My Kid Cut Her Hair and I’m Freaking Out

MY KID CUT HER HAIR! She looks crazy. I am freaking out. I am so mad at her. I told her to stay that way, looking crazy with her half bangs. Am I wrong or is this not a big deal??? I cannot tell you HOW many times I have come across this “my-kid-cut-their-hair situation […]

Dear Amanda: To Enrich or Not to Enrich?

Dear Amanda is an elementary school teacher and parent of two school age children who provides honest and straightforward advice geared toward all things education. Here’s the twist: she will answer your question as a parent as well as a teacher. These two opinions, while different, can provide a refreshing take on topics we care […]

Breastfeeding Basics – Everything Moms Need to Know: Online Class Re-cap

We recently held an informative and important teleclass for expectant and new moms, generously sponsored by Lansinoh, and presented by Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and nationally-renowned breastfeeding expert, Gina Ciagne. Gina covered such topics as preparing for breastfeeding before baby arrives, tips to overcome some of the most common breastfeeding issues – like engorgement and […]

How To Introduce Your New Pet To Your Kids

Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time for a family — sometimes even a dream come true. At the same time, though, joining a family can be an entirely different experience for the pet. Being surrounded by new faces and voices can be very stressful for the pet—toddlers wanting to touch and hug, […]

Adoption 101: Online Class Re-cap

We recently held an amazing new class – Adoption 101 – expertly facilitated by Katie Foley, MSW, and Associate Director of Outreach at Spence-Chapin – also our generous sponsor. For those in our community who are considering adoption among the various pathways to parenthood, Katie provided a rich overview of the current landscape of international […]

My Son Wants to Wear a Tutu

My 3 year old son wants to wear a tutu to school. He sees his sister wearing one and wants to as well. I don’t know what to do. Yes or no?  First ask yourself what about this bothers you. Are you worried that his peers or teachers will disapprove or make fun of him? […]