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Homeschool Tips for Beginners

“Every day, parents across the world are educating their children, and these skills can be used when teaching their kids at home.”

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Raising Boys: How to Encourage Emotional Expression

“The outside world is trying its best to toughen up my sons. I hope showing them that it’s okay for a man to talk about and show emotions will, in turn, help them be more comfortable sharing and expressing their own feelings.”

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How to Keep Your Dog Warm & Safe on Cold Winter Days

It can be a winter wonderland for your dog—if you’re careful. Here’s what pet parents need to know.

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In My Marriage & Kids, I Found Something More: Myself

While many women lose themselves during this time, marriage and kids helped me find myself.  

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Baldoni Shares Powerful Message About His Daughter’s Brains and Beauty

Check out the super-sweet messages the Hollywood celeb recently posted about his daughter.

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This Is Why I Won’t Make the Holidays “Magical” for My Kids This Year

Every so often I have a breakthrough, a moment when everything feels right and clear. I had one recently while brainstorming what holiday traditions I want to start doing with my kids.
You know, because it’s our job as parents…

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Why It’s Important You Show Affection Towards Your Kids

How often do you show your kids affection?

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I am 41 and Proud of It: Why I Welcome Age

Photo: HeartsEverywhere.com
You don’t understand the cliche, “Getting old is a privilege” until you witness people your age drop dead. Age floats down our body like a feather. It’s a fairy Godmother waving her wand across the body to ensure…

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Signs My Toddler is Better at Life Than I Am

Photo: Lauren Wellbank
My daughter is laying in my bed. Her head is propped up with several fluffy pillows. An unbelievably soft blanket wrapped around her, leaving only enough room for her small arm to poke out with her cup…

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Is It Really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

I don’t know about you, but once September comes along, I automatically fast forward to December. I am the mother of a school-aged daughter so the final quarter of the year is one whirlwind of back to school events, fall…

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No More Good Doggie: How Rewards and Praise Hurt Students

Photo: Flickr Creative Commons
One afternoon, my son came home from school and unpacked three certificates of academic achievement printed out on cheerful purple and orange cardstock. He seemed mildly pleased with his awards, but something was bothering him: Every…

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Retro Theaters for Classic Kid Flicks

Welcome to the movie capital of the world! Raise your little one to love the classics when you see them on the big screen at one of these amazing LA retro theaters that show kid flicks.

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Coming to the Seattle Center: Washington Cask Beer Festival

Coming soon to the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center in lower Queen Anne: the Washington Cask Beer Festival!
For those who don’t know what cask beer is, it’s a traditional, cask-conditioned beer that is unpasteurized, and unfiltered. If this…

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