Making Holidays Magical - Ceramic Father Christmas among out of focus lights.
    December 4, 2017
    Making The Holidays Magical

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The holidays are here again already! Scenes from this time of year form many of my most vivid memories from childhood. The remaining days of this season will fly by ever so quickl…

    Transparent family LGBTQ
    December 2, 2016
    Sharing Difficult News with the Kids: A Transparent View

    Recent statistics show that 40 – 50% of married couples divorce; in subsequent marriages, the statistics are even higher. It’s hard to maintain a romantic relationship across decades, and let’s …

    Mother and toddler age daughter brushing each other's teeth.
    May 20, 2015
    8 Struggle-Free Tips to Brush Your Child’s Teeth

    What is it about brushing before bed that makes kids totally hyper? Our kids would suddenly start bouncing off the walls when it was time to brush their teeth. One of our daughters even used to flat-o…

    June 2, 2014
    5 Ways to Parent the Forgiveness-Cure

    As parents we must teach our children the realities of life.  Life hurts us, people hurt us, we hurt other people and we hurt ourselves. That is what relationships and life are about. The sooner we l…

    February 17, 2014
    Was It Worth It? Reflections from a Second Generation Food Mom

    I walked down the damp hallway past the entrance to the visitors' locker room just as my teenage daughter and her friends emerged. Fresh from the game, each held a bucket-sized frozen slushie the colo…

    February 6, 2014
    The Need for “Sext” Ed

    Arguably, no phenomenon of the mobile era is as upsetting to parents as "sexting." For the blissfully uninitiated, "sexting" refers to the sending of sexually explicit texts and photos. It began with …

    October 8, 2013
    The Truth About Throw in the Towel Parenting Days

    You've had those days. I know it. I've had them. They're the days when the clock has barely hit 8:10am and you're already feeling like you'd love to throw in the hypothetical towel of parenting. You k…

    October 6, 2013
    You Are Enough Moms

    Over the past several years I've written dozens of letters and articles to mothers. They've been open letters talking about our fears of failures, our worries, our wonderings if what we're doing reall…

    August 5, 2013
    The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child

    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”   -Leo Tolstoy Most people want to be the very best parents they can. That’s why baby books fly off the shelves, a…

    July 8, 2013
    Worry Less, Live More

    When my child was fourteen-months-old, she had an aversion to shoes and preferred “walking” everywhere on her knees. I worried that she’d still be using this unconventional form of migration to …

    April 3, 2013
    5 Activities to Teach Your Kids About Sustainable Living

    Our children are the future, which is why we need to make teaching them to be keepers of the Earth a priority. We talk with our girls every day about why we make lifestyle choices so they can understa…

    Teach Your Children Well
    September 7, 2012
    Teach Your Children Well

    It’s noon on a Sunday. It’s a blue sky and white puffy cloud type of day. We, as in me and the three, are on our way home from a delightfully unorganized play date with triplets three weeks our se…

    Checklist 1: Before You Go
    June 19, 2012
    Checklist 1: Before You Go

    My book, The Patient’s Checklist, grew out of my family’s experience caring for my Dad during a very long hospitalization from an entirely preventable medication error. I learned early on that the…

    Parenting Takes Practice
    June 15, 2012
    Parenting Takes Practice

    Your child wants to respect you.  As a dad, you have the opportunity to shape a life, and for some dads, that’s a scary thought.  Dads sell themselves short when they shy away from parenting.  Al…

    Summer Reading List
    June 8, 2012
    Summer Reading List

    Living across the country from my family, I have loved the new technologies that allow us to stay in touch.  Using Skype or Face-time, in between visits home, I am able to see my nephews as they lear…

    March 16, 2012
    To Do or To Don’t?

    "Never let the Urgent, crowd out the important." ~ Kelly Caitlin Walker I just stumbled on this quote and loved it. No idea who this woman is, just know she’s got it right.* (more…)…

    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say
    January 17, 2012
    Their Eyes Tell the Story: Babies Fascinated By What You Say

    Guessing what babies and toddlers are thinking about can be difficult before they have words to tell the story. Over the first year parents usually do get increasingly adept at recognizing when their …

    Top Five Ways to Protect Your Family on Facebook
    October 11, 2011
    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…

    Surviving Children: Laugh
    September 2, 2011
    Surviving Children: Laugh

    I saved the best post for last!  As a mom of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 8  month old, I learned the value of laughter! Laughter is a good medicine. It balms the soul when the waves of anxiety buff…

    June 24, 2011
    The Years Will Fly By, Will You Miss Them?

    “Oh the miles we logged.” says Hub Cap Smiley. (more…)…