Guest Blog: Great Parents Understand That Children’s Brains Are Different by Erica Reischer, author, What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive


[caption id="attachment_23821" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo credit: Anthony Woolf[/caption] Two common frustrations of parents, especially parents of young children, is how loooong everything takes, and how much repetition and reminding seems to be required. Before becoming a parent, getting out the door in the morning used to be a breeze and now it ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Allowing Your Child to Make Choices by Sharon Ballantine, author, the Art of Blissful Parenting


A book excerpt from The Art of Blissful Parenting (Balboa Press):   We are all here to express our freedom, and children intrinsically know this. Each of us is here to live our highest joy and to have the freedom to create our own paths. But how do we, as parents, balance ...

As your cup runneth over….by Wendy Sue Noah


We all know the drill as mothers.  There is almost always something to do, to take care of, to not forget about, and let’s not forget to take care of ourselves, too! Being a mom is by far the most challenging, frustrating and rewarding job I have ever had, and ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Are You Choosing Love…or Fear? by Renee Peterson Trudeau


This past Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, I returned home from an amazing retreat feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at ...

Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

Kids Show Review: The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess


By HarlemMommyrific As a single mom living in Harlem, I would’ve never expected to identify so strongly with a King and Queen from a place called PinkMountainIsland. I should explain.   I walked into New York City Children’s Theater as a first-time blogger with my preschooler on a brisk Saturday morning.  This was also our ...

Windows of Opportunity…Missed By: Lori Loesch


    Every child, has a window of opportunity where he can learn.  Where the window is open wide, and knowledge can blow in, and enrich the child.  However, for some children, that opportunity is stolen from them.  For reasons that are many, the window slams shut, and the child is left ...

A Special Place by Sharon O’Donnell


The past few weeks have been hectic but fun.  First, my middle son and I accompanied my oldest son to Charlottesville, VA for an orientation meeting for grad students in  his Masters of Accounting program. I absolutley LOVED traveling with my two oldest sons and reveling in the kind of ...

The Seeds of Love by Margaret Hart


Every year since my son began attending school, I have looked forward to and enjoyed so many milestones and celebrations. One day that's always sweet is Mother's Day, when he comes home from school with a handmade gift or drawing or card. I always get so excited to see what ...

The Discipline Dilemma – By Vicky Dal Molin


I’m starting to get the impression that most toddlers are the same. Why you may ask? It seems that each week my son gets older I receive the perfect email from a myriad of parenting websites regarding the latest developmental behavior to make itself know. This week…. It’s about discipline and ...