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Updated: June 11, 2019

An Open Letter to My Husband on Father's Day...

an open letter to husband on father's day

Dear Hubby,

It’s hard to know where to begin to thank you for all you do this Father’s Day. After almost exactly nine years of being in this world of parenthood together, we’ve had our share of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. As the only other person in the world that shares the depth of love that I have for our children, your partnership and understanding has been essential.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Living Far From Family Sucks, Especially During The Holidays

Living far from family sucks, especially during the holidays

Living far from family is hard, especially during the holiday season. We may live in locations that are far from where we grew up for various reasons: job opportunities, lifestyle choices, proximity to our partner’s family, or financial reasons. For most of us, it’s a mixed bag of emotions to know that the families we grew up with are not physically close to the families that we have created.

Updated: August 2, 2022

The Monkeypox Outbreak: How to Prevent Infection

Monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox is a rare disease that has been suddenly popping up across the globe. The surge in confirmed and suspected cases is quite concerning, and WHO have now declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency. What you may not realize is that in decades past, anyone who received a smallpox vaccine was also protected from this virus due to their close relation.

by: Cynthia Thayer

5 Activities for Kids During the COVID Pandemic

COVID Winter_Featured

COVID-19 is here with us for a bit longer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this winter season a fun one.

Parents are reporting their children’s screen time has increased by 60% with remote learning and the use of social media. It’s a challenge we’re all facing, and we may see a further increase this winter, so activities that don’t always involve more screen time can be a great option.

Updated: August 7, 2019

How to Choose a Baby Name Inspired by Your Family Tree

How to choose a baby name inspired by your family tree

Choosing a baby name is part of the legacy you pass down to your child. It’s an opportunity to keep a family name, quality, or history alive in a very unique way. Choosing a baby name inspired by your family tree is a wonderful option to consider to provide your child with a strong foundation and connection to the past. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to utilize your family tree for baby name inspiration.

Updated: July 20, 2021

8 Fun Food Activities for Kids

8 Fun Food Activities

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored.

Summertime can be a stressful time for parents and kids. We find ourselves with bored kids on our hands and are always on the lookout for fun hands-on activities to keep them engaged. No one wants to be doing tedious worksheets and flashcards, and even though summer is about being outdoors and playing, we occasionally need a break from physical activity and a chance to cool off inside.

Updated: April 20, 2022

Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines

Young Girl Getting Vaccinated

The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with parents and kids daily at her busy practice.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Do You Really Need to Be Taking a Daily Multivitamin?

Bottle of Multivitamins

For parents, life is consumed by work, smart phones, social media, drive-thru coffee, and rushing the kids to birthday parties and soccer practice. In all the rush, far too many adults forget—or simply don't make time—to keep themselves healthy. Eating nutritious meals in combination with regular exercise has been kicked to the curb in favor vitamins and supplements. Instant health in a pill. But does taking a multivitamin really improve your health?

Updated: September 6, 2021

5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School

mom asking daughter questions about school

The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperative. 

Here is a list of five questions parents should ask their kids during the first week to get a sense of how it’s going and any issues that might arise.

Updated: April 13, 2022

Authoritative Parenting Style: Pros, Cons, Long-Term Effects

Authoritative Parenting

There are many ways to be a parent. Some parents might be more demanding and have high expectations for their children. Others might be more permissive and uninvolved, letting their children engage in misbehavior without any correction or punishment. Other parents show a lot of responsiveness to their children and their needs, and some can even show so much responsiveness that they become helicopter parents.

Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management

Young girl eating a oatmeal with berries after a workout

Weight loss is a formula of calories in and calories out. People lose weight through a combination of reducing the number of calories they consume and increasing the number of calories their body burns through exercise.

How Many Calories Are in a Pound?

Every pound of body weight contains approximately 3,500 calories. However, when creating a calorie deficit, it's important to still give your body proper nutrients, and not restrict too intensely. 

Updated: July 19, 2022

Swimming Lessons for Kids: How to Prepare Them for the Pool

swimming coach giving lessons to kids

Swimming is an amazing skill that will not only keep your kids active, but it could also save their life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.” They also report that an average of 11 children under the age of 14 die every single day from drowning.

Updated: March 15, 2019

Top 20 Pisces Baby Names

pisces baby name ideas

March (and the end of February!) is Pisces season. Pisces is the oldest of the zodiac signs, which means your little Piscean will likely be what they call an “old soul.” When it comes to naming your Pisces baby, you have plenty of sources of inspiration, mainly derived from the water, as it is a water sign. Here are some of our favorite Pisces inspired names.

More: 10 Irish Baby Names for St. Patrick's Day

Updated: October 21, 2020

Celebrate National Superhero Day With Your Own Little Superhero

National Superhero Day

Pull on your capes: April 28 is National Superhero Day!

In 1995, employees of Marvel Comics created the day and sent a team of interns out in central Pennsylvania to hear what the public thought about superheroes and what super powers they'd most want to have. Today, the day is about honoring all the superheroes in our lives -- both fictional and the real-life -- who give their all every day.

Updated: March 2, 2022

Molar Pregnancy: Understanding Causes and Treatment Options

Molar Pregnancy

When planning a family, one of the most exciting moments comes when we finally find out we’re pregnant. And many women get the news that their lives are about to change by the two little lines, a positive symbol, or a digital reading that appears on most at-home pregnancy tests. But because these tests work by detecting a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), what they don’t reveal is whether or not it is a healthy pregnancy.