No Children Zone

Taking Care of You: 6 Outside-the-Box Date Ideas for Parents

Posted July 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Can't do a regular date night? Can't make it work in the evening? No problem. Check out these ideas for creative ways to connect with your spouse, and get that much needed quality time.

Blacklisted From the PTA: Modern Motherhood With a Humorous Twist

Posted July 10, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Parenting Squad's own Managing Editor, Lela Davidson, has written a hilarious new book about modern motherhood. Find out why Blacklisted From The PTA is the must-read book of the summer!

Top Books to Buy for Mom This Mother's Day

Posted May 2, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for a quick and easy Mother's Day gift that you know mom will love? What about a book? Check out this list of the top books to buy for Mom this Mother's Day.

3 Things That Mom REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day!

Posted May 1, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

To all of the husbands out there who are pulling their hair out trying to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift…you don't need to try so hard! I’ve got the go-to list for you right here on what Mom is really looking for this Mother’s Day.

10 Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Mom

Posted December 27, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms work hard taking care of everybody else, but we often find it difficult to make time for ourselves. Check out these 10 relaxing and rejuvenating activities that you can complete in 10 minutes or less (which means you'll still have time to fold the laundry).

Are Men the Reason Why Women Can't Have It All?

Posted December 14, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Are men holding women back by working too much and taking on too little responsibility at home? Do women achieve greater levels of success when men change more diapers? According to a recent article in The New York Times, the answer is yes.

How to Keep the In-Laws From Becoming Outlaws

Posted November 17, 2010 by Julie Green

Blood is thicker than water. Even if you've sworn allegiance to your partner 'til death do part you, make no mistake — family will ALWAYS trump your romantic relationship, no matter how sound. So, consider these cardinal rules for keeping the in-laws sweet.

Support The Reauthorization Of The Child Nutrition Bill

Posted September 6, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The health of our nation's children — and a mindset toward a lifestyle of health — is at stake with the pending reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Bill. Here is the information you need to show your support.

"Parenthood" Review: NBC's New Drama Series

Posted February 23, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

Take a scoop of Steve Carell's "Dan in Real Life" (2007) add in a couple helpings of Steve Martin's "Parenthood" (1989) and what do you have? "Parenthood," 2010-style, a new drama series from NBC launching this March.

Best of Parenting Round-Up: Romance Edition

Posted February 12, 2010 by Lain Ehmann

Parenting and romance don't always go hand-in-hand, but it is possible to eke out a little "us" time between the diapers and the hockey practices. This week's round-up includes tips for adding a little sparkle to the most important relationship in your life.

Best of Parenting: The "Work It!" Edition

Posted August 7, 2009 by Linsey Knerl

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Working from home is the pits sometimes. When the beauty of watching your kids grow up rushes headlong into looming deadlines and "SHHH! Mommy's on a work call!"-- it's time to get some perspective. Here is a batch of fresh ideas, tips, and humor for those Work-At-Home parents we know.

Top 10 Reasons Divorce is Not the Answer

Posted March 18, 2009 by Maggie Wells

So you don't love your wife right now. Big deal. You divorce that woman who brought your children into the world and you are in for a heap of guilt and angst that will, rest assured be entirely your fault. Something to think about guys, on your way to dissolving your family unit.

The Key to a Better Marriage? Lie and Flirt-Around, Says Redbook Mag

Posted September 16, 2008 by Linsey Knerl

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An otherwise deletable email came from the infamous women's mag Redbook today. Like most suckers, I clicked the link to their “How Lying, Flirting (with someone else), and Fighting Can Make You Closer.” Will walking these fine lines have a positive effect on your relationship?

Date Night In

Posted August 13, 2008 by Sherry Pardy

Can't get out for a date? Why not bring Date Night In!

Please Stop Giving Advice.

Posted June 18, 2008 by Corina Fiore

The picture represents how I feel about unsolicited or absolute advice: angry and annoyed. I often ignore advice, shake my head in agreement, and move on my way. I wasn't always that way, and I was reminded of the havoc unsolicited advice can reap on a family when reading a message board this week.

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.