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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Should Grandparents Share Their Views on Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol?

Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! – entered their teen years. We’re hoping you can give us advice on talking with them about peer pressure and issues involving sex, drugs, and alcohol. We are fortunate in that we are on the same page as their parents in these matters, but we also feel that as their grandparents we might have some different approaches and opportunities than what they have with their parents. And is it even our place to engage on these topics?

The Importance of Water Safety for Children

I’ve been a TV host and sports broadcaster for 8+ years and am about to be a mama of 2 under 2. Add in winemaker, along with my love for giving back. Basically, trying to get it all done… and done well. Sometimes I knock it out of the park. Other times I miss the ball. Overall, I’m enjoying the process which is most important!  While raising my daughter, one focus for us was teaching her water safety.

Memorial Day Weekend Trips for Families with Toddlers

When you’re raising a family, it can be difficult to find time to get away. There will always be something going on, whether it’s personal or family commitments. As national holidays like Memorial Day come around, you may be checking your calendar and itching to get out of town. How can you get away for a bit and still make sure that everyone enjoys the trip, including your toddlers?

How You Are Doing It RIGHT

I often write about ways to improve on your parenting or new strategies or changes to make, but this time I am shaking it up. In honor of Mother’s Day month, I want to let you know why you are doing a great job. How do I know? You will see… You Woke Up And […]