Labeled: Food Product Manufacturers Called Out by the FDA

Posted March 22, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

With new regulations, the FDA plans to crack down on misleading food product labels. With her recent open letter to the food industry, the FDA commissioner expects companies to shape up. Parents: hopefully making healthy choices for your families will soon require less vigilance.

Helicopter Parents: Is Bubble-Wrapping Your Children About to Blow Up in Your Face?

Posted February 8, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

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If you think that rescuing your child is protecting them from the harsh realities of life, you may just be delaying the inevitable. Here's how to put your parenting back into perspective.

“F” For Fitness: Grading Students On Their Health

Posted January 20, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Last fall, in an apparent effort to combat current rates of poor diet and obesity, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania required anyone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above to take a fitness course.

The Great American Milk-Drinking Craze: Good Purpose Or Propaganda?

Posted January 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Other than sunshine, the most common vitamin D source is usually considered to be cow’s milk. But as goes the good stuff, so goes the bad. Cow’s milk contains saturated fat and cholesterol, ingredients both linked to heart disease.

Two Simple Resolutions For Better Living And Better Parenting In 2010

Posted December 31, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Resolutions -- I know, I hate them too, but I’m making two subjective and non-measurable resolutions this year. And my 2010 will be the better for them. I feel it!

When Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Healthy

Posted December 10, 2009 by Lela Davidson

Moms, the science is clear: get happy! If not your family will suffer. It's not about moods, it's about health.

The Art of War: How Arguing in Front of Your Kids Can Benefit Them

Posted August 11, 2009 by Sonja Stewart

Before you take that disagreement with your spouse to the bedroom, think about how your children may learn of it. It's a fine line, but if you can play by the rules, your kids will benefit from your “heated discussion,” and pick up some valuable tools.

Balancing Hormones: Sanity is Closer than You Think

Posted August 2, 2009 by Sonja Stewart

If you're a woman, feeling depressed, run-down, anxious, or exhausted, chances are your hormones are out of whack. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do that will make a huge difference in the way you feel. A simple vitamin supplement may be all you need to get that pep back in your step.

Redecorating: Frugal and Family Fun!

Posted December 15, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Are you getting ready to entertain for the holidays, but are feeling like your house is looking a little “frumpy”? Or are you ready to ring in the New Year, with a new “feel” to your old house? But…money is tight and the “decorating budget” is non-existent? What do you do...get creative!

"Finding Iris Chang" Helps Clear Mystery of a Mother Who Took Her Life

Posted November 30, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

How could a mother -- no matter how depressed -- choose suicide when it means leaving your child forever? Paula Kamen's "Finding Iris Chang" helps explain how it happened to one brilliant supermom.

Six Secrets To My Sanity

Posted September 10, 2008 by Julie Rains

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Does being a mom (or dad) ever drive you crazy? Here are my secrets to staying sane.

Ten Ways to Work Exercise Into Life With Kids

Posted August 23, 2008 by Carrie Kirby

It always seemed like you'd be able to lose weight just chasing around a toddler. But now you have a kid or more, and you can't seem to schedule in a workout. Here are 10 suggestions for fitting a little cardio into everyday kid life.

Exhausted? Frustrated? Rx: Strong Dose Of Make Believe

Posted May 23, 2008 by Rosemerry Wahto...

Exhausted? Frustrated with work? Needing a change of scene? Your toddler might have just the right medicine. Call it a placebo, call it new age but a big dose of Make Believe might be just what you need. Here’s how it works.

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Parenthood

Posted May 23, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

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How dealing with past childhood traumas can make you a better parent. One day at a time.

My Name is Lori and I Am Infertile: Surviving Depression Caused by Infertility

Posted April 29, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

Depression caused by infertility can leave an individual feeling helpless, overwhelmed and cheated. Here is how one person not only survived depression triggered by infertility, but lives a greater life because of it.

Parenting Bucket List

Posted April 25, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

In thinking about all the things I want to do before I die, I realized there were just as many, if not more, to do with/for my kids before I kicked the bucket.

Light's Out! Why I'm No Longer Energy Efficient

Posted April 21, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

I ripped out every energy saving light bulb in my house. Yes my energy bill is (a lot) higher. But after doing some research, I realized, being pregnant, and having a toddler in my home, it was the right thing to do.

Morning Sickness, Cured!

Posted April 16, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

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Yes you are thrilled about the new baby. But your stomach and head have other ideas. The good news is, you don't have to feel horrible in your first trimester. Really. It just takes patience, planning, and potato chips.

Dirty Little Secrets

Posted April 6, 2008 by Sonja Stewart

I found out I can go four days without a shower. But just because I can, doesn't mean I should. Here's how my family survives my funk.

Are Autism and Vaccinations Linked?

Posted April 6, 2008 by Lori Kerrigan

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Has the controversial debate over autism and its relationship to vaccinations left you more confused than clear on what direction to take? Here are four questions that had me confused, and the answers that I found.