Around my house a cry of “Go clean your room!” is often met with heel-dragging and resistance. Even after I repeat the request, the job might get done in a half-hearted way. What’s a mom to do?READ MORE
Family traditions can be fun, and provide continuity and connection! Traditions – simple or elaborate – give children a sense of belonging in the world. They can teach the beliefs and customs of previous generations, mark the changing of seasons, and be filled with great spiritual meaning – or be downright silly.
My children think I am obsessed with looking out for teens’ skin! They may be right. Acne is a problem that I care about! Having acne can be more than just a nuisance – it can seriously affect a kid’s self-esteem and cause lifelong scars. READ MORE
My father was a banker. After work every day, he emptied the change in his pockets into a piggy bank – for me! It was the largest piggy bank you’ve ever seen – in the shape of the cartoon character Goofy.READ MORE