Feb 10 2014

Want To Know The Secrets To A Good Marriage?

Advice From Someone Who Has Been There And Is Still Doing It

by: Sharon DeVellis

My husband and I have now been married 15 years *insert applause here*

In the grand scheme of things we are still in the baby stages of our marriage. I’m knocking-on-wood, we’ll be doing the old person shuffle dance–which bears an uncanny resemblance to the way we dance now–at our 60th, 70th, and 75th wedding anniversaries (although that last one will make us well into our 100s, so realistically, we’ll be sitting.

Jan 29 2014

Climbing Up A Slide Isn’t Scary. This Is Scary.

We May Actually Outlive Our Children And That Scares Me

by: Sharon DeVellis

Balls Aren't Scary. Our Children Outliving Us Is.

So there’s this school in Auckland that signed up to be a part of a study to encourage active play. Only the principal, who is now my hero, took it a step further and decided to abandon recess rules completely.

The end result?

A drop in bullying, serious injuries, and vandalism, and an increase in the kids’ concentration levels.

Jan 22 2014

A Valentine's Day Gift For Older Kids

Adopt An Animal Your Child Loves

by: Sharon DeVellis

A Valentine's Day Gift For Older Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while cute cards and pink everything may cut it with the younger set, if you’re a parent of older kids, finding a gift that isn’t too cutesy can be a challenge.

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The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Sharon has been with YMC since the very beginning and is now the Senior Writer where she maintains the YMC voice which sounds very similar to the voice in her head. It seems being crazy has finally paid off.

She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you will probably relate, so welcome.

You can follow Sharon on Twitter: @SharonDV No seriously do it. She's funny on Twitter. Sometimes.

You can also visit her at: Speed Skating Mom: On The Slow Track To Becoming Fast

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