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  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top Family-Friendly Cars That Are Still Cool
    Presidents' Day
    Top 4 Family-Friendly Cars With Cool Gadgets
    President's Day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing...car sales! If you're in the market for a safe, practical car for you and your family, you have plenty to choose from.  But if you're looking for something that injects a little cool...
    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...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • How to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    Family Life
    6 Ways to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    My wife and I have two sons — a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old. I’ve always joked with her that she needed me twice during her pregnancy: in the very beginning and then to get us to the hospital when it was Go Time. You can't drop the ball w...
    Steven Auger
  • Olympic Moms Making History
    Mom's Corner
    2018 Olympics: 2 Mom Athletes Making History Now
    We know all the blood, sweat and tears that go into being a mom. Now imagine you're also an Olympian. Yeah, we couldn't either. That's what makes these to women, one a trailblazing cross-country skiier and one a world champion snowboarder and par...
    Laurie Mega
  • 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
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dog Breeds
    Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. The trick is picking the right kind of dog; the one that will fit right in with your family's lifestyle. Not sure where to start? Check out our readers' reviews. We came up with the top 10 ...
    Erin Dower
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • 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