News & Commentary

How Concerned Should Parents Be About Child Sex Traffickers?

Posted March 29, 2017 by Nancy Flanders

Child sex trafficking has been featured on the news and social media in abundance. Should you be concerned for your children?

How to Make a Healthier Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day

Posted March 17, 2017 by Fred Lee

If you love corned beef but are not thrilled about chemicals and preservatives, brining it yourself is a great way to make a fun and wholesome meal for your family.

5 Reasons You Should Take Away Your Kids' Devices

Posted February 9, 2017 by Maggie Wells

After one kid lied and one kid smart mouthed a bit too far, my husband and I did the only thing we could do: We took back their phones and iPads.

5 Ways to Show Kids How to Combat Racism

Posted November 19, 2016 by Maggie Wells

How do we handle when our kids are racially bullied?

7 Things to Discuss With Your Kids About the 2016 Election

Posted November 1, 2016 by Fred Lee

As the current election nears, it is a good time to talk to your kids about some important social and historical issues that surround this important event.

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Donald Trump Tape

Posted October 18, 2016 by David James

Everyone is talking about the Donald Trump audiotape. Including many of our kids. Here's how to discuss the tape with them.

5 Ways to Keep Your Teen From Becoming a Distracted Driver

Posted July 27, 2016 by David James

AAA says the summer driving season is especially dangerous for distracted teens. Here's how to help your teen avoid being a statistic.

6 Ways to Improve Race Relations at Home

Posted July 18, 2016 by David James

Racial tension is a dominant issue in the news. Here's how you can help your kids understand it and work to better their community.

How This Dad Learned to Love Minecraft

Posted July 13, 2016 by David James

At first, Minecraft seemed like a minefield for my kindergartner. This is why I learned to love it.

7 Ways to Make Reading Fun for Your Kids This Summer

Posted June 15, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

Summer brings quite a bit of downtime with it. Fill it up with some reading and help your children develop necessary reading, writing, thinking, and vocabulary skills.

7 Ways to Give Your Kids a Screen-Free Summer

Posted June 7, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

It's time our kids got back to being kids. Give summer back to your children by ditching screen-time in favor of old-fashioned fun.

6 Things Parents Can Learn from the Cincinnati Zoo Situation

Posted June 2, 2016 by David James

When a child fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, fingers pointed in multiple directions. No matter who was to blame, there are important lessons for all parents.

Are You a Harsh Parent?

Posted May 17, 2016 by David James

A new study is shining a light on harsh parenting and the ways it affects children psychologically and physically. Here's what you can do to soften your approach.

5 Secrets to Get Children to Eat Healthier

Posted May 12, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

It might not be true that your child hates his veggies. Try these tips and give healthy eating a go.

Family Shopping Guide: Deals and Steals for May

Posted April 29, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

Look for these amazing deals during the month of May.

How to Make Breastfeeding Easier

Posted April 28, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

Breastfeeding isn't as easy as we all hope it'll be. When you're struggling, these tips could help.

Attention Dads: I Had a Vasectomy And I Survived!

Posted April 27, 2016 by David James

Dads, I finally decided to have a vasectomy. Here's my experience.

Real Talk: My Kids Snack Too Much

Posted April 21, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

Does snack time last all day in your house? Mine too. Until we made some changes.

Should the School Day Start Later for High Schoolers?

Posted April 19, 2016 by David James

Do you have a sleepy teen in the house? This might explain why, and what can be done about it.

4 Awesome and Age-Appropriate Books for Preteens

Posted April 14, 2016 by Nancy Flanders

Looking for age-appropriate reading for your preteen child? Here are our top picks.

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