Back Talk: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

By CeCe Vance Wilson As far back as I can remember, I would hear about parents leaving their children with their grandparents in pursuit of a job in another city or state, and the parent would send money home to help support the whole family as they remained part of...

Stress Free Mornings

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. In my family, mornings used to be really stressful, with everyone running around like chickens with their heads off as we rushed to get ready and out the door. Things have changed. Through trial and error, and conversations with other parents,...

Dads Rock

By Christa Melnyk Hines Peruse the greeting card section around Father’s Day and you’ll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy he is with a...

Momfidence!

By Christina Katz Imagine a mom standing in a superhero pose: hands cocked on hips, chest out, and chin jutting up towards the sky. Chances are good that this is not how you feel every day, mom. In fact, you may notice that you rarely feel this way. Why is it that...

Secrets of Happy Moms

By Christa Melnyk Hines “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama We know that happiness is an emotion that can come and go. But how do we recapture that bubbly feeling amid the challenges and stresses of parenthood?...

Family Valentine’s Day Ideas

By Judy M. Miller Valentine’s Day has grown into a mega commercial holiday. My family is somewhat burned out by the parade of holidays and celebrations by the time Valentine’s Day arrives. How much more chocolate can and should a person consume? Do we really need or...

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