When Life Tries to Sabotage Your Progress

When Life Tries to Sabotage Your Progress

I can’t believe I was so wrong about something I was so sure of. I’m questioning everything now! I was having an unusually rough morning and I couldn’t clear my mind to think my way to a solution to a problem I was facing. I felt overwhelmed and terribly despondent. Soon I was working way […]

Summer Activities for Kids that Beat TV

Summer Activities for Kids that Beat TV

When we were growing up, we spent summers outside, enjoying the warm sunshine and cool lemonade. Today, on the other hand, more kids are spending summers indoors on sofas, watching TV or playing video games. If your kids prefer having fun that way, rather than playing outside, stay with us. Here are some summer activities […]

When Is the Right Time to Talk to Your Teens About Drugs?

When Is the Right Time to Talk to Your Teens About Drugs?

Even if your kids are far from the dramatic teen years, it’s a good idea to be prepared for your future drug talk. With teens using drugs as young as eighth grade, it’s better sooner rather than too late. Keep in mind that you’ll want to talk about more than just rules. You don’t want […]

What Can Parents Do About Racism in America?

What Can Parents Do About Racism in America?

I’m preparing breakfast for my daughter. I turn on the news. Before I can get a sip of my twice-reheated coffee, my kitchen is flooded with images of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile killed by cops with questionable training. The worst part: it has happened before … 566 times from January to July, 2016 and […]

The 4th of July Effect

The 4th of July Effect

The U.S. was built on diversity and a richness of culture that should be a source of pride, not the growing division evidenced in escalating current events. Yet on the 4th of July, Americans from coast to coast celebrate the same Independence Day. That’s significant when you stop and think about it and not forget […]