The face I caught vs. what the photographer captured... For the last few weeks, each day has brought a slew of kids-on-Santa’s-lap pictures to my various social media news feeds. Some are sweet and picturesque; most are just downright hilarious as tantrum after tantrum is captured and shared [...]
I once had a Waltons-type perspective on what getting a Christmas tree should be like. You know, the family dressed in flannel venturing off into the evergreen forest to surround a single majestic arbor which is felled with a few swift ax blows and carted away by siblings singing carols [...]
Is he Santa's Little Helper or is he a threat to your child's future autonomy? Weigh in.
Scrolling through my Facebook feed last night I stumbled on a story about a couple that was up to their eyebrows in debt for their son’s college education. We’ve all read these before. They were in so deep retirement was only a dream. Their son, with a communications degree, worked [...]
In my teen years, I often would ride my bike go over to my grandparents’ house to mow their lawn and do small chores. My grandmother, a strong Swede in her late 80s at the time, was always so appreciate that she would roll out a full meal whether I [...]
How can parents talk to kids about the scary world we live in without raising them in fear? Writer Stephanie Ansley takes on that question...
How would you react if you saw your son featured on a video that had gone viral of him being scolded by a Napa resident for allegedly driving recklessly with a carload of friends through a neighborhood en route to school?
Here are a few things you can do to occupy your time when you're not plugged in to your device.
When you think of Easter baskets, you probably think of young toddlers running out to see what the Easter Bunny has left for them. But what about teenagers?
Analycea Miranda enlisted family and friends to create a brighter Christmas for 14 Sonoma County families.