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January 8, 2014

Hands-Free Mama


Author Rachel Macy Stafford tells her own story—about being buried in busy-ness—until finally she recognized the negative effects of her distractedness, her perfectionism and hu

September 25, 2013

Attachment Play


Play is essential for children! Kids play alone, with siblings, friends—and with their parents. This book is about parent-child play.

Play Parenting
June 5, 2013

The Power of Emotional and Social Competencies


Emotions are not just a personal issue. A person’s emotional development has effects on how well they function in social situations.

February 8, 2013

“Mommy, I Need Your Intention”


What is my intention? I thought about it for days. I stood outside myself and watched my interactions with my children.

September 9, 2012

Understanding Dogs


An expert dog trainer explains how dogs can have a hard time interacting with children, and she explains how to keep kids and dogs safe. 

March 2, 2012

A Brief Moment


I’m not the outgoing type at all. Meeting new people and jumping right into conversations are not easy for me.

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!


Let's turn down a notch our unending quests to try harder or be better versions of ourselves.

April 8, 2004

Bedtime Stories


Parenting books had forewarned me, but I still stepped right into the trap.

March 1, 2004



I was going to be the same as I was before, but better, because I now would have children to enrich my days and nights and add colorful stories to my sales conversations.

March 1, 2004

Challenging Journey: Food Allergies


The story of one family's experience with learning how to care for their son, who has severe food allergies. 

June 16, 2003

Priority One


Tom Mayer writes about the decision to become an at-home father.

April 18, 2003

Other Thoughts about Parenting and Difficult Children


Perhaps the most important thing that helped me get through the early years of parenting my third child was support, which I found in both books and people.