• the ultimate list of middle names for baby boys
    Baby Names
    The Ultimate List of Boy Middle Names
    As you choose a middle name for your baby boy, you can consider various themes for inspiration. Would you like to use a family name from your family tree? Would you like a one-syllable option that simply sounds good with your first and last name ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • the best list of Easter games and activities for kids and families
    Easter Activities and Crafts
    The Best Easter Activities and Games for Kids and Families
    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 feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • family wearing mask to protect against coronavirus
    Health
    The Ultimate Guide to Coronavirus for Parents
    Regardless of where you live and how old your children are, if you are a parent, it is completely valid and natural to have concerns about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With breaking news by the hour and panic and fear spreading, it is...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • the best historical fiction reads for kids of all ages
    Children's Books
    An Age-by-Age Guide to The Best Historical Fiction 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 feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 20 best books for kids to read before they turn 18
    Young Adult Books
    20 Books For Teens to Read Before They Turn 18
    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 feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • is your teen addicted to youtube
    Teens
    How to Deal With Your Teen's YouTube Addiction
    If your teen is spending time on her phone, there’s a very good chance that she’s watching YouTube. As a source of entertainment and information, YouTube offers enticing reasons to visit and stay visiting for endless amounts of time. If you h...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • smiling baby laying on bed surrounded by strawberry-themed blanket and pillow
    Baby Names
    75 Inspirational Names for Babies
    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 ...