltdown into tomorrow. I will practice grace on...
Leave Your Children More Than Money

Leave Your Children More Than Money

11. 5.2013
In addition to the financial, there is another component to your children's legacy that you should consider -- the softer side. This is...
How I Made Peace With My Messy Minivan

How I Made Peace With My Messy Minivan

11. 4.2013
After any valiant effort to clean the car, I enforce strict rules. I announce that the dog is no longer allowed in the main area of the...