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  • Super Bowl Party? Forget It. You Have Kids
    Super Bowl
    Super Bowl Party? Nope! I've Got Kids
    Arguably the biggest party of the year, the Super Bowl serves as a nice one-day break in the dead of winter. Yup, that one Sunday in early February makes winter mildly tolerable. You get up early and hit the gym hard. You’re torching calories ...
    Steven Auger
  • Super Bowl Recipes Chili
    Food
    4 Super Bowl Recipes to Please the Whole Crowd
    It's February, and for me, that means only one thing: Super Bowl snacks! Now, I love a good plate of wings as much as the next gal, but when I host a Super Bowl party, I want to make sure I've got everyone covered: my vegetarian friends, my food...
    Laurie Mega
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    Deciding On Divorce
    How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?
    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, t...
  • Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Jay-Z at the Grammys
    Celebrity Babies
    It's a Family Affair: Celeb Parents (and Parents-to-Be) Who Rocked the Grammys
    Blue Ivy sat between her parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, looking impossibly cool for a six-year-old. She was dressed in white to contrast her parents in all-black.       Beyoncé, Blue, Jay and Alicia Keys at the Grammys! A post shared by...
    Laurie Mega
  • Tax Tips for Families
    Family Life
    I Had a Baby in 2017. Here's How Tax Reform Affects That
    I admit it. When I hear the word, taxes my eyes kind of glaze over and I feel a bit anxious. I can’t help it—I was never a numbers person and filing my taxes is overwhelming. But as we cruise into 2018, my husband and I recently had “the t...
    Rachel Sokol
  • New Years with the Family
    New Year's
    10 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's With the Family
    Every New Year's Eve is the same. You think you'll get out on the town and do it up right: a romantic dinner, a glamorous party and a ball-drop. But if you've got kids, especially young ones, chances are you'll find yourself on the couch, falling...
    Laurie Mega
  • 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...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    A Bad Moms Christmas Rated RRunning time: 1h 44minBuy on Amazon (affiliate links) We're starting off the list with a movie that’s not a rom com, but definitely provides an escape. The comedy A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to the 2016 mov...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Coping with Loss During the Holidays
    Family Life
    5 Tips on Coping with Loss During the Holidays
    The holidays here, and for most, that means merriment and joy. But if you've recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be really tough. Whether it's your grandmother, who always made the holidays special, or the loss of the child you've been w...
  • How to make a wildfire safety plan
    Family Life
    Wildfires: How to Prepare Your Family
    Natural disasters, triggered by specific weather conditions, can leave a path of destruction and devastation in their wake. Hurricanes and flash flooding reveal just how powerful water is. At the opposite end of the spectrum is fire. The recent C...
    Steven Auger
  • New Years with the Family
    New Year's
    10 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's With the Family
    Every New Year's Eve is the same. You think you'll get out on the town and do it up right: a romantic dinner, a glamorous party and a ball-drop. But if you've got kids, especially young ones, chances are you'll find yourself on the couch, falling...
    Laurie Mega
  • Creating a fire safety plan
    Fire Safety
    How to Create a Fire Safety Plan
    There are over 100 wildfires currently burning across the U.S, most of them in the West. Many of them are threatening homes and businesses. No matter where you live, no matter the time of year, the threat of fire is real. According to Carrie Hou...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Inspirational Moms: A Cambodian Refugee
    Being a Good Mom
    Inspirational Moms: A Cambodian Refugee's Story
    We at FamilyEducation recognize truly extraordinary parents who have overcome adversity to achieve amazing things for themselves and their children. In this installment, we meet Sophy, a married mother of two who survived the Cambodian genocide. ...
  • fall fun family activities -- apple picking
    Fall
    Fun Fall Family Activities
    Fall's arrival is always marked by the usual suspects: breaking out your pull-over as the mercury drops, seeing your breath in the crisp air, and leaf piles inhabiting your yard. But family time doesn't have to suffer simply because family vacati...
    Steven Auger
  • separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break
    Separation
    Separation: Beginning of the End, or a New Beginning?
    Separation: Beginning of the End, or a New Beginning? It merits saying up front that separation, physical or legal, does not always lead to divorce. Sometimes separation can be a time of forgiveness and renewed commitment. Many times, couples wi...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • family watching fall tv
    Kids and Tv
    10 Family-Friendly TV Shows to Watch This Fall
    We may have more TV networks and more ways to watch than ever before, but it often feels harder than ever to find TV shows that the whole family can enjoy together. While adult TV is experiencing a new golden age and children's programming is bre...
    Colleen Hughes