Does Your Child Stutter? Help for Parents by Dr. Heather Grossman, Clinical Director of the American Institute for Stuttering


If you are a parent of a child who stutters, watching your child struggle to speak can be heartbreaking. You may worry how their speech will affect their ability to make friends, participate in school, speak up for themselves, and the list goes on. You probably have so many questions. ...

Meet Younger/Later Mom Dr. Gloria Pope


AGE: 41 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Mount Vernon, NY AGES OF YOUR CHILDREN: 16 & 2 years old I am the founder of Black Girl Everything, LLC, a platform that shines the light of black and brown owned businesses. We provide tools and resources to promote the growth of the black and brown community. Black ...

Is Your Teen Ready for Adulthood by Witty Ryter, author, Grown-Up Stuff Explained


The goal of every parent is to see their child grow up to be a self-sufficient, confident, and productive member of society. From the time they are born, we nurture our kids and give them everything we can to help them thrive. We try to fill their minds with positive ...

The Reinvention of Mama by Author & Later Mom Deena Goldstein


At various times in our lives, we’re defined by what we want and what we’re doing. In our twenties, we may have our eyes on a diploma, an apartment, and a good paying job. Fast forward to the thirties (and it does go fast!), women find themselves settling into “who we ...

I’m Not a Grandma……by Marina Topsis


It happened again. While waiting for the Halloween parade to start at my two boys’ school, another parent turned to me and asked if I was there for my grandchildren. I responded saying the boys are my kids. No apology. The month before I reminded my six year old to ...

Ready or Not by Madeline Levine, PhD (Book Excerpt)


C H A P T E R 10 The Future-Proof Family Building a Better Moral Compass and Stronger Communities If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African proverb When it comes to preparing our children for an unpredictable future, no conversation is complete without stating ...

High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids


Chapter 4 - Top Model You’re always live when it comes to your kids watching you. They have front row seats to your conversations and interactions with others. They are privileged to who you really are, behind closed doors. They watch what you watch on TV and learn your opinions from ...

BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, By Jessica Speer (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 9: Making New Friends Sophie’s Story—Always the New Kid “My mom has a job that makes our family move almost every year. I’ve been to four schools already. Just when I get used to a new town, new school, and new friends, I have to start over. I get really ...

Pure Mama Love by Ali Skylar


Sometimes I get triggered. It pulls me down, Down into the abyss of darkness. I work to keep my energy high and clear, But sometimes my mama heart just aches. I ache to make it better, to put my arms around my child and make the yucky stuff go away as they birth into adulthood. I ...

HOW TO TALK WHEN KIDS WON’T LISTEN By Joanna Faber and Julie King: Interview with the Authors by Melissa Couch Salim   


This is such a great book. I love the sample conversation that shows the dos and the don’ts. You start by talking about feelings, which is a BIG topic, especially with toddlers and teens. What are a few top basics that we might remember and practice?  It’s stressful when our ...