• kids lighting Hanukkah menorah
    Hanukkah
    8 Days of Hanukkah Gifts
    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...
    Bev Feldman
  • mom practicing strength-based parenting with sonStrength-Based Parenting: Is It The Right Approach For Your Family?
    Dr. Lea Waters is the Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and has been studying how to improve parent’s interaction with their children for decades. Most recently she’s identified a program...
    Dr. Dan Tomasulo
  • mom talking to crying daughter about emotional literacy
    Kids
    Developing Emotional Literacy in Kids and How to Foster It Over Time
    What is the biggest challenge your family faces? Financial challenges? Getting time together? The distraction of social media? Quarreling? However, you answer that question, there is one root and one path to creating something different. Surpris...
    Dan Newby
  • picky eater little kid
    Kids
    How to Help Picky Eaters Get the Nutrients They Need
    Whether your kiddos are budding foodies or the stingiest pickers, they still need help getting the nutrients they need to help them grow, boost their immune system and promote overall wellness. However, getting kids used to eating the vegetables,...
    Mitzi Dulan
  • how pets impact kids
    Kids
    How Pets Can Impact Kids' Mental Health
    It's an unfortunate fact of life that mental health problems in children are on the rise, but they are still very often overlooked.  Many forget that children can develop depression, behavioral disorders, and psychiatric illness just like adult...
    Robert Woods
  • Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer
    Kids
    5 Ways Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer
    A 2018 study revealed that moms want summer to end after just 13 days. When you are a parent of not one, not two, but SIX little girls including the only all-female quintuplets in the United States, it’s important to have a serious action plan ...
    FamilyEducation Staff
  • thoughts running through a mom brain
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    What Real ‘Mom Brain’ Looks Like
    After becoming a mom, it can feel as though not much changes anymore. For your kids, sure. But for you? It often seems as though you’re trapped in the routine of changing diapers, picking up toys and crumbs and random socks left in the middle o...
    Kristine Galli Hankins
  • thanksgiving dinner table
    Thanksgiving
    5 Thanksgiving Dinner Table Topics That Don't Involve Politics, Religion, Or Your Ex
    We all know we should stay away from controversial topics at the dinner table, especially during the holidays. (Many of us learned that lesson during the election.) But, somehow they always work their way into the conversation. There’s always ...
    Katie Galgano
  • Freezing and Thawing Foods
    Food
    How to Freeze and Thaw Leftovers to Reduce Waste
    Have you ever been left with so many leftovers after a party or a big dinner that there's no way you'd ever be able to eat them all before they go bad? (Or before you got sick of eating the same thing over and over again?) You can greatly the ex...
    Jyl Steinbeck
  • Alcohol During Pregnancy
    Cheers to Partnership: How I Gave Up Drinking While My Wife Was Pregnant
    Lifestyle Change For the past 15 years, I’ve focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle that consists of eating nutritious food coupled with regular exercise. I rarely, if ever, consumed alcohol during that time. I always viewed it as empty ca...
    Steven Auger
  • How to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    Family Life
    6 Ways to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    My wife and I have two sons — a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old. I’ve always joked with her that she needed me twice during her pregnancy: in the very beginning and then to get us to the hospital when it was Go Time. You can't drop the ball w...
    Steven Auger
  • Card Games
    How to Play Hearts: Rules and More
    Here are the rules to the card game of Hearts — a fun game to play on Valentine's Day, or any day! The Object of the Game Players don't want to end up with tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades, but they do want to end up with the j...
    Cindy Bond
  • Super Bowl Party? Forget It. You Have Kids
    Super Bowl
    Super Bowl Party? Nope! I've Got Kids
    Arguably the biggest party of the year, the Super Bowl serves as a nice one-day break in the dead of winter. Yup, that one Sunday in early February makes winter mildly tolerable. You get up early and hit the gym hard. You’re torching calories ...
    Steven Auger
  • Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    Simple Exercises You Can Do With Your Pregnant Partner
    A lot of dads-to-be probably have no idea what they're in for during pregnancy. I certainly didn't. But I learned quickly that it's ALL about your partner; as it should be. Trust me; there are many, MANY changes ahead once you have a newborn aro...
    Steven Auger
  • Best Christmas Presents for Boys
    Best Toys
    Best Holiday Gifts for Boys in 2017
      Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn First Words Smart Puppy   This puppy is not only adorable but he'll help kids learn. Babies and toddlers can take the puppy's blocks and place them on the toy to activate different learning activities including le...
    Corrie Kerr
  • Christmas Albums
    Entertainment and Activities
    top 10 christmas music albums for families
    A Charlie Brown Christmas – The Vince Guaraldi Trio Visions of Peanuts characters will dance in your head as soon as you hear the first few jazzy notes of this must-have Christmas album. The album is a soundtrack to the 1965 Charlie Brown Chri...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    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 fe...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Tips for surviving Black Friday with kids
    Thanksgiving
    Black Friday Shopping with Kids Survival Guide
    The dread slowly builds in the pit of your stomach. Your first inkling that you can't escape it is when stores break out the Christmas decorations mere days after Halloween. The half-off candy sale isn't even over before you have your choice of c...
    Steve Auger
  • Pregnancy symptoms no one tells you about
    Adjusting to Pregnant Life
    6 Symptoms of Pregnancy No One Tells You About
    You always hear about the big pregnancy symptoms, like common food cravings, mood swings, aching muscles, and nausea, but there are other, weirder symptoms that certain women can also suffer from. Talk to you doctor if you experience any of these...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Genetic Testing During Pregnancy
    Genetic Testing and Screenings
    Genetic Screening During Pregnancy: What You Should Know
    Genetic screening during pregnancy can seem overwhelming for parents-to-be. There are so many tests and so many options. But remember that any and all decisions you make are your own. Sometimes it's easy to forget that you have the final say, d...
    Courtney Key