Five Parenting Hacks

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

I’m often asked what are some easy ways to make raising kids more enjoyable and less stressful. Here are my top five in no particular order. If you adopt even one of these in the

Five Parenting Hacks 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

More Tips on Staying Sane During December

2017-11-28T13:37:50+00:00

I asked for advice on Facebook about how to not be overwhelmed during the holidays. Here's what friends had to say: Teresa Danner Kander says, “I try to do most of the stressful stuff, like

More Tips on Staying Sane During December 2017-11-28T13:37:50+00:00

Making the Most of Holiday Gatherings

2017-10-21T21:25:29+00:00

I love this time of year, with fall in full swing, the weather crisp and cooler, the anticipation of the coming family gatherings and holiday cheer. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are not without

Making the Most of Holiday Gatherings 2017-10-21T21:25:29+00:00

What’s Your ‘Mom’ Thing?

2017-10-04T21:56:42+00:00

We all have at least one—that mom thing we like to do for our kids. That little gesture that we use on a regular basis to communicate without words that we love our kids. For

What’s Your ‘Mom’ Thing? 2017-10-04T21:56:42+00:00

The Power of Preparation

2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

When we’re expecting a baby, we spend a lot of time preparing for its arrival—decorating the nursery, buying the right equipment and clothes, etc. When the baby comes, we spend a lot of time preparing

The Power of Preparation 2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

Compassionate Outpourings

2017-09-13T21:01:38+00:00

Kids are touched by news or images of natural disasters. Their hearts can be stirred by the site of a homeless person dragging their belongings around town. “Compassion, empathy, and the ability to collaborate with

Compassionate Outpourings 2017-09-13T21:01:38+00:00

A Parent’s Back To School

2017-09-01T17:46:56+00:00

At the start of the school year, it’s not just the kids who face an adjustment—parents do too. From homework to teacher conference to after-school activities, this time of year can be overwhelming and chaotic.

A Parent’s Back To School 2017-09-01T17:46:56+00:00

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies

2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

With the school in full swing, the pressure to pack more into each day accelerates, which usually means sleep, especially for kids, can be sacrificed. “Bad sleep habits affect the whole chemistry of a child

Sleep Isn’t Just for Babies 2018-07-17T16:03:48+00:00

Back to School for Parents

2017-07-28T23:36:49+00:00

School all over the country is either in session or about to start, which means parents are gearing up for another academic calendar year much like their children. Here are some back-to-school tips for parents.

Back to School for Parents 2017-07-28T23:36:49+00:00

That Annoying, Bothersome Child

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Starting when I was 12, my parents took in foster kids of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. When I was a young teen, 9-year-old Trudy (not her real name) arrived on our doorstep

That Annoying, Bothersome Child 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00