Tough Talks With My Kids: Pet Loss

Posted May 21st, 2013 by Stacy Kravitz in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

It has been a rough couple of days around here because I’ve had to tell my inquisitive young kids about some sad and anxiety-provoking news.  My son, Noah, is five and my daughter, Mallory, is three.  He is a high functioning autistic and that means that I never really know […]

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Quick and Easy Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted May 7th, 2013 by Aimee in Parenting

It’s officially Teacher Appreciation Week and I know that you, like me, have a million other things on your plate. Thank goodness this “holiday” lasts an entire week so you (and I!) still have plenty of time to put together quick, easy and thoughtful gifts for the teachers in our […]

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Giving freedom, making happiness

Posted May 7th, 2013 by christine in Parenting, Uncategorized

I recently read this article from The Guardian newspaper. It made me think. In case you don’t have the time to read it (though you really should), I’ll briefly go over its main points: Controlled crying seems cruel. Why do we do it? Parents in other cultures hold their babies […]

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Giveaway: Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures

Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Allison in Giveaways, Green, Parenting, Tech

Young children seem to be natural environmentalists: Since my daughter has been old enough to walk, she’s been picking up litter on the playground, often spending more time tossing out trash than playing. Earth Day is a perfect time to encourage children’s environmental awareness (and to gently explain that no, […]

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Let Them Figure It Out

Posted April 9th, 2013 by Jennifer Thorson in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens

I am a slacker-parent. In the years since I first claimed my slacker title, Lenore Skenazy created the term “Free-Range Parent” which not only sounds better than “slacker,” it comes with a whole philosophy attached, which you can debate with the other parents at your parenting group, proving that even […]

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A New Meaning for Pull the Plug

Posted March 26th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Parenting

I’m compelled to share my perspective on a growing trend that I’m noticing a lot lately. A while ago, I could laugh a little at it, but the more and more I see it, I can’t help but shake my head and scoff. The other night when I once again […]

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The Pinterest Blues

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Sue Wagner in Parenting

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On one hand, it has saved me hours of scouring the internet looking for pretty things I have seen and want to find again. (“It was a farmhouse table, with Eames chairs and flowers…”) I have stopped tearing out pages from magazines to […]

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