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20 New Ways to Keep Track of Your Kids

The disappearance of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. This National Missing Children’s Day, May 25, is the perfect opportunity for parents to review and discuss safety measure with their kids. We should all take a moment to honor the professionals, agencies, and organization that work to protect our children. Thomas Paine said it […]


10 Easy Ways to Prep for Bikini Season

Bikini season is almost here, although the extended effects of the Polar Vortex had us wondering whether spring and summer would ever come around! After a long winter of indulging in comfort foods and bundling up to step outside, who dares to bare her body at the pool or the beach without some prepping? Busy […]


18 Things You Didn’t Know About Noah’s Ark

The lore of the Bible is as much lesson-infused narrative as it is the stuff of epic films. Take for example the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Noah, starring Russell Crowe as Noah, as in, the ark, the paired-up fauna, and that infamous flood. What is it about this particular tale of death, survival and resurrection that […]


Snow Day? How to Keep the Kids Busy When They Can’t Play Outside

Like to take quizzes? Try this one: When it’s too cold for my children to play outside, I: a) Let them watch unlimited television and videos b) Organize a marathon session of board games c) Force them to clean their rooms d) Lock myself in the bedroom with 2 seasons of Downton Abbey and a […]


Why Home Birth May Not Be For You

I live with my partner and our toddler son in a Brooklyn neighborhood called Park Slope which is famous—some might say infamous—for being family-friendly almost to the point of tyranny. Just look at the bossy parental behavior featured in the popular video Sh*t Park Slope Parents Say. There are some things that seem quintessential to […]


What Life-Skills Should My Preschooler Have?

Rosie Molinary explains what life-skills kids of Preschool age should have in order to help the family succeed as such.  Years ago, before I was a mother, I flew halfway across the country to take care of a dear friend’s children so she and her husband could take a much needed vacation. Though her three […]


A Checklist for Parents with College Bound Kids

Senior year is momentous for many reasons, not the least of which is the college application process. Plus there are all those ‘lasts’—the last homecoming, the last football game, and finally, the last day. Before you can say “STOP!” your child will be leaving for college and independent life as an adult. After a lifetime […]


7 Summer Dangers Your Kids Face

1. SUNBURN How bad can a sunburn get? Let us count the ways. Sunburns can cause intense pain, damage to the skin and eyes, skin cancer, and even problems with their immune systems. Prevention & Treatment: Prevention is the best cure for sun-related ails. First off, be aware that the sun is at its strongest, […]


Sex Offenders At School: Who Bears Responsibility of Notifying Parents?

A few months ago, a parent at Trinity Lutheran Christian School, nestled in the Anaheim Hills between Disneyland and rugged wild canyons, discovered that another parent was a registered sex offender listed on the California State Attorney General’s Megan’s Law registry. He had been convicted of a sex act with a 14-year-old. The convicted parent […]