Your Guide to Parenting in The Digital Age

There is a saying that goes, “Better parenting is making wise decisions,” but how can you make wise decisions for your kids if you do not understand their lifestyle? This generation is what we call Digital Kids. Philosophers and historians are calling them Generation Z. They literally live their...

Will You Be My Valentine?

The holiday decorations and the wrapping paper have barely been put away. In fact, I still see Christmas lights on the house down the street. Despite this, boxes of valentines and candy have been on the shelves in Target for at least a week. So as a mother of a kindergartener, it’s time to think...

Dear Amanda: What's With All The Homework?

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...

The House vs. The Town: Which Matters MOST?

Since you first started imagining life in suburbia, you no doubt started picturing your “dream house.” Maybe it’s a vision you’ve been kicking around for years, or maybe it’s just now starting to take shape. Either way, it’s getting clearer and clearer by the day - the perfect backyard,...