As a mom of two, my daughter 24 and my son 18, I have experienced the journey of raising both a boy and a girl in an ever changing, more chaotic world where digital media reigns supreme and kids, whose calendars are as busy as their parents’, are being pushed to reach a rising bar of success. Kids are measuring their self-worth more and more by their test scores, achievements … [Read more...] about Tips For Raising Your Son Into A Kind, Compassionate Man
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Jerry Seinfeld once said that “a two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” And that phrase is permanently etched into my mind. Have truer words ever been spoken about toddlers? Because he’s right, of course. We all have to be slightly mad to get through the phase of parenting a toddler. Sure, we become accustomed to … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Parenting a Toddler is an Exercise in Insanity
Many expectant parents are excited to find out whether they are having a baby boy or a baby girl. While some enjoy the surprise of finding out their baby's sex at birth, others are anxious to find out their baby's gender as early as possible. There are many old wives' tales that are quick to offer a prediction of your baby's sex, but with today's scientific advancements there … [Read more...] about At What Week of Pregnancy Can You Tell if it’s a Girl or Boy?
I grew up in the technology boom, fascinated by all the latest and greatest things from accessible cell phones to Friendster (totally dating myself) – and have loved every second of it. My personal and professional lives have been forever changed by the evolution of technology, and I’m thrilled that my kids will have access to these incredibly powerful devices and tools – … [Read more...] about Smartphones and Kids: Worth the Wait
Limitless energy and intense curiosity make it a challenge (to say the least) to get a toddler to sit still long enough to make any progress with the potty. Don't make it a battle. Take advantage of that curiosity to perk your toddler's interest. Then incorporate quick and frequent potty trips into your routine. How to Potty Train an Active Toddler Step 1 Include … [Read more...] about How to Potty Train an Active Toddler