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  • Mom Burnout
    Family Life
    Mom Burnout is Real, Here Are 5 Ways to Avoid It
    Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, a mom of one, or a mom of multiples, burnout can affect us all. It’s common for moms of any stage to experience very real mommy burnout regardless of if your little ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 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
  • 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
  • Father
    Entertainment and Activities
    25 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
  • 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
  • 10 Signs of Divorce
    Deciding On Divorce
    10 Signs Your Marriage is Over
    Note: This article has been updated with the latest marriage advice and research for 2021. When you commit yourself to a marriage, there is a certain expectation that you and your partner will both put the work in to have a healthy relationship...
    Stefanie Miller
  • 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
  • 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
    150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids (& Free Printable)
    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
  • separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break
    Separation
    Marital Separation or Divorce: Can Separation Save Your Marriage?
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • woman standing on scale
    Weight Management
    What's a Normal BMI for Women? (Explaining Weight and Body Fat Percentage)
    If you're trying to lose weight while trying to gain muscle mass, and figure out how to do it all while still maintaining good overall health, you're not alone. Understanding what your healthy range should be when it comes to normal weight and yo...
  • 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 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