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4 Practical Tips for Traveling Internationally With an Infant


Photo credit: Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Naysayers often warn newly married couples that traveling will become a luxury once they have children. While venturing out of the country with your little ones in tow can be challenging, there are various ways to make the experience less stressful and more ...

7 Ways to Help Your Family Transition to a New Home


Families all react to needing to sell your home and move in different ways. Many children of all ages wish they could keep their lives the same and not move at all. A good way to promote a positive move experience with every member of the family is to open ...

Nick Cannon and the share economy… NOPE! by Pamela Francis


I love the share economy. I was never really good at sharing when I was growing up because I had numerous brothers and sisters of whom I was the oldest, and at some point, the only way I could stop them from going into my possessions and absconding with them ...

Girls on the Brink by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from GIRLS ON THE BRINK by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. Copyright © 2022 by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. Used by permission of Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without ...

Even God Had Bad Parenting Days by Alicia Jo Rabins (Book Excerpt)


It’s easy to wax philosophical about impermanence. It’s much harder to access that objectivity and wisdom while a small human is screaming at top volume. Things are pretty confusing in my house right now. One minute Sylvia’s telling me I’m her cutie pie and complimenting my earrings, and the next she’s ...

The Emotionally Intelligent Child by Rachael Katz, MS, Ed and Helen Shwe Hadani, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Executive Function in Social and Emotional Development EF is a powerful predictor (in some cases, even better than IQ scores) of children’s success in school and beyond.[i],[ii],[iii] EF has received increased attention from the popular press and academic researchers because components of EF are essential for school achievement and for behaviors ...

Diary of a wimpy daughter by Pamela Francis


Dear Diary, Today, mom reamed me (was abusive, called me a racial slur, slammed doors, delivered veiled threats, cursed at me, and said that she was “77 yrs old”) -- I thought she was 79, by the way -- for not letting her know I was taking the boys for pizza ...

How Stay-At-Home Moms Can Benefit From Gluten-Free Meals


Eating a gluten-free diet is a priority for some families and a dietary choice for others. Gluten-free meals are an excellent option for stay-at-home moms, whatever the family’s dietary needs. Many naturally gluten-free foods offer excellent nutritional benefits and combine into easy and convenient meals for kids and parents. Reasons Gluten Free ...

LUXEAR Arc-Chill Double-Sided Cooling Blanket Ideal for Summer: Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Getting a good night's sleep is not my strength.  And, one aspect of that for me is being super picky re: my blanket, especially with the change of season, and hormone fluctuations.  I like to sleep cool, so when I was offered the opportunity to try the LUXEAR cooling blanket, ...

3 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better


Regularly getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to keep your teenager healthy, both physically and mentally. Despite this fact, studies show that the majority of teens in America do not have good sleep schedules. As a parent, this might concern you - particularly given the ...