5 Foolproof Tips For Planning The Perfect Family Party

American comedian Robin Williams once joked, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” But look around! With colorful flowers blooming against fresh green foliage, birds singing, and plenty of sunshine and fresh air, after winter spring feels just like a party! Regardless of the occasion, whenever I plan a party that is exactly how […]

Childbirth and Back Pain – What to Ask Your Doctor about Your Body’s Changes

On the wall of the studio where my wife practices yoga is a quote, “Struggles make you stronger; changes make you wiser.” But the changes she experienced after childbirth confused us both so much that neither of us felt either stronger or wiser. In addition to everything that goes along with adding a new addition […]

How Music Therapy Helps Forge The Bond Between Preemies And Their Parents

There’s a picture on Pinterest of a premature baby’s hand wrapped around its parent’s pinkie finger. The quote above the picture reads, “On the calendar you may have been early, but in my heart you were right on time.” Such was the case with a friend’s daughter. Born at just 33 weeks, that little fighter […]

7 Tips to Successfully Introduce the New Puppy to Your Young Children

When my neighbor’s trio of towheaded boys was 2, 4, and 6 years old, her younger sister sent them the best Christmas gift ever – a puppy! The entire morning saw the kids abandoning their new electronics in favor of playing outside with the dog. While her kids thought this new bundle of furry joy […]

How Music Therapy Helps Prepare Autistic Children for the World at Large

Dr. Temple Grandin has spent her entire life dealing with autism in one form or another. Diagnosed at age 2, now that she is an adult she is an activist for those with the disorder. She understands firsthand what children with autism need, and what they do not need. Because autism has symptoms that can […]

Making a Budget: How to Plan One Your Family Can Actually Stick To

Agreeing to make a budget is easy enough, but what about when it comes to sticking to the plan you made? It’s one area where unfortunately many falter, especially if they make the plan as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Excitement sets in, but once the reality of it comes into play, it’s easy […]