Editor Blogs

Let Your Children ROAR!

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It’s a memory that will never be forgotten. I also have it on videotape. The children and I were dancing around in the living room. My toddler was napping, but Alexandra (6) and Noah (4) and I  (29 and holding, a-hem) were rocking out to music. Alexandra wore a princess costume, Noah a dinosaur, complete… Read more »

Resiliency Starts With YOU

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It’s so hard to see your child unhappy. Whether he’s crying from fatigue or a skinned knee, when your child’s unhappy, you’re unhappy. Raising a child entails years on an emotional roller coaster, so you’d best buckle in and prepare.     Not all of us had wonderful childhoods — in fact, most of us… Read more »

Birthdays: What’s Hot, What’s Not

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Honestly, your 1-year-old couldn’t give a hoot about all the balloons you’re blowing up. She doesn’t care about all those presents you’re wrapping and the table covered with carefully crafted treats. In fact, Mommy’s acting kind of funny. Why is Mommy so frantic? BIRTHDAY MADNESS Let’s face it. Birthdays have a way of making us… Read more »

The Spy Who Loves You

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No, it’s not a savory idea, and when your children are little it’s unfathomable. But sooner or later … you will spy.

Breast or Bottle? It’s All About the Latch!

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When you’re trying to decide between breast or bottle for your baby, take a lesson from me: latching on IS all it’s cracked up to be.      I wanted life at home with my newborn to be picture perfect. I wanted my family to be blown away by how capable I was. There I was… Read more »

Lesson From A Teenager

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’Twas barely Thanksgiving when my 15-year-old boy asked, “Mom, can I bring up the Christmas boxes?” So excited, he was practically bursting. “Oh, man, it’s not even Thanksgiving, honey!”     “So what?!” he exclaimed, jiggling his knees, already heading for the basement stairs. And up they came, one by one. I barely had time to… Read more »