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Parenting during adolescence

Columnist Stacy Turner shares her experience when her daughter morphed from a fun-loving, caring child into a moody, sulking teen.

When spring storms in

Columnist, Stacy Turner, muses how a recent power outage helped her and her children to appreciate the little things in life.

Deliberate acts of kindness?

Mommy Chronicles columnist Stacy Turner shares her story of when random acts of kindness became a mandatory school project for her daughter.

Journaling to improve communication…or not

Columnist Stacy Turner was excited to give her daughters each a special journal to stay connected with them. But like many well-intentioned ideas, the journal project eventually flopped.

Take a cue from your younger self and enjoy each holiday moment

As a child, December was one of my favorite times of the year. Instead of checklists of gifts to buy and cards to send and chores to complete, I enjoyed the season, moment by moment.

Mommy Chronicles

Unfortunately, parenting doesn’t come with a handbook. No matter how much you read about what to expect, there isn’t a fast guide to refer to for some of the unexpected things that occur.

Master procrastinator mom hopes to learn from daughter

I don’t want to brag, but I’m something of a master procrastinator. Don’t be jealous -- It’s a skill I’ve been honing for as long as I can remember.

Mommy Chronicles

Even though my kids have returned to school and the opportunities for family adventures are now limited to weekends and days off school, we plan to continue seeking out simple adventures.

Create lasting summer memories with UNprogrammed activities

As August arrives, don’t give in to the pressure to pack tons of adventures into every last minute. Give your kids the chance to be bored. That’s where some of the best memories can happen.

A father's love takes root

This Father’s Day, remember that the most treasured gift you can share is being present with your kids.