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Painting the Yellow Room

When we got our new house, we painted one of the rooms yellow. I always thought of it as the baby's room. And then I had fertility issues.

Avoid the Summer Slide: Sneak in Some Learning!

It's summer, time for a break and a recharge, but summer can be hard for parents—kids are home and want to be entertained. How do you avoid the dreaded summer slide?

Six Secrets to Surviving Senior Year

Your child's senior year is not only a year of to-do's, tasks and applications to finish, it is also a bit of an emotional roller coaster.

5 Hamilton Inspired Parenting Resolutions

The lessons from our Founding Fathers in Hamilton: An American Musical are remarkably applicable to today, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lyrics are genius.

When Parenting Doesn’t Go As Planned

These two teens living in my house, have survived every parenting mistake I have made. No one is perfect; we are all learning as we go. And that is the one lesson, the most important lesson I have learned; as long as I am doing the best I can do,...

7 Great Ways For Your Teen to Relieve Stress

Anxiety, stress, and depression are normal and valid feelings in today’s landscape.  How can we help our teens to reduce stress and conflict?

A Love Letter to My Last Child

Dear last child of mine, You are the last baby I will hold, the last baby whose soft body I will smell, the last one I will feed and comfort at night.

Top 10 Risky Behaviors of Teen Drivers

Reality sets in when your kid slides behind the wheel. Having a teen driver can turn a laid-back parent into a hand-wringing, nail-biting nervous nelly.

Navigating The Summer Before College

If your daughter is heading to college next fall, you're probably in the same place I was last year. It was my daughter's last summer before college.

Learning to Work From Home in the Time of Coronavirus

I'm a work from home MAVEN—but all bets are off now that we're ALL home at the same time.