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  • Fourth of July
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Family Pics From the 4th of July
    Independence Day is the perfect time to get together with family and celebrate this great country. And our favorite celebrities were no exception! Here are our favorite 4th of July family pics! Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore captured this fun mom...
    Laurie Mega
  • Give Your Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    Home Decorating
    4 Parents Who Gave Their Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    The idea of allowing a child to design the bedroom of their dreams may sound scary to some, but for other parents, handing over the design idea presents a fun challenge. Here are four parents who transformed their children’s rooms based on prec...
    Erin Ollila
  • 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
  • When Kids Play Their Divorced Parents
    How Divorce Affects Children
    Life After Divorce: What Do You Do When Your Kid Is Playing You and Your Ex?
    Fernando had always been a well-behaved kid. He was kind, well mannered and obedient–always offering to help around the house and follow his parents’ rules.   That all began to change soon after his parents divorced. Fernando discovered he...
    Julia Ries
  • First Time Dropping Your Child Off at School
    Mom's Corner
    Will You Survive Dropping Your Child at Daycare or Kindergarten for the First Time?
    The day I put my twins on a school bus for their first day of Kindergarten was wrenching. They couldn’t even see out the window they were so small. I got into my car, turned on the radio and heard the Fleetwood Mac song Landslide and burst into...
    Laura Richards
  • 5 Backyard Renovations
    Home Decorating
    5 Simple (and Cheap) Backyard Renovation Ideas
    Looking to spruce up your backyard? There are a whole bunch of ways to create an inviting oasis without breaking the bank—or your back. Here are five ways to update your yard so your family enjoys it all summer long. Build a Fire Pit Credi...
    Erin Ollila
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    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...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Saving for College
    College
    How Waiting to Save for College Could Cost You in the End
    Confession: My oldest daughter is 4 and my youngest is 6 months old, and I’m already stressing about how I’m going to pay their college tuition. They’re not even in Kindergarten yet, so why the anxiety? Because when it comes to kids, time ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Outdoor Families on Instagram
    Family Life
    4 Outdoor Parents You Should Follow on Instagram
    Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. After a crazy-long winter, it's time to get the kids unplugged and outside. We've been getting some serious inspiration from some outdoor adventurers who take their kids, and their cameras, wherever ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Kids
    Family Life
    DIY Kids' Room Renovation Ideas
    A kid’s room is more than a place to sleep. It’s an oasis where kids can let their imaginations run wild. Your kid’s room is the perfect place to let yourself get a little creative with the design. That’s why we’ve sleuthed out some of ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Weight and Percent Body Fat
    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...
  • Birthday Party Themes
    12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday
    Planning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make ...
    Erin Dower
  • The Dad Bucket List
    Family Life
    The Dad Bucket List: What You Should Cross Off Before You're a Dad
    You’ve settled into bed for the night after a long day. In the gym by 5:00 AM, the office by 8:00. Gridlock on the drive home left just enough time to mow the lawn before sundown. Your phone buzzes. A text from your wife, who’s laying right n...
    Steven Auger
  • 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
  • Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Earth Day
    Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Celebrate Earth Day every day by reading some of these great children's books about Mother Earth, recycling, planting trees, and all things green! Fittingly, most of them are printed on recycled or eco-friendly paper. Looking for more? Use our...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Hygge in the Home
    Family Life
    9 Ways to Bring Hygge Into Your Home
    Does your home make you feel warm and cozy? When you come home at night, do you get a sense of peace and tranquility from your surroundings? Honestly, you should. Our homes are a personal extension of ourselves; so when you walk through the fron...
    Rachel Sokol