Motherhood & Family

Life in the ‘hood

No longer believing in Santa or the tooth fairy

No longer believing in Santa or the tooth fairy

“Mom, you’re the tooth fairy, aren’t you?” accused my nine year old daughter out of the blue one morning as she held up a tooth […]

20 Things moms don’t need to feel guilty about

20 Things moms don’t need to feel guilty about

Ugh. Mommy guilt. Will it ever go away? Here’s the scoop about guilt. Guilt reinforces this idea that who we are as Moms is not […]

Youth sports: How to be a supportive sports parent

Youth sports: How to be a supportive sports parent

A successful experience in youth sports requires the proper support from the player, coach, and parents, similar to a three-legged stool. If any one leg […]

Family leadership: Becoming a successful and effective parent leader

Family leadership: Becoming a successful and effective parent leader

What is leadership and why should parents care? Leadership is the ability to inspire yourself and others to take positive action in life. Every individual […]

Parenting: 3 Things that matter more than discipline

Parenting: 3 Things that matter more than discipline

Tons of parenting books and articles tell us how we should and shouldn’t discipline our children, as though it’s the most important aspect of raising […]

Parenting your children to own their place in the world

Parenting your children to own their place in the world

I hate to scare you, Moms, but being a mother is the ultimate job of a lifetime. This is your chance to make an impact, […]

3 Things your family doesn’t want to lose this summer

3 Things your family doesn’t want to lose this summer

This past weekend, I was over at a family member’s house. I was watching my 16 year old nephew play video games. When he took […]

The autism spectrum: Are we missing the females?

The autism spectrum: Are we missing the females?

You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found. ~ Kid Cudi Can we find something we’re not […]