A Review of AboutOne.com – All Your Family Deets in One Place

By |June 20th, 2011|

Chances are good that you are an online parent. You probably clicked to this site from Twitter or read a clip of the post on […]

How to Help Dad Look after a Preteen While Mom Is Away

By |February 25th, 2010|

As an editor, I rarely, if ever, traveled for work. Once or twice I Metro-ed to Alexandria or D.C. for a class or a conference. […]

Preteens and Texting

By |June 11th, 2009|

When my daughters became preteens, cell phones were the last thing on my mind for a birthday or graduation gift. At 9 or 10 both […]

Preteen and Packing for a Trip

By |May 29th, 2009|

In the last month we have travelled twice. Both times my preteen insisted on packing for herself. As I pointed her in the direction of […]

Daddy’s Little Girl is Growing up

By |May 23rd, 2009|

I firmly believe that when a father holds his baby daughter for the first time, he looks into her eyes and envisions himself camping in […]

School is a different world for preteens

By |May 14th, 2009|

Elementary school is a safe and secure little world. Teachers march children to each class. Children are never alone. The buddy system is in full force. Middle […]

Perfect Weekend Challenges

By |April 17th, 2009|

With Spring Break over, I’m now reflecting on the way my day has changed now that my children are older. When my kids were little […]

Shoe Shopping With A Preteen

By |April 11th, 2009|

I’m not a big fan of shoe shopping. I have about 5 pairs of winter shoes, and 3 pairs of summer shoes. That’s it. I […]

Preteen Facial Expressions

By |March 27th, 2009|

Some days as I look at my preteen I can see who she will be as an adult. Other days my preteen more closely resembles […]

Should My Preteen Have a Set Bedtime?

By |March 19th, 2009|

In the words of American Idol judge Randy Jackson, “Yes! Yes! 100 percent yes.” Preteens need a set bedtime as much, if not more than, a […]

Establish a School-Home Learning Environment

By |March 18th, 2009|

After 8 years of having a child in school, I know a thing or two about children and school. I am no longer shocked by backpacks that […]

Transition Cosleeping Baby To Crib

By |March 16th, 2009|

Transition is hard for any child, and this is completely true when it comes to moving your baby to his or her own bed. Co-sleeping […]

Step Parent Favoring Biological Children

By |March 14th, 2009|

A subject that comes up all too often is the fact that some step parents seem to be more compassionate towards their own biological children […]

How To Plan a Preteen Sleepover Birthday

By |March 6th, 2009|

The sleepover is a rite of passage for preteen girls. Some girls start going to sleepovers at 6, while others may not attend a sleepover […]

Opposing Parenting Styles With Your Ex

By |February 26th, 2009|

Do you often find that your ex and you don’t see eye to eye on raising your child? Does it seem that your child is […]

Questions to Ask During Preschool Tours

By |February 17th, 2009|

Preschool shopping for your child is an intimidating process. It should not be tackled without doing thorough research. You are entrusting your child’s care and […]

Morning Routines for Elementary School Children

By |February 17th, 2009|

My two mantras for school mornings: Kids crave routine. Morning works best when there is a routine in place.

When my oldest child went to kindergarten […]

Tot Rock Review

By |February 15th, 2009|

Tot Rock isn’t new but it is much more sophisticated than even when my five year old was first born. That first year we listened […]

Dreams of When My Last Child Goes to College

By |February 9th, 2009|

My last child is a 5-year-old boy. I cannot even think about what he will look like as a college freshman. By the time he […]

Teaching Your Child To Tie Shoelaces

By |February 8th, 2009|

I recently posted the following status report on Facebook:

“Jill is realizing that it is difficult to teach a 5-year-old to tie his shoes. I am using […]

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