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  • Shared parenting
    Nationwide shared parenting movement hits Missouri Governor's desk
    With a bill encouraging shared parenting and parental equality after divorce arriving on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk yesterday -- Wednesday, May 25 -- National Parents Organization urges the Governor to waste no time in signing the bill...
  • Grace of Mamma-hood
    Grace of Mamma-hood
    Defining GraceAs I have come to experience mamma-hood, I have been humbled to reflect upon the grace that embodies being the mamma I have been called to be. This may look different for all of us, but at it’s core, is pure love. Pure love is...
  • New uses for your used school supplies
    New uses for your used school supplies
    In just a few short days children will be walking in the door with backpacks and bags filled with papers cleaned out from desk, folders, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks and tons of other used school supplies. Get a jump start on your back to...
  • Tips for selecting a summer camp for your children
    Tips for selecting a summer camp for your children
    As the summer break approaches, many parents thoughts are turning towards the summer schedule. We wonder what can our children do during the summer that is not only fun, but that can keep them busy, learning, and entertained. Many camp programs...
  • Headlines proclaiming to know a cause or cure for autism must be scrutinized
    Headlines proclaiming to know a cause or cure for autism must be scrutinized
    New research studies proclaiming to have discovered a potential cause or miracle treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are referenced in the media and other outlets on a daily basis. Overly cautious parents and caregivers may then, at times...
  • Rosemary O'Connor, author of A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery
    Build trust and keep tabs on devices and apps: Insights from a sober mom
    Recently Fox 40 News aired a feature on youth and social media that simply reaffirms how apps and texting has become the main artery of communication and the primary venue for teen social life. Many of the teens interviewed by Fox40 were very...
  • Daddy reading to daughter
    Top 8 Funniest Children's Books
    ​​​I’m a writer. I strive to be a funny writer. Sometimes I win, sometimes I trip all over myself and end up in a sad pile of fail on the ground. It happens to the best of us.But, one thing remains consistent: I love hearing children laugh....
  • Swaddled baby
    Swaddling safety
    The latest report published in the journal of Pediatrics warning that babies who are swaddled are at a higher risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may have parents rethinking the common infant care custom. Since swaddling is one...
  • The Ollie Swaddle
    Sleep deprived parents deserve to celebrate Better Sleep Month too
    Ask any new parent what their one true wish is, and nearly all of them will give you the same answer: more sleep. We all know how precious sleep can be, especially when we aren't getting enough of it. For the parents of small children that can...
  •  The end of year crunch
    The end of year challenge: Does your student canter or crawl?
    Springtime is routinely referred to as the season of rebirth and renewal. For kids in school it signifies the beginning of the end of yet another year. Summer is coming, but not quite yet. It is perhaps because the season of hazy lazy days is so...
  • 4 ways your heart reacts to stress
    4 ways your heart reacts to stress
    Stress is indeed a fact of life. There exists stress which motivates you to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks from your to do list. On the flip side, there is negative stress leading to tension and health risks. It's important to learn how...
  • Go from land to sea with Stride Rite Phibian shoes for kids
    Go from land to sea with Stride Rite Phibian shoes for kids
    With warmer weather arriving, kids are playing both indoors and outdoors and need shoes that can keep up with their active lifestyles. Stride Rite, a brand known for its high quality shoes since 1919, produces crafted footwear made especially for...
  • Family law reform
    National Parents Organization embraces shared parenting for the single mom
    At least one-third of all mothers these days are single mothers. This Mother’s Day –Sunday, May 8 – National Parents Organization honors the crucial role of single mothers, while actively supporting shared parenting after...
  • 5 simple ways to begin meditating
    5 simple ways to begin meditating
    I remember when I was first introduced to meditation. My initial thoughts were "really, how can I possibly shut my mind off?" I had numerous doubts because of my hyper-thinking tendencies. But in time and after much practice, silencing...
  • How to deal with rude people.
    How to deal with rude people.
    The truth is that there are rude people everywhere. Many people may think it is there job to say whatever comes to their mind no matter what the consequences are. So how do you deal with those annoying people who love to be rude?The first and most...
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