Eight Ways to Put the Fun Back in Fundraising
09/30/2023 ● By Pam Molnar
A few years ago, my son’s middle school principal challenged his students to raise $25,000 to build a school in Ghana through Pencils of Promise.Read More »
How My Spirited Child Made Me A Better Mom
05/02/2023 ● By Cheryl Maguire
While reading an article on the Internet, I discovered the book Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I wish I knew about it eleven years ago when my spirited daughter was born.Read More »
Avoiding Risks of Social Media for Children
04/05/2023 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Social media has been with us for nearly 20 years now, but in some ways, we’re still only beginning to understand the extent of its risks to children.Read More »
Community and Connection
02/02/2023 ● By Meredith Tufts, Debbie Jensen, Kallen Korin
Humans are wired for connection, particularly during times of stress or change. Becoming a parent is enough to rock even the most well-prepared boat.Read More »
Growing a Thankful Family - In a Want More World
12/02/2022 ● By Jan Pierce, M.Ed.
One of my favorite childhood stories is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s account of the Christmas when Mr. Edwards braved a snowstorm to bring gifts to the family.Read More »
Fill Your Child’s CUP With Special Time
11/02/2022 ● By Amanda Bedortha
The benefits of “filling your cup” can also be extended to your child. For children, CUP means: Child chooses activity. Undivided attention. Predictable. You can fill your child’s cup with quality time spent together every day.Read More »
Family Volunteer Vacations
08/02/2021 ● By Tanni Haas, Ph.D.
Experts say that family volunteer vacations are beneficial not only to the communities that are served but also to the families themselves.Read More »
Ways to Encourage Your Toddler to Try New Foods
07/01/2021 ● By Angelica Hoover
There are few parts of parenting that are as notoriously challenging as encouraging your toddler to try new foods. It might be an uphill battle to introduce new snacks, flavors, and textures, but it doesn’t have to be that way!Read More »
6 Parenting Trends for an Easy, Breezy Summer
07/01/2021 ● By Pam Moore
While the world is determined to make us believe summer is fun and relaxing, we parents know better. The days are long, which means our kids are up way too late. No school means scheduling camps, playdates, sitters, etc.Read More »
What is Your Baby Telling You?
04/02/2021 ● By Sandy Kauten
Each baby is unique and special. Yet, all babies have a lot in common—they all have basic needs, like the need to eat and sleep. Infants also need to feel connected and this will contribute to a strong bond with their parents.Read More »
Embracing Your Toddler’s Counterwill
02/28/2021 ● By Meredith Tufts (for Parenting Now)
Throughout the late toddler and preschool years, children are building their will—the ability to consciously control their actions.Read More »