BBQs and Babies: The Summer Showdown

(Image Courtesy of Shutterstock, via PJ Media) Finally, the warm weather has arrived! Tis the season for BBQs, pool parties, and weekend gatherings galore. In life before children, there wasn’t a care in the world when it came to summer fun. You did what you wanted and that was that. But life with little ones…

Moving with a Toddler

Now that my son is nearly two years old, I have found that he can be extremely helpful with some household chores. Unfortunately, when it comes to moving, his playful passions can get in the way – big time. My enterprising toddler loves, more than anything, to throw things away. If he finds the smallest crumb…

When Kids Happen to Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? That saying goes if you’re having just a tad too much fun in adult Disneyland. But what happens when you bring kids to Vegas? Turns out, AWESOME happens when kids happen to Vegas. Luckily there are plenty of kid-friendly options in the City of Sin. See the…

Oh là là – Parenting Like the French

A few years ago Pamela Druckerman hit a chord when she published “Bringing Up Bébé” – her memoir chronicling everything she had learned from the French about child-rearing. While some of the approaches might only work in France (where the culture is key to success), others can be adapted by American parents. Here are some…

Helping Your Child Cope with Cancer Treatment

(Image courtesy of Shutterstock, via PJ Media) One month before turning 17 I was diagnosed with leukemia. One minute I was acting in my school play, looking at colleges I might want to attend, and planning for the upcoming semi-formal. And quite literally the next minute, I was a cancer patient. It’s astounding how drastically…