I hate reality TV….well, most if it anyway. I am so over the fate of Jon and Kate. And while I confess to Idol worshiping during the final few rounds each season and enthusiastically texting my vote to support the underdog, I have little interest in keeping up with the preening, Botoxed, Married to the Mob Jersey girls on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Because of my … [Read more...] about My Daughter, Reality TV and Me.
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Parents primary technology concern used to be with the amount of time children spent in front of the TV, but now smartphones and portable devices make the amount of time your child spends in front of technology virtually limitless. Even though these devices can be very stimulating and engaging for your child, they may cause serious problems within your household. For example, … [Read more...] about How to Set Healthy Screen Time Limits for Your Kids
When it comes to my kids, one of the things that stresses me out is this whole idea of “specializing.” Since my daughter was four or five, I've watched as many of her friends have streamlined their focus on piano or guitar, on club soccer or volleyball teams, on ice skating or acting or singing or swimming or tennis or dance. The stakes seem to get really high really fast - … [Read more...] about It’s Ok To Let Our Kids Settle For “Good Enough”
Do you think you would be able to tell if a sexual predator was using deceptive “grooming techniques” to gain access to your child? In many instances, the red flags can practically be under our noses. Yet often, parents who learn that their child has been victimized will share the same reaction… “I had no idea… He was so nice… He didn’t look like a molester.” FACT #1 - A … [Read more...] about The Stranger You Know: How to Spot a Child Molester’s Tricks
Not Vodka is my new favorite company. They make re-usable bottles that keep drinks cold for up to 30 hours (it really works!) or hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. But not only are they functional, they inspire individuality and generosity. These bottles come in great colors and fun designs. For Valentine's Day, they came out with a rosé glitter bottle that is fabulous! … [Read more...] about Not Vodka – The Re-usable Water Bottle That Inspires