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While my kids were growing up, I never ceased to be amazed by the damage such little tots could cause to my possessions and home. Over the years, I’ve raised several large and giant Read More
teaching kids household responsibilities
Oh, the chore wars. How I remember those days all too well, and the shock that struck every time I looked into my kids’, and particularly my son’s, bedrooms. There’d be mounds of clothes Read More
The Kickstarter campaign for my kids’ book on scientific inquiry has just launched. Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? is the first book in my forthcoming series on pseudoscience, hoaxes, and extraordinary claims. The approximately 90-page Read More
how to find a tutor for your child
  Oh, the memories this dredges up. Although my kids didn’t have difficulty understanding their homework, attention issues and poor time management skills made for endless homework battles while my kids were growing up. So Read More
  If there’s one thing I do well, it’s organizing and maximizing space. I became a pro at kids room organization in particular when my kids were young. Our first home was small, especially Read More
make new year resolutions stick
“Sometimes we know the best thing to do, but fail to do it. New year’s resolutions are often like that. We make resolutions because we know it would be better for us to lose Read More
indoor winter family activities
With Arctic cold temperatures throughout much of the country right now, outdoor fun is pretty much out of the question. But don’t let it get your family down. The winter months are perfect for lots Read More
winter safety tips for play and travel
Old Man Winter has paid an early visit to much of the Northern part of the country and will be making another round just in time for the holidays. After living in Arizona for Read More
monthly kids subscription boxes
With the long winter months ahead, how are you going to keep your kids entertained? Monthly subscription boxes for kids are loads of fun for boys and girls. What I like most is there Read More
how to recognize bullying
How to Recognize Bullying – and Stop it Dead in its Tracks   The recent video of Keaton, the 11-year-old Tennessee boy who’s endured repeated bullying and teasing about his nose is just one Read More
how to save on holiday spending
  When you have kids, the holiday season is a particularly big deal, and it’s easy to get carried away. Before you know it, you’ve spent a bundle of cash and gone over budget. I sure Read More
winter health
A couple things I don’t miss about being a mom are watching my kids suffer from a cold, virus, or flu and the frequency of being sick myself that comes with being a parent Read More
gifts for the man who has everything
  Although this isn’t a parenting topic, I think you’ll find it quite useful. If it saves you a few hours of shopping for the impossible gift recipients on your list, it’s more time Read More
teaching kids kindness
  Amid our busy lives, it’s easy to lose sight of the little things we can do to make the world a kinder, gentler place. Thinking back to all the responsibilities of raising kids, Read More
gifts kids can make
  I remember how much it meant to me as a child to be able to give gifts to family and friends during the holidays. So when my kids were young, I tried to Read More
  When my kids were young, I loved shopping for STEM toys. I don’t think the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics was around (or at least it wasn’t a well-known term). But Read More
survive the holidays
  The holiday season is a magical cheerful time for kids, which in turn brings joy to parents. Sill, it often feels like a month-long endurance test of parents’, and particularly moms’, superpowers. I Read More
The Young Gma's Guide to Parenting
    I’m the mother of two beautiful grown kids and also have two sweet grandchildren.  But I must admit, as much as I was excited to be a grandma, I wasn’t exactly fond Read More