Bringing Up Race. How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World. By Uju Asika (Book Excerpt)


Be Cool, Be Kind, Be You My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. —­Maya Angelou, American writer I talk a lot about coolness on my blog. It’s one of my ultimate values, which might ...

I am Mama by Later Mom Marina Topsis


I worked in the airline industry for 38 1/2 years and took early retirement at 60 for many reasons. I wish I could say it was solely for my then 4 and 6 year old sons. It turned out to be a great decision. A few months later, 3/16/20, we ...

5 Tips for Moms and Dads on How to Learn Your Children’s Love Language by Later Dad Balint Horvath


Your role as a parent involves doing so much including giving them loads of love. But, how do you know what love language your child uses especially in those first few years of being a new parent? It can get even more confusing as your child grows older. I’m fortunate enough ...

Special Kid to Super Kid by Ruthangela Bernadette (Book Excerpt)


The 10 Secrets of Unleashing Your Child’s Superpowers Hey, Ruthangela, it’s your future self here. How’s it going? I bet you’re wondering why I’ve contacted you out of the blue like this. Well, it’s pretty simple, you sent me. Your future self wanted you to know a few things that you ...

Me, Motherhood, and a Wise Woman by Julie Wheaton & Patrece Powers (Book Excerpt)


She makes it look so easy. She looks so together. She has a clean house. She has a nanny. She doesn’t spend enough time with her kids. She spends too much time with her kids. She doesn’t need to work. She is so smart. She is so creative. She has a husband who helps with the kids. She is having ...

’True Mothers’ (Japanese movie w/subtitles): Review by Hannah Singer


I am an adoptive mom of an 8th grader, adopted from birth, just like the adoptive parents in this movie. When I was offered to review this movie, I was somewhat reluctant. Even after all these years, I am sensitive to the situation. Basically, I didn’t want to be upset or ...

Raising Your Spirited Baby by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. (Book Excerpt)


Excerpt from RAISING YOUR SPIRITED BABY by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. Copyright © 2020 by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Used with permission by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.   Chapter 3 What Do I Need to Stay Calm So I Can Calm My Baby? Untangling Our Emotions, Reframing Our Experiences, ...

Mindfulness: Free the Past and the Future by Sez Kristiansen, author, Inspired Mama (Book Excerpt)


My son started daycare as soon as I took up work again. I felt our connection slip away, so I decided to make “Mama and Mathias time” once a week. Sometimes it was just a morning, while other times it was a whole day; I devoted time to just being ...

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 ...