Tag Archives: parenting

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

Some little person will be calling you “Mommy” one day—the question is, should you start saving now for his or her therapy bills, or should you be finding space on your shelf for those Mother of the Year trophies? Most, if not all, women who hope to ...
7 Classroom Rules You Should Steal From the Teacher

7 Classroom Rules You Should Steal From the Teacher

At my son’s parent-teacher conference last fall, I almost fell off my chair when his preschool teacher listed the following among his developmental accomplishments: he cleaned up his toys, ate and drank neatly and raised his hand rather than interrup ...
Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Stay-Well Tips for the Entire Family

Staying healthy when you have a house full of walking, talking petri dishes ““”“ I mean kids ““”“ is no small feat. And while I don’t recommend you put your kids in a bubble until those spring bulbs you planted spout abo ...
Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

Can You Choose the Gender of Your Baby?

My husband is one of eight grandsons, with no female first cousins.  After my first son was born, I got lots of knowing smiles from those familiar with his male-dominated family tree and comments like, “Aren’t boys great? It will be so cu ...