My Favorite Parenting Books and Resources

My Favorite Parenting Books and Resources

As parents, one of our greatest resources is a good book. My husband and I used to say that having kids is getting new roommates every 6 months to a year. Children may need entirely new wardrobes and shoes every few months, and about every 6 months to a year or so...
Kids Point Of View – Spanking and Why It Doesn’t Work

Kids Point Of View – Spanking and Why It Doesn’t Work

We don’t spank. We can’t conceive of an occasion where spanking would have benefited us or one of our children or affected positive change. Mistakes, Poor Judgement and Spanking One day, our two kids and I were discussing and trying to remember their...
Explaining Beauty Aisles to Kids

Explaining Beauty Aisles to Kids

At 8 years old, our daughter was already aware of marketing and regularly noticed ridiculous, gender specific and sexist campaigns. The silliest and most appalling advertisements to her were the Abercrombie & Fitch window ads. She stated, “If...
The Do-It-All Spouse

The Do-It-All Spouse

Reading the article, “The Legend of Vera Nabokov: Why Writers Pine for a Do-It-All Spouse” made me think about our life and OUR many Vera’s. When we had our first child, I was lucky enough to switch to contract work from home. It required hiring an...
Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

When I am older, I’m going to make a change (if I don’t forget). – Boy from video produced by Australian bank ANZ / #EqualFuture campaign. When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? – John Maynard Keynes Race prejudice has...