Archive for November, 2020

Tips for Raising a Child with Chronic Pain


Chronic pain is a very common condition among adults, but that’s not to say kids cannot experience it as well. According to a study, 20% to 35% percent of children worldwide suffer from chronic pain, with 3% requiring intensive rehabilitation. The good news is that with a concerted pain management strategy, ...

“Story Pirates” Launches Immersive “Sleep Squad” Theater Experience to Help with Bedtime, Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


[caption id="attachment_30461" align="alignright" width="300"] Lilli Cooper as Captain Siesta Shut-eye in Sleep Squad. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Producers of Sleep Squad.[/caption] I’m always excited to tell you about fun new things you can try with your children—especially at this time when fun new things seem in short supply. But, I’m ...

Raising Good Humans by Hunter Clarke-Fields (Book Excerpt)


There are probably a lot of wonderful things about your parents that you want to pass down to your child: creativity and encouragement, open and honest discussions, and your mom’s special pancake recipe. Reactivity? Explosive anger? Um, no. Once you establish a steady meditation practice, you can expect your reactivity to ...

Not Again?!?!?!?! By Ali Skylar


CHARACTERS:  Ali, mom, and Chaz, her 21 year old son SETTING:  Ali and Chaz talking on the phone CHAZ:  So mom, good news, I can def take the flight tomorrow at 2:15. Get home a week earlier for Thanksgiving. ALI: Yay!  Work let you out? CHAZ: Yep, I’m good to go. ALI: Okay, let me ...

Budget Conscious Bedroom Design Trends for Children by Kristina Marshall


There's enough work that goes into being a great mom without the pressure of investing thousands of dollars to make your kids' rooms stylish.  But, even without breaking the bank, it is possible to achieve fabulous!  Here are the top ten popular kid's bedroom design trends you can recreate on ...

When Tech Goes Airy-Fairy by Pamela Francis


I am in the middle of learning a totally new skill to add to my cadre of success secrets for my businesses.  I am going to refrain from telling you the exact skill I am being taught (for now) because I haven’t run the metrics on strategic placement of a ...

Ted Lasso To The Family Rescue! by Ali Skylar


My kids are about 7 years apart. My daughter, Lexi, now 28, is the big sister. My son, Chaz, is 21 years old and the younger bro. When they were young, it kinda sucked when it came to planning family vacations, or trying to find a game we could all play ...

A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose and Spirituality at Midlife by Susan Pohlman (Book Excerpt)


My midlife disequilibrium began unexpectedly. I started experiencing pseudo panic attacks when Katie left for college, a feeling that I couldn’t inhale deeply enough. The doctor assured me that it was nothing major—this was life. Katie was happy and thriving on her campus in California, but I missed her desperately. ...

Mom, You Just Don’t Get It by Ali Skylar


The other day my 21 year old son Chaz called after watching a documentary called The Social Dilemma. According to the filmmakers, this documentary is “a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and ...

Resounding presents “Dracula”: LIVE immersive audio drama, review by Andrea Santo Felcone


A new live immersive audio entertainment company, appropriately named Resounding, debuted their first audio play this past weekend with two performances of “Dracula”--one on the eve of Halloween, the other on Halloween itself. If you think back to images of old radio show performers huddled around a large microphone, this ...