Parenting babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and beyond.


Paws to Think: 14 Reasons Why It’s Time for Your Family to Get a Dog

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UPDATED February 27th, 2018 Say your little Jimmy has been begging for a dog for months. Maybe Sally gets all worked up every time she passes that pet store in town. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and if you’re toying with the idea…

Disagreements Over Discipline May Be Sign of Something Deeper

UPDATED January 12th, 2018 Yvette, a Manhattan mother of two, recounts a day recently when her husband accused her of being a negligent mother because she took one of the boys, who at the time was running a dangerously high fever, out…

Keeping an Eye on Children Recovering From Colds

UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Recently I had a bout with cold-induced Asthma with my daughter. Since I wasn’t previously exposed to the process of watching your child not be able to fully breathe, the episode really scared me. I’m sharing…

4 Fun Ways to Get the Kids Involved in Thanksgiving Prep

UPDATED November 14th, 2017 My children like to be included in activities around the house, and Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to put them to work! Kids get revved up about Thanksgiving, as it ushers in the holiday season, and…

Do Names Matter?

UPDATED November 16th, 2017 My son surprised me this week by telling me that he would like to change his name to something "not Spanish" in order to "avoid discrimination later in life."I had very mixed feelings about this proclamation from…

Family Bonding in the Kitchen

UPDATED November 16th, 2017 I have a special place in my heart for all things Abuelos and for allowing children to learn, grow and respect the elders in their lives. Sometimes it’s easy to take grandparents for granted as either always…

Garden & Plant Safety For Your Baby

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UPDATED November 14th, 2017 As the weather warms, I’m anxious to plant some annuals outside my front door and nurture my little garden out back. With small children, I tend to cling to the little pleasures like bright, pretty colors guiding…

10 Top New Mom Questions

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 When I had my first child, I had lots of questions that I felt silly asking my doctor, friends or even family. Still, there are a lot of things new moms wonder about. And between the lack of sleep, adjusting to…

Disciplining Our Children: Latino & American Style

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 In my native Puerto Rico, the methods of discipline were very straightforward: You did what you were told or you were punished. Not obeying guaranteed un chancletazo (a spanking with a flip flop). Offering to hit with…