Staff Picks

  • Rayelle Paulson
    Published 11 months ago
    Mother Knows Best

    Mother Knows Best

    Every summer the rising heat brings the wave of headlines reading “Another Child Left to Die in Hot Car,” and the masses screaming, “What is wrong with people?! How could they be so careless?” Which leads me to think, everybody gets so distressed about people leaving their babies in hot cars because dozens of children perish every year. It's common sense to NOT DO THAT, right? So why is it that we still practically condone things like unsafe sleep, feeding, and car seat habits when THOUSANDS of children are dying?
  • Tony Anthony Greg
    Published 12 months ago
    Meet Lunii: The Screenless Storytelling Device Helping Kids Develop Vocabulary and Imagination

    Meet Lunii: The Screenless Storytelling Device Helping Kids Develop Vocabulary and Imagination

    As a parent of a five year old, it's become increasingly difficult to find ways to entertain my child in a fun, yet somewhat educational way. After hearing my parents preach this for years, I can't believe I'm actually saying it myself, but kids today spend too much time glued to a screen. Back when I was a kid, all my parents really had to worry about was that "evil" television screen, but now there are iPhones, iPads, I this and I that, and my kid wants to see ALL of them.
  • Maurice Bernier
    Published 12 months ago
    The Relay of Life

    The Relay of Life

    The other day I took a leisurely ride through my neighborhood while tending to some errands. I passed by my current job, which is about a mile or so away from my grandparents' home. My grandparents are long gone, but I had to slow down in the vicinity of their home while I soaked up many of the wonderful memories I shared with them, especially with my Grandpa.
  • Hayley Ragan
    Published about a year ago
    Gender Stereotypes and Children

    Gender Stereotypes and Children

    Say you get invited to a baby shower. The latest news is that she will be having a girl. You run to the store, go into the newborn section, and pick out a frilly little pink onesie and pink binky for the expected baby. Sounds cute. Easy enough, right?
  • Adam J
    Published about a year ago
    Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk

    Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk

    Ah Thanksgiving, that perfect time of the year when we get to stuff our faces with our families while making meaningful conversation with people that we may not have seen in quite some time. A beautiful holiday it is. In order to ensure Thanksgiving goes as smooth as possible, here are some tips to start conversation at Thanksgiving dinner because with food, football, and festivities what could possibly go wrong?
  • Michael Pickett
    Published about a year ago
    MyPhoto Changed the Way I Do Sentimental Gifts, And I’ll Never Go Back

    MyPhoto Changed the Way I Do Sentimental Gifts, And I’ll Never Go Back

    Call me old, or just call me old-fashioned, but I’ve never been much of a tech guy. It just never was my thing, and I preferred to live life the way my parents lived it. It’s been that way for 45 years, and I never really saw it changing.
  • CinKay Espinoza
    Published about a year ago
    What I Have Learned from My Child with Autism

    What I Have Learned from My Child with Autism

    I have a nephew who turned 12 recently and when he was diagnosed with autism, I started researching right away. I tried everything I could to understand what’s going on in his head and how to help him. I now have a 3-year-old son who also was diagnosed with autism June 6, 2018. With my previous experience with my nephew, I thought I knew everything I needed to know to work with a child with autism. The only thing having a nephew with autism helped me with was knowing the diagnosis was probable since my son was showing similar signs that my nephew did (I’ve suspected that my son has autism for over a year now but doctors brushed it off until this year when we had a neurologist officially diagnosis him with autism). I have learned so much from my son and I want to share it.
  • Jaz Johnstone
    Published about a year ago
    Useful Baby Items vs Waste of Time!

    Useful Baby Items vs Waste of Time!

    I'll start by saying these are just my opinions, based on my experiences in preparing for the birth of three babies so far. I remember trawling the internet for hours, searching for every little thing to make sure I was prepared. Here is a list I wish I had seen.
  • Jody James
    Published about a year ago
    The Letter

    The Letter

    Dearest Princess,