Meet Anastasia Borisyuk, an eco-blogger and married mom of two living near Boston, Massachusetts. Before she moved to the U.S. at age 11, Anastasia lived with her family in Latvia. There, her mother’s artistic influence led her to visit countless museums, take art lessons, and eventually choose a career in interior design. After working for a firm specializing in high-end residential spaces she “could only dream of living in,” Anastasia now freelances from home and takes care of her ... Continue Reading
SocialMom of the Month Katie Sullivan Morford brings tips, healthy recipes and ideas for feeding busy families.
I recently started a new, full-time job. While this development is exciting, it's so all-consuming that I'd have to say the home front has suffered a wee bit (see "Cupboards, bare"). Seriously, who is eating all our food? Clearly, it's time to find some balance. Time to feed my family some healthy, home-cooked meals. I'm so glad I found Mom's Kitchen Handbook, a superb blog authored by Katie Sullivan Morford! Even her sub-heading speaks to me: Raising Fresh-Food Kids in a French-Fried ... Continue Reading
Learn the concept behind replacing your time outs with time ins.
Time outs are a part of nearly every parent’s discipline arsenal as we strive for a peaceful home ... but honestly, do they really work? Many experts say no. Time outs may work in the short term, they say, but in the long run don’t help children learn to make better behavioral choices. “Time outs build control struggles between parent and child,” says Dr. Lynne Kenney, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based pediatric psychologist. “Using time-outs means we are in damage control mode – ... Continue Reading