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12 Reasons I Really Do Need A Village To Raise My Kids

12 Reasons I Really Do Need A Village To Raise My Kids

04.30.2014
We may be able to get our kids fed and dressed on our own, but to raise the kind of people we want to raise? We need a lot of help.
My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

04.29.2014
Your daughter has a developmental imperative to test limits. Sassing back is one of the easiest ways to experiment with asserting herself...
The Dark Side of Teen Sleepovers

The Dark Side of Teen Sleepovers

04.28.2014
While I am sure there are some kids who get are able to get eight restful hours of sleep at a friend's house, perhaps I just haven't met...
The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

04.28.2014
Parenting teenagers is no easy feat. You worry about drugs, grades, sports, sex, college acceptance, peer pressure, bullying... there's...
Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

04.28.2014
Note: The content in this post may be disturbing to readers. Ten years ago, if you were to tell someone you were going to "tweet" them,...
The Prom Killing and What Parents Should Know

The Prom Killing and What Parents Should Know

04.25.2014
Parents have a responsibility to talk to their kids about their feelings particularly in relationships whether their kids are passive,...
Promposals: AMEN!

Promposals: AMEN!

04.24.2014
The teens are buzzing about it; the prom that is. It is that time of year when high school kids all over the country are hoping and waiting...
Dear Parents, Are You Tired of Being Tired? Amen.

Dear Parents, Are You Tired of Being Tired? Amen.

04.23.2014
We go, go, go, go all the days. Our schedules are marked on and highlighted and color-coded as we race from one activity to the next or...
Lions, Zebras and African Children: Voluntourism in the Age of Social Media

Lions, Zebras and African Children: Voluntourism in the Age of Social Media

04.23.2014
The truth is, I have some of those photos. Photos of me with three or more young children on my lap smiling for the camera. When you don't...
Teens, Character and the Myth That Keeps Them Apart

Teens, Character and the Myth That Keeps Them Apart

04.22.2014
By focusing on your own expressions of character -- instead of what your teen lacks -- you'll not only follow a better path, you'll help...
The Truth About Blending A Family

The Truth About Blending A Family

04.21.2014
It's hard to believe that our new party of six is almost a year old. Overwhelmingly, it has gone a lot smoother than I expected. Our...
Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

04.21.2014
Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly...
Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

04.20.2014
I accept that Coachella has become one of those rites of passage for millennials and far be it from me to deny my child that... but along...