Driving your children to school whenever they miss the bus. Switching soccer teams after a disagreement with the coach. Polishing homework projects and admissions essays. What do these scenarios have in common? They’re examples of snowplow parenting. Read more

It’s the time of the year when the calendar says spring is arriving, but warm weather hasn’t gotten the memo yet. With cool temperatures, downpours, and muddy yards, families are still experiencing cabin fever. What are some fun ways to keep busy? Read more

Do you think lead poisoning Is something you don't have to think about? Think again. Many zip codes in Buffalo have rates 3x higher than Flint, Michigan. Read more


Smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate, do business, exercise, and so much more. It is hard to imagine a world without these amazingly connected, helpful devices. There is a tradeoff for all of these digital conveniences, though. Read more

A parent’s worst nightmare: Her teen daughter’s fairytale relationship has somehow spiraled violently out of control, and she doesn’t seem to want to free herself from it. Read more

By the time your kids are asleep, your mood is exhausted, not erotic. In theory, you want to connect with your partner. In reality, you’re too tired to make the effort. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Read more