• 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
  • collage of the best dog breeds for kids
    Family Life
    16 of the Best Dog Breeds for Kids and Families
    Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. They are loving, loyal, and great companions, who will not only help teach your children learn about responsibility, but also about unconditional love. Whether you want someone to cuddle u...
    Erin Ollila
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family Life
    Visitation
    Age-Appropriate Visitation
    Age-Appropriate Visitation It's a famous biblical story: Two women were fighting over a baby each claimed as her own. Wise King Solomon had the women brought before him. Appearing to rule fairly, he ordered that the baby be cut in half, with one...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Teen Budget Worksheet
    Help your teenager organize his expenses and save his money with this FREE teen budget worksheet. Download the worksheet and save it to your desktop. Your teen can type in his monthly expenses and income, and the worksheet will calculate his budg...
  • 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
  • skull of human fetus at 11 weeks and 6 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe bones of the front of the skull have continued to expand and cover the head, protecting the delicate brain structures beneath. The soft spot in between the skull bones (center) remains through pregnancy and into babyhood. ...
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    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 fe...
    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