• walmart store offering car seat trade-in program
    Kids
    Parents Are Lining Up For Walmart's First Ever Car Seat Trade-In Program
    Did you know that car seats expire? This was news to me when I became a parent. If you have an expiring or expired car seat or even just an extra one your child has outgrown, hurry to your closest Walmart! From September 16th - 30th you are eligi...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • young couple taking baby trick or treating
    Entertainment and Activities
    Is It Okay to Take My Baby Trick or Treating?
    As with any holiday, your child’s first Halloween is almost like a rite of passage. What could be cuter than a tiny little baby in an adorable costume? It is the perfect picture opportunity and excuse to show your precious little one off to the...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • mom packing family into minivan
    Family Life
    What to Keep in Your Car for Max Efficiency This School Year
    As soon as the school year starts up, your car will once again take on the role of taxi to and from school, appointments, activities, etc. Some days it likely feels as though you are spending more time in the car than anywhere else! These items a...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • kids at school wearing backpacks
    School and Learning
    The 8 Backpack Essentials Every Kid Needs This School Year
    There is a buzz in the air as the anticipation of a new school year draws closer. A clean slate and the promise of new beginnings mingling with the excitement of gathering with friends and sharing stories of the summer. A great way to foster this...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • mom asking daughter questions about school
    School and Learning
    5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School
    The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperativ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Mom and daughter having a conversation
    Family Life
    50+ Questions to Ask Your Kids to Get Them Talking
    How was your day? “Good.” What did you do? “Nothing.” Sound familiar?   Sometimes when you’re just trying to connect with your child it’s easy for them to shut down, oftentimes hidden behind a screen. But having the right questions...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • toddler having a meltdown
    Kids
    8 Calming Phrases To Say To Your Child Having a Meltdown
    Any parent knows the impending sense of dread that starts to rise as children throw themselves down ready for what is likely to be the next major meltdown. Little people learning how to navigate big feelings can get to the best of us. As you try ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Teen doing their laundry
    Teens
    6 Life Skills Every Teen Should Master Before College
    The stress of entrance exams, applications, narrowing down acceptance letters and choosing a college is finally behind your teen. Academically they have spent at least the last four years focused on getting to this point and feel ready to succeed...
    Jennifer Caffelle