Category: Family Life

Sibling Rivalry: Coping Strategies

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now that school is out for the summer, your kids are spending a lot of time together. In my house, the first week or so of summer vacation is a time when the kids generally get along. After that, though, sibling rivalry, bickering, arguing and boredom set in. If left unchecked, the quarreling could make […]

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Moms’ Night Out

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Moms are always busy doing something for someone else. Whether it’s cleaning the house for your family, cooking meals, shuttling kids to various practices and playdates, running errands while they’re in school, or putting in extra time at work to finish a project for your boss, if you’re like most moms, you don’t take enough […]

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When to Leave Kids Home Alone?

| June 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s a rite of passage: finally being deemed old enough to stay home alone. It’s also a rite of passage of sorts for parents, who need to swallow their anxiety the first time they drive away from the house with their child inside, without an adult to care for him. At 11 and 9, my […]

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Kids and Cellphones When do you want them to have one?

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

My son is about to start middle school in the fall. Instead of taking the bus as he did in elementary school, he’ll be riding his bike about a mile each way. Although we haven’t had a need for it yet, my husband and I are considering getting him a cellphone.
When is the right time […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

| April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

My son loves vegetables. I don’t know how we did it or why we were lucky in this respect, but people always express awe when they see him willingly scarf down Brussels sprouts (yuck!), asparagus, artichokes, green beans, radishes, spinach and other foods that other children usually deem unfriendly. I was actually a little bit […]

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Avoiding Supermom Syndrome, or How Not to Be a Master Juggler

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Every once in a while, some study comes out which says that moms should make X number of dollars (with X standing for some obscenely large number), with all of the jobs that we do. This is, of course, on top of whatever salary we make at our in- or out-of-the-house jobs. While no one […]

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Our Journey with SCFE

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I useto think that playing a team sport was an important part of them growing up but after three injuries I have to admit that I feel quite the opposite now. Last Thursday we had an appointment to see a pediatric orthopedist because my daughter had been having some hip pain and limping a bit. […]

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National Dr. Seuss Day Kicks Off Read Across America

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

On March 2 America celebrates National Dr. Seuss Day. Theodor Seuss Geisel became known as Dr. Seuss for his many children’s books he wrote throughout his lifetime. It’s not uncommon for adults to remember hearing his stories as kids about a mischievous cat wearing a hat or a character named Sam not liking green eggs […]

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Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

When you think of Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” you may picture wild revelry in New Orleans, complete with beads, costumes and masks. If you leave out the wild revelry part, you can enjoy some festivities with your family. Observed the day before Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is considered a time to let your hair […]

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Fun Ways to Watch and Enjoy the Olympics with your Kids

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Winter Olympics can be fun for the whole family. Getting the kids involved in the excitement of the Olympics can bring everyone together and can be a learning experience as well. There are some things that you can do at home to encourage your kids to want to learn more about the Winter […]

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