Why Moms Need to get in Front of the Camera

Everyday we see, hear, and discuss the negativity surrounding women’s body image and self-esteem in our modern day society. Constantly we are bombarded with...

Calcium is Essential to a Healthy Breastfeeding Experience Here’s Why

Part of becoming a mother is the new reality where we begin to put the needs of someone else, usually a tiny and demanding...

How to Deal with a Stranger’s Mean Kid

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Or at least that’s what they used to say. Nowadays the mentality is that...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Dictionary

In this era of technological advancement, our children are being raised in a time and place where books are being shelved for good, printing...

The Demise of the Retail Store and the Rise of Online...

It’s 4 a.m. and still dark outside when my mother sneaks into my room and tells me to quickly get dressed…it is the infamous...

Play to Increase Your Child’s Upper Body Strength and Why It...

  From the moment our babies leave the womb we start documenting their milestones. The first smile, the first belly laugh, and the first time...

Recipe RoundUp: Vegetarian Meals Kids Will Love

Monday, October 1 is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month which takes place all of October. You’ve read the research – vegetarians...

Hands-Only CPR

  CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is a lifesaving emergency procedure that involves the repeated compression of a person’s chest who is suffering from...

Exploring the World With Science: The Basis of Our Food Chains

Plants are the foundation of our food web. Every living thing depends on them. Plant growth is stimulated by the sun and rainfall. We...

The Busy Parents’ Guide to Dating Your Significant Other

In a fast-paced world of schedules, activities, and commitments, it is often challenging to force a slowdown and reset. It is all too easy...

8 Tips for navigating the athletic recruiting process

If your child is elite enough to play at the college level, you may be wondering what is the next step. Did you know...

The Intellectual Benefits of Teaching a Child to Play Chess

When we think of chess, many of us picture old men in the park sitting at tables in the shade playing a game of...

Reconciling the past and the present: Remembering a loved one with...

Grieving is a challenging process. One of the many difficulties in the grieving process is the fear of forgetting a loved one. As a...

6 Reasons Parents Want Uniforms

  Now that the school year has begun in most of the United States, parents are back to the daily battle of what not to...

Firefighters Are Your Friends

    Through the thick smoke and flames, they may look like a scary creature and sound like Darth Vader, but have no fear! It is...

Why Moms Need Exercise

The research is clear pertaining to the many benefits of exercise. Yet, as moms, we tend to push off the need for exercise –...

Remembering September 11th

  Do you remember where you were the moment you heard that a plane flew into one of the Twin Towers in New York City?...

Post Vacation Depression: When Too Much Happy Leaves You Sad

  Vacations are often planned months (if not years) in advance. Much time and thought is put into the details. There is lodging, packing, meal...

10 Books Every High School Student Should Read Before Graduation

High school is the time when our kids truly begin to test their wings and gain some freedom while still in the safe confines...

Advocating for Your School Aged Child

  Every parent’s hopes are high as the end of summer approaches and we all start to get our kids ready for school. We imagine...

Run to the chopper a look at helicopter parenting

People love to hate helicopter parents. Google search helicopter parent and you will find article after article describing and disparaging helicopter parents. The widespread...

5 Tips to Ensure You Never Forget Your Baby in the...

Every summer we hear the stories of children who are accidentally left in vehicles by their parents or caregivers, only to be found dead...

Exploring the World with Science: A Water Pollution Experiment

The earth is remarkable; the only planet in our solar system to hold life. However, our planet is also changing at an alarmingly fast...

10 Books for your Middle Schooler to Encourage a Love of...

Middle school is a tough time for all children. It is an awkward period of pre-teen adolescence that, let’s face it, has even been...

How to Use an AED

  “CLEAR!” “SHOCKING!” If you watch any of those hospital drama television shows, you’ve heard these words yelled many times. These words are associated with...

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is one of the most important tools you could have in your home to save life and property in the event...

Transitioning from Farm Life to School Days

My little family was established, for the most part, in a suburbia outskirt of Denver, Colorado. About a year and a half ago, our...

Back to School with a Mom of All Girls

Back to school shopping as a mom of all girls means we are in constant motion to find the cutest, the hippest, the brightest,...

Organized, Uniformed and Ready for Kindergarten

  I’ve been mentally preparing myself for this day for years. My oldest child is finally old enough to go to kindergarten. With so many schooling...

Going to a Crowded Place and What to do if You...

    Do you have a trip to a theme park or the beach coming up? Going to places where the crowds of people are thick...

Baby Products you Need from the JPMA Baby Show

Our managing editor, Elena, spent a few days hunting down the best products at the JPMA Baby Show in Anaheim, California. This was the...

Sun, Sand, and Surf: Safety Tips and Tricks For Your Beach...

Summer is in full swing and beach days are upon us. Whether you live near the beach or plan to have a beach vacation,...

Human Sex Trafficking and What You Need to Know

Recently, it seems as though every day there is an article in the news, on Facebook, or on television about a human trafficking operation...

Exploring the Options for Your Graduating Teen Who is Just Not...

For some of us we still recall the fear and anticipation of the first day of our last year of high school. Our senior...

Heat Related Illnesses: Preparing For the Summer Heat

    The official period of summer for 2017 is from June 21 to September 22. As we approach the summer months, it is important to...

Exploring the World With Science: Water Cycle

Water is all around us. It affects every facet of our lives. We need water for survival; 80% of our bodies are made of...

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