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Parents Need An Education In Social Media Sites Their Kids Favor

"Incoming freshman advice: First one to get pregnant wins."

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Suffering A Concussion Is Risk For Children Playing Contact And Non-Contact Sports

Suffering A Concussion Is Risk For Children Playing Contact And Non-Contact Sports

The start of school means the beginning of fall sports for many kids but, this year, education will also rule the field. "Connecticut has...

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Tracking Device Can Dispatch Emergency Services If Needed For Elderly

Diane Ragali is part of the "sandwich generation", planning her son's wedding, working part-time in a temp agency and taking care of her...

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Why I Didn't Post First-Day-of-School Pictures

I’ve got years’ worth of photos taken at the bus stop with various neighborhood kids holding up...

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Goshen Animal Kingdom A Refuge For Tech-Addicted Families

Goshen Animal Kingdom A Refuge For Tech-Addicted Families

For many years I had driven by the story-high stone mountain on Route 4 in Goshen and wondered "What is that?"

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Harry Helping Kids Relate to Others

Talking to kids about diversity and tolerance is not something that happened when we 40-somethings were...

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Road Trip with the Kids

Road Trip with the Kids

"Are we there yet?"

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Tired Parents

The timing of this Parents magazine article...

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Temper Tantrums

I've been here before, aren't I supposed to be an expert by now?  So why do I feel like a first timer? 

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Driving with Kids

Driving with Kids

It's probably like putting on makeup, eating and talking on your cell phone all at once, I'm talking about when your kids are in the car...

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To Peek or Not to Peek

I was one of those rare expectant mothers who did not want to know the gender of any of my babies until they...

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Tips to Tackle 'Back to School' Anxiety

New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.

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Yes, She's Writing About Sunscreen Again

Since you’re supposed to apply sunscreen 20 minutes (or something) before going in the sun, the idea of spray-on sunscreen never...

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A Summer Adventure: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

If you ever have occasion to travel to Columbus, Ohio, be sure to check-out a fabulous attraction.

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Meal Train

It's a genius idea... and it's always necessary!

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Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

A few weeks ago, I profiled Julie Robbins, a pre-natal massage therapist and creator of a pillow-based sleeping system for expectant moms,...

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Art Bra

Think catwalk, creativity and cancer survivors!  Tickets are still available to Art Bra 2014.

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Summer Learning Program Keeps Children Focused, Gaining Skills

Last spring, organizers of Y-BELL, an innovative, educational program for Hartford's youth, were trying to raise money to help more kids...

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The Sordid Yet Successful Tale Of The Sea Monkey

The Sordid Yet Successful Tale Of The Sea Monkey

Is it just me or is it nearly impossible to successfully complete a kid's science kit?

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Do You Protect Your Child's Eyes During The Summer?

Do You Protect Your Child's Eyes During The Summer?

Most of us parents don't know how important it is to protect our kids' eyes during the summer months.  “They think about...

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Dollar Tree + Family Dollar = Fewer Choices

Fruit is really the one thing to which I attribute being able to fit into my pants. I've tried all sorts of...

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Doula Develops Pillow System To Help Pregnant Mothers Sleep Better

Doula Develops Pillow System To Help Pregnant Mothers Sleep Better

The stomach muscles pull and, oh, the ankle swelling won't subside. "My husband, for about half the pregnancy, has slept on the couch...

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Local Mom Participates in 'Shave for the Brave'

Local Mom Participates in 'Shave for the Brave'

Carina Shaw of Enfield participated in an amazing...

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IMAX Movie Helps Kids Connect Around The Globe

IMAX Movie Helps Kids Connect Around The Globe

You know what I love most about the summer?

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Parents of Autistic Children Need To Know It's OK To Feel Fatigue

Parents of autistic children often wear a mask. We don't let the world see our weakness. We don't let ourselves breathe or lose focus on the...

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'LastingMatters Organizer' Is Daughter's Tribute To Mother's Memory

'LastingMatters Organizer' Is Daughter's Tribute To Mother's Memory

Death is never easy to discuss. But, an unexpected tragedy in 2006 is inspiring an alum of Miss Porter's School in Farmington to erase the...

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Country Bros in Daisy Dukes

I know it's been done before -- role reversal videos like this one...

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My Daughter's Masterpiece!

My Daughter's Masterpiece!

It's true, you have to keep an eye on your children every second in a parking lot, road, amusement park or store, the list goes on, but as...

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See the Movie, Skip the Turtle

See the Movie, Skip the Turtle

In light of the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

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An Eighth Grader Can Be A Motivator

Six hundred parents stood in line on a sticky almost-summer night, as if we were sleeping out for Phish tickets. Once inside the packed...

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Autistic Children Move Forward With Each Independent Skill

Autistic Children Move Forward With Each Independent Skill

Standing at my kitchen counter recently, I watched my son, Cash'an, methodically butter a bagel for his breakfast. He had taken each slice...

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Sleepover!

Sleepover!

When I was little, my sisters and I would team up with my cousins to ask/badger our parents to sleepover each others houses.  We didn't...

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Horrible, Rotten Parents

Yes, yes, yes. And yes.

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Custom Designed Playrooms Inspire Learning And Imaginations

Custom Designed Playrooms Inspire Learning And Imaginations

Throw some toys on the floor and you've got a playroom, right? Wrong. Three area moms and former educators have created a philosophy, system...

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Apple Camp Is Pretty Darn Cool

Apple Camp Is Pretty Darn Cool

Our youngest son loves video games....and it drives me crazy.

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Farm Day

Farm Day

The look on my daughters' faces was priceless.

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Parents: Do You Have a Will?

Parents: Do You Have a Will?

Who wants to think about death, when you've just brought new life into this world?

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Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

Life was good: She had a great job, a fantastic Manhattan apartment and a caring boyfriend. But, at one pivotal moment, none of that...

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Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen.

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Here's How it Could Happen to You

I can’t count how many times over the past 17 years I’ve felt a quick panic and thought “...

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Postpartum Depression: Erasing the Stigma

Postpartum Depression: Erasing the Stigma

If I had to pick one word to describe the experience of welcoming a new baby, it would have to be overwhelming.  But as moms know,...

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On Education


Sarah Cody
My boys have expanded my world in many, many ways. I know I'm supposed to discourage potty humor but, truthfully, I find it pretty funny, too. Read more…

Teresa M. Pelham
I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. Read more…

Kristin Callinan
For 15 years, I spent my days rushing to make deadline. Now the most important thing in my world is my children. Read more…
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