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Did Being a Nice Mom Hurt My Kids?

Last Wednesday, I saw a video I thought my son, Shane, would like to see. When I called up to him to come downstairs, his immediate response was, “Are you mad? Am I in trouble?” I asked him, “Shane, when am I ever mad at you?” and his response was, “You never really are.” “When do […]

Stop Being ONLY as Happy as Your LEAST Happy Child.

I was probably in my mid-thirties the first time I heard, or paid any attention to the oft-used parenting cliche, “You are only as happy as your least happy child.” I remember thinking, YES! Absolutely. I’m so glad it isn’t just me. It is impossible to be happy when your child isn’t.  More than a […]

I’ve Been a Nice Mom…Did That Hurt My Kids?

Last Wednesday, I saw a video I thought my son, Shane, would like to see. When I called up to him to come downstairs, his immediate response was, “Are you mad? Am I in trouble?” I asked him, “Shane, when am I ever mad at you?” and his response was, “You never really are.” “When do […]

Our Kids Are Falling Into Wells We Can See

In 1987 an 18 month old girl fell down a narrow 8 inch wide well while playing in her aunt’s backyard. I was 14 at the time, and I clearly remember the entire country holding its breath. Glued to televisions, our nation seemed to hit the pause button on life to cheer on the heroic rescue effort, […]

20+ Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Also Read: Our Staff’s Favorite Vacation Getaways Whether you have a Science Fair coming up or you’re just looking for things to do while the kids are “unplugged,” bringing science to life can be fun, mind-broadening…and even delicious (see our chocolate experiments below!)  So here are a few of our favorites experiments to do as a family. As you begin, be sure to […]

Masks Off: Tips to Help Your Child Through the Great Unmasking

Governor Murphy of New Jersey announced a couple of days ago that the mask mandate would be lifted on March 7th. It is an arbitrary date, and while I’m not certain, based purely on science (NOT my political views,) why the masks can’t come off today, I am very grateful there is finally a light at the end […]

Rethink Valentine’s Day

Maybe you aren’t a romantic and images of cupids and hearts illicit eye rolls and declarations about the capitalistic origin of Valentine’s Day. Maybe it is a product of greed and consumerism propagated by Hallmark, flower shops and manufacturers of cheaply made stuffed animals. But perhaps, it is an opportunity. Ask songwriters and they will tell you, […]

How To Help Your Child with the Great Unmasking

Governor Murphy of New Jersey announced a couple of days ago that the mask mandate would be lifted on March 7th. It is an arbitrary date, and while I’m not certain, based purely on science (NOT my political views,) why the masks can’t come off today, I am very grateful there is finally a light at the […]

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