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I’d Like A Few Do-Overs At This Parenting Thing…

There are lots of things that suck about being a parent. Diapers come to mind right away, and not sleeping, and having to clean vomit off of carpet at two o’clock in the morning.  Also, making lunches every day.  That one totally sucks.  And eye rolls.  Eye rolls suck.  Especially when they’re directed at you. But I’m finding that what sucks the most, for me, anyway, is … [Read More...]


Life Lessons for Kids Learned From the Presidential Race

I was raised, and am raising my three kids, in Washington, DC. I visited the Carter White House routinely as a kid. My children all groan when traffic is stopped for the Vice President’s motorcade. The whole family is on a first name basis with Malia Obama’s Secret Service detail. You’d think my kids and I would talk politics all the time as a result. But mostly, the … [Read More...]


How To Make Momrades

Recently, we moved into a new house, leaving the city where we had been living for 13 years. Our new home was in the same town where I grew up and a ton of my “growing up” friends had moved back also. But a lot has changed in the intervening years. I thought it’d be easy to fall back into the suburban routine, but there were a whole new host of cliques, classes, and clubs … [Read More...]


What You Can Do To Prevent Child Abuse

A day does not go by without story after horrible story of child abuse in the news. We don’t know how you feel about it, but it seems to us it’s getting worse. As Child Safety Experts and Co-founders of KidSafe Foundation, our mission is "to educate adults and children to prevent child abuse." However, after teaching over 30,000 children and providing our seminars, … [Read More...]


Helping Your Kids Develop Creativity & A Lifelong Love of Learning

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein There is something beautiful and magical about childhood that unfortunately we push aside in the interest of “growing up.” Creativity and the … [Read More...]