The Music Mom: Eileen Carey

Ready for the World: 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Child More Confident

As parents, we spend countless hours trying to make sure that our kids think, say, and do the right thing. How often, though, do we take time to ensure that they have the self-confidence necessary to actually follow… Read More

The Dog Days Are (Not Quite) Over: 7 End of Summer Bucket List Ideas

The calendar has turned to August, and with it comes the sad realization that the end of summer is a mere month away. With that in mind, I suddenly feel the need to do all things summer –… Read More

Sweet, Spooky & Safe: A Trick-or-Treat Safety Guide

For kids of all ages, Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year. Nothing can match the spooky night’s magical suspense, intrigue, and fun. If your children are planning to trick-or-treat, you’ll want to make… Read More

Fun & Frightening Film Faves: 5 Halloween Movies for Your Entire Family

One of my favorite holidays is just around the corner, and I could not be more excited. As someone who loves the creative process, Halloween offers the opportunity to show off our super scary creative skills. Whether it… Read More

A Private Matter: Why You Should Avoid Public Parenting

“Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly.” – W. Cecil Among the many controversial elements of social media is one I call public parenting. Public parenting is when we as parents litter our social media with updates on how… Read More

Spend Time with Your Kids Now, Be in Their Memories Later

We can all agree that our kids deserve to carry with them such golden memories, so go ahead and spend as much time as you can with them now.

Surviving the Road Trip Blues: Five Things Kids Do that Could Ruin Your Road Trip (If You Let Them)

Behold, the warm weather is upon us. That must mean that long family road trips are on the horizon. I love these outings, as they provide a welcome change from everyday life and a golden opportunity to spend… Read More

Me-Time: How to Give Your Very Best You

In my last post, I suggested taking an occasional brief break from everyday life to spend time with someone you probably tend to ignore: you. I also mentioned some very simple ways to make that happen: “Time alone… Read More