My husband and I were so excited when our first child was born. I would dream about what his first words would be, when he would start walking, what his favorite sport would be...I did not expect that at three months old, he would start having seizures and would be diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex...
When I tell people that I’m grateful our family has never had enough money to fly for our vacations, they seem surprised. After all, who likes a long road trip? I do! When we started road-tripping, our vacations always amounted to pretty much what I expected in terms of what we’d see and do once...
As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.
Recent comments by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch have Allyson Reynolds thinking about the anatomy of cool. What message should we be sending our children?
Have you ever had one of those school breaks when everything goes wrong? When 100 things all combine to make it horrible? We just had one, and I never want it to happen again.
How do you make a road trip into a great experience for the whole family? April interviews Saren during her cross-country Power of Moms Tour to find out how. (You'll love the creative ideas!)
Simple and meaningful ideas for working with your children to make Father's Day wonderful.
Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging--they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive...
When we think of Memorial Day, most of us think of barbeques, picnics, and the beginning of summer. Sadie McCurry, the wife of an active-duty Army soldier, shares six ideas to help children understand the meaning of the holiday.
What are some basic principles that make family outings into pleasant experiences? Join April and Saren, recording from Disneyland, as they talk about ways every family can enjoy their day trips together.
There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
Teachers work so hard and are often not fully appreciated for all that they do during and after school hours. Here are 5 great ways to show them some love and let them know how much they have meant to your child.