• 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
    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
    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
  • ultimate fall bucket list for kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Ultimate Fall Bucket List for Kids and Families
    Although it can be hard to say goodbye to summer, the new fall season ushers in a time of seemingly unlimited fun family activities. With beautiful natural surroundings, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday fun, and more bearable temperatures, ther...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • How to choose a baby name inspired by your family tree
    Baby Names
    How to Choose a Baby Name Inspired by Your Family Tree
    Choosing a baby name is part of the legacy you pass down to your child. It’s an opportunity to keep a family name, quality, or history alive in a very unique way. Choosing a baby name inspired by your family tree is a wonderful option to consid...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • baby making surprised face
    The Top Baby Names You'll Probably Regret in 10 Years
    Choosing your baby’s name can be challenging to say the least. It’s a decision that will become an essential part of your beloved little one’s identity, and you want it to be a meaningful one. It is always most important to follow your own ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • bully sitting alone at school
    Study Says Bullies May Lack a Sense of School-Belonging
    In a climate of increasing violence and school shootings, it seems there has never been a more important time to understand the roots of bullying. As parents, we worry about bullying on several levels. We want to keep our kids from being bullied,...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Telemedicine for families
    Family Life
    Are Teledocters a Good Option for Parents and Kids?
    Although telemedicine may sound like a futuristic option for treating your children when they are experiencing health issues, teledoctors have actually been around for many years. It is certainly an option that parents should educate themselves o...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Teenager texting
    A Parent's Guide to the Latest Teen Slang in 2019
    You binge watch Netflix (even the teen shows if you’re being truthful), you still go out to see live music with friends, and you interact with teens enough that you feel like you have a decent understanding of teens and how they communicate the...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Women
    5 Reasons Why the Women's National Soccer Team are the Best Role Models for Young Girls
    The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has made history with their recent World Cup win and soccer fever seems to have swept the nation. They have broken their own record by holding the most FIFA Women’s World Cup wins - four! - and set a new ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Christmas card photo ideas to take right now
    Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas in July? Here are 5 Photo Ideas to Take Now for Your Holiday Card
    It may be July, but it’s not too early to think about capturing a perfect image for your family Christmas card! Beautiful weather, time at the beach, and summer vacation travel provide plenty of opportunities to grab that Christmas card shot. H...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • family having a gender reveal party
    Are Gender Reveal Parties Problematic?
    2018 was the year of elaborate Pinterest-inspired gender reveal parties. Let’s hope 2019 is the year that ends this unnecessary trend. These parties are over the top, costly, and force newborns to subscribe to gender norms. Baby showers and spr...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom leaving child with babysitter
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    The Ultimate Checklist of Questions to Ask Babysitters Before Hiring Them
    It’s the time of year when many working parents are turning to babysitters and nannies to help them with childcare. It’s not easy to entrust your children to someone else’s care no matter how old they are. We’ve gathered the interview que...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids playing with toys in tent in summer
    Best Toys
    5 Must-Have Summer Toys
    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
  • couple on a kids free vacation
    Travel and Vacations
    8 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take a Kid-Free Vacation
    Most parents probably spend a few moments fantasizing about a kids-free vacation every week. It may happen when your child is popping out of bed after you’ve already said goodnight five times or when you’re facing mounds of child-sized laundr...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids summer bucket list activities
    Activities and Crafts
    The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Kids and Families
    It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your family busy a...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • pregnant woman on social media
    Why I Decided to Keep My Pregnancy Off Social Media and Don't Regret It
    It seems like every social media platform is filled with pictures of babies, pregnant bellies, and family photoshoots, but it doesn’t mean you have to participate. To say having a baby is a big life event is an understatement. It’s life-chan...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • an open letter to husband on father
    Father's Day
    An Open Letter to My Husband on Father's Day...
    Dear Hubby, It’s hard to know where to begin to thank you for all you do this Father’s Day. After almost exactly nine years of being in this world of parenthood together, we’ve had our share of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • transitioning from school schedule to summer mode
    How to Make the Transition from the School Schedule to Summer Mode
    While the summer can be fun and a highly anticipated season, it can also create a new level of stress for working parents as they try to figure out how to balance setting up child care, creating a summer schedule, and making sure there are plenty...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom and son playing water table activity
    Babies and Toddlers
    15 Water Table Ideas for Toddlers
    Water tables can be a parent’s new best friend when you’re looking for ways to entertain your toddler this summer. They provide little ones with an opportunity to be outside and stay engaged. They can cool off while also learning and experim...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen