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  • Mother
    Mother's Day
    15 Free Mother's Day Printable Cards and Gifts
    Mother’s Day is coming, and if you need a special gift for the amazing mom in your life, look no further than this list of DIY printables and cards. Greeting cards cost upwards of five or six dollars on Amazon and other stores, and are nowhere ...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Father
    Entertainment and Activities
    Fun Things to do on Father's Day
    That special Sunday in June, Father’s Day, is a wonderful opportunity for older and younger kids to show dad how much they love him. Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your dad? Check out thes...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Dealing With In-Laws
    10 Tips for Dealing With In-Laws
    Your in-laws are a crucial part of your spouse's life. This makes them a crucial part of your life as well. No one ever said it was easy to balance your needs with the needs of others -- especially the needs of an entire new family. But creating ...
    Laurie E. Rozakis, PhD
  • The Ultimate List of Camping Essentials
    Family Life
    The Ultimate List of Essentials To Pack When Camping with 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
  • 25 Quotes for Boy Moms
    Family Life
    25 Quotes All Boy Moms Can Relate To
    Raising a little boy can sometimes feel like trying to corral a tornado, but boy moms know there is nothing quite as sweet as the affection a son has for his mother, his first love. Whether you're the mom of one baby boy or a whole wolf pack, the...
    Robin Enan
  • Parenting Styles of Generations
    Family Life
    A Look at the Different Generations and How They Parent
    As you scroll social media these days, you probably see a variety of memes dedicated to capturing some aspect of the generations. Whether it’s the Millennials talking about the “Karens” of Gen X or their supposed need to side part their hai...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • if you
    Deciding On Divorce
    How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?
    Sometimes, the best-laid plans are laid to waste. Despite all your hopes and dreams in the beginning, and all your good intentions now, it seems impossible to continue your marriage. For many of us, the notion of “till death do us part” has b...
  • Sober Mom
    Family Life
    I Am a Sober Mom and It Revitalized My Life: Four Steps to Creative Recovery
    I was scrolling through social media the other day, and I landed on a meme that exclaimed: “Wine Wednesday! It’s like Taco Tuesday but for moms!” A cute image of a taco holding a wine glass winked at me from the glowing screen. More: I Dra...
    Dana Bowman
  • the ultimate list of would you rather questions
    Family Games
    The Ultimate List of 150 "Would You Rather?" Questions for Kids
    If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking. More: Family Dinners: The Recipe for Connectedness Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 10 great podcasts for kids of all ages
    Kids
    10 Podcasts for Kids
    Podcasts are a great alternative to shake up screen time and allow for good old-fashioned listening skills to bloom. Podcasts can easily be integrated into your existing homeschooling plan - children can utilize listening and comprehension skill...
    Brittany McCabe
  • separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break
    Separation
    Separation: Beginning of the End or a New Beginning?
    When a married couple walks down the aisle, physically or metaphorically, on their wedding day, divorce and separation are the furthest thoughts from their minds. Your wedding day is one of happy beginnings and hopes for life-long togetherness. T...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Family spending time with each other and playing with balloons at family reunion
    Family Life
    15 Unique Family Reunion Ideas
    Somehow you have managed to get the entire family to meet together in one location on a chosen date. Congratulations! If you can do this, you can do anything… including a plan for the rest of the reunion, or delegate someone to help. If you’r...
    Miranda Altice
  • reconnecting with family
    Family Life
    5 Ways to Reconnect With Your Family on a Daily Basis
    Whether you’re about to start your own family, or are ten years in and trying to negotiate the school runs, the weekend practices and friend meet-ups, we all need some time to recuperate.  More: 15 Family History Tattoos to Inspire You If yo...
    Rutger Bruining
  • 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
  • woman standing on scale
    Weight Management
    Weight, BMI and Percent Body Fat Explained
    Trying to lose weight post-baby and not sure how? Or maybe you just need someone to tell you once and for all what the hell BMI is and how it affects your health? Look no further. The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook breaks it all dow...
  • woman looking through box of family heirlooms to pass down
    Family Life
    The Ultimate List of Family Heirlooms to Pass Down to Your Kids One Day
    In a world where minimalism and Marie Kondo style tidying up are gaining traction, many families can find themselves clearing out and downsizing. Which leaves us questioning what to save to pass on to our children.  More: The Importance of Deve...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 3 women at a table chatting about funny gifs on a phone
    Teens
    10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Teen
    Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. These hilarious GIFs perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a parent to a teen on a daily basis. More: A Parent's Guide To VSCO When they ask for money to go to the mall   Bet...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • family tree tattoo
    Family Life
    15 Family History Tattoos to Inspire You
    While tattoos aren’t for everyone, they’re often used as a way to honor someone, or a group of people that are closest to you. Family is something that will almost always be there for you, and many choose to honor them permanently by getting ...
    Jacqueline Weiss