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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mothers Day. It never adequately conveys what being a parent means. How could it? The job is the reward and, while the flowers and cards are great, we would do it even if there wasn’t an official holiday.

Home Repair

Home Repair

It’s that time of the year for ritual house cleaning, rebuilding and repairing–but this year, don’t forget to repair or re-route the emotional cycles set at home. All families fight and all have misunderstandings at one time or another. Conflict is a part of life and is part of the learning process for kids. The most important part of an argument, according to experts, is what happens after a disagreement.

The World As We Know It

The World As We Know It

Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.

Home Movies

Home Movies

Our home movies, grainy, color faded reels of kids scrambling over each other for camera time are definitely a thing of the past. With so many apps and new kinds of technology, taping recitals, birthdays and holidays is hardly novel. In fact, if we record nearly every facet of our kids’ lives, how do we make it special? How can it be entertaining to anyone other than grandparents?

Time Shift Your TV – Hank Azaria’s ‘Fatherhood’

Time Shift Your TV – Hank Azaria’s ‘Fatherhood’

Fatherhood, a 12-part web series that will amuse you, delight you and possibly bring a tear to your eye. Best of all, you’ll feel good about your parenting choices and you might pick up a tip or two.