9 Easy, Affordable Gifts for Mom

4:08 pm May. 5, 2015

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you’re not quite sure what to get mom or how to show her how much she means to you, Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder

15 Tips for Picking Your Battles

10:52 am Apr. 3, 2015

If you’re in a relationship you’re bound to disagree with your partner from time to time. Should you load the dishwasher from front to back or back to front? Should the toilet paper be hung

Children’s Sweet April Fool’s Photos Here

3:50 pm Apr. 1, 2015

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, they know that sometimes laughter is the best medicine … especially for kids. So, for April Fool’s Day, their team of beloved therapy dogs set out to bring some smiles

Poison-Proof Your House and Program This Number

12:29 pm Mar. 18, 2015

It is National Poison Prevention Week this week which is a good time to inspect our house and take steps to to poison-proof our homes. Accidental poisoning deaths have been rising since 1992. Here’s a

Free-range parenting

12:03 pm Mar. 18, 2015

Parents have made news recently after being detained for purposefully leaving children on their own, prompting renewed debate about so-called “free-range parenting.”

Moms and dads who practice this parenting style say it promotes independent, even fearless kids. But what is considered free-range by some can look like neglect to others.

If you have strong opinions about this issue and/or practice free-range parenting, please email me at gstaples@ajc.com or call me. I can

Unplug and Play: Here are 500 Ideas How

4:59 pm Mar. 17, 2015

The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids: 500 Activities to Encourage Creativity in Kids Ages 2 to 12 by Bobbi Conner (Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications) goes on sale next Tuesday, March 24