When we had our first child, we also were the proud parents of two cats. And neither of those fuzzy boys cared one bit when the baby came home for the first time. Actually, I believe one of them probably hid. But he took refuge under ottomans often, so it really wasn’t a big change. We didn't have to figure out how to introduce pets and babies However, other first-time … [Read more...] about How To Introduce Pets and Babies
How do we find that work-life balance? It’s the eternal struggle: something we’ve strived for ever since the first day we brought work home from school. There must be a way, we say, a way to make sure the “need-tos” and “want-tos” are perfectly balanced. Better yet, we think dreamily, if the scales tip in the want-tos’ favor. Well here’s the unfortunate truth, straight from … [Read more...] about How To Make The Most Out Of Family Time
It is comforting to believe we have taught our children to avoid common pitfalls in life that might expose them to danger, like texting while driving or getting into a stranger’s van. Parents often enforce curfews and stress the importance of abstaining from risky behaviors to keep children safe, but we often overlook some common hidden safety concerns. One surprising area … [Read more...] about 7 Surprisingly Dangerous Social Media Sites For Teens
Think your child is only on Facebook and is probably aware of the dangers? Think again—and again, and again, and again. Your tweens and teens are on many social media sites, and chances are it’s not even Facebook. Most parents know about Facebook; heck, most parents are on Facebook. What parents don’t know about are the countless other social media experiences their children … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Selfie: Should We Be Concerned About Our Kids On Social Media?