Maya and I have tagged along on her dad's business trip, and I’m currently writing this blog post from a hotel room in Peoria, Illinois. I have a love/hate relationship with traveling with my daughter. On one hand, the change of scenery is a good thing. On the other, a strange room and a break from routine can be a recipe for disaster. more
Bloggers share tips to help you keep on track and inspire you with your health-related New Year's resolutions. more
It has been several days since temperatures have plunged into the negatives in much of the country (hopefully by the time you read this... more
Earlier this week, me, my fiancé Jonathan and our daughter went on a little road trip from Chicago to southern Illinois. He had a meeting to attend for work and brought the family along for the ride. more
I have previously written about how hard it is to make mom friends, but reading this blog post made me relive how lonely being a mom can be. When I was preparing to become a mom, I was warned about many things, but soul-crushing loneliness was not one of them. more
Have you been sucked in by all of the adorable babies in your Facebook feed? Do you coo at every infant you see in the grocery store? You may not be able to contain your throbbing ovaries much longer, the baby fever is coming for you! more
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, many of you may be taking to the road and going on a short holiday trip with your friends. Author John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, has some pretty witty (and amusing advice) you should check out -- and yes, the rocking chair's for real. more
If you’re horrified that your child is tasting their way through the world, rest assured that someone else’s child has already been there.
Do I detect notes of goat, onion, and cumin in your armpit?
Escape from it all for Memorial Day! ('All’ but people; expect them to be everywhere!)
Locating to that new country will be hard on your kids. more
This past summer, young leaders from all around the world gathered at the YMCA Europe Youth Festival in Prague. One of the main attractions was a giant tree house where everyone gathered to hang out, exchange ideas, and - for some lucky folks - camp out for the night thirty feet above the ground. Throughout the festival, the buzz about this clubhouse in the sky was that it was not only a great place to create a community in the treetops but also a good place to relax, unwind, and meditate. While the tree house in the Czech Republic has come and gone, here are a few other places around the world worth checking out. more
In the next few months, we're giving you - our young leaders - a chance to share your thoughts on topics ranging from education & leadership to sports & recreation to travel & entertainment as well as speaking up on issues such as bullying, illiteracy, hunger prevention, multiculturalism, and more. If you're interested in raising your voice and becoming a volunteer guest blogger for This Week in Young Leaders, then let's get you writing some inspiring words, putting together a photo essay, or sharing a short "do-it-yourself" video (think mini-docs or a sixty-second selfie) about what's on your mind these days. more