How to Determine if You are a Helicopter Parent

A helicopter parent is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s experiences and problems, so much that they appear to be “hovering” overhead. The term “helicopter parent” was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who claimed their parents hovered over them like a helicopter ....more

Why You Should Not Be a Hurry-up Sports Parent

As parents, we want to see our kids succeed, in school, in sports…in any challenge they undertake. So when they are young, we fill up their lives with structure–sports practices, music lessons, tutors–that enhances their chances of success. This is never more clearly seen than in youth sports....more

Green Ways to Save Money

Recycling and going green not only will help save the environment, but can also save you money....more

I Had No Idea This Food Had So Much Nutritional Value! Did You?

Celery was first used centuries ago as a medicine, and has evolved into a favorite snack and meal addition. Today, celery is used in salads, soups, and many other dishes. Surprisingly, this vegetable is full of nutrients and only 19 calories per cup, which makes for a great weight management snack ....more

How To Get Your Kids To Listen Without Yelling

Behavior problems seem to be on the rise with many children, which has parents wondering how they can get their kids to listen to them without having to yell....more

Raise A Hand For Teachers With thredUP

As you all know, I absolutely LOVE thredUP. I got some gorgeous Michael Kors and Kate Spade bags and shoes through them and go on their site pretty much every night, saving and pinning all of their great items (you can check out my shop here.) ...more

10 Things I Will Never Regret Doing as a Parent

As you already know if you are a mom or dad, there is no such thing as a perfect parent. I made many mistakes as a parent and if I had it to do over, I’d probably change the way I handled some issues. But hindsight is usually 20/20 and it does me no good.. ....more

What She Wore: Getting Gorgeous

Exactly one week ago I was in NYC for Getting Gorgeous and Conversations with Coca-Cola, one event was right after the other so I had to dress for both. I’ve been to Getting Gorgeous for several year sin a row and knew what to expect. ...more

Ways To Save Water

We all know how important it is to save and conserve water....more

How to Know You Have a Minecraft Addict in 30 Unsettling Phrases

Minecraft and I, we have a love-hate relationship. It’s the game that teaches my son how to use his creative mind yet has also introduced zombies and creepers into his life. It’s an awesome babysitter when I need a shower, or 30 minutes to myself, but also consumes his time when I prefer he do […] Author information Alison Alison Chrun is a wife and mother of two boys who is receiving her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy ....more