September 6, 2017

Ask almost any mom what she dreads most about back to school, and she’ll tell you it is making lunch every day. We want to help. Erin has suggestions to make school lunch more fun and Tammy...

August 15, 2017

Soon the back to school commercials will be coming out, with images of parents skipping through aisles of No. 2 pencils, binders and lunch boxes, the sound systems blasting, It’s the Most Wo...

July 20, 2017

With three daughters, people have been telling me to “watch out” and “just you wait” for years. As such, I have been living with a phobia of teenage girls for quite some time, cowering at th...

July 3, 2017

I am finally settling into summer. (If one more person says it is almost over, I’m going to lose it.) This summer, I am making time to read. My first book of the season is Breaking Night, by...

June 12, 2017

This past weekend was my daughter’s dance recital. She was in three out of four shows, and some kids were in all four, performing in as many as ten numbers. That’s a lot of dancing. 

Confessi...

June 8, 2017

I just read a study revealing that during the K-2nd grade years, kids get significantly fatter during the summer months. At first pass, this seems impossible, but when I really think about i...

May 19, 2017

My advice to my daughters will be this — never stop working.

A friend and I were discussing our children’s future the other day, and she was lamenting the fact our girls will probably not hav...

April 30, 2017

A friend just told me her pediatrician instructed her teenage boys to practice putting on (and taking off) condoms. I know this is a good idea, you don’t want to be fumbling when the moment...

April 28, 2017

The passing of Erin Moran once again brought to light the struggles faced by child stars. While it now seems she died from stage 4 cancer, the immediate thought in everyone’s mind was she ha...

March 6, 2017

I volunteered to be class parent–which everyone calls “class mom” even though it is a gender non-specific position — for my 5th grader. The coordinators kindly sent me a list of the kids in...

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