"When it comes to spending time with my kids, I remind myself: They will not rem…

“When it comes to spending time with my kids, I remind myself: They will not remember their best tv-watching day forever.” http://www.loveandlogic.com/

Dr. Margaret Rutherford: The Mantra That’s Helping Me Let Go Of My Grown Son

I have a good relationship with my almost 21-year-old son. But I have heard about it. The fate that is waiting for me. Listened with a tiny bit of dread. ‘You know, boys just don’t stay close to their moms when they settle down. They are closer to their wives’ family, not to you anymore.’ ...

A Special-Needs Parent Against My Will, Learning My Own Adaptive Lesson

A Special-Needs Parent Against My Will, Learning My Own Adaptive Lesson
People warned me that I would cry at my daughter’s first adaptive ballet recital, but they didn’t say why.

When in doubt, talk less, hug more.

When in doubt, talk less, hug more. http://www.loveandlogic.com/

Ashlee Gadd: The Parenting Relay Race

We’re learning the ins and outs of our own exhaustion, our own debilitating frustration, our own shortcomings as parents. We’re learning to read each other better, to understand the different types of tired, to notice the I-can’t-do-this-anymore looks on each other’s faces. Read more: Marriage, Parenting, Coparenting, Toddlers, Parents-Toddlers, Co-Parenting, Parents-Moms, Parenting Advice, Advice for ...

Lindsey Light: What Being A Stepmom Taught Me About Co-Parenting

Before I was divorced, before I became a mother biologically, I was a stepmom. This was not an easy role to tackle. Here are some ways that my role as a stepmom prepared me for my role as the ex-wife. Read more: Stepmom, Stepparenting, Divorce, Parenting, Blended Families, Coparenting, Divorce News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman: The Science Behind Children’s Spirituality

Her natural awe, curiosity and excitement simply amaze me — I wish I got even remotely as excited about anything as she does about buses! But if you spend any time with children, you’ll notice that they just seem to have an innate sense of what we might call “spirituality.” Read more: Lisa Miller, The Spiritual Child, ...

Regan Long: 6 Ways to Keep the Passion Alive After Kids

Parenthood — the biggest blessing and most incredible thing that can happen to a couple. However, too often, the couple that once was becomes subsumed in their new role as parents. Read more: Parents-Moms, Parents-Dads, Parents, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Modern Parenting, Babies, Baby, Toddlers, Parents-Toddlers, Parents-Babies, Children, Raising Children, Kids, Marriage, Marriage Advice, Love Sex, ...

Common Sense Media: 6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids’ Apps

You’re going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you’re likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him ...

Smart Parents: Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? Yes! But Not for the Reasons You Think

Coding is having its 15 minutes of fame. Journalists regularly quote facts about the shortage of computer programmers in the U.S., entrepreneurs fund coding camps for low opportunity kids and even the President has given learning to code a thumbs up. Read more: Education, Coding, Parents, Parenting, Education News http://familylifeworks.org/blog