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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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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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'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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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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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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Country Bros in Daisy Dukes

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

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Horrible, Rotten Parents

Yes, yes, yes. And yes.

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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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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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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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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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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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Apple Camp Is Pretty Darn Cool

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

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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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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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Farm Day

The look on my daughters' faces was priceless.

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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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We Made It!

We Made It!

 It was like that scene in “Home Alone” when they’re running

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When Your Child Is Afraid Of Fireworks

When Your Child Is Afraid Of Fireworks

Many of us will be heading to fireworks this holiday weekend and, there's no doubt, these displays can be alarming for some kids. 

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Sleep Center In Farmington Dedicated To Treating Children With Disorders

Sleep Center In Farmington Dedicated To Treating Children With Disorders

While sleeping, 2-year-old Ashley would shout out, flail her arms and grind her teeth. Her worried mom, Michelle Moon, became accustomed...

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Flying with Baby

Flying with Baby

Vacation is a whole new ballgame for us now.

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Eating at Starbucks? Say it isn't so!

When I first read this story about an "Ottawa mom" who was breastfeeding her baby at a Starbucks I...

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Graco Recalls 2 Million Car Seats

Graco Recalls 2 Million Car Seats

Graco is recalling nearly 2 million infant car seats under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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When Mom Can't Afford to Work

When Mom Can't Afford to Work

If money WASN'T an option, would you choose to stay home with your children?

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Childhood Friends Join Forces To Raise CF Awareness With OutRUN 38

Childhood Friends Join Forces To Raise CF Awareness With OutRUN 38

As kids, they shared best-friend necklaces, tears and laughter but time split them apart. Then, after 20 years, Nicole Burke moved back to...

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Send Your Child to Sleepover Camp with a Bus Note

Send Your Child to Sleepover Camp with a Bus Note

Sending your kid off to sleepaway camp is a pivotal moment for him...and you.

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A Son Working For His Mom Is A Time Full Of Teachable Moments

A Son Working For His Mom Is A Time Full Of Teachable Moments

As parents of preschoolers we were told to make the most of those "teachable moments" that happen throughout the course of a day. The...

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Mean Girls

Mean Girls

There's always one "mean girl", a leader of the pack, the one who makes the decisions and attempts to control a group of followers.

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Threats and Oreos

Threats and Oreos

Three adults and six teenagers of varying athletic abilities successfully hiked to the summit of Mount...

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Food Label Confusion

Food Label Confusion

Great, more label reading, just what I wanted!

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Moms' Book On Manners Is Now A Musical Teaching Kids To Be Polite

Moms' Book On Manners Is Now A Musical Teaching Kids To Be Polite

Both Cynthia Whipple and Mary Cashman lost their mothers at a young age. "They weren't really etiquette experts but what they were experts...

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The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'

The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'

I love photography and have a gorgeous camera.  One year, when my oldest son was finishing 1st grade, I think, I made a photo book as...

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Mother of the Year

Mother of the Year

"It's a little overwhelming, I don't look at anything I've done as anything extraordinary." 

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"How To Train Your Dragon 2": A Movie Review!

"How To Train Your Dragon 2": A Movie Review!

Hiccup and Toothless are all grown-up.

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Who's Cool Now?

Who's Cool Now?

I NEVER felt like one of the cool kids growing up.

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A 'Lego Weekend' at Westfarms

A 'Lego Weekend' at Westfarms

Lego has been a big hit in our house for a long time now.  Check out 10 year old Sam's latest creation above.  Pretty wicked.

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Are Kids Distracted by Colorful Classrooms?

For some crafty and creative teachers, decorating the classroom during those last days of summer vacation can be totally fun. (For others,...

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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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