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  • the incredibles family halloween costume
    Entertainment and Activities
    Top Trending Kids and Family Halloween Costumes of 2018
    Halloween in all of its spooky and dress-up glory can be one of the most exciting times of the year for families! Of course, this thrilling family time often centers around a single question: What should we be for Halloween? There are so many di...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mother and baby hugging
    Babies and Toddlers
    Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility
    Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Lea...
    Suzie Marschhausen
  • 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
  • Family Life
    An Open Letter to Grandparents: That Was Then, This is Now
    Dear Grandparents, First and foremost, we love you. That is a given, and our kids are blessed to have you in their lives. We are doing our best as parents and appreciate everything that you do, yet there are some sticking points that are hard to...
    Laura Richards
  • Family Life
    My Kid is Nothing Like Me
    From the moment a baby is born, most parents have a certain idea of what their kid will be like. Maybe they hope their child will grow up to be a lawyer like their mom or a college athlete like their dad. However, very rarely do children grow up...
    Julia Ries
  • 5 Tips For One on One Time
    Family Life
    5 Tips for Giving Each Child One-On-One Time
    As I’m nearing the due date for my third child, I can’t help but wonder how I’ll possibly make the time to give each one the individual attention they deserve. The kids will soon outnumber the adults in our household, and it’s important t...
    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
  • Not Raising Kids Gender-Neutral
    Family Life
    Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why.
    Editor's Note: This is the second installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our first piece, This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child. Pull up your favorite blog or look through your feed and there...
    Julia Ries
  • Anxiety Affects Children
    Family Life
    I Struggle With Anxiety, but I Don't Let It Affect My Kids
    Thanks to a bad accident Danielle experienced when she was younger, anxious thoughts trickle into her mind whenever she gets behind the wheel. What if a driver rolls through a red light? What if a car crashes into us, harming the kids? What are ...
    Julia Ries
  • Getting Organized for Back to School
    Back to School
    10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to School
    Summer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
  • 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 decides to separate, the people in their lives often see it as the first step toward divorce. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Some couples find that a temporary separation is just what they needed to work on the...
  • Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Travel and Vacations
    5 Reasons Why Disney's New Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Courtesy Disney The much anticipated Toy Story Land is finally open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL! Woody and Buzz fans have been dying to see what Disney would pull out of their magic sleeves for this park, and no one is disappoi...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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