Voula Plagakis


What kind of mom are you? You might see yourself in our light-hearted portraits

They're on the ball, they're intense, they've got it together. Whether it’s to stay in shape or stay connected, to be green or to be stylish, to be a professional mom or a mom professional, these moms are on a mission. Chances are you'll see a little bit of yourself in these cheeky profiles.


10 truth-revealing questions to help you decide what makes a good school

Test scores and annual rankings do not paint a complete picture. Instead, visit an open house to get a feel for the place, then book a sit-down with the principal.

How to deal with your child entering high school

Teens aren’t the only ones making the transition to high school.

Tales of 3 eco-friendly moms

For some parents, living green comes naturally. For others, the effort, money and compromises are too costly. We can’t all be eco-heroes like these three moms – whose family and friends sometimes fi nd them a little extreme – but they may inspire us to be just a little greener.

Using technology to make reading fun

If your tweens are more interested in their gadgets than reading a book, why not combine the two?

How to help boys enjoy reading

It can be tough to get your boys to read. Here's one parent's tale about helping her son enjoying reading.

When your child wants to eat everything in sight

Parents know childhood obesity is on the rise. But what do you do if your kid’s appetite is impossible to satisfy?

Flying Solo – How one parent got her wings

When your ex relocates far away, parental visitations require a whole different kind of negotiations. I took my son’s first passport, slid it into a plastic pouch and slung it around his neck. We were at the airport check-in and I...