Why Adult Children Need Their Parents More than Ever

Parents. What is the deal about needing our parents? As a young adult, I envisioned that one day I would not need my parents...

Teaching Our Children Healthy Habits

Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders and many more suffer from negative body image issues. This problem is also impacting our children....

Kids and Gangs: What Parents Should Know

A Criminal Gang is a formal or informal ongoing organization, association, or group consisting of three or more persons that has as one of...

Tips For Surviving (and Thriving) While Your Spouse Travels

When your spouse or significant other leaves the home for any amount of time, responsibilities shift and change and you are left to adapt....

The Importance of Physical Play 

Our sedentary lifestyle in the United States is literally killing our children. As a society we need to begin focusing on the importance of play....

How to do Infant CPR

A parent’s worst nightmare is if their child stops breathing. Although we hope and pray that we are never faced with this a situation...

5 Ways for Busy Parents to Keep the Spark Alive

It’s so easy for full-time working parents to get caught up in their hectic lifestyles. Creating the balance between the pressure of their jobs,...

Unplan Your Summer Vacation

Summer is quickly approaching and that leads to the question, "So what are your plans for the summer?" Pinterest is filled with summer planning...

Creating Masterful Minds: Using STEAM to Shape our Children

The world is different from when we grew up. Technology abounds us at every turn, and our children are integrated into a world where...

Why I’ll Still be a SAHM Even When my Kids are...

If you had told me 7 years ago that I would be a full-time stay-at-home mom, I would have definitively said, "Hard pass. Nope,...

Why You Don’t Need a Smart Phone App for That

In this era of iPads, tablets, iPhones, and androids, we as parents need to think before we download and decide whether we really need...

Encourage Education: Developing a Growth-Mindset in your child this Summer

Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, but that does not mean education stops. Our children are always learning no matter the time,...

Springtime activities with your toddler

Now that we are well into spring and summer is approaching, it is time to get outside and take advantage of the beautiful weather...

What to Do if Your Child Has Pinworms

Warning: The subject of this post will make you feel creepy-crawly all over. It will also generate an intense urge to immediately scrub yourself...

The Ultimate Easter Reading Guide for Kids

Easter is a time of celebration…a time of rebirth, rejoicing and reinvigoration. Whether you celebrate Easter with religion, simply enjoy the traditions of the...

6 Women To Celebrate With Your Children For Women’s History Month

If you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month. There is no better way to empower your child than to give them examples of...

Society as the Problem: The Creation of the Helicopter Parent

Trying to raise children these days is nothing shy of a miracle. With everyone from your grandmother to the Facebook commentators believing they have...

National School Breakfast Week: The Case for Feeding Our Kids

For most of us moms around the country, we wake up before the sun, sleep long after the moon has risen, and spend a...

Tips for the Shy Mom: Overcoming the Fear of Breastfeeding in...

  For the shy mom, the fear of breastfeeding in public is a huge hurdle to overcome. So much can go wrong! Baby can squirm...

Please Stop Stereotyping My Sons

From the minute my oldest son was born, the threats began…veiled and in a joking manner mind you, but offensive nonetheless. Friends of ours,...

The Importance of Play: Thwarting Gun Violence at a Young Age

*This article was completed just minutes before the news of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on February 14,...

Make College Affordable: Tips for Finding College Scholarships

Most people believe that college scholarships are only available to the crème de la crème. However, there are thousands of scholarships from all kinds...

All You Need to Know About a Vegetarian Child

  So, your child wants to be a vegetarian or maybe was never really into meat from the start? No worries, being a vegetarian is...

The Benefit of Karate For Kids

If you have watched any of the old karate movies, you may think that karate for kids is a terrible idea, fearing it will...

What parents need to know about the opioid epidemic

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, with 2/3’s of those deaths from opioids. Recently, President Trump declared...

Think about safety as you prepare for your new baby

When you’re expecting, you’re working to prepare your family and your home for your new baby, from painting the nursery to diving into parenting...

11 UNIQUE BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR CHILD’S LIBRARY

Are you tired of reading the same classic books to your children every night? Whether you simply cannot sit through another reading of Goodnight...

My Pledge to Peace and Positivity in the New Year

It has been a rough year, folks. Parents out there are likely all feeling the same way – we spend our days sheltering our...

Parents as the Problem – Why We Need to Stop Overscheduling...

Children learn through play. We see it, we hear it, we know it, yet as parents many of us seem to, at some point...

Teaching Your Children about December Holidays Different than Your Own

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a great way to engage your children in something both educational and exciting is to...

Educating Your Child About School Violence

  When considering the discussion you should have with your child(ren) regarding school violence, it seems like a daunting and unpleasant task. How do you...

Experience Live Music with Your Family

Live music is something everyone should experience. Whether you are a concert junky or you saw New Kids on the Block once in second...

How to Get Siblings into the Joy of Giving

  Believe it or not, it’s almost Christmas. And as parents, we have the tough job of teaching our children about the gift of giving...

When Your Baby Has a Fever: What to Know and What...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine. When your little one...

8 THINGS MOMS SHOULD NEVER FEEL ASHAMED ABOUT

Being a mom is amazing. You get to give birth to an amazing little person who you get to help raise into an amazing...

8 Fall Activities To Do With A New Baby

 Everyone loves fall. With fall comes exciting new activities, traditions, and holidays. This particular fall season is even more exciting with a new baby....

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