Archive for June, 2012

The Speed Version of the Birds and the Bees Talk by Sharon Johnson O’Donnell


This past week I had 'the talk' about the facts of life with my youngest son who is 11. With my two older sons, I had the talk with them when they were ten; but, I kept putting off the talk with my youngest. I'd gone through some facts about ...

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun by Heather Bowles


My word. Where do I start? This week was so full of milestones and silliness and eureka moments. Tabitha rolled on to her side this week. Now I'm a little concerned about her cradle swing. If she rolls in it in the middle of the night, can she suffocate on ...

ROBIN’S NYC ADVENTURES: On Location Tours & NBC Studio Tour


My son had three days home before starting camp, so I scouted around for interesting things to do with him, and we spent a beautiful day in Manhattan touring.  Even if you live in NY, it can be fun to feel like a tourist, and inevitably you will see and ...

Find Your Joy by Liimu


One of the greatest things about having children is the unexpected things they teach us about how to live life fully. Oh, did you think it was our job to teach them? Well, with four children I find that I generally learn a lot more from them than they do ...

Ripley’s with my 7 year old-Believe it or Not! by Dina Ramon


When it comes to previewing an entertainment excursion for my 7-year-old-daughter, I am usually pretty good about doing my research. I typically ask friends, check websites, find online reviews, or all of the above. But I recently bought, sight unseen, an online coupon for half-priced tickets for Ripley’s Believe It ...

Going to the Dogs: Part 2 – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Pets love nothing more than to spend quality time with their owners. Now that summer is here, it is a good time to spend some quality time with your dog! We received quite a few fun products that help pets and their owners make the most of playtime, anytime! Many interactive toys can ...

My Crazy Summer by Margaret Hart


I was truly hoping this would be a summer when I could tackle long-term projects at my leisure, finally make headway, and maybe even complete one or two. I thought I might even squeeze in a little relaxation one day a week while my son was at camp. That would ...

My First-born – by Lisa Kelly


19 years ago today at 5:03 AM, I met my son for the first time.  Weighing in at 5 pounds and being only 19" long, he was the tiniest baby I'd ever seen.  I'd never held a newborn before so when they plopped this wiggly little guy on my chest, ...

Older and Wiser?—by Jamie Levine


This summer, in addition to my requisite speech-language pathology graduate school clinical work, I’m also enrolled in a diagnostic practicum; this entails testing potential new clients every week, and writing incredibly detailed evaluation reports for each of them. And although the six students in my class were split up into ...

GUEST BLOG POST: How Dads Can Get Their Kids to Focus by Dr. Jason Selk


What father doesn’t want his offspring to develop the right kinds of skills so that one day they’ll rise to the top of whatever profession or field they choose? The good news is, with the right training, there’s one key talent that just about every child can master. And it ...