When we repeat this story at family gatherings, we laugh. It was clear by his gritted teeth response, that 5-year-old Caleb was less than loving at the time of his angry hug. Over the years I learned first hand that anger, frustration, insecurity
As a stay at home parent I work on building my relationship with my children every day. I’m the default. The setter of rules, the one that establishes precedent. I have all day to bond with the kids, to teach them things, to learn
Living in a ski town in Vermont, skiing is part of our way of life. We love to ski and both my husband and I grew up skiing with our families. Since my husband works for the ski resort, we get a great employee discount on
My oldest daughter turned six a couple of months ago. Each time her age changes, I sort of get thrown for a loop because every first for her as a person is a first for me as a mama. But when she turned six,
From super safe and easy DIY face paints and eco-spooky decor ideas, to tasty and healthy jack-o-lantern cookies that the kids can help decorate, these tricks and treats are sure to be a Halloween hit!
I am by nature a private person. I do not quickly or easily invite into my personal life the people around me. Given the choice, I would keep most of the world at arm’s length. In another era, I would be the crone who
Florida’s 1st Elected Female Lieutenant Governor Offers Lessons Learned from Experience Despite the many monumental glass ceilings that have been broken for the equal rights of all citizens in the United States, unique challenges persist for many, including, potentially, half the population, says Jennifer Carroll, the first
But how does playtime change as kids get older? How can parents adapt their approach to playful parenting after kids outgrow the desire to get silly, wrestle, and pretend? How can we achieve the same results with our teenagers that we can by playing
Candy is a traditional part of Halloween. But since it contains so much sugar, corn syrup, and artificial dye, many parents don’t want their children gorging on Halloween loot. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party, or using up candy after Halloween, these activities will
I’ve always been a type A personality. I was born almost a month early, and I tend to think it’s because I figured I had been gestating long enough and figured it was about time to get out into the world and get doing.