Fortnite: Fun & Strategic in Moderation

Fortnite is the latest gaming rage and in my opinion the timing could not be better. Given the amount of time that kids are home for snow days, even parents who despise video games may be feeling somewhat grateful. Unlike the snow days of my childhood, when we were encouraged to go out and play in the snow, the rash of Nor-esters, with 20-60 mile an hour winds, make outdoor activities unsafe.

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The four C’s of couplehood: Connection, communication, chemistry and co-parenting

The three C’s of a healthy couplehood are: Connection – mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically; Communication and Chemistry.

Shared connection, is how a couple enjoys their companionship.  What are their shared interests, values, and how do they like to spend time with each other?

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I Had My Kids’ Technology Use Under Control… Then Came the Snow Day


Regardless of how much I try to get ahead in terms of managing my kids’ technology use, school snow days mean I’m behind again. Just this week, I re-instituted for about the fifth time a ‘no tech use during the school week’ policy.

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8 tips for parents outsourcing responsibilities

Hiring out services that are traditionally assumed by parents is the latest trend happening in today’s modern families. Whether it’s the Uber car that drives your child to their soccer practice for urbanites or the nanny who attends the weekly physical therapy appointment for suburbanites, more and more outsiders are taking the place of parents and being hired to fill in the gaps where parents can’t.

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11 tips for healthy living

The number of overweight people in the United States, including children, has increased more than 30 percent in the last 30 years, and activity levels are down considerably while screen time is up. What can you do as a parent to help your family and your children get fit and healthy and stay that way throughout the school year?

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8 guidelines for managing screen use this summer


Parents should be concerned about the amount of time their kids spend using screens, especially during the summer months when kids look for easy entertainment to relieve restlessness and boredom. Studies have found 8- to 18-year-olds are using technology significantly more than the two hours per day recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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