Lisa Bendall

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The Pros and Cons of Choosing Family Members as Daycare Providers

Parents say if they can’t be home with their children, then a family member is the next best thing. But it’s not always a perfect solution. What a workday. Your meeting ran late. You missed your train. Now you’ll be lucky if you’re home before dusk. At least you don’t...

Mirror, Mirror

FACE IT: you want your kids to be good looking, don't you? Got girls? If you’re raising a daughter, you probably started fostering her self-esteem from an early age, enthusing over her crayon scribbles and praising her for putting her own socks on. But sooner than you think, she’s fretting...

Octopus Moms

Between hauling the kids to swimming lessons, gymnastics, Brownies or sports clubs; between dashing off to do her mom’s grocery shopping or driving her to doctors’ appointments or popping in to see her dad in his chronic-care facility; between scouring the house and mowing the lawn and helping Jacob...