Author: Risa C. Doherty

Messy teen rooms: Get out the caution tape! Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Queens Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family and Staten Island Family

  Moms like me have found themselves sitting on the floor of their child’s room picking up every Lego, Transformer piece, or Barbie accessory our youngster failed to place in the proper bin or box. After all, we paid for…

Hallux Rigidus – Dealing With a Stiff Big Toe Arthritis Self-Management

Treatment options for arthritis are not always clear-cut. People who suffer from foot pain and find out that the source is hallux rigidus or “big stiff toe,” a condition which results from a lack of cartilage in the joint, are faced with a myriad of surgical and non-surgical options by podiatrists and surgeons. This article provides a straightforward breakdown of the alternatives.
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What did you say? Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family, Queens Family, Staten Island Family

  Gone are the days when a parent would threaten to wash a child’s mouth out with soap for using a “four-letter word.” Many of today’s teens and tweens sprinkle their everyday conversation with language our mothers would tell us…

Parents Across The Table: Moms and dads are the new faces of college admissions New York Times (Education Life)

Colleges are inviting parents to join their admissions offices in recruiting prospective students by staffing college fairs, reaching out to local applicants and conducting interviews; tasks once limited to official college representatives and alumni. Some people think it is a great idea,…

Girls ‘Dormify.’ Boys Just Move. NewYork Times: Motherlode - Adventures In Parenting (117 comments)

According to the Urban Dictionary, “dormify” means “to decorate your living space with cool, trendy, hip fashion.” I thought I was up for that, as my children approached their college years. When I pictured what college shopping would be like…