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...

5 Signs That Your Child is Struggling to Read

  For many parents, there is nothing quite like snuggling up with your children and a good book and traveling off into an imaginary world...

3 Things Keeping You From Being the Mother You Want to...

Have you ever heard the saying, “When Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy”? While it’s meant to be a witty catchphrase, it couldn’t be more...

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...

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?...

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...

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 Throw a Birthday Party on the Cheap

Birthday parties have evolved since the time when most of us were growing up. Simple family celebrations have been replaced with over-the-top, themed bashes....

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...

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,...

Fun in the Summertime Sun Facebook LIVE Video + Giveaway

If you’ve been loving our Facebook LIVE bashes and giveaways, well, we’re back for more! This time, we’ve embraced our summer lovin’ and showcased...

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...

9 ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY WITH YOUR BABY AND DOG

Almost half of the households in the United States have a dog. Adding a new baby into the family can change the dynamics and...

GRANDPARENT CAR SEAT MYTHS DEBUNKED WITH DIONO RAINIER

Grandparents are the best, but sometimes their ideals and nostalgia of the past inhibits them from making the “safest” decisions when it comes to...

BottomZz-Up: An Eco-Friendly Way to Potty Train

  Potty training is one of those important milestones that every parent both dreads and loves at the same time. It can be exciting to...

Who Runs the World: A Guide to Encouraging Kids to Run

    According to the CDC, the obesity rate has quadrupled in the past 30 years. And, with the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation (especially within...

The Online Village: Why Moms Are Always on Their Phones

“Seriously, what are you looking at? Who are you talking to?” “No one. I’m just on Facebook.” “Facebook, Instagram. You’re always on there. I don’t see...

Moments we love regret with 9 kids

  There’s certainly no shortage of “special moments” when you are raising a family with nine children. Those moments have brought laughter, tears, hugs, kisses,...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

It is not your fault. It is not always your fault that you are all alone. It is the nature of the beast. It...

The Ultimate Family-Friendly Camping Gear

  With 13,000 public campgrounds in the US and Canada (and that doesn’t even count private ones or go-pitch-a-tent-in-an-abandoned-field ones), we have good reason to...

5 Misconceptions about Type I Diabetes

Most people have heard of diabetes and understand that it has something to do with how the body metabolizes sugar, but unless you are...

6 Engaging Book Series for Developing the Mind

“Read me another chapter, Mommy” is the nightly mantra in our house as I turn off lights and tuck in covers… there is no...

10 Ways to Master the Carpool Line

When your child heads to elementary school, you have two choices when it comes to transportation: the big yellow school bus OR the family...

Early Literacy and the importance of Reading to Young Children

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss A child’s education...

Mouth Mysteries: Tips for Childhood Dental Care

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a sweet smile across your child’s face. The American Dental Association has deemed February “National Children’s Dental Health Month”....

A World of Babies Imagined Childcare Guides for 8 Societies

From the moment you announce your pregnancy no matter where in the world you are living, as a new mother you will be offered...

Stories of Powerful Women: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

  This past year our nation experienced an unprecedented turn of events as we elected our 45th president. Not only was this election season a...

Beyond 6 Months- Benefits of Nursing to One Year

  It is no surprise to most that breastfeeding is beneficial to both baby and mother. But many are not aware of exactly how breastfeeding can...

Virtual Victims Protecting Yourself and Your Children Against Cybercrime

  Cybercrime is at an all-time high. The Department of Homeland Security explains that as Americans become more reliant on modern technology, they become more...

All that Candy: An Expert’s Guide to Indulging in Halloween the...

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. What’s not to love: fun costumes, perfect weather, friends, family, late bedtimes, and candy....

Allergy Free Halloween Treats

  Halloween is a wonderful day for both kids and parents alike. Kids enjoy nothing more than dressing up as their favorite characters, walking around the...

“Boys Will be Boys”-Theories on Men, Divorce, and How we Raise...

  According to a recent study by the legal website, Avvo, having a partner is more important to men. Specifically, 20% more women than men...

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