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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Freeze and Thaw Leftovers to Reduce Waste

Freezing and Thawing Foods

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 extend the life of your food — even food that's already been cooked — by storing it in the freezer. You just need to make sure you're packaging it right and that you thaw and reheat it fully before eating it again. Here's some tips on how to safely freeze, thaw, and reheat foods.

by: Laurie Mega

Real Moms Share Their Best Pregnancy Skincare Tips

The best skincare products for pregnancy

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Before I got pregnant with my first, I'd heard tons of women rave about how great their skin looked while they were pregnant.

It glowed! It shone like the dawn on a summer's morn!

Shenanigans!

by: Rebecca Desfosse

DIY Kids' Room Renovation Ideas

Kids' Room Renovation Teepee

A kid’s room is more than a place to sleep. It’s an oasis where kids can let their imaginations run wild. Your kid’s room is the perfect place to let yourself get a little creative with the design. That’s why we’ve sleuthed out some of the best DIY kids’ room renovation idea on Pinterest. These hacks look so cool you’ll want to use them in your own room, too.

 

Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Ways to Support Your Soon-To-Be Dad Friends

dad friends standing with strollers on street

Do a quick Google search for newborns and expecting parents and it’s likely that most of the advice that pops up is geared toward the mamas to be.

There’s no doubt that our future moms of the world need a lot of support, but it’s important to also check in on our future dads and ensure they’re getting all the advice and guidance they may need as well.

Updated: April 25, 2022

How To Deal With Gender Disappointment: I Wanted a Girl But Am Having a Boy

female hands at belly with with BOY and GIRL cards

People often have a specific idea of what parenthood will look like for them. Perhaps you've imagined they'll have all boys, or one baby boy and one baby girl. Maybe they've hoped for twins for as long as they can remember. Some couples will try to follow old-wives tale practices to conceive a certain gender baby such as eating lots of vegetables and fish to get pregnant with a girl or only having sex on certain days of the month.

Updated: October 30, 2020

What I Hope My Kids Learned About Voting During This Election

teaching kids about elections

As a mom of a six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son, I am always on the lookout for ways our children can experience our family values of civic duty and compassion for all in action. This midterm election was a prime opportunity to do so, but my kids’ most important Election Day lessons began far earlier than November.

More: 6 Ways to Get Your Child Involved in the Voting Process

Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy

fancy nancy author jane o'connor and mime

This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and chapter books about Nancy (there is also a Fancy Nancy animated TV show on Disney Jr.) and Nancy’s love of anything and everything pink, classy, and French, O’Connor retired Nancy.

Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Thanksgiving Dinner Table Topics That Don't Involve Politics, Religion, Or Your Ex

thanksgiving dinner table

We all know we should stay away from controversial topics at the dinner table, especially during the holidays. (Many of us learned that lesson during the election.) But, somehow they always work their way into the conversation. There’s always one family member who won’t stop talking about the latest White House memo, or trying to push his own political agenda.

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.

by: Erin Dower

12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday

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 your child feel special.

Resist the urge to go overboard and try one or two of these easy birthday traditions for your child. We promise they'll be thrilled!


Top 5 Best and Worst Gifts for Babies First Birthday

Check out the best and worst presents for a first birthday party.

 

Updated: February 12, 2020

Extra-Curricular Activities for Girls that Promote Leadership

extra curricular activities for girls to help them become the next president

Our girls are strong, bright, and capable of changing the world. Your daughter could become one of our next presidents, and helping your girl stand in her own power and embrace all that she has to offer is one of the key ways we can contribute to making this happen. We know the value of girls’ leadership, and fortunately, there are organizations that have exciting extracurricular activities and programs to help girls develop leadership skills.

More: After-School Routine Checklist

Updated: March 2, 2021

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Apologizing To Your Child

mom apologizing to child

Have ever completely lost it with your kids? You’re not alone.

As parents we're overstressed and sleep-deprived, strung out from juggling the demands of job and home, and teetering on the edge of sanity as we deal with our children's worst behavior, toddler meltdowns, fights over the video game controller, texting at the dinner table.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Are Gluten-Free Diets Safe for Kids?

girl eating a non gluten free diet

My older daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease (No consuming wheat!) last year; and ever since then we’ve had to change around our whole lifestyle by eliminating gluten from her diet—and answer lots of questions about Celiac from curious friends, as well as strangers. 

Being “gluten free” is NOT a cool, trendy diet fad—it’s a lifestyle choice some parents make for their child’s health. But, is it okay for all kids? We asked and experts answered.

Updated: April 23, 2022

The Benefits of Yoga on Health and Self Confidence

woman and baby experiencing the benefits of yoga

Yoga has completely transformed my life and the lives of countless others. If you had told me a year ago that yoga would become my new obsession, I would have looked at you like you were crazy.  As an Emergency Medicine Doctor, my mind was continually going a hundred miles a minute and the thought of yoga and slowing down seemed so foreign to me. 

More: Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

Updated: November 11, 2020

Teaching Kids About Autism

teaching kids about autism

Autism is a developmental disability, which can be difficult for children to understand when they witness their peers, family members, or strangers who struggle to communicate verbally or interact socially. Opening up the conversation with your children about autism can bring clarity for them, and aid their compassion for others.