All posts by Erin Marsh

Music education and instruments for all children

With the cuts to public education funding over the years, many schools have been forced to make hard decisions, resulting in many districts eliminating art and music education. A local nonprofit, BeInstrumental, has been working for the last decade to fill that artistic void, providing music education and instruments to students at little or no

Then and Now: How Parenting Has Changed in 25 Years

We’ve all heard or said the equivalent of, “Back in the day, parents always/never used to [fill in the blank].” “We always put our babies to sleep on their bellies and they turned out fine.” “That kid just needs a good spanking. Back in our day, parents weren’t afraid to discipline their children.” Much has

To Stay or To Go?

As parents, we all want our children to be happy and successful. We may have a few wishes for other attributes – athletic, sociable, kind, etc. – but hoping for happiness and success is universal. A recent Stanford study found a way to help guarantee those two things: if your child has a late birthday,

Swim Lessons: Never Too Careful

Summer has arrived– a season for barbecues, outdoor play, summer camps, and all sorts of water fun. However, with the excitement of summer activities arrives the prospect of danger, specifically the risk of accidental drowning. Kim Moore, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) instructor, shares, “Childhood drowning is the No. 1 cause of accidental death in children

SAHPs: How to Stay Sane

No one disputes the fact that it is a privilege to stay home with your children, but working from home all day and night, taking care of demanding, needy, wonderful human beings, can also be exhausting and lonely. Our winters are brutal, and it can be hard to brave the cold and snow when you

Postpartum body perception in today’s world

Being pregnant and sporting an “adorable baby bump” is all the rage these days. Celebrities proudly showcase their expanding bellies– oftentimes with little to no clothing– and even boast about gaining baby weight. Gone are the days of hiding from the camera during a pregnancy or starving oneself to keep the pregnancy weight at bay. Unrealistic