Parenting

conscious giving

A Hand Crafted Holiday

Bringing back the true meaning of Christmas and giving By Betsy Chasse I have always loved the holidays. I love everything about it, the decorations, the gathering of friends and family and especially giving. It’s a time honored tradition in my house to get crafty over the holidays and this year it feels even more […]

diversity

Raising a happy Muslim child in the West today

Helping our children rise above hate and bigotry and learn to thrive in their diversity By Sayeda Habib I inherited my lovely daughter three years ago when I married my husband and moved to the USA. Not only is learning to parent a huge challenge, but I have to parent in a different way given […]

Adoption

Every Baby has a Story

One mothers journey to create a family through Surrogacy. By Christy Amireh I never thought I would have a family of my own. I found out that I was 38 and infertile before I married my husband, Haseeb. I was terrified to tell him when we started discussing marriage and settling down. He always wanted […]

children

What to give your kids this Holiday Season

Kids want stuff for the Holiday’s, but here’s what they really need. By Lori Ann Davis The holidays will be here before we know it! If you haven’t starting buying gifts yet, you will be soon. If your children are old enough to write, they will be adding to their ever growing list of must have’s […]

communication

Tips on getting our kids to hear us!

How do we get our message through to ur kids? Communicating with them in their language… by Betsy Chasse I’ve had an epiphany…. I have a 12.5 year old (that .5 is like really important FYI) and a nine year old and I have spent the better part of their lives attempting to reach them, […]

children

Calm Down!?

Calm Down! – How do we communicate to our kids? By Brie Miller I’m watching The Good Wife last night and there was a line that hit me like a freight train. “Have you ever know someone to calm down by telling them to calm down?” – or something along those words. I’ve heard words like […]

brain science

Winning With Mom Brain

Moms have alot to think about and sometimes not enough bandwidth in our brains to remember the small stuff. By Paige Nolan I go to Mexico for a long weekend once a year with my best friends, Amy and Lori. We rent a house, bring our husbands, and sit by the pool with magazines, margaritas, […]

children

Who Takes Care of Mommy?

Tips for Self-Care, and what it takes to make Mom happy By Nina Sidell Becoming a parent summons you to take on a variety of roles and responsibilities outside of life as you know it- including your existing obligations. Delving into new unchartered territory comes with the job description- and continues throughout time, when you […]