Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Adornment of Maternal Attire by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


You first became a part of my wardrobe when my structure stretched to accommodate your growing body. I would shop at thrift stores for larger shirts and skirts not having the money to waste on a growth spurt that would only last for a couple of weeks. I remember starting with one ...

Guest Blog Post: Seven Things I Want My Mom to Know Before It’s Too Late by Janet Miller


Oftentimes, we take our loved ones for granted and simply assume they know how we feel, but I believe it’s important to tell them how we feel, in addition to us showing them how we feel. It’s nice for them to receive the verbal reminder every now and again, just ...

Raising an Entrepreneur by Margot Machol Bisnow (Book Excerpt)


Rule 3: Don’t Worry About A’s Schools Don’t Always Nurture Entrepreneurs Some children who grow up to become entrepreneurs have habits that most schools don’t value. They question the rules and challenge authority. They want to do things their own way. They get bored and lose focus when the task at hand ...

Guest Blog: Not Inconsequential by Amy McCready, author, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World


Consequences are the steamed broccoli of the parenting world. We may initially love the idea of our kids’ learning valuable lessons from their mistakes and beginning to step up to their responsibilities. But when it comes to serving them up every day, consequences can be hard to choke down. What actually ...

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 ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Dare to Raise Yourself First by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author, The Awakened Family


[caption id="attachment_23348" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Lily Rose)[/caption] When we buy into the myth that parenting is about the child, we readily take credit for our wonderful parenting when our children match up to our expectations, whereas we just as readily place blame on them when they don’t meet our expectations. To ...

GUEST BLOG POST: The Art of Blissful Parenting by Sharon Ballantine


Have you ever noticed how things flow in your life when you’re feeling good and how they don’t flow when you feel stressed or are engaging in any negative emotion? Feeling good is your key to being in the flow and for manifesting what you want. This means tapping into ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Finding Magic in the Mayhem by Bernadette Noll, author, Look At Us Now


I don’t think I need to tell you that parenting can be hectic. Whether you have one child or five, whether you are a single mom or happily coupled, whether you have toddlers or teens, on many days the mess of parenting seems to far outweigh the calm. So how ...