21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, MFT, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 11 21st Century Parenting in Review “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Remember school, tests, midterms, finals? If you were like many of us, you looked forward to the review prior to the ...

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 ...

June 2013 Profile: Nia Vardalos


AGE:  50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married to actor Ian Gomez RESIDENCE:  California CHILD’S NAME/AGE:  Ilaria, 8 (adopted at age 3)  Nia Vardalos, a “later mom,” is the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress and writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. An alumnus of The Second City comedy theater, she also starred in ...

Marriage Moments with a Cougar and Her Cubs by Melissa Swedoski


My second official Mother's Day came and went, and I learned some valuable lessons. First, I learned my husband has awesome graphic design skills, as he created a personalized card for me using pictures of our girls along with some clever quips. The cover was a picture of our 1 ...