I believe in good manners.  I believe that what you give is what you get.  If you can offer respect and kindness to another, you...

By now, school is back in full swing.  With it comes the relief of a structured schedule, but also the demands of learning.  Some kids...

The world can be a scary place.  What makes it even more frightening is that you have to send your kids out into it every...

Last summer, I wrote about the passing of our thirteen-year-old Bichon-poodle named Kisses.  While this loss was painful, it was an experience of growth for...

I don't remember when exactly, that my dear friend Kari shared the news that her five-year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D).  I...

Having just celebrated our nation’s independence, it got me thinking about my boys and their level of independence. In our family structure, since I am...

Ever since my husband and I began dating, his work-life balance has been under scrutiny (namely my own!).  He has always been goal-oriented and driven....

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....