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Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

Raising kids is hard work. Personally, I find it hard enough to be in charge of my own well being for 24 hours a day, forever, with no breaks, but to multiply that is just barbaric. And at least when you mess up your own life, you do not have as many people telling you… Continue reading Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

Smarter Schools – Dumber Kids?

There has never been a time of abundance quite like today in America, but people are still over consumed with the desire for more. I would credit this phenomenon to our wonderful social media brainwashing applications, accompanied by a massive avalanche of advertisements specifically catered to our individual preferences.  Even those of us alert enough… Continue reading Smarter Schools – Dumber Kids?

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How to Maximize Your Candy Haul This Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.  First of all, it falls in the end of October, my favorite month, in my favorite season.  It is not too hot or too cold and the trees are beautiful.  It is also perfectly timed. You go out and have your kids bring home a huge… Continue reading How to Maximize Your Candy Haul This Halloween

10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School

Once again, the freedom.. I mean the school bells are ringing and although we will soon find a few more hours at home sans chaos, the school year seems to come with it's own set of complications.  Whether you are an all hands on deck parent, who completes the science fair project for their kid,… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School

Get Your Gas Pedal Unstuck: How to be Present as a Mother 

One time I was driving home from a night out in Manhattan. It was late, so the roads were pretty empty, which was really good because my gas pedal just happened to get stuck. I panicked for about twenty seconds, which seemed like forever, but then I managed to come up with a plan. I… Continue reading Get Your Gas Pedal Unstuck: How to be Present as a Mother