Having a Shared Birthday Party

Having a Shared Birthday Party

Parents today, including me, plan joint birthdays for the same reason our mothers did. It’s not only cheaper, but also much more convenient than throwing two. This year was the first time I had to wrestle with the decision to plan one or two birthday parties....
Rolling With Changes After Two New Grandchildren

Rolling With Changes After Two New Grandchildren

Life is full of changes and change can be a challenge no matter who you are. Often times, change, good or bad, complicates things even more. Some personalities are just resistant to change while others are pretty adaptable. For my family, we certainly have experienced...
Taming Teen Texts and Tweets

Taming Teen Texts and Tweets

When I was young, I was taught to be careful with what I said because my words could come back to haunt me. Today, we have to teach our kids to be mindful of what they type because that can affect their whole future. This may sound extreme and even bordering on...
Potty Training

Potty Training

When I began thinking about potty training Cohen, I sought advice from anyone and everyone. The most common response I received was “good luck!” At the time, Cohen was two and a half years old and wanted nothing to do with learning how to go potty like a big boy. We...
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