8 Things You Learn in Parenthood
People without children of their own often remark to me that “kids are a learning experience,” usually after one of my kids does something adorably ridiculous like emptying a jar…
Be Safe: Get to Know Your Crossing Guard
Pedestrian accident fatalities are on the rise, and school crossing guards play a critical role in ensuring child safety. Stationed at busy intersections, crossing guards are the ultimate public safety multitaskers,…
3 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents
It didn’t come as a surprise when my parents started asking for more help around their house. My mother is 72 and my father is 77, so it’s a testament…
2012 Family-Car Resolutions
Despite our best intentions as parents, sometimes we fall a little short. We harp on our kids to keep their rooms picked up, and we may even dock their allowance…
Carpooling 101
The dangers of driving can feel much more real when you have children in tow. And when you put that kind of responsibility in someone else’s hands, your worries may…
3 Ways to Make the Holidays More Meaningful
Sometimes I catch myself following the “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality. Like telling my twins they’ve had enough dessert at Thanksgiving, then sneaking into the kitchen…
Strategies for Teaching Kids About Money
I clearly remember learning my “value of a dollar” lessons as a young girl from my grandfather. He lived through the Great Depression so who better on this earth to…
baby in car seat
Hundreds of products are recalled each year for a variety of reasons, and many times those recalls include car seats.  Some car seats just need a repair kit or a…
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids: Teaching Your Children Empathy Through Social Service
Although children are developmentally ego-centric from a young age, they have the capacity to develop such compassion and generosity. As parents, it is our job to help nurture the development…
What to Look for in a Three-Row SUV
Many families are looking for larger cars that can easily haul a gaggle of kids, but they don’t want to get behind the wheel of a minivan. Enter the three-row…