Posts Tagged ‘Relating’

A Kid’s-eye View of Friendship

Photo by naoyafujii

It’s amazing just how many big thoughts can be boiled down to a simple idea. Take the topic of friendship. Ask an adult what friendship is, and you’ll probably get a rather detailed and (possibly) dull answer. Maybe a laugh and an embarrassing story. Ask one of the younger set, and you’ll discover that friendship […]

How We Talk About Our Kids Shapes Who They Can Become

Photo by Rebecca Alison

A few years ago I was standing at the entrance to Safeway with my daughter, Sydney, who was then around 2 years old. She was entranced by the automatic doors, opening and closing with each passerby. After a few minutes, an older man came through the doors straight towards us, bent down and said to […]

Intimacy: How to Get Your Sexy Back

Photo by Patricia Rossi Photography

It’s sad and shocking, but if we stop making love after we have kids, we will lose our partners. I almost did. After I had kids I went from a loving, blushing bride to a bitter—well, you can fill in the blank. I loved my little ones with all my heart, but something about their arrival […]

Speaking from Your Heart


I feel like I have to walk around on eggshells with my husband and his family: If I’m not VERY careful, they get upset and either blame themselves or me or both. But the result is I have all this stuff bottled up inside. There are natural concerns about really saying what’s on your mind, […]

13 Tips on Raising Happy Children Every Loving Parent Should Know


Not so long ago, Anabel saw something weird. She was out running and noticed a chauffeured sedan with a group of students going to some major event—probably a prom or maybe a birthday party. That’s not the weird part. The weird part was this: Not one kid was talking to any of the

Unique Ways to Say “I Love You” for the Whole Family

For Kids 1. Get your kids involved in making an all-red or pink ensemble to wear. Ribbons, yarn and beads in red or pink tones work well for belts, necklaces and hair ties. For girls, paint nails with hearts in different shades of red or pink polish. 2. Use red lipstick or poster paints to […]