Getting Things Done as a Parent

Imagine being in a vacuum floating aimlessly through space. Even in a fictional environment such as this, forces influence you. But let’s go on with this fantasy for a moment… See yourself weig... Read more

Is That Toy a Playpen or a Playground?

In Lifelong Kindergarten, Mitchel Resnick, learning researcher and holder of the best-ever academic title of "LEGO endowed chair" at MIT, describes the conditions that breed creativity. To become crea... Read more

Battling the Back to School Blues

The end of summer and beginning of another academic year can leave us parents feeling frazzled and stressed. The resurrection of after-school clubs, sports practices, homework and evening routines all... Read more

Quiet Mornings…and Other Gifts I Give Myself as a Mom

As I write this, it’s 6:30 on a weekday morning. I’m sipping hot black coffee and eating creamy overnight oats. The only sound in my house is the click-clack of my keyboard. Silence. Bliss. Ah,... Read more

Prepared for School? — September Editor's Note

The week before school began in August, I felt like there wasn’t time to catch our breath. Between baseball, the mid-July Colorado family vacation, work deadlines, and an out-of-town weekend weddi... Read more

Game On

Whether you have a son or daughter, options for youth sports have become divided into specialty travel team versus recreation league — and if kids should play one or multiple sports — with parents... Read more

Living in Downtown Cleveland with a Young Child

It’s been about a year since we moved our then family of three from downtown Cleveland to the suburbs. And while I love how family-friendly our neighborhood is in the ‘burbs, there are so many thi... Read more

Art Supply Storage Solution

Most days my house looks like the Crayola Crayon Factory exploded (threw up?) on my dining room table.   This took 10 minutes, was completely no cost for me and solved... Read more

How Not Using Stoplight Charts Can Improve Behavior in the Home or Classroom

What questions should you ask a prospective elementary school?  If you are determined to raise a successful adult, don't ask about what languages they'll learn or even what kind of extra-curricular a... Read more

New at Kalahari Sandusky: Bugs Burrow for Little Water Lovers

Earlier this summer, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky unveiled some new features: Bugs Burrow, an outdoor waterplay area designed especially for the littlest water lovers to splash and pla... Read more

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