Setting A Good Example For Our Kids

How do you deal with medical “stuff” - tests, news, appointments? Some of us are laid back while others get anxious and uptight. For many, it depends on the circumstance. One thing we can count on, though, our kids will mirror their responses to “medical stuff” after us...a point I don’t think we consider enough, as recent celebrity headlines well illustrate. Take the situation of Dr. Mehmet Oz’s … [Read more...]

The Modern Dad: involved, and just as stressed, as mom!

How was  your Father's Day weekend? Ours was great fun. We love baking so any holiday offers us a time to get creative and tap into our inner "Ace of Cakes" artistic selves. For mom-related holidays, my husband takes the reins and plots with the girls the cake du jour. For dad related-holidays, I'm on deck. In both situations, the end result is always fantastic and great fun but the girls make … [Read more...]

Quote of the Week: can’t we all play nice?

My family has a tradition to give each a cute or whimsical calendar as one of our Christmas presents.  The the goal is fun and laughter...to brighten each other's day as we get through another year. This year, my family found the "Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch" calendar and it is hysterical at times and thought provoking at others. … [Read more...]

Parents, let your inner child come out and play

There’s nothing in the world like child’s play. During child’s play, carefree is the number one rule and everything is guided by imagination and impulse. Nothing is impossible in child’s play because nothing in the world seems out of reach! As life’s issues pile up, we slowly start to forget how to be that carefree and have fun as we did as kids.  I’ll let you in on a little secret: you can still … [Read more...]