Tag Archives: family

I’m Just So Thankful

The year my husband and I were married, I hosted my first Thanksgiving. We were living in Philadelphia and our home had somehow become the destination for my husband’s family, my mother-in-law, my new sister-in-law and her husband, plus my mother, too. I sat down with my Food and Wine magazine the month before Thanksgiving, […]

How to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Sibling

Along with the usual feelings of anticipation and joy, anxiety and worry are extremely common emotions found among parents who are expecting their second child. Parents worry that their first child is going to feel abandoned by them, displaced by the baby, or angry at having to share his/her parents’ attention and affection for the […]

Kids Ear Piercing – For or Against?

    I discovered yet another parenting “hot button” topic this week. In the past, I’ve been sucked into every controversial parenting topic possible. We’ve all beaten a dead horse talking about our stance on different types of vaccinations, circumcision, breastfeeding – the list goes on and on. And now, the hot topic de jour […]

Generational Ties

“Are the Abuelos coming?” This is a frequently asked question in our house. My kids are referring to their great-grandparents, my husband’s grandparents, and the answer is more often than not “Yes, the Abuelos are coming.” I consider my children very lucky. Not only do they have their grandparents nearby but they also have a […]