News & Commentary

The Heat Is On: Summer Camps 2012

Posted May 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Some summer camp registrations are still open and the options are endless. Find a great summer camp for your child, and be sure to let us know about summer camps in your area!

8 Ways to Get More Face-Time With Your Kids (and Why It's Important)

Posted May 4, 2012 by Fred Lee

Too much screen time can be detrimental to young girls, but an effective solution is to simply spend more quality face-time with them.

Food for the Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 5/3 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 3, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We would love to hear how you get your meal on the table each day! Come to #pschat at 1:00 on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!

2012 Summer Family Movie Preview

Posted April 30, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Starting to plan your summer vacation? Don't forget the movies! Learn all about this year's family-friendly summer blockbusters, and find out when they're coming to theaters near you.

Movie Review: "Bully"

Posted April 26, 2012 by Sharon Rowley

Should you take your middle-school-aged child to see the film, "Bully"? This movie review will help you to decide.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 4/26 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted April 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Check out this week's article on the Bully movie, and join our #pschat discussion about it today on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!

The Other Baby Book: A New Natural Parenting Resource for Baby's First Year

Posted April 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for information and ideas that you won't find in typical parenting resources? Check out The Other Baby Book to get the details on baby's first year that the other books won't tell you.

5 Things NOT to Do on Earth Day

Posted April 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Earth Day is April 22ns! It's a great holiday for the planet Earth, but please don't celebrate it by polluting the planet — however accidentally.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 4/19 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted April 19, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Are you teaching your children how to manage finances? Check out this week's article on finances and join our #pschat discussion about it today on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!

Teaching High School Kids How to Manage Money

Posted April 16, 2012 by Sharon Rowley

America’s high schools work so hard to prepare kids for life after graduation, but what is so often missing from the curriculum is the basics of personal finance: the nuts and bolts of how to save money, live on a budget, properly manage credit, and so on.

5 Steps to Take When Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism

Posted April 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Learning of your child's diagnosis is a frightening time in your life, but the decisions you make now will help you both in the long run.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 04/12 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted April 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do you write about your kids online? Do you think it is okay for others to do so? Join our #pschat tdiscussion about it today on Twitter for a chance to be could be the weekly winner of an Amazon gift card!

Banks Should Be More Than Lollipop Dispensers for Kids

Posted April 11, 2012 by Debbie Dragon

Parents can help their children avoid future financial crisis situations by starting their kids off in life with a bank account, on-going money lessons, and being a good role model themselves.

ProSquad: Support for Adopting Families

Posted April 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tough questions get answered this week by our ProSquad experts: underage drinking at parties, and making sure adopting families have the support they need.

First Aid Tips and Advice for Parents Roundup

Posted April 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents want to protect their children from everything, but sometimes we are ill-prepared for emergency situations. Knowing how to help your child when she is sick or even in the event of a natural disaster is important for all parents. Be prepared with this roundup of tips and advice.

Book Review: MOM, Incorporated, A (Must-Read) Guide to Business + Baby

Posted March 31, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms, interested in owning a home-based business, but don't know how to begin? MOM, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby will help you unleash your inner "mompreneur."

Tax Time: Join Our Tweetchat Discussion Today, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Posted March 29, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's tax time again, and our legal expert will be joining us today on Twitter. Talk up taxes with us at our weekly Tweetchat (#pschat) today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe

Posted March 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Druckerman's book Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting is brilliant, funny, and makes all of us just a little uncomfortably defensive.

How to Access Fresh, Local Produce

Posted March 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to visit the grocery or health food store to get fresh and organic produce. Accessing farmers markets, using community gardens and co-ops, or even starting a garden in your own backyard are all great options for eating healthier, supporting the local community, and spending less money.

Squad Commentary: Pink Slime: It's What's for Lunch

Posted March 19, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Are you shocked by the pink slime videos that have been circulating? Maybe you shouldn't be. Here's a little history and where we can go from here.