Parenting a Child With Cerebral Palsy

Welcoming a new baby into the home is generally a positive and hopeful experience. Parents have great plans for the future of the child and look forward to each new developmental phase. But for parents of four out of every 1,000 children born, the developmental phase turns out to be a disappointment. As the first […]

Building a Better Student: The Beautiful Deadline

Want to get more kids into reading? Turn them on to writing. Writers are readers. And one of the best tools used to shape a person into a writer is the deadline. It’s why I’m a fan of National Novel Writing Month, known affectionately by its abbreviation: NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a 50,000-word […]

You Can Be One of a Million Moms

Last month, the Million Moms Challenge was launched. The challenge is to raise $100,000 to help moms around the world. They share some pretty shocking statistics: Every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. Most of those deaths are in the developing world. 1 in 5 women in Africa loses a baby in […]

How a Day of Skiing Taught Some Trust

People who’ve known me a long time will be shocked at this next statement. I took the boys downhill skiing last Thursday. No really! I did!! I even skied with them on the slopes. We were invited by our neighbors to join a their school field trip (they teach at a private school just around […]

Stu’s Challenge: The 24 Hour Gift

This week at ForeverParenting, I respond to a challenge that Stu threw down in November to spend a day not correcting the children.  How do you think I did? Stu challenged us to spend a day not correcting our children a while back. Being that I take Stu pretty seriously, I tried it. Lasted about 4 minutes, […]