As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was...

"If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of...

I came across 'The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning' by Margaretta Magnusson as advertised by one of my favorite little bookstores.  Of course the name caught...

In Part One of this series, I gave reading suggestions for young children.  In this post, I will focus on ideas for older kids.  My...

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them....

When I first entered the world of personal social media I felt a lot of pressure.  First and foremost because I was lagging way behind....

As a stay-at-home parent I have steered clear of the so-called 'Mommy Wars'.  Parenting is hard enough without expending energy into judging the choices of...

Sometimes I wonder if my kids wish I had never learned to read.  I am constantly reading books about parenting and ways to improve our...

Bullying is a part of any school environment.  The best we can do as parents is teach our children how to handle themselves when inevitable...

We all do it.  We praise our kids for their smarts, their athleticism or any other various achievement that they conquer.  How much praising is...