July 04, 2020
Wellness
May 09, 2020
Family

13 Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

Also read: Is Guinness Really Good for You? The leprechaun is the elf on the shelf of March. Thankfully, it is only one day — though I’m sure some entrepreneurial parent is going to find a way to make us pay good money for a tradition we never wanted to start in the first place. […]

6 Tips For Staying Sane during School Shutdowns

Also Read: 5 Good Things About CoronavirusMy kids are “learning from home” for the next two weeks (at least.) This is unprecedented and stressful, but there is no getting around it, so I think we have no other choice but to buckle down and make the most of it. Read: How we can reframe this crisis. […]

If the kids are home, I’m technically not drinking alone, right?

There are days and then there are DAYS! On these DAYS, if Larry walks in the door from work and tries to make small talk, as in a pleasantly curious, “What did you do today?” I will growl back, “The only thing you should be asking me is ‘red or white?!” I take pathetic pride in waiting to pour […]

How to Talk to Kids About Suicide

Suicide is in the news, it’s in our communities, it’s on our minds. It is most likely also on the minds of our children who are no longer sheltered from the big bad adult world the way kids used to be. Gossip is overheard. The news is always on. Social media can shock. Kids talk to […]

Social Media Strike for Teen Suicide Prevention

Disclaimer: This project is my daughter’s service project with her Confirmation group, and I am one of the leaders of that group. From March 15th through March 21st, take a break from social media in support of a great cause. Also Read: Teen Suicide Peaks in Spring: Know the Signs The increase in social media use […]

5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

By Sara Sykes, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent pre-K to grade 12 school in Summit, NJ “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions I receive from parents as an elementary school teacher. And while there are many factors that go into determining whether […]

Should You Eat Your Placenta?

The short answer is, I wouldn’t. But, if you want to, bon appetit. If you want to learn a little more about placentophagy (the eating of the placenta after birth) read on. Some animals do it. They have a baby, then they eat the afterbirth. This led to people thinking there must be some benefit […]

11 Things To Do with Your Kids Inside

I cannot actually recommend staying indoors in the winter, but I really do hate the cold. Getting outdoors more often will improve your mood and boost your immune system. That being said, when I took my kids to school today it was 18 degrees, which I can only stand for about an hour. When you’re […]