I recently wrote about how I didn’t think marital happiness and raising children were, despite what some might say, mutually exclusive. But my husband and I had seen how some of our friends’ marriage suffered after having children, and so we decided to do research and take preventative measures to make sure it wouldn’t happen… Read More Strengthening a Marriage Through the Common Experience of Raising Children
About the author Lucia Walinchus is an award-winning journalist, author and ice hockey addict. She has written more than 500 articles for various publications throughout her career and was recently named to the 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program. She has been featured as a guest speaker on CNN and is a contracted freelancer for the… Read More Book Review: ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home’, by Lucia Walinchus
Back in March, I posted a piece on how certain structures of our society encourage us to live in a state of constant discontent. I was thinking about how, at whatever stage we were in—single, dating, engaged, married, with one child—we were always prodded about “the next thing” that we should be aiming for. It… Read More The “Just Wait” Phenomena: Why Can’t We Build A Different Future?
That there are more screens in our lives now than ever is probably something we all agree on. Even if we do not personally own one, screens are everywhere: on roads, in stores, at our workplace, in schools, ad nauseum. In my personal, non-expert point of view, screens are here to stay. Thankfully, screens are… Read More Book Review: Growing up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane
While not a parent myself, the well-being of children is a heartfelt concern of mine, increasingly so as more and more of my friends are having babies. While the Baha’i Writings offer excellent guidance on how to raise children, there is still a wide breadth of options available within it. And so, it is not… Read More It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: One Way We Can Contribute
Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never even watched a single one of its episodes, and was already horrified by its central concept: TLC’s show Toddlers and Tiaras documents pageants in which little girls, some as young as one, dress up (or down, at times) and, their faces caked with makeup and bodies… Read More These are Not the Tiaras You Would Want Your Toddler to Wear: Why the Sparkle of TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras Worries Me
As family, friends and coworkers come home from their Christmas vacations – or, in some cases, come out of their homes from their Christmas vacations – the stories are now pouring in. This particular story was so adorable, I just had to share it. NORAD has been tracking Santa’s progress on the night from Christmas… Read More Potted plants and a little thing called NORAD
I don’t know much about child maid trafficking, but I have to say this: couldn’t it be a great opportunity for rich families not only to get in-house help, but also to help a bright child from a poor family have a chance to make something more of his or her life? What if a… Read More Anything positive about this?