This is the question I had on repeat in my mind when my children would ask for a puppy over and over again. Not too long after my husband and I said “I do” we welcomed a puppy into our...
I have two kids who were born less than two years apart. Those early days of two under two were a blur. A newborn and a 20-month-old is hard. Life with two toddlers is harder. Three? I can only...
  Managing our children’s sleep during the holidays is a balancing act. We want them to enjoy as much special time as possible with family and friends, but if we bend the rules too much where sleep is concerned, the...
Here is a list of cool life hacks for summer to make things easier when you are already a bit frazzled having your kids back with you 24/7 (if they aren’t in camp), or maybe that’s just me?. 1. Apply...
If you are human, you are affected by the events and environment around you. When life gets chaotic and stressful, you begin to feel off. Life and environmental stressors manifest internally, making you feel anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted, unhappy, agitated,...
There are lots of lighter choices to eat during the summer and many fun salads. One of my goals this summer is to get my girls to try some fun salads and acknowledge they aren't all horrible.  While eating out...
I know that many people these days are trying to figure out how to have a conversation with their kiddos about all the flavors of families we encounter today. As a person with a gay father and a highly...
A girl sitting in time out.

In Defense of Time Outs

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In a world dominated by gentler parenting, I would like to defend good old-fashioned time outs.  Do I think gentle parenting and related theories work? Not particularly. At least not with younger children. Examining feelings, calm-down cushions, creating a partnership...
I distinctly remember scrolling social media back in 2016 while on vacation in South Carolina. My friend had posted her child, a year younger than my son (who was three), independently swimming across their pool. How can a 2-year-old...
Walking the dog, folding laundry, the rare moments when my house is kid-free and quiet - 9 times out of 10, I have an earbud in one ear and a true-crime podcast rolling. There’s something about the suspense, the...

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11th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2022  

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The 11th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2022, with special thanks to Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner, returns Saturday, September 10, from 10...