After spending a year living on a sailboat, sailing around the world as a family, the Orton family was very close-knit. But once they returned, in the hustle and bustle of city life, they began to drift apart a little. Read on to learn how the Orto...
Obsessive compulsive disorder may have a genetic link (research indicates it runs in families), but it may also be tied to environmental factors. That's why one local dad is learning to limit his OCD behaviors. Read on for his story.
From taking the perfect family photo for your holiday cards to decorating your house so it’s picture-perfect and scurrying around finding the must-haves on your children’s gift wish lists, it’s easy to suck the joy right out of the holiday season. ...
When you’re raising a quiet child, you may often hear questions and comments from other adults in your child’s life about how it’s just a phase or they’d like to get to know your child more if she’d just speak up. What they (and you) might not real...
One mom bought her dream car after having a baby—something some would say is "selfish"—as a way to regain her autonomy. When she told her friends about it, they all wondered about where her kids would sit and whether it was the best decision for he...
Popular children's musician Suzi Shelton recalls the decision to raise her son, Sebastian, in two homes when she and Sebastian's father split. The result? A modern blended family, with four parents, four children, two homes, and lots of love.
My then 14-month-old daughter flushed my phone, but managed to give me a newfound freedom.
A straight-up look at the surprising way a mom was changed by her daughter’s scoliosis.
When we find ways to share our passions, hobbies, loves, and interests with our children, we bond in ways we could never imagine, help expand our children’s minds, and become more communicative, responsive parents as a result.
Mothers everywhere know the struggle of "having it all"—trying to achieve the perfect balance of pursuing a career while raising a family. One Brooklyn mom reveals how she was able to juggle her career as a freelance musician with parenthood—and it...
I was afraid of many things as a child. But when my daughter turned 2 years old and, as all the parenting literature promised, started to develop some fears herself, I felt helpless and perplexed.
It was her kids' only chance to see an exhibit they were dying to see--so the artist gave them a private tour even though the museum was closed.
Seven surprises from a rare but successful mother-daughter weekend trip to the iconic Niagara Falls.
Why I am thankful for all the parenting advice I got along the way—from friends, family, and strangers alike.
How I juggled motherhood with a dream role in a special musical.
The story of how one child with special needs went from fearing music to celebrating it.
Our kids interact regularly with people who are different and might make them uncomfortable. Sometimes, though, ‘uncomfortable’ becomes dangerous.
Eight ways to help be a better parent for your LGBT child.
One mom's favorite parks and playgrounds in Southern Westchester, including Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Bronxville, and Pelham.
Racism is prevalent, and this mother taught her children how to be compassionate and kind, even after they were bullied for their ethnicities.