Are you beginning to see your little toddler turn back to pick up a favorite blanket or stuffed animal?  Do you put your little one to bed lately only to have her whimper and whine, panic and point to a security blanket until it’s in her grasp and tucked under her chin?  If, as a [...]

To where does our inner child go?  At what point in our lives does the Tooth Fairly flutter away and out of our lives?  When does “real” become “real,” and who says that we have to grow up?  Who knows what that really even means? For those of us experiencing sleepless nights and supermarket tantrums, [...]

Before we know it, we’ll be telling our friends and family how fast our child grew up and now lives in a flat downtown. Or we might start saying to a new parent, “Time flies so fast with a child,” and go on to explain all the things that we wish we would have done [...]

Whether or not your child was a planned operation or a surprise gift, the moment your baby arrived, your life was changed forever.  You learned more about life and yourself in the first three months than you would have spending a semester at college.  Parents learn they are capable of giving of themselves more than [...]

A young woman was overheard at a shopping mall speaking with a friend about the challenges of raising children. At one point, she remarked with apprehension  that she, “gets anxious when coming home from work.” This young mother wasn’t trying to tell her friend that she doesn’t love her children, rather she was expressing the [...]

As an adult around the Holidays, it was always so easy to experience a flood of emotions and memories.  We wished those childhood moments were all filmed so that we could look back at them, just like Clark Griswold did while stuck in the attic.  We would laugh and cry and feel warm all over [...]

Now that you’ve gotten your baby on the move, it’s time for a cool down.  A lot of the time that will mean a nap, but many parents will share with you that it could also be time for you baby to get special treatment… a massage. Many parents are turning to this ancient form [...]

It’s easy for us parents to forget what exactly is our job. Is it to raise a Nobel Prize winner or the doctor that cures a cancer? Is our parental role to maintain a high moral standard in our children so pure that Confucius would stand, staring wide-eyed in awe of our child? Who is [...]

A father came home one day from a long day at work to loud children’s music coming from the house. He hesitated at the door, knowing his children inside were wild with energy and couldn’t wait to expend it on him. He took a deep breath and entered the door. “Daddy, we’re dancing, come dance [...]

It’s funny how a person remembers that when she was six, she ran down the street, tripped on a pebble and ended up in the hospital getting stitches, but she doesn’t remember the pain. However, as parents, when we start talking about what it was like raising our two-year old, we find ourselves talking faster, [...]