Parenting

Life Tips for Your College Student

College is a stressful time. Most freshmen are 17 or 18 and are alone in the world for the first time. We collected tips to make it through just a little bit...
Roadtrip

Why You Should Take a Family Road Trip

Some of my fondest memories are of my brother and I crammed into the back of my parents minivan, eyes glued out the window at the stunning landscape passing by. As a...

Being a Beast – Not a Burden: How to Support the Spouse at Home...

“Don’t forget to pick up more salt for the driveway on your way home from school today, Max!” I call after my 16-year-old as he heads for the door.  “I love you!”

Stepping Out: Preparing for Business Travel and Work Relocation

It’s that feeling I get when stepping out from a bungie jumping platform.  “No turning back now.  Whatever is going to happen is going to happen.”It’s the same feeling every time...
easing anxiety

Easing Kids Anxiety: Ideas on How to Keep Your Kids Comforted While You’re Away

I believe my kids were born fairly perfect. Along with some genetics, it’s all the stuff to which they are exposed – both in and out of my control – that shapes...
sports parenting tips

Sports Parenting Tips for Watching Your Child Participate in Organized Sports

As a kid so many of us had that moment in the driveway playing basketball. Counting down out loud “3….2….1” and putting up a game winning shot to seal the victory and...
elementary school homework

Five Helpful Habits for Elementary School Homework

With all of the changes surrounding life in the elementary years, elementary school homework can add more stress and anxiety in the lives of elementary students and parents. This does not have...
starting a school club

Starting a School Club for Elementary Students

How Kids Can Start a School ClubIs your child a natural-born leader? Does your child have a special interest or passion to share with others? Could your child...
elementary school

A Teacher-Mom’s Guide to Surviving Elementary School

It’s happening: Your kiddo is leaving the land of preschool and heading into the big new world of elementary school. How will he or she survive it without being overwhelmed? How will...
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Dads and Daughters

As a young kid growing up, I always knew that when I got older I wanted to have a son; I never really thought about having a daughter. Having a son meant...