• smiling baby laying on bed surrounded by strawberry-themed blanket and pillow
    Baby Names
    75 Inspirational Baby Names
    Choosing a baby name allows you to imbue your child’s life with both inspiration and meaning. An inspirational baby name can be a permanent reminder to both your family and your child that life is filled with potential and many ways to contribu...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Mother using conscious discipline to correct her child
    Kids
    A Parent's Guide to Conscious Discipline
    As parents, we want to provide our children with the tools that they need to have a happy and healthy life. Parenting has changed since the time of our own childhoods, and we have access to more resources and information about parenting than our ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • teen playing video games over winter break from college
    Teens
    The Ultimate Guide to Living Peacefully With Your Teen College Student This Winter Break
    Is your college teen coming home for winter break? If so, you probably feel a gamut of emotions ranging from excitement to see your baby to anxiety about how dynamics might feel different.  More: 6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before Co...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Mom reading kwanzaa book to her daughter
    December Holidays
    The 10 Best Kwanzaa Books for Kids
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • newborn baby in hospital
    Baby Names
    How to Choose a Last Name for Baby
    As you prepare for the arrival of your new baby, one of the most important questions to ponder often revolves around what your baby’s name should be. A name can represent so much including where your family has come from and what you want the f...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • christmas gift exchange ideas for big families
    Holidays
    5 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas for Big Families
    It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s a time of traditions, family, and gift giving. Having a big family can mean more excitement and merriment throughout the holidays, but it can also make a Christmas gift exchange problematic in some...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree
    Holidays
    How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids
    Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many su...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • baby looking out at window wondering "is santa is real?"
    Holidays
    Is Santa Real? 5 Santa Trackers to Use This Christmas Eve
    Is Santa real? There is nothing more real and special than the magic and joy that Santa Claus has brought to so many of us for as long as we can remember. There are so many exciting ways to get ready for Santa, but tracking Santa on Christmas Eve...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 3 kids looking at Santa and his reindeer under moonlight sky.
    Kids
    How to Tell Your Kids About Santa: A Step-by-Step Guide
    As the winter holiday season approaches, it also becomes a time of constant stories, images, decorations, and traditions involving Santa Claus for many families who celebrate Christmas. There is so much to love about Santa—the magic, the memori...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • couple discussing the mthfr gene with doctor
    Pregnancy
    How the MTHFR Gene Impacts Pregnancy
    With the advent of inexpensive and easily accessible DNA testing opportunities for the general public thanks to companies like 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA, questions about various genes and their mutations have become familiar and commonly used. O...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Family enjoying thanksgiving dinner and chatting about at their family tree and geneaology
    Family History and Genealogy
    How to Use Thanksgiving to Jumpstart Your Genealogy and Family Tree Research
    Thanksgiving is a time to focus on gratitude and spending time with family. This makes it a perfect time to jumpstart your genealogy and family tree research. You can learn more from sitting around the table with family members and asking good qu...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom using online calendar app to create work life balance
    Family Life
    How to Create Work Life Balance As a Mom According to a Full-Time City Councilor
    There is one struggle that seems to cross the boundaries of all forms of motherhood. Whether mothering a baby or a teen, and whether staying at home or working outside the home full time, the consistent challenge for all moms is time. There never...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom and toddler about to have a temper tantrum
    Kids
    10 Signs Your Child is About to Have a Temper Tantrum
    Supporting your child through times of temper tantrum is a challenging part of parenthood. It’s a rite of passage that all parents go through, and the most important thing to remember is that your child is simply going through a developmental s...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Relaxed teen listening to music on the ground with head lying on top of mini cruiser skateboard
    Teens
    How Parents Can Help Teens Destress
    There is more pressure than ever on teens today between academics, after-school activities, sports, and social media. It is essential that teens learn to unplug, relax, and reset for both their physical and mental health.  As parents know from ...
  • Baby Dressed Up In Dog Costume Holding Non Allergy Candy
    Halloween
    How to Avoid a Halloween Food Allergy Scare
    Halloween is a time filled with spooky fun, but for children with food allergies and their families, there can be a true element of fear surrounding this holiday. Many Halloween candies and treats can be frightening to some families - and for goo...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • vsco girls on beach
    Teens
    A Parent's Guide To VSCO
    VSCO is a term that has been getting a lot of attention lately amongst parents. This Scary Mommy article which takes a candid and comical look at the whole VSCO phenomenon has probably shown up in your social media feed at least once this week. I...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids trunk or treating for Halloween
    Entertainment and Activities
    10 Trunk or Treating Decorating Themes Your Kids Will Love
    Do you have a trunk or treat event coming up? If you’re not familiar with trunk or treating, this has become a popular way for families to set up a contained and safe environment for kids’ trick or treating.  By decorating the backs of their...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • woman listening to genealogy podcast
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall
    Genealogy and family history have become hot topics for many families thanks to affordable and easy ways to test your DNA. These tests allow us to do everything from discovering how prone we are to like a certain ice cream flavor to learning impo...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 8 Punishment Alternatives
    Kids
    8 Positive Alternatives to Punishment
    Although the words punishment and discipline were traditionally used hand in hand, today’s parents realize that there are other ways to help children learn from mistakes and correct behavior in the future.  It is important to keep in mind tha...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • developing a strong family narrative in kids
    Kids
    The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids
    As parents, we want our children to have it all. We bend over backwards researching the best of everything, feeding them healthy foods, shuttling them to activities; yet for many of us, we stop short of truly providing our kids with it all as we ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen