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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. […]

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 […]

4th Grader’s Letter to Crazy Parents

My boys aren’t playing a winter sport, and I have to say, I don’t miss it. Not because I don’t want to drive them to practice or even that I don’t enjoy the games. I have come to appreciate our time in the car together, I value the physical activity for them, and there is […]

5 Ways Art Classes Can Expand Your Child’s Mind

Being a visual artist, maybe I am a bit bias and consider art more important for kids than some other parents. Today, it seems that sports seem to take precedence over everything else. I understand the importance of children being active and physically healthy, but someties I think that the arts get the short end of the stick. With art, there are no rules, […]

10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess […]

Take Up More Space — for your daughter’s sake

Our vagina does not make us less worthy of occupying space in this world.

Is It Too Late to Finish Summer Reading?

The answer is, it depends. This is just about the time when I realize, each summer, that despite me telling the kids to read every day, they haven’t gotten very far. Despite my many suggestions to curl up and enjoy a book, some of the reading logs are still embarrassingly sparse. Could you imagine if […]

A 4th Grader’s Letter to Crazy Parents

Offside is a Facebook page, started by a referee, Brian Barlow, to encourage better sideline sportsmanship. He offered $100 for every video of crazy parents screaming at referees at children’s sporting events. He also posted this heartbreaking and poignant letter from a 4th grader. READ: What Screaming at the Ref Doesn’t Say About You Learn […]

My #1 Rule for Kids Navigating Social Media

Also read: The Latest Drug Parents Need to Know About We got a phone for my middle child this year and teaching him to navigate the waters of social media isn’t easy although it seems a little easier with a boy than a girl. In some ways, it’s not that different from when we were […]

The Dumbest Job Ever: Mother.

It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud —especially if it’s while I’m sweating and working my heiny off on the elliptical at the gym. (Yes, I read the paper while I work out—multitasking!) But the other day, I nearly tumbled off the machine into bruising hysterics when I read “Job Description for […]

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