Archive for November, 2010

Welcome to’s Winter Wonderland!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

With the days getting chillier and the nights getting darker, there’s no denying that winter is here. While I’m sometimes guilty of feeling the winter blues, I’m also comforted by the cheer that comes along with the chill: spending time with my family, and enjoying the holidays. is excited to announce new fun features we think are a perfect accompaniment to these winter treats. (more…)

Create a Custom JustAsk Q&A Widget for Your Website

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Are you familiar with JustAsk,‘s Community Q&A forum? JustAsk is a fantastic place to get questions answered by dedicated members, as well as our team of Experts – including child psychologists, pediatricians, school administrators, and bullying specialists. And now, for the very first time, JustAsk can make its way straight to your site!

That’s right: You can help parents, teachers, and teens get their toughest questions answered – from the comfort of your very own website! Easily customizable by title, topic, color, and size, this automatically updated widget keeps your page current with the newest and toughest education and parenting questions.

From your site, viewers can click any question link that catches their eye, and read the full Q&A thread on JustAsk. Not only will you be helping your visitors out with commonly asked parenting questions, we bet your site makes an impression as an up-to-date resource! To create your own personalized widget tool and place it on your website, just follow these simple steps: (more…)

Great (easy and free) way to help kids say “thanks”

Friday, November 12th, 2010

My boys are very lucky to know two of their great grandfathers – “Gramps” and “GP”.  Both men are remarkably active and healthy, both are prone to slipping my kids candy when I’m not looking, and both are veterans of WWII.  Luckily, they also have in common making it home from the war alive and uninjured.  But, like all service people, they each made sacrifices.  Both men missed the births of their first children (my dad and mother-in-law respectively) and had to wait until their kids were walking and talking before they got to know them.  Now that I’m a parent myself, I can only imagine how tortuous that must have been.

Yesterday, as Speed, Whiz, and I were enjoying Veterans Day off, we called our favorite vets.  Gramps got pretty emotional when he heard my boys call out “Thank you for serving our country Gramps” and I realized in that moment and that neither my children nor I say “Thank You” nearly enough.  Not to Gramps or GP, and certainly not to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who are missing their own children’s lives right now to keep our life as great as it is. (more…)