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What is Your Style?
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What is Your Style?

Generally, there are three types parenting that we tend to exhibit with our kids. Depending on our own family of origin we have either taken on the style of our own parents or swung the other way. Much of what we see as parents today is a pendulum swing away from the way we were raised. Who is to say when the pendulum will swing back if it ever does? In the meantime the following are three styles that may be familiar to you.

Hilarious: Living with Teenagers
One sure way you can tell if there is a teenager in the house is...
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Hilarious: Living with Teenagers

If your water bill is high, and you find shoes all over the house, you might have a teen living with you. Read one mom's hilarious take on parenting teenagers.

3 Ways To Be A Successful Student of Life
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3 Ways To Be A Successful Student of Life

Welcome to the class that doesn’t end…Team Lifelong Learner.  Oprah says; life is one big classroom.  Ladies and Gents your class is in session …   You thought the last time you would be a student was when you crossed the stage and was handed a piece of paper…WRONG!  Every single human being is a student; whether you embrace your lessons is a complete different story.  Graduation is just the beginning of your next chapter.  Look at your life as a book th

Facebook overshare, parental overshare
I'm a mom, and I'll vent if I want to.
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Yes, Potty-Training Mishaps Do Belong On Facebook: So Get Over It

I’m from a huge extended family, so I spent most of my formative years changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and chasing after younger cousins. By the time blogs and social media rolled around, I’d already heard enough for a lifetime. I couldn't understand all the public over-sharing by new parents. Then I took in a teen from the foster care system, and everything changed.

Athena and Persephone:  Polar Opposites? Part 1
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Athena and Persephone: Polar Opposites? Part 1

Confession time. For a brief period of time, six years, I was married to a much older man. Back then 33 seemed really old and wise to a 19-year-old. He was a natural choice. Never around. From 19 to 25 I lived like I was single thanks to a spouse who was only in town one or two weekends a month. He'd leave me an allowance in our joint bank account and pre-arranged all the bills to be paid. For me it was an ideal arrangement.

Your Mom
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Your Mom

This past week was my mom and my father in law’s birthdays and Hemal’s (my husband for those that are new) is on Sunday, so it is definitely a week of celebration for me!   On my mom’s birthday, I posted the following on Facebook: “Today is my Mom's birthday! She is an amazingly dedicated, loyal, beautiful, compassionate woman. And an amazing singer. I still have songs that she sang when I was younger branded in my head. I am so honored to have her as my Mom.

Negative Feelings Are Normal
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Negative Feelings Are Normal

They sat around the dining room table, playing Candyland--the mother, the grandmother, the 4 ½ year old boy and his 2 ½ year old sister. There was laughter and enthusiasm and good will. Then the little sister had had enough of being sedentary and attentive. She scooped up all the pieces, shoveled them over to herself and yelled, “All mine.” There was a quiet moment, and, then, the little boy stamped his hand on the table and said, “I hate her.”  Without pause, the Mom said in an indignant fashion, “You don’t hate her, you love h

How Your "Tomorrow Me" Can Help You Today!
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How Your "Tomorrow Me" Can Help You Today!

Have you ever heard the phrase “Keep doing what you’re doing, get more of what you got,” made popular by Werner Erhard? Either way, you will soon see why this truth begs an introduction to what I call your “tomorrow me.” That’s the YOU that’s here today representing the you of tomorrow (and the next day, and so on).

A mom and her child
Raising a child isn't easy, especially on your own!
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Single Parent Or Solo Parent: Which One Are You?

In my opinion, there are two basic types of partner-less parents: single parents and solo parents. I've been both, and I can tell you that there are good things and bad things about each situation.