If It Ain't Fun, It Doesn't Get Done
    March 8, 2013
    If It Ain’t Fun, It Doesn’t Get Done

    "Unless you puke, faint, or die, KEEP GOING!" -Jillian Michaels, "The Biggest Loser" Reality TV has presented a harrowing view of the weight-loss process. Researchers have found that people watching s…

    The Importance of the Intrinsic - Part Two
    March 7, 2013
    The Importance of the Intrinsic – Part Two

    A primary goal of developing intrinsic motivation in children is to help them function as responsible adults in the future (as opposed to entitled adults who shy away from the hard work it takes to ac…

    The Importance of the Intrinsic
    March 6, 2013
    The Importance of the Intrinsic

    Most of us do it, even though we know it's not the best parenting technique. But is bribing, rewarding, and threatening really all that bad? And if we can't use rewards to motivate our children, what …

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    March 5, 2013
    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal

    One of my biggest "before and after" shifts as a new parent has been in my perception of what family mealtime should look like. Before I actually had  children, I held a Rockwell-esque fantasy in min…

    Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight
    March 4, 2013
    Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight

    Scanning the internet for relevant advice on losing weight post-baby could anger the most blissfully-content new mother. Such phrases as, "...but if you gained more during pregnancy than your doctor a…