Baby Guide '17 — Support Is Vital for New Moms
March 20, 2017 Every year, I put together this Baby Guide, and every year when I sit down to write this note, the same topic comes to mind as the most important: Get support! Having a good support network was vita... more »»
It's Not OK
January 23, 2017 When I fell down as a kid, my mom’s first response usually was “Jump up! You’re OK!” It may have been wishful thinking or a desire to avoid a meltdown or an attempt to instill resilience. more »»
December 15, 2016 As the holiday season gets into full swing this year, I can think of only one word to sum up my feelings — HELP! I am so far behind in my preparations. more »»
Beyond Giving Thanks
November 10, 2015 What a glorious fall season we’ve had this year: Days upon days of not-too-cold, not-too-hot weather, and plenty of sun shining down on our vibrantly colored hills. more »»
12 Steps for Self-Care
October 6, 2015 Facebook can be a scary place, full of trolls, marketing monsters and “vaguebookers” who ensnare unsuspecting, caring souls in endless, pointless threads. more »»
One of those Mondays ...
September 8, 2015 Dear Readers, It is one of those Mondays. I woke up at 6 a.m., before my alarm, feeling refreshed and ready for my hectic day ahead. more »»
When the thunder rolls ... tears fall
July 14, 2015 Rain, rain, go away, come again ... in October! Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in which case, you’d at least be dry), you’ve probably noticed how wet the summer has been. more »»
How do you promote emotional health?
May 7, 2015 Dear Readers, I recently attended a great parenting workshop called “Beyond Self-Esteem: Building Self-Concept” by a southern Ohioan named Jim Harris, father of 4-year-old and 8-year-old boy. more »»
Summer Camps — Do Your Homework!
April 1, 2015 Planning summer activities seems wrong when we are still waking up to 23-degree mornings, but while the weather may try to fool us, the calendar doesn’t lie. more »»
March 4, 2015 When I was a kid, preschool was just becoming a “thing.” I attended Miss Mary’s Nursery School in St. Clairsville. more »»