Finding some alternatives to yelling By Melissa Stefanec MelissaStefanec@yahoo.com My children are two of the most precious and beautiful things in my life. They
An open letter to my son By Melissa Stefanec MelissaStefanec@yahoo.com We are going on vacation to Florida this week, so I painted my toenails.
By Melissa Stefanec MelissaStefanec@yahoo.com It’s become a tradition to kick off the new year with a column dedicated to parenting-themed resolutions. I used to
By Melissa Stefanec MelissaStefanec@yahoo.com If anyone caught my column last month, she or he might think I need a good therapist or a week’s
The challenge to balance career, kids By Melissa Stefanec MelissaStefanec@yahoo.com Tonight, I cried. Mind you, it wasn’t a “lock myself in the bathroom and
‘I am going to spend a little less time worrying about how my children are turning out and instead spend a little more time
By Melissa Stefanec This month, my son, River, is turning 3. My first child was a daughter, and I have learned so much about
By Melissa Stefanec A few weeks ago, I convinced myself my children were playing together nicely enough for me to sneak in potty break.
Could’ve, Would’ve, Should’ve (But I Am One Person) By Melissa Stefanec As a parent, I have acquired something I never had while childless. It’s
By Melissa Stefanec How would my kids be if they had different lives? Lately, the hyper-analytical side of me has been unrelenting on this