You may think that kids could be whatever they want for Halloween. Alas, even Halloween costumes are not immune to gender, racial, or religious debate. Post photos of your child's wild and wacky costume.
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I know you love your family, so please read and share… Since Prince’s recent unfortunate death, I have been singing his songs in my purple bathroom. Do not worry…I am not attaching a video to this blog. The news has reported that Prince did not have an estate plan for his estimated $300 million estate. I [...]
In case you do not remember, Tonya Harding was an Olympic figure skater whose ex-husband, along with her bodyguard, conspired to take out her competition Nancy Kerrigan by taking a baton to her knee. Nice right? It may seem an extreme example yet think about what we are teaching our children. We are living in a [...]
So, Hamilton will remain our “ten dollar founding father” and Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Seems like a good week to talk about money...Oh, I made a rhyme! ;) “Mom, I want (insert item du jour).” How many times have you heard this? How do you respond? How do you teach kids that money [...]
If you have children, you are most likely familiar with Pump It Up, a popular destination for birthday parties with its’ inflatable indoor playgrounds. This post is not a diatribe against Pump It Up. Kids do love it. Rather, I want to continue the dialogue of the importance of encouraging children in all their interests [...]
Disclaimer, the title is not about me...well, maybe it is, a little…or a lot…but that is not the point. Let me set the stage… I once worked with a teen who liked to sleep late and spend a great deal of time on various screen devices (sounds like every teen, right?!). This teen’s parents questioned whether [...]
A few weeks ago, I talked about why people are drawn to "narcissistic" personalities. That same week I also happened to spend two days training for Parent Coordination, which is basically an intervention for high conflict divorced parents, who seem incapable of co-parenting. (Trust me, do everything you can to avoid this.) Two days of delving [...]
Sustainability Strategies For Your Family: Being Green Is Not As Hard As Kermit Would Have You Believe
I recently attended a talk with Karen Weigert, former Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago. Yes, Chicago has a Go Green office and our city is actually doing some great things. (Click here for Chicago's green initiatives.) One of the questions for Karen was how to involve children in the process of enhancing sustainable [...]
Okay, I realize I could have worded that title differently. But give me a break…it’s hard to think of a catchy, attention grabbing title every week. So yes, you should let your kids sell themselves and by that I mean letting them sell the cookies, and popcorn, and candy, and all that jazz that parents know [...]