Moms & Dads

A Light Inclusive Hanukkah

A Light Inclusive Hanukkah

By Guest Blogger Buffie Longmire Avital  This year Hanukkah will begin on the evening of November 28th and for the next eight days Jewish families like mine will light candles each night, starting with one and progressing to eight stunning lights on the final night....

Gratitude and Giving During a Difficult Year

Gratitude and Giving During a Difficult Year

By Guest Blogger Tracy Huneycutt Hardly anyone would argue that we are living during uncertain times. These last two years have been challenging on many levels. Many are stressed and over-worked at their jobs, unsure about the direction of our economy, at odds even...

Big Kid Baby Showers

Big Kid Baby Showers

By TMoM Team Member Laura Simon Recently, my mom dropped off a stash of baby things for me to donate to my church. As I scanned the bags of relics that were once integral parts of my life, I realized – with a lump in my throat – that we are no longer in that phase of...

Bonding Over Biscuits

Bonding Over Biscuits

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Several weeks ago, my son, a high school junior, walked into the kitchen while I was preparing dinner and said, "Mom, I need your help. You're really creative. I need to make a submarine for part of a project for my TOK class...

Un-Rules for School Days

Un-Rules for School Days

By Guest Blogger Heather Miller With the school year now in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to start a discussion about rules. Well, not really rules, per say, but things that I feel should be rules. Un-rules, if you will. It seems to me there should be...

Making the Best of the Holidays

Making the Best of the Holidays

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LCMHC The holidays are right around the corner and to be honest it can be a mixture of emotions. For some, the holidays are a reminder of past challenges, conflict in the family, or sadness connected to missing loved ones. For...

Five Tips for Great Parent-Child Communication

Five Tips for Great Parent-Child Communication

By Guest Blogger Shannon Kincaid, Lower School Counselor at Greensboro Day School Children love stories! Not only do they love hearing stories in the form of books and fairy tales, but they also love to tell stories. For young children, telling a story about something...

Type 1 Diabetes: The Invisible Disease

Type 1 Diabetes: The Invisible Disease

By Guest Blogger Jen Seeba Maybe you can't see it, but I can. This picture makes me nauseous. I remember having to get her flower girl's dress taken in to accommodate her thin frame. Her mood swings and dark circles under her eyes that night at her uncle's wedding....

Halloween is Here! Merry Christmas!

Halloween is Here! Merry Christmas!

By TMoM Team Member Kelly Hines Happy Halloween! While my kids are busy preparing for candypalooza tonight, I’m eyeballing the calendar. Halloween officially kicks off the slow descent into madness known as “The Holidays.” I thought I’d share this helpful timeline to...

Preventing Preeclampsia

Preventing Preeclampsia

By Guest Blogger Sarah Scott Hypertension. Swelling or edema. Proteinuria. Sudden weight gain. Headache. Nausea or vomiting. Changes in vision. Racing pulse. Mental confusion, heightened anxiety, trouble catching your breath. Stomach or right shoulder pain. Lower back...

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