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?...

My 4 Month Old Cheated Death Three Times and Here’s Why...

This article was originally featured on San Diego City Moms Blog Our daughter came unexpectedly at 35 weeks. My pregnancy wasn’t the easiest of the...

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....

The Benefits of Free Cord Blood Banking

The business of staying healthy has become a billion dollar industry. From high cost prescriptions to elective cosmetic procedures, the range of available medical...

5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As smart devices become commonplace at younger ages every year, establishing a family mindset for internet safety can help keep your kiddos out of...

Life Lessons Learned On A Carnival Cruise

Going on a cruise with your family is a stress free and extremely fun way to show your children the world. Traveling is life’s...

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...

Family Reunion Games for All Ages

  For families that don’t get to see each other regularly, family reunions are a prime opportunity for taking photos, making memories and creating 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,...

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...

4 Things Kids Don’t Need and What to Give Them Instead

Parenthood is full of so many questions. There’s no manual on how to be a good parent, and the whole experience can often seem...

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...

Family Life Unfilitered with Burrow

When you set up your living spaces, are you setting them up for real life with your family? Do you let your kids live...

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,...

The Flexible Family Budget- Adjusting Spending Habits as Your Children Grow

If you are raising a family you won’t need to be told how expensive it can be, with seemingly constant demands on your cash...

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...

Greek Life for Non-Greek Parents

If you haven’t personally experienced fraternity and sorority life, chances are everything you know about “being Greek” comes from a combination of Animal House,...

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. SeussA child’s education...

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. SeussA child’s education...

What You Need to Know if Your Child Has a Rare...

‪If your child was recently diagnosed with a rare disease, it may feel like you are alone, but there is a community of parents...

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