My second grader is currently working on a math unit on counting money. This got me thinking about how we teach kids the value of money. The future will likely hold a time where physical coins and bills are...
If you’re showing up late to the Galentine’s Day party with me, here is the gist: It is an unofficial holiday on February 13 (or 14) for girlfriends celebrating girlfriends. You leave your men and children at home and...
We're a few weeks into the new year. A new decade in fact. For some, it’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A moment to start (or re-start) again. I love that feeling of a new year or a...
As moms, we want our kids to spend less time on electronics. We want them to focus on school, friendships, and develop their talents instead of mindlessly scrolling social media, watching YouTube, and playing video games. We encourage them...
  We are always looking for that great deal, the blowout sale, or the win of a negotiation. It's definitely a thrill. I don't know about you but I feel like I've won a prize when I score some of...
It’s that time again! You hear the soundtrack of Jaws in the background as you head to the dining room table to serve dinner. “He better eat dinner” I mumble. Mealtime was the absolute worst for me. My son...
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS How many of us wake up on January 2nd, let’s be honest no one is starting a diet on the 1st, resolute in becoming a "better" version of ourselves. January always brings resolutions for the New Year:...
In January, I love to get organized for the year and one of the first things I do is get a planner. A planner is a way for you to personalize your calendar and fun way to be creative...
Looking to save on groceries? Grab a newspaper and some scissors and check out this easy way to save using coupons without going to extremes. For me, the thought of coupons always conjured up images of my grandmother scouring grocery...
Before it’s time to teach a child his ABCs, parents, and caregivers need to know the crucially important ABCs of safe sleep. Unsafe sleep practices, including co-sleeping, continue to be a leading cause of preventable infant deaths in our...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...