Isolation. Missing their peers. Virtual learning. Just a few of the concerns and experiences our teens are feeling and facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The disappointment due to the cancellation and postponing of milestone events such as graduations, proms and spring dances also factor into how our teens respond to this new normal. As parents and those of us in youth development and human services in support of teens,...

The Art Studio is New Castle County’s community art center. We miss our community of artists so we decided to come up with ways to stay connected and creative while we must be apart. We put the call out and our talented instructors came up with the ideas for The Doodle Challenge and Mini Art Lessons to Try at Home. 

“Staying creatively connected in times of isolation and self-distancing will lift spirits and make a difference f...

I have been in pharmaceuticals for over two decades and I have seen many changes in the healthcare landscape, but nothing like what has happened recently with Coronavirus pandemic.  I watched healthcare givers on the front lines display an immense amount of courage and passion to help heal the patients even though they were risking their own lives. I knew something had to be done to show them, “we stand by you.” We stand by yo...

High school education in Delaware is a unique journey. Our kids have options to attend their feeder school, apply to another school within their county, or branch out within the First State. With so many choices, the process can be competitive and stressful, but hopefully a little exciting.
 

Finding the right fit for your child is the key, and as a mother of two I can certainly attest to how important it is. When your son or d...

Lice Clinics of America — Wilmington DE provides an AirAllé treatment that dehydrates lice eggs and bugs. The Food and Drug Administration-cleared AirAllé  is a heated-air device used to dehydrate lice and eggs, also known as nits. After the device is used, clinicians perform a comb-out to remove all dead lice and nits, as well as apply a topical rinse of the hair. We also offer a 30 day guarantee on the full service and $15 p...

Here’s the dirty secret of mom-ing that no one tells you. It’s not a TED talk or a PTA agenda item. No one at a support group tells you this and it’s not a hot topic at play dates- becoming a mom means becoming an advocate. We advocate all the time for our kids. We do it with our families, their schools, other parents, sometimes even other kids. Consider the conferences, conversations, or coffees when you’ve been a defender or...

The 10 Most Telling Parent Quotes about Pre-K in Delaware.

High-quality preschool is linked to fuller, richer lives for children and their families. Evidence abounds that it’s one of the best investments any state can make. But Delaware lacks in access to quality programs for its youngest learners. According to national experts, Delaware ranks 35th in nation in pre-K access, and a dismal 43rd when you factor in programming like...

Do any of these stories have a familiar ring to you?

You inherited an outsized stock position in a large industrial conglomerate from a grandparent who’s since passed away. You’ve held on to the stock even as the company’s heydays are long past, because of the importance of the investment to your family.

You bought stock in a small software company in the early days of the tech revolution. The strong growth you earned on your...


To most people, a shirt is a basic and necessary garment of clothing, used to keep one covered or warm.  To the families of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, however, a shirt truly is So. Much. More!
 

In an effort to raise both funds and awareness for the rare syndrome affecting our son Jack, we, The Randolph family, started a t-shirt campaign in 2014 called Phelan Lucky.  The premise was simple… create a great shirt w...

One of the hardest parts about being a parent is seeing your child in pain. When your child is sick or hurt, you’ll stop at nothing to help them feel better. But only if you understand that something is wrong and if you understand where to go for help.

Years ago, my older son played high school basketball. One night at a game, he fell and tore his ACL. Everyone in the stands could see what happened to his knee, and there was no...

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