Maryann Bucknum Brinley

167 Cooper Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1810

973-202-5909 (cell)

The Secrets of Happy Parenting

More than 16 years ago, I wrote a book about the secrets of happy parenting. My children, Zach and Maggie, were still children then but the world was just as complicated for parents trying to be happy. In fact, I have researched and written a lot about pregnancy and parenting issues – once from the perch of the director of the Infants and Children’s Laboratory at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Zach is a father of two now. His son, Finn, is 2 ½ and my granddaughter Charlotte just turned 1. Now, Maggie is pregnant with her first, a daughter who will be born sometime around Dec. 4. I am deeply in love with this role of grandmother. So as I look back at parenting and my daughter Maggie looks forward, I have decided to launch a blog, retooling some of those secrets I shared way back when and, at times, examining parenting from two different generational points. Maggie, a wonderful writer as you will discover, is a nurse at New York University’s Langone Hospital.

Happy Parents Set Time Aside

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Parents Can See the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Happy Parents Know That Attitude Is So Important

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Parents Hear Their Children

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Sunday, January 05, 2014

Happy Parents Know That Resentment Poisons a Family

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Parents...Make Happy Memories

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Monday, December 02, 2013

Happy Parents Don't Let Fear Get In The Way

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Mothers Trust Their Instincts

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Happy Parents...Listen, Listen, Listen

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Parents Know that Guilt is a Waste of Time

Maryann Bucknum Brinley - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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