ZemZen: February 16th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.



8 Ways Parents Can Actually Go Out And Enjoy Valentine’s Day

Something all parents struggle with, not this this time of year, is spending a little time on themselves. This Valentine’s Day weekend, take a few tips from Nevin Martell at Washingtonian and treat yourself to a little R&R or even a romantic night out! Read the article here.


Learning to roll with being ‘good enough’ at work and parenting

Parenting is, naturally, an all encompassing affair. It consumes almost every free moment you have – and even time that you should spend with work or on other important projects. So how do you just roll with it? Freelance writer Michelle Hainer, in the Washington Post, shares her experience with work-life balance and the struggle of wanting to be successful and a good parent. Read the article here.



The flu epidemic is wreaking havoc on parenting

We’re in the midst of one of the worst flu seasons in recent history and there’s a chance you’ve probably changed your family’s routines to avoid you or your child getting sick. New York Post writer Anna Davies shares with her readers stories from parents across New York on the things they are doing to help mitigate their chances of getting a visit from the flu bug in their home. Read the story here.



Pot and parenting: How to talk to kids about legal marijuana

No matter how close you and your kids are, there will always be some topics that are hard to talk about. While experts have differing opinions on legal marijuana, it’s clear on both sides of the debate that parents should talk to their kids about it. Reporter Caroline Sweeney of KCTV5 News shares some advice from around the web on how you can approach the topic with your children. Read the article here.


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