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When people think about a parent staying home to raise children in lieu of building a career, they may tend to think about the mother; but what about stay-at-home dads? According to Pew Research Center, the number of fathers choosing to stay home to care for their kids is on the rise.

Parents of children taking piano, flute, voice or other music lessons now have their own survival guide. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with Amy Nathan, author of The Music Parents’ Survival Guide, which includes helpful tips and stories for the parents of some top musical talents.

As a parent, I know that there are few tasks more frustrating than getting your kids to do their chores. However, with the development of this new app, mundane activities such as washing the dishes, taking out the trash or walking the dog can now become more like games.

ChoreMonster, is an online system that allows kids to acquire ‘points’ every time they do a task.  Those points can then be redeemed for various goodies.  It is a basic and simple reward system that just plain seems to work.

Author Kerry Reichs

Aug 31, 2012

Author Kerry Reichs talks with Mark Perzel about her second novel, What You Wish For, which follows five individuals as they make decisions about building a family and the obstacles in the way. It explores issues facing single parents, unexpected parents, issues with fertility, and those who decide to not have children

Darth Vader and Son

Aug 19, 2012

Mark Perzel welcomes Jeffrey Brown, who has written and illustrated a charming book, Darth Vader and Son, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4 year old Luke Skywalker