Parenting
Youngsters
Shimi Kang

Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night.

When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged me to think deeply about the positive aspects of my life. As the youngest of five children in a “non-privileged” immigrant family, everything I owned was a hand-me-down, so I learned to be grateful for non-material other things: READ MORE

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  • Latest Obsessions…

    I get obsessed with things, like most people, I am sure. It ranges from books to make-up to foods to places to… anything. I am always looking for those things that make life a little easier, more exciting, more enjoyable, just … more. I...

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  • Baby Shares With Kitty

    Is it baby food? Is it cat food? Who can tell for sure??...

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  • Youngsters

    A Quiz For Stressed-Out Moms

    Not a day goes by lately when I’m not offered some type of test or quiz on Facebook. What Princess are You? What Animal are You? What Flower are you? These are a few examples of quizzes my online friends have asked me to take this week. READ MORE

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    We wonder why? This would be pretty traumatizing to any kid!...

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  • Youngsters
    Jill Robbins

    Parenting Fails: Part 2

    No one sets out to be a sucky mom or dad but sometimes, it happens. Recording and sharing parenting fails serves a couple of different purposes, besides giving me something to write about on my blog. READ MORE

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    Youngsters

    Adoption – Meant To Be or Plan B?

    I often wonder about my boys’ lives before they joined our family (for newer readers, my boys were adopted at 26 months and 41 months, respectively). I wonder how they will see their adoption stories when they are older. I...Read More
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  • I Want To Be Alone With These Women

    Excuse me while I clean up the coffee I have spewed on my computer screen....

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  • The Waves of Parenting

    I’m a people watcher. Humans honestly fascinate me. We are all so different and unique, yet so incredibly alike. As I sat on the beach vacationing with my family, I was taking notice of all the other people around me. Being a mom myse...

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  • Youngsters
    Elle Davis

    My Kid Has Learned To Lay On The Guilt. F*ck.

    I feel like I’m living with a tiny Jewish mother when it comes to my 5 year-old daughter.

    Not that I have a Jewish mother and I don’t mean to stereotype, but as long as I’ve been on this earth, there have been countless times that I’ve heard that Jewish mothers have taken guilt to an art form. READ MORE

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  • Hump Day Cocktail: Strawberry-Mint Gimlet

    A few weeks ago, my friend Donna's husband, Bert, made us two different strawberry gimlets to try – one with basil and one with mint. I L-O-V-E-D the mint one and am excited to share this delicious recipe with you all....

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  • Can We STOP Mom Judging?

    Confession: I’m a recovering mom-judger. I used to roll my eyes when one more exasperated first time mom would ask, “How do I get my two-month old to sleep through the night?” I would be hard pressed to hide my surprise if another mom...

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  • Education

    How To Create Your Own Home School Curriculum

    When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book by Cathy Duffy. Choosing a curriculum is risky business. ...Read More
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