• 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
  • 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
    Pregnancy
    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
    Kids
    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
    Teens
    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
    Kids
    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
    Pregnancy
    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