The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious: A Memoir by Diane Auten (Book Excerpt)


Relationships TEACHING BOYS HOW to love is one of the most important jobs that we have in this world. So many boys grow up unable to express them­selves, whether it comes from societal influences, peer pressure, or parental shaming, it is a norm that as a society, we must turn around. Without ...

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 ...

The Excuse of Role by Rachel Martin, author, The Brave Art of Motherhood (Book Excerpt)


From an early age we’re assigned roles: hall monitors, lunch-line captains, student council presidents, shift leaders, camp counselors, resident assistants, and more. We give our kids and ourselves roles that define responsibility even further, such as using chore charts and assigning who’s in charge while we walk to the neighbor’s ...

New Humor Book About Mid-Life Moms by Sharon O’Donnell


  It's been a long journey getting my second humor book published, but it was finally released this week. Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA is my take on the humorous and poignant moments of being a 'later' mom, complete with those times when I was ...

The future is here! Google’s self-driving car is in our neighborhood by Zoe Richmond


Here’s a list of things my toddlers will never get to do:  1.) Make a mixed tape for a girl. 2.) Leave a goofy answering machine message.  3.) Drive a car. The jury is still out on number 3. But with Google’s self-driving car testing in our neighborhood it feels like ...

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: 7 Back to School Strategies to Promote Less Stress & More Flow by Rene Peterson Trudeau


It’s 1976. I’m in fifth grade and standing by our front door with my red plaid backpack. My eyes scanning, I watch my four younger brothers dart from room to room. My stomach is in knots. It’s 7:45 a.m. We should have left fifteen minutes ago. Lunches are half-made, my ...

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 ...

Placenta Encapsulation — An Option to Tackle the Baby Blues by Zoe Richmond


The days after giving birth a critical.  They are not only a critical time for the newborn baby, but they are also critical to the mother.  It’s also an exhausting time.  There is the physical exhaustion of the delivery, or the painful recuperation from a C-section. There is the grueling ...