Son expresses empathy

By Samantha Dellinger

Empathy in my 6-year-old is a wonderful reminder that maybe I’m doing something right as a parent. Most days my son, Vincent, behaves like a typical boy. He runs, laughs, talks, talks and talks. He has good times when he minds his manners and follows directions. He has bad times when... Read More

Dressing for the Future

By Samantha Dellinger

By SAMANTHA DELLINGER Smart Mama What’s harder for a dad? Shopping for his daughter’s dress for homecoming? Or realizing that his little girl is growing up. My 16-year-old stepdaughter, Britni, headed to the mall with her girlfriend and her dad recently to prepare for this year’s h... Read More