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skeptic books for kids
  “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin Ph.D., British anthropologist and science writer   Every day we’re inundated with information and often from two opposing sides. So how do we teach Read More
ways to make him fall in love
It probably comes as no surprise that keeping the romance alive in a relationship requires effort. But often, when women feel their romantic relationships becoming stagnant, they blame the man in their life for not being romantic enough. So, it Read More
ways to tell your child you love them
  Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to show your child just how much he or she is loved. Try these creative ways to show your child you love them on Valentine’s Day and throughout the entire year. Ways to Read More
valentine's day party ideas
  VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY IDEAS FOR KIDS Can you remember as a kid the eager anticipation of all the Valentine cards friends and childhood crushes would stuff into your decorated Valentine box? Of course, that was only part of the Read More
celebrate black history month
For nearly 250 years, America held black men, women, and children as slaves. They were considered ‘property’ and worked on plantations and as servants, not by choice, and for little compensation. This year celebrate Black History Month with your kids Read More
winter boredom busters for women
    I know what you might be thinking. When does a mom ever have time to get bored? But if you live in a cold climate, it really does happen. At least it did for me, even while raising Read More
how to find a good mental health professional
I’ve been around the block a few times when it comes to seeking and dealing with mental health care professionals. My first experience was when my kids were young and I fell into my first major depression. A short time Read More
outdoor winter family activities
I won’t deny it. I’m no fan of the winter cold despite living in the frigid state of Michigan, which this year has felt like the Arctic. In fact, if I didn’t have to step outside once from November through Read More
best fun educational websites
  Limiting the time kids spend plugged in can be a daunting task. I remember those challenges while my kids were growing up. One of my solutions was to supply them with the best fun educational websites I could find Read More
While my kids were growing up, I never ceased to be amazed by the damage such little tots could cause to my possessions and home. Over the years, I’ve raised several large and giant breed dogs from puppyhood including a Read More
teaching kids household responsibilities
Oh, the chore wars. How I remember those days all too well, and the shock that struck every time I looked into my kids’, and particularly my son’s, bedrooms. There’d be mounds of clothes strewn about the room,  toys and Read More
Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? is a kids’ STEM book that examines the development and claims of astrology, while providing kids the tools to make an informed decision regarding its validity or invalidity. I take kids through a brief history of astrology and examine the claims Read More
how to find a tutor for your child
  Oh, the memories this dredges up. Although my kids didn’t have difficulty understanding their homework, attention issues and poor time management skills made for endless homework battles while my kids were growing up. So if your child has a learning Read More
  If there’s one thing I do well, it’s organizing and maximizing space. I became a pro at kids room organization in particular when my kids were young. Our first home was small, especially the kids’ rooms, and required creative Read More
make new year resolutions stick
“Sometimes we know the best thing to do, but fail to do it. New year’s resolutions are often like that. We make resolutions because we know it would be better for us to lose weight, or get fit, or spend Read More
indoor winter family activities
With Arctic cold temperatures throughout much of the country right now, outdoor fun is pretty much out of the question. But don’t let it get your family down. The winter months are perfect for lots of cozy indoor family fun. Try Read More
winter safety tips for play and travel
Old Man Winter has paid an early visit to much of the Northern part of the country and will be making another round just in time for the holidays. After living in Arizona for nearly 6 years, returning to Michigan Read More
monthly kids subscription boxes
With the long winter months ahead, how are you going to keep your kids entertained? Monthly subscription boxes for kids are loads of fun for boys and girls. What I like most is there are also many fun educational subscriptions Read More
how to recognize bullying
How to Recognize Bullying – and Stop it Dead in its Tracks   The recent video of Keaton, the 11-year-old Tennessee boy who’s endured repeated bullying and teasing about his nose is just one more example of a problem that’s Read More
how to save on holiday spending
  When you have kids, the holiday season is a particularly big deal, and it’s easy to get carried away. Before you know it, you’ve spent a bundle of cash and gone over budget. I sure did, especially when my kids were Read More
winter health
A couple things I don’t miss about being a mom are watching my kids suffer from a cold, virus, or flu and the frequency of being sick myself that comes with being a parent of young kids. Because of young Read More
gifts for the man who has everything
  Although this isn’t a parenting topic, I think you’ll find it quite useful. If it saves you a few hours of shopping for the impossible gift recipients on your list, it’s more time you can spend with your kids Read More
teaching kids kindness
  Amid our busy lives, it’s easy to lose sight of the little things we can do to make the world a kinder, gentler place. Thinking back to all the responsibilities of raising kids, not to mention trying to balance Read More
gifts kids can make
  I remember how much it meant to me as a child to be able to give gifts to family and friends during the holidays. So when my kids were young, I tried to instill generosity in them by providing Read More
  When my kids were young, I loved shopping for STEM toys. I don’t think the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics was around (or at least it wasn’t a well-known term). But such educational toys surely existed. As Read More
survive the holidays
  The holiday season is a magical cheerful time for kids, which in turn brings joy to parents. Sill, it often feels like a month-long endurance test of parents’, and particularly moms’, superpowers. I remember those days very well. Between Read More
The Young Gma's Guide to Parenting
    I’m the mother of two beautiful grown kids and also have two sweet grandchildren.  But I must admit, as much as I was excited to be a grandma, I wasn’t exactly fond of the idea of being called Read More