DFW Moms

Q: How do I handle a difference in the way my ex and I celebrate holidays now that we have broken up? Although my children's father follows no particular religion, his new wife is a religion that does not celebrate holidays and is really downplaying the upcoming holiday season. We always celebrated and the kids expect it. With Halloween coming up, this is really difficult. What's good Ex-Etiquette?

I'm a speed reader. Have been since I was a teen. My mother worked for the continuing education department of a university, and they were offering a class on speed reading and needed one more person to fill out the class. I became that one person.

Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.

PHILADELOPHIA - The photograph that 6-year-old Logan Reed snapped near the place he once lived as a homeless child conveys not a thousand words, as the saying goes, but one plain desire.

Our house is really more of a hutch than a house. In the overheated L.A. market, it probably wouldn't even fetch $1 million. Not exactly a showplace.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Teresa Apgar once envisioned her senior years as a time of globe-trotting travel and a busy social life. Instead, she's chauffeuring an 8-year-old to tae kwon do, learning about attention-deficit disorder and supervising math homework.

Actress Garcelle Beauvais opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her 7-year-old twin sons Jax and Jaid, her new children's book "I am Living in 2 Homes," and her best tips for co-parenting.

There are those moms who make everything look easy, like they have it all pulled together. And then there's us, or so we think. We run around frazzled feeling guilty because we didn't get everything done on our To-Do List today. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink after dinner somehow makes us feel less than perfect when it comes to parenting. We may even ask ourselves, "How does SHE do it?" Every woman has unique gifts and talents. The key is to recognize what you do well and not magnify what you perceive others do better than you. Today, I challenge you to celebrate all of the magnificent ways you keep all of the balls in the air that are uniquely you, and remember that we're all busy moms doing the best we can! Check out these tips to free walk away from burnout and guilt once and for all.

Title: "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel"

Halloween is here and as exciting as it can be, for little children it can be overwhelming and scary. Developmentally, young children are just learning to distinguish between reality and fantasy, so it's very normal for them to be frightened during Halloween. Although all children react in their own unique way, there are similarities to their interpretation based on their dominant sense. Use this to anticipate what will scare them, and how to be prepared to alleviate their fears, quickly and constructively.

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