I recently read an article that says that parents should not kiss their babies on the mouth, because it can be "sexual" or "stimulating." Well, look at this: Here is why I think this is fine. And not just me, plenty of other people think it's fine, too. People are hypocritical. In this article, a woman says that kissing kids on the lips is creepy, but … [Read more...] about Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?
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If you haven’t had to care for an elderly or ill loved one, you either know someone who has or you will soon do it, too. Seniors now, for the first time, comprise the largest age group in the country and will be the first to rely on a less affluent younger generation to care for them. One in six employees cares for an elderly or disabled family member, but less than 25% of them … [Read more...] about Caring For Sick Relatives Without Losing Your Job (or Your Mind)
I wanted to follow up on my recent Parent Report card blog. You may have noticed that we changed it up and created our very own ModernMom version. I highly recommend every parent to consider giving this report card to your children. It inspired many valuable conversations in my home. Last week, The Today show paid me a visit in Malibu to discuss this thought-provoking … [Read more...] about Brooke Burke: Why You Should Let Your Kids Grade You (ModernMom Report Card)
A persistent rain was falling as my sons and I departed from their swim practice. It was after 9:00 p.m. I was exhausted, it was a long day of work and I was spent after an hour and half in a pool coaching sixteen swimmers, ranging in age from six to eight. As we made our way to the car, we were surrounded by puddles, evidence that it must have poured while we were in … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Called My 9-Year-Old Son an A-Hole
We've made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. But we’re just kicking off the worst season of the year for “fat talk.”Starting with the preparations for Thanksgiving, the conversation revolves more than ever around food: What we’re eating, how much we’re eating, how much we’re planning on eating and how much weight we might gain. There’s … [Read more...] about Let’s Stop the Holiday “Fat Talk”