Lisa Danielpour


What Will My Children Remember? A Mom’s Reflections

I thought I would share my parenting reflections to those of you who are just beginning the journey from one who has entered my next stage, Celebrating my son’s bar mitzvah recently brought a rush of memories along with the joys that come with a major milestone. Watching my son lead our Shabbat (Sabbath) temple service and read […]


Celebrating July 4th Fun When Your Child Can’t Tolerate Fireworks 3

I always looked forward to July 4th festivities starting with picnics, family time, and sunshine, capped off with where to find the most spectacular fireworks. Before we had children I imagined how we’d share the magic of July 4th fun with them to make long lasting family memories. But like so many pre-parenthood imaginings, reality […]


July 4th Family Fun Activities, Crafts and Recipes 1

Celebrating July 4th offers so many fun summer time fun opportunities from delicious food to spending time with friends and family to creative activities that can teach kids about our nation’s history. Here are ideas from our Mom experience and nifty resources we found online.   Seeing the Fireworks or Seeking Alternative Day Time Events […]


Encouraging Your Late or Reluctant Reader: How My Child Caught Up

As avid lifelong readers, my husband and I were very excited to share our favorite childhood books and explore new ones with our sons. Our older son loved books and figured out how to read very early. Our very bright, energetic younger son had little patience or interest in books aside from a comforting bedtime […]


Strategies for When Your Child Has a Serious Food Allergy 1

Imagine your little boy innocently nibbling on a pistachio for the first time, relishing the new taste. Five heart stopping seconds later his face turns red and starts to swell, his eyes tearing, red, and his breathing becoming labored. You call the pediatrician in a panic who tells you to get a dose of benadryl […]


My Journey As a Working Mom: From Telecommuter to Entrepreneur 2

The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series Sitting on my bed, mind numbingly exhausted from around the clock breastfeeding and completely enchanted by my new baby, I put together the marketing budgets for my nonprofit membership organization. Six weeks after giving birth to my older son by C-section my journey as a working Mom began. It […]


Creating a Strong Parenting Support Network

The amazing joys and challenges the parenting journey brings are so much better enjoyed with a strong support network. Sharing the ups and downs, crazy antics, touching moments, and worries can make all the difference. In my experience, the best network includes different kinds of people from friends and family to medical practitioners and of […]


Teaching Young Children Sharing and Turn Taking

As we’ve undoubtedly all experienced, young children can find sharing and turn taking challenging, to put it mildly.  It is hard for them to think about consequences and how their actions affect their friends’ feelings. Here are some tips from our Mom experience to help children learn, starting with a simple puppet show script to […]


When Your Child Is Having Surgery 5

When you find out your child needs surgery the heartbeat of worries merges with practical preparation and to do’s. Here are tips from my Mom experience ranging from simple outpatient surgery of ear tubes, tonsils and adenoids to an extensive birth defect repair that involved a week long stay in PICU (pediatric intensive care).   […]


12 Ideas for Indoor Family Adventures on Bad Weather Days 1

When you’ve faced what can seem like an endless stream of bad weather days, entertaining young children indoors starts to test even the most creative parents. Here are ideas for indoor adventures out and about, building on our recent article, 11 Fun Indoor Activities for Bad Weather Days for keeping kids entertained at home. Be sure […]