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I’m Scared of My Kids

I recently read an article online called “5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crises, According to a British Nanny” because, as a modern-day parent, I...

The Homesick Parent: Summer Camp and the Lonely Mom

Allow me to paint a picture of what my life is about to look like. I will be able to go to the pool and...

You’re Not Welcome: Are We Raising Mannerless Kids?

I’m about to acknowledge something that a lot of parents are thinking, but few will actually say out loud.  But I believe the first step...

Dressing Down for Breakfast: Second Home’s Sunday Pajama Brunch

If your kids are anything like mine, they often wake you up on weekend mornings asking the same question. “What are we doing today, Mom?”...

Have an Affair with a Plumber: How to Prepare for Frozen Pipes

The weather may be currently nice but during the last few months, the news has been full of helpful tips about how to keep your...

Dealing with Holiday Grief: How One Widow Learned to Appreciate Christmas

"My kids don’t know what a struggle it has been to make sure that their holidays are as magical as mine were when I was...

Girls’ Night Out: La Biblioteca de Tequila

Twelve, nine, seven, four, and two. Those numbers are not my high school locker combination.  And, unfortunately, they are not the winning lottery numbers. Those...

Am I the Only Parent Who Sometimes Dreads Her Kids’ Activities?

I believe, as parents-to-be we all had dreams of attending baseball games, piano recitals, and orchestra concerts.  Of cheering from the sidelines as our kid...

Are Bathrooms Really the Right Place for Advanced Technology?

I think that just about every mother has gone through this scenario in a public restroom with her child at some point. The look of...

The Widowed Parent and the Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-school time is here and like many parents, I am greeting the first day with a sigh and a, “Whew.  I made it.”  While my...