Dealing With Your Child's Non-College Decision

Posted January 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Your kid was getting great grades and in your mind you've been planning her college career. Your daughter has something to tell you...and you aren't going to like it. How to cope with those dashed dreams?

Warm Winter Recipes: Kid-Friendly Soups

Posted January 16, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Brrr! Even if much of the country isn't getting snow, it's cold, cold, cold! How about some soup to make the kids happy and healthy?

11 Ways to a Cozier Home

Posted January 9, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Just because you have children doesn't mean your home has to be a clutter-filled, uncomfortable ball of chaos. You can turn your house into your own cozy corner of the world and make it a place where children and guests feel right at home.

5 Tips to Help Your College Student Have a Successful Spring Semester

Posted January 7, 2012 by Maggie Wells

The kids are back in school. You were happy to have them back in the house for the holidays, but may not have been happy with their fall grades. Here's a few helpful hints you can use to help them with their questionable study habits that you are having to, eh hem, pay for.

6 Essentials to Feeding Your Lactose-Intolerant Child

Posted January 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do you have a child, or other family member, with lactose-intolerance? Don't sweat it. Check out these tips for some quick help to manage the food purchase, and food preparation issues.

Obesity and Children with Disabilities: Strategies for Families

Posted January 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Children with disabilities are at a higher risk than their peers for becoming obese. Families and communities can help these children maintain a healthier lifestyle. Through simple strategies and a team effort, children with disabilities are learning to take better care of themselves.

5 Festive Holiday Drinks for Kids

Posted December 22, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Clinking glasses is a part of holiday traditions around the world, but the good cheer doesn't have to be reserved for the over-21 crowd. Kids can get in on the fun too.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: How to Tip Your Service Providers

Posted December 19, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The holiday season is the perfect time to thank all of your service providers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. If you wonder how much to give, consult this handy list. You'll feel good knowing you tipped each person just right.

How to Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays

Posted December 16, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The holidays are here and if you aren't careful, they will bring a few extra pounds with them. Avoid the holiday weight gain this year and help yourself to a healthier new year.

5 Tips for Creative Gift Giving

Posted December 9, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

For the most well-received gifts, it's truly the thought that counts. Think outside the box to give a gift that is loved and appreciated.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: 7 Tips to Set Up the Tree with Minimum Stress

Posted December 8, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Oh Christmas tree, you bring us joy and stress! Between the fallen needles and tipping trunk, putting up the tree can be a disaster. This year, make it easier with 7 helpful tips.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: What NOT to Write in a Holiday Letter

Posted November 29, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Christmas letters are like fruitcake — either you love them or you hate them. Read on for five tips on what NOT to write.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: Holiday Meal Planning Tricks

Posted November 17, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Planning a big holiday meal can ruin your party if you aren't prepared. Knowing a few tricks can mean the difference between a stress-free success or a complete mess. Learn how to plan and prepare properly.

Stay Healthy Tips (and Giveaway!) for Flu Season

Posted November 9, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Sani-Brand wants to help you stay healthy! You could win a free visit by a professional cleaning crew for the holidays! Plus: Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a leading pediatrician, shares her tips for staying healthy this winter.

7 Reasons to Take Your Kid to a Protest

Posted November 8, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Over the course of two months the Occupy Movement has grown. With the growth of people from various walks of life has come the inclusion of families at protests and rallies. Should the kids be there? Here are some reasons why this writer thinks they should be included and what they might learn from it — and why parents need to proceed with caution.

How Your Smoking Affects Your Children

Posted November 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

November 17th is The Great American Smokeout. If you smoke, you aren't just hurting your own health, but your child's too. Secondhand smoke is a leading cause of SIDS, asthma, and lung cancer. Consider quitting this month for your child's sake.

Best Coupon Sites for Busy Moms

Posted October 29, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Clipping coupons use to feel like a full-time job. But with the help of technology and some fun web sites, it's as easy as click and print. Now we can save time and money, which makes shopping fun again.

Celebrating Day of the Dead With Children

Posted October 27, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Curious as to just what Day of the Dead is and isn't? Tips on how to observe — and explain — it with kids.

Straight From the Heart: Care Package Ideas for College Students

Posted October 25, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Let your favorite college student know how much you care with these fun ideas for college care packages!

October 20th is National Writing Day!

Posted October 18, 2011 by Maggie Wells

October 20th is National Writing Day! Get out your pens!