The Message of Halloween

The words arrive soon after our kids have settled comfortably into their new school schedules.  “Mom, we need to start planning for Halloween.  It’s around the corner and this year […]

Child Safety Series: Halloween Hazards

Each month this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety to support parents and caregivers as they consider reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for […]

The State of the Union of Youth Sports

Youth sports are woven deeply into the fabric of many families’ lives.  It has become big business, cultivating a love for sport in our children.  The competition can be fierce, […]

The View from My Section

Are emotions contagious? There’s a psychological phenomenon called emotional contagion that implies emotions produce energy that can be transferred from person to person. A typical example would be a coach’s […]

Twice the Fun: Myths and Facts about Twins

We’ve all heard that young twins share a special secret language that not even their mom can understand. Is it true? This fascinating and much-debated phenomenon has been labeled both […]

Classifying Your Kids’ Friends

We parents are always on the heightened prowl to keep our kids engaged and running in supportive and worthwhile social circles.  Part of our job as good parents is to […]

Child Safety Series: Baby Safety Month

Each month this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety, in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest […]

No-Mess Painting Projects for Your Littles

There’s something really amazing that happens when you let a child get creative with paint and play!  And for my mother that amazing thing was learning how much she loved […]