Tag: big kids

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is...

We Changed Bedtime to Save Our Sanity, So Why Do I...

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As recently as one month ago, the most common words our kids uttered between 8 and 9 p.m. were “one more.” One more snack,...

2024 Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Fairfield County

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Summer might be a few months away, but it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Any experienced...

My Six-Year-Old Is Not Getting a Stanley

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The trendy thing, the hot new item, the status symbol. These are not new concepts. Millennials had the white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag (fake from...

Selective Mutism Revisited

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It’s been two years since I shared my family’s journey with selective mutism. I remember how nervous I was when I decided to write...

Why I “Let” My Kid Wear Shorts in Winter

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It is 26 degrees. There is frost on the cars. A wind whips through the bare trees. My fourth-grade son barrels down the stairs....

Embrace the Chaos

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I remember when my kids were younger, regularly thinking, I need to get through (insert infant or toddler phase), and life will surely get...

Small Habits That Can Make Our World Better

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One of the many challenges of parenting is teaching our children how to help make the world a better place. The world and all...

The Eras of Friendship Through a Mother’s Eyes

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Recently, I went away for a night with two girlfriends. It was a last-minute trip, planned one week before we went away. One of the...

Raising Kids in a Competitive World

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In today’s world of sports and activities for children, you eventually hit a fork in the road. Will this continue to be just for...