Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping
    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time. According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before. When fa…

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester
    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    "There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something." ?Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone. Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as crisp new …

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    While for most teens, spring means exams and term papers, it also means job hunting season is open. Start your rsum/cover letter preparation and job search well before school ends. Don't fall into t…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work

    Whether you are seeking a summer job to pay for new clothes or a job to launch your career, make sure that you take it very seriously. You cannot afford to be lazy when searching for a job. If you fal…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness

    While it would be nice to have a state-of-the-art home theater or a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in the temperature-controlled garage, it won't make up for a horrible job. You will spend the major…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends. But those jobs only exist on MTV. Or, at least they don't exist unless you have experience. You can't get a job a…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary

    Many teens become stressed over following or choosing their career path by the time that they graduate high school. While it would be nice to have everything in place, it is not necessary. The main go…

    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There's also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conf…

    Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet
    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that away…

    Digital Footprint
    Digital Footprint

    Most kids do not know what is meant by the term "digital footprint". In fact, if you are a parent that isn't sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you are not a…

    The Power Tool of Parenting
    The Power Tool of Parenting

    Have you ever wished that you were more in tune with your children? Had more insight into their needs and not just their wants? There are many times that I wished that I had a crystal ball that would …

    Top Five Ways to Protect Your Family on Facebook
    Top Five Ways to Protect Your Family on Facebook

    1. "Friend" your kids and family members on Facebook If your child won't friend you, don't be discouraged. The reason why kids do not want to friend their parents is not what you think. It is actuall…

    Be at the Crossroads
    Be at the Crossroads

    Have you ever had one of those epiphanies when you suddenly realized that you were guilty of being a nave parent? I remember the day that happened for me as though it were yesterday. It was Thanksgiv…

    The Lessons of a Rainy Birthday
    The Lessons of a Rainy Birthday

    On my son's 19th birthday, it rained. It didn't just rain. It poured. Which would be no fun in any circumstance, but we were on vacation at the beach?and Zack had just one more day before we had to pu…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It's taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies' skin is softer beca…

    Future Leaders
    Future Leaders

    Yesterday, we were asked to talk about leadership to a group of middle-schoolers. Specifically, we were asked to address how we used leadership skills to develop and run and a business. (more……

    Green Teen
    Green Teen

    Recently, I was talking to the LunchSkins team about raising our kids green, and the challenges of doing so with teenagers at home. As my oldest is about to enter adolescence, I recognize that there …

    The Cheating Crisis in our Schools
    The Cheating Crisis in our Schools

    Most American students cheat. In nationwide surveys on college campuses, about seven in ten students admitted to some cheating. Three in five high school students admitted that they had cheated on an …