News & Commentary

5 Reasons to Use NaProTechnology When Facing Infertility

Posted December 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Millions of couples face infertility and many of them turn to IVF in hopes of having a baby. However, NaProTechnology is an approach to overcoming infertility that is natural, and cheaper and more successful than IVF.

Baby Budget Buster: Small Steps for Family Finances

Posted November 28, 2011 by David James

In the insightful words of my grandfather, "If you wait until you have enough money before having kids, you'll never have them." How true.

Kids of Opposite Gender Can Share a Room

Posted November 25, 2011 by Maggie Wells

The other day on CafeMom, a mom asked whether or not it was illegal for siblings to share a bedroom. Huh? What surprised me even more was the number of moms chiming in about whether it was 'okay' or not for both same-sex siblings and opposite-sex siblings to share a bedroom! Sounds like a non-issue to me (and most of Asia and Latin America too).

Touch of Grey: Tips for Growing Up (And Yes, Growing Older)

Posted November 23, 2011 by Tom Barczak

The other day, my oldest son shared something with me from the back seat of the car. "Dad, did you know they have this gel called Touch of Grey? But you don't need it because you already have it." I think it's time I share some points on getting older.

Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: The 2011 TV Schedule of Holiday Favorites

Posted November 19, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: the list for the 2011 holiday television specials is set! Some new shows are mixed with the classics you look forward to each year.

The Parenting Squad Holiday Guide: We’re Here for You!

Posted November 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

We are bringing you our best tips for pacing yourself and making it through the Christmas season, while still managing jobs, homes, and children. The Parenting Squad Holiday Guide is almost here!

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.

AAP Officially Opposes Use of Bumper Pads in Cribs

Posted November 5, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The AAP now officially opposes the use of bumper pads in infant cribs. But are crib bumpers really deadly?

First Foods: Why White Rice Cereal Is Bad for Your Baby

Posted November 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

White rice cereal is a common first food for infants. But did you know that it is also bad for your baby?

Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Poison's in the Tub

Posted November 2, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Johnson & Johnson is under scrutiny from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for using a cancer-causing ingredient in their baby shampoo. Millions are boycotting the company and refusing the buy their products. Learn what you can do to protect children from chemicals in baby shampoo.

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.

The Hoopla Over "Is Your Child Gay?"

Posted October 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

In the last few weeks, there's been quite a lot of talk about the possibility of (gasp!) gay children. What is the fuss really about?

Yes, You Can Choose the Sex of Your Baby

Posted October 13, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Boy? Girl? Twins? Triplets? With the new gender selection technology that is now available, you can choose the sex of your baby (or babies) and build the family of your dreams. But are you sure you really want to?

PBS and Sesame Street Highlight Childhood Hunger and Hope

Posted October 7, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Growing Hope For Hunger airs this Sunday on your local PBS station. Consider watching this with your children as a resource for talking about nutrition, hunger, and helping others.

Book Review: Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids by David Walsh, Ph.D

Posted October 5, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

In his new book, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids, Dr. David Walsh brings parents on board with brain research, and how the findings can help them in the challenging task of raising children.

5 Reasons the hCG Diet Is Perfect for Couples

Posted October 4, 2011 by Mary Davis

The hCG diet is a very strict, low calorie program. Going through it with a partner is a smart way to lose weight in a more convenient, encouraging, and cost-effective way.

Thomas the Tank Engine Charms Kids and Their Parents on National Tour

Posted September 28, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to a town near you! We caught up with the Day Out with Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 event at the Oklahoma Railway Museum on September 25th. And our Junior Correspondent had a fabulous time!

A New Eugenics: Aborting the Child With a Disability

Posted September 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Prenatal testing for genetic conditions has led to an ethics debate. Should unborn children who test positive for certain disorders be aborted?

Shedding Baby Fat With Swedish Diet

Posted September 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Interested in losing a few pounds of baby fat painlessly while trying to get in that new mindset of fitness? Swedish Diet might help you.