The Science of Building

littleBits When you first open a littleBits kit, you might think you were looking at a box of random electronic components that you might find at a flea market. There’s a bit of truth there—you are getting a collection of components—but there’s more to it than that. Each set includes LED lights, servos, battery or [...]

Game On!

Looking to connect with the kids in a virtual way, but still keep a foot in the “real world”? Check out these fun systems and games, perfect for rainy days, nights, or just hangin’ out. OUYA This sleek, new, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered micro-console started life as a Kickstarter campaign, got funded quickly, and hasn’t [...]

Coffee with Sam: The Truth about Nightmares

Dr. Tom Jackson is a psychiatrist who has specialized in the treatment of sleep disorders and anxiety for the past thirty years. I recently had the chance to have a virtual cup of coffee with Dr. Tom Jackson, who I think is best described as a jack-of-many trades. A trained psychiatrist, he has some interesting […]

Coffee with Sam: Overcoming Travel Anxiety

9/11, for most of us, brings about old emotions, fears, and every single memory of where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news on that day 12 years ago. In addition, for those of us who commute or travel, comes anxiety as we all wonder with unease whether terrorists will […]

When Adoption Doesn’t Go As Planned

Guest 1: Samantha Feuss, adoptive mother of two.
Topic: When adoption doesn’t work out.
Issues: The risks of international adoptions; what agencies don’t tell you about your adopted child’s background, age, and more; worries about being judged if an adoption goes bad; finding support from other parents and social workers who understand what it’s like.

The Other Side of Adoption + Nannies for Modern Mom + Undernurtured Kids

Guest 1: Samantha Feuss, adoptive mother of two.
Topic: When adoption doesn’t work out.
Issues: The risks of international adoptions; what agencies don’t tell you about your adopted child’s background, age, and more; worries about being judged if an adoption goes bad; finding support from other parents and social workers who understand what it’s like.


[amazon asin=098157730X&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 2: Alyce Desrosiers, author of Nannies for Modern Moms.
Topic: Hiring the right nanny for your child and you.
Issues: What type of nanny do you need? Pitfalls to finding the right nanny; determining the right “fit” for your child; evaluating and eliminating candidates.


[amazon asin=1412810906&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Guest 3: Anne Pierce, author of Ships without a Shore.
Topic: America’s Undernurtured Children.
Issues: Many of the problems afflicting America’s young people are rooted in the very practices that area meant to help them; many of the change in what’s considered acceptable parenting are based on untested theories and false beliefs; are we creating kids without a moral compass?.