Family

With a houseful of different schedules, responsibilities, and interests, sometimes it’s challenging to keep the focus on the togetherness of your family. We hope to provide you with some timely, inventive, and entertaining ways to regularly set aside a few hours for what matters most.

5 Subjects Parents Avoid About Their Kids and Technology

We all have our blind spots and when it comes to our own parenting. We might say to each other at the playground, “No one has good manners anymore,” while …

Get in the Game: Sports Do’s and Don’ts for Parents

There is a fine balance when it comes to encouraging kids to play sports –here are some ways to stay in bounds. Before you became a parent yourself, you might’ve …

Dress Codes in Schools and Free Expression for Girls and Women

Dress codes in public schools seem practical on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you find that these policies often target girls and underestimate boys.   A few …

Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter with Social Cliques

Is your daughter on the outs with the in crowd? Here’s how you can help. When you think back to your elementary school years, there was probably a time when …

The In Be “Tweens”: Guiding the Difficult Transitions Between the Ages of Nine to Eleven

Approaching the teens is a challenging prospect for middle-schoolers ­– here’s how you can help. Straight talk: if you have a son or daughter in the tweens, this summer may …

Secret Joy: the Many Silver Linings in Raising a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder

There is so much social stigma and misunderstanding about autism: people on the spectrum have no feelings, or are unable to form relationships or make progress. These are all static …

20 Easy Summer Activities for Little Kids

May 1-7 is screen-free week, and for good reason. We know that kids learn best with the tried and true methods humans have always relied on: interaction with the world. …

Building Awareness By Identifying Mental Illness

“When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced …

Deaf and Blind Bloggers that Teach Us About Their Strengths and Triumphs

There are communities in our midst that we never ponder unless we know someone personally who is deaf or blind. We don’t have any reason to venture into their world …

When Your Vacation Goes Horribly Awry and How to Take it in Stride

When the vacation of your dreams suddenly feels more like a nightmare. A mom to a three year-old boy was taking a vacation to Austin from California during the week …