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How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

  The ten o’clock news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch — who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bathtime, bedtime. All on top of your own job (or jobs) and the other realities of adulthood. You have just enough energy left to drag yourself […]

Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Kids ask a lot of questions. Sometimes the questions repeat themselves. Most of the time we’ve answered them over and over. And let’s be honest, we’ve been known to ignore one or two here and there or do an internal eye-roll over the constant barrage of why’s and how’s. To be fair, studies have shown […]

Honoring Your Father Through Your Senses

Honoring Your Father Through Your Senses

Years  ago it was neckties, tie pins, and aftershave lotion. Nowadays, it may be software, jump drives, and gift cards. Regardless of whether you belong to the “years ago” crowd or the “nowadays” gang, each June presents us with new opportunities to present the same old gifts. The typical dad does not get all bubbly […]

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

5 Lessons I Learned From My Father – for Business and for Life

As I was coming up with ideas for my new wine brand, my mother had suggested I call it “Josh” — my father’s nickname. Although she was half joking, I loved the idea because the name embodied everything the wine stood for; it was bold and complex, yet approachable, just like dad. Although my father […]

Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kid Before They Grow Up

Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kid Before They Grow Up

You’ve probably heard that good communication is key for a healthy marriage, but have you considered how important it is for your relationship with your kids? Not only will these discussions strengthen your relationship, talking about these important topics will help you raise a successful and loved child. 1. Bullying The bullying conversation is two-sided. […]

Effective Praise And Why It Works

Effective Praise And Why It Works

Good day friends! Can we just say that you’re pretty awesome?! You’ve gotten your kid/s up, fed (mostly), dressed (mostly), lunches made (mostly), and out the door before you’ve even had time to feel like a human. Granted, you may still be in your PJ’s, but that’s not something to be ashamed of. Give yourself […]

Ways to Shape TV Habits Of Your Kids

Ways to Shape TV Habits Of Your Kids

Television may be an inevitable part of young children’s lives. Though some media researchers and pediatricians recommend that parents minimize their children’s exposure to it — no TV for children under two, they suggest — it may be more useful to think about how TV does or does not fit into your child’s overall development. […]

How Children Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

How Children Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

As parents, we spend a lot of time worrying about our kids. Are they sleeping enough? Are they meeting their milestones? Are they eating healthy — or in my case, are they going to eat any of the lunch I packed this morning at all? And when it comes to screens, parents not only worry […]

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn’t matter if your child has a school career festooned with string of A* exam grades and is set for a braggable future career, if they’re not happy. That […]

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Technology these days is incredible, isn’t it? We have access to just about anything right at our fingertips and can possess it the next day if we’re willing to pay a few extra dollars. Instant (almost) gratification. While there are myriad reasons this is fantastic, handy, and fun, what happens to the joy of wanting? Even as adults […]

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