Category: Raising Children

My Son is a Biter

By Guest Blogger Michelle Barson My sweet, little baby boy is a hazard to others and while it doesn’t faze him it’s something I am forced to wear like a scarlet...

Make LuRoos Part of Your Village

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Pennell, founder of LuRoos How many times have you had to invoke “divide and conquer” parenting? Josh needs to be picked up from his...

In Defense of Summer

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon In one of my earliest memories, I am running across my childhood backyard, one hand grasping the sparkly baton I had saved all of my...

A Teacher’s Advice: How to Keep Your Children Learning All Summer

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols Our world is fast-paced and ever-changing. While that is often positive and productive, moving forward rapidly can leave holes in us as...

Just Like That

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Every elderly person in the grocery store says some version of the same thing when they see me with my tribe of tiny children. “Oh, enjoy...

Just a Little Heads Up, Please

By Heather Miller In my last blog I gave a big shout out to parents of one child. This time I would like to give those parents an explanation as to why it is sometimes...

The Fun of Raising Three-nagers

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson You think the terrible twos are terrible? The terrible twos aren’t actually a thing. I know a few of you in the midst of it now want...

Create a Contract with Your Child

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton with Forsyth Family magazine I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Ready? Since the dawn of time, every parent has flown by the...

My Son Survived Middle School Without a Cell Phone

By Anonymous My son just finished 8th grade and will be moving on to high school next year. His middle school years were what most would call predictable. He made lots...

“Mom, Where Do Babies Come From?”

By Guest Blogger Michelle Bostian, LCSW We all value honesty and we want so much to instill this in our children.  But what do we do when the questions they ask back us...