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  1. Family Life
    As we put the last touches on our holiday plans, scratching off gifts purchased from our children's wish lists and deciding what to bring for family dinners, it's easy to get so wrapped up in the season that we don't see beyond our own family celebrations. But this time of the year also serves...
  2. Toddler & Child
    How can we ensure that our children do not become bullies? Last week, my husband and my son went to a gathering I didn't attend. It was familiar people, and the boys hadn't seen each other in a while and were happy to be playing. That night, as I tucked him in, he told me that he and one other...
  3. Family Life
    Even though I knew we had low-income families in our community, it wasn't until a family opened a center in a poor area of our city that I understood the extent of the crisis. The stories of the homeless people in my community broke my heart - from mothers needing clothes for their kids to...
  4. Toddler & Child
    As parents, we know that bullying rears its head regardless of age or medium; adults are just as likely to be bullied as children, and such bullying can transpire in-person or online. How many times have we wished as parents that we could do something more to combat bullying in our communities...
  5. Toddler & Child
    I want my children to be responsible American citizens, but what does that mean and how can it be taught? Does it mean that my children are up on all the current events, and that they understand the history that is fueling the political attitudes today? Does it mean that they take seriously...
  6. Opinion
    It's "Be Kind to HumanKind" Week, a worldwide movement that looks to promote simple kindnesses and cohesion in people from all over the world. Here are some simple ways your family can be kind to humankind too! Couldn't we all use a little more kindness? Isn't the world just a better place when...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Two young men out of West Palm Beach, Florida, have stolen our hearts with their efforts to help reduce the school lunch debt of other students. It's sort of unbelievable that it is even a thing - school lunch debt. Especially as it speaks volumes about the need to feed the nation's children...
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