parenting

How Are We Here Already?

Yesterday was a day I had been dreading. I knew it would come. Eventually. I just didn't expect it would come so soon. Yesterday, I found...

Being Present

With so many things constantly vying for our attention, it can be hard to stay present in the moment. When I was younger (yes, I realize...

Who’s Going to be Next?

Cold and flu season is upon us. At the first sign of a runny nose, the sound of a sneeze or the dreaded "I...

Family New Year’s Resolutions

For many people, the beginning of the new year feels like a fresh start. It's a time to reflect on the previous year and anticipate what the...

Handling Holiday Stress

You’ve made a list and checked it twice (make that three times) and still your holiday to-do’s are growing. From family gatherings to cookie...

Introducing Your Child to Music

Watch what happens to a room full of young children when they hear a song. They clap, they sing, they smile, they dance. Music...

Understanding Open Adoption

At what moment exactly does one become a parent? For some couples, it’s seeing two faint pink lines appear on a stick. For others,...

Introducing Your Child to Music

Watch what happens to a room full of young children when they hear a song. They clap, they sing, they smile, they dance. Music has an...

On chaperoning my first field trip

Last week, I had yet another major parenting milestone: I chaperoned my very first field trip. It was so much fun, and definitely something...

Setting Screen Time Limits

Maybe it’s because we didn’t grow up with smartphones and social media, or possibly it’s just hard to set limits on something we often...

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