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A Father and Son SXSW Experience

A Father and Son SXSW Experience

My son is an avid gamer. I am not. The fun that came from my character dying in the first three minutes of a game has worn off for us both. But as I know that video gaming is something ...

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How I Preserved Little Masterpieces Using Adobe Photoshop Elements

How I Preserved Little Masterpieces Using Adobe Photoshop Elements

I have a basket at home where I collect and store all of my kids' artwork that they bring home from school. I love helping the kids make artwork, and seeing all the artwork they bring home from school, but ...

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The Best Way to Maximize Listening and Cooperation

The Best Way to Maximize Listening and Cooperation

In February's column we shared a key strategy that motivates kids to want to do what we ask them to do -; Descriptive Praise. This month I want to share another key strategy that maximizes listening and cooperation. From my ...

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I Found It: Durable, Custom, Fabulous Phone Cases!

I Found It: Durable, Custom, Fabulous Phone Cases!

It's remarkable how personal phones have become. When my husband asks me to check directions, it is nearly impossible to find his map app. I can't begin to figure out the mystery of how my son organizes his games, while ...

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Stop the (Sibling) Insanity!

Stop the (Sibling) Insanity!

Are you being driven crazy by constant sibling fighting? Rivalry, competition, jealousy, and taunting? According to one study, siblings ages 3-7 fight, on average, 7 times per hour. What's a mama to do?The Mother Company is here to help.Ruby's Studio: ...

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generationOn - Non Profit of the Month

generationOn - Non Profit of the Month

It can be hard to find the time to connect with your kids these days. Between work, school, sports and activities -; not to mention iPhones and computers -; spending meaningful time together can be a challenge. Volunteering as a ...

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Bubbles Bring Happiness

Bubbles Bring Happiness

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, bubbles bring happiness. And no matter your age, bigger bubbles and more bubbles mean more happiness. So when I was recently sent a Gazillion Monsoon Bubbles Machine to bring happiness to ...

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Macaroni Kid Wants to Know... What Do You Want for Mother's Day?

Macaroni Kid Wants to Know... What Do You Want for Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and Macaroni Kid wants to know.... what do moms really want on their special day? Flowers? Candy or chocolates? Breakfast in bed? Brunch at a nice restaurant? An afternoon to yourself? Jewelry? Click HERE to ...

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The Angel in My Pocket by Sukey Forbes: A Macaroni Kid Review

The Angel in My Pocket by Sukey Forbes: A Macaroni Kid Review

In order to read Sukey Forbes' The Angel in my Pocket, I had to break my personal rule against reading books about children who have died. It's not denial -- I am all too aware that the unthinkable happens -- ...

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