I recently read a headline on Yahoo about the “forgotten victim” of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. At first, I dismissed the headline saying to myself that I’m not interested in reading about this mother. I was having a hard enough time looking at the photos of the dead six-year-olds. Why would I read a sympathetic article about the … [Read more...] about The Mother of a Child with Autism Tries to Relate to Adam Lanza’s Mother
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Should parents go online to check their kids’ grades and homework? The iconic overstuffed student’s backpack is quickly becoming a relic of the past and as a result, the way parents oversee their children’s progress in school will never be the same. Paperless Schools With an estimated four out of five K-12 schools having some sort of presence on the internet, teachers are … [Read more...] about For Parents, Where’s The Line Between Helping and Hovering?
It is almost time for annual performance reviews at many companies. I can already feel the anxiety building as we prepare to receive some “constructive feedback” about our job performance and decisions about promotions and raises. Annual performance reviews are especially stressful for many women. Whether this is due to cultural norms of female modesty or negative perceptions … [Read more...] about It’s Okay to Brag During Performance Reviews
The following is a guest post by Kerri Zane, author of It Takes All 5: A Single Moms Guide to Finding the REAL OneRegardless of whether you are divorced for 15 years or 15 minutes children desperately want to believe that they'll wake up with "Parent Trap"-abilities and be able to happily reunite their mom and dad. Some parents do get back together, but the overwhelming … [Read more...] about Single Moms: How Do You Tell Your Kids That You’re Dating?
Back in June, I had great plans to start a series of articles about our journey to expand our family. The first article came out and I couldn’t have been happier about it, but kids, summer break, and life simply got in the way, plus the drama of adopting children had reached a place in our lives where we questioned ourselves, but I’ll get to that in another article. As we … [Read more...] about Fostering Hope: Deciding an Adoption Path