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My Mum the Parenting Expert

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Yes, my mum taught me how to eat properly and wait my turn in a queue, but really what I grasped is that manners are about respect -- respect for my friends, my family, my environment and especially my elders.

The Question From My Toddler That Became the Blueprint for Our Lives

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

When Katie was little she asked me a question that quickly became our template for a successful day, which -- when added to the next day and the day after that -- makes a successful life: "What are we going to do fun today?"

New Year's Resolutions Your Kids Wish You'd Make (and Keep)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

It's that time of year again; time to take stock and make changes. Instead of pledging yet again to take off extra pounds or cut back on spending, your kids have something else in mind for you. The following are the New Year's resolutions that they'd like you to make -- and keep.

Are We Confusing Having It All with Doing It All?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

I'm amused by the seemingly endless debate about whether women can have high-powered careers while being really good moms at the same time.

Are You Ready for Kindergarten?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Nothing could have prepared me for the school bus pulling away this morning.

6 Ways to Turn Chores Into Family Fun

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

For many families, the back-to-school rumpus is less than a month away. So why not use these last weeks of summer to combine family togetherness with ...

3 Ways to Find Love in a Kitchen Timer (Cooking Dinner Is One of Them)

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

When your time gets out of hand, when your loved ones turn into strangers and your home life begins to crumble, I suggest you sound an alarm. Pick up a kitchen timer, and turn the dial counter-clockwise.

Sabbath Saturday: 5 Things I Gained By Not Working On Saturdays

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

There was not a Saturday that I wasn't tempted to do at least a bit of work. But there also wasn't a Saturday that I wasn't glad that I had decided not to.