Category: Raising Children

Fun with Tweens and Teens in the Triad

By Kelly Hines I don’t know why my kids wouldn’t want to spend every waking moment with me – but something happened as soon as they hit the tween stage. They...

Being a New Mom is Hard…Why Don’t We Talk about It?

By Guest Blogger Shannon Burghart A few days ago a mom of three with a newborn came up to me looking really wonderful and I asked her how she was doing. She put on a big...

Type 1 Diabetes: Our New Normal

By Guest Blogger Jen Seeba This a marathon, not a sprint. But it’s been over a year, we are still running, and there is no finish line. “I wet the bed,” my...

Entertaining Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Winter

By Guest Blogger Julie Fritz When it is 19 degrees outside, we all tend to get a little stir crazy. Add an energetic 3-year-old to the mix and, like me, you might feel...

The First Pancake

By Kelly Hines I lovingly refer to my oldest child as our ‘first pancake’. Every experience with her is new. I have no frame of reference and rely on instinct,...

Parenting Resolution 2018: Life Skills

By Guest Blogger Nancy Tuohy, Director of Advancement at Summit School, and mother of two The book, How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims, is one of the most...

Beauty Hidden Amidst the Pain

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin,...

Why and How to Talk About Race with Your Children

By Guest Blogger Frank Brown, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach at Forsyth Country Day School Does talking about race make you uncomfortable? You’re not...

Arrival of the Mean Girls

By Guest Blogger Kristen Daukas You never know exactly when it happens. It just does.  From the day she started school, your daughter has always had a big circle of...

Choosing the Best Breed for Your Family

By Guest Blogger Debbie Barr, a writer with Forsyth Family magazine If you’re on the fence about whether to get a puppy (or older dog), experts say there are many good...