10 Ways to Teach Your Kids Compassion

Craig Kielburger became famous when, at only twelve years old, he founded a charitable organization to fight child exploitation called Free the Children. Since its humble beginnings in the Kielburger family home in 1995, Free the Children has develop...

Make Every Day a Happy Day With Your Kids

Routines are the glue that stick together the hours and activities in our days. On a good day, Cabin Fever only has to remind her children to do things once. (On a day of amazing fabulosity, I'd never have to remind anyone of anything at all; but tha...

Obama Girls Get Their Dog

So what was in your Easter basket? Jelly beans, perhaps? Peeps? (I like Peeps.) A chocolate bunny or four? How about a puppy? Sasha and Malia got their very own Easter Beagle yesterday – well, Easter Portuguese Water Dog. Close enough. Th...

Would You Switch Careers Mid-life With Kids?

What the heck is going on with Joaquin Phoenix? I love a man who follows his own heart, but the Oscar-nominated star of Walk the Line has "retired" from acting to start a career as a hip-hop artist. Yes, hip-hop. Or so he would have us believe. While...

Britney Spears Bored With Her Structured Life

Britney Spears has something to say about her new, more structured life. In typical Britney style, she's not holding anything back: "I think it's too in-control," she says in Britney: For the Record, a new documentary about her life. "If I wasn't ...

Allowance - What's your policy?

My older daughter is closing in on six years old, so we've been mulling over the idea of an allowance. After comparing how allowance was dealt with in our own childhoods, my husband and I have decided that her allowance won't be "payment" for her cho...

Bribing your kids

Do you bribe your kids? Do you think you should? Do you think every time you do it that someone up there is keeping track of your parenting decisions but that you had no choice? If you do, I am sure you are not alone. My son is not old enough to ...


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