Tag Archives: Columns

Ideas to help create a family vision

I recently had a conversation with someone I haven’t seen in roughly 10 years. We covered the basic topics you would expect after such a time. As we worked through the names and ages of my children he asked “Wow, three girls! Did you ever think you would have three daughters?” Of course my answer

Craft of the month: Bunny and chick pots

Easter crafts are a great way to welcome in the spring season. These bunny and chick pots are the perfect craft activity to do with your children. Not only are they a cute decoration, they also serve a greater purpose—to store all the delicious treats we collect during this season! Supplies: Small ceramic pots  Yellow and

Translating your teens texts

Most parents know that LOL means Laughing Out Loud. You may even know that 420 refers to marijuana. But you may not know that 53X means sex. That worries Brian Bason, CEO at Bark, a new monitoring app. Their website includes a list of popular texting slang terms. For $9.99 a month, they promise to

Figuring out if your child has colic or acid reflux

Your baby’s fists are clenched, her arms and legs flailing with her face scrunched up in pain, with unrelenting screams. Nothing you do seems to help. It’s heartbreaking to watch your baby suffer. Before you think “colic,” and assume there’s no cure, consider a treatable condition: acid reflux. Dr. Marianne Black of Toledo’s Franklin Park

Fake news vs. Real news

How do you make a good decision or form a sound opinion? For most adults, the answer is obvious. Find the best information you can from sources that have proven reliable in the past. For young people, things may not be as clear. By age 18, it’s estimated that 88% get much of their news