“It’s tough for kids to say goodbye to the excitement of the day, so falling asleep can be so much sweeter with a parent at their side, reading their favorite bedtime story.” - Dr. Barry Zuckerman, Chief of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Co-Founder of Reach Out and Read Bedtime stories. Those two simple words conjure up happy memories for many of us. If you fondly … [Read more...] about Selling Your Kids On Story Time: Practical Tips For Raising Readers
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We recently published an article - "The Trouble With Labels: What Do You Call A Stepmom?" - on the tricky situations that can arise in blended families. In the words of one step-mom, "The only time I truly become uncomfortable is when the other children at [my stepson's] school refer to me as his mom. I'll enter the classroom to pick D up, and all the children start saying, 'D, … [Read more...] about Readers Respond: What to Call a Step-Parent?
We recently published an article - "When Is It Ok To Discipline Other People's Kids?" - on when (and if) it's acceptable to step in and discipline another person's child and we were overwhelmed by responses! While almost all of you agree that it's NEVER ok to use physical discipline, such as spanking, opinions were much more divided over whether an adult should step in and … [Read more...] about Readers Respond: When Is It Ok To Discipline Other People’s Kids?
Ladies, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you a million times for reading. I can’t tell you how I appreciate your loyalty. Amongst all the Blogs out there, you choose to come and read mine, and I’m honored.It’s Wednesday at 5PM, and my kids just left with their … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Message For My ModernMom.com Readers
Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)