ProSquad: Managing Work-at-Home Distractions and How to Handle Early Risers

Posted March 17, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Welcome to the ProSquad! Every week we'll be checking in with our crack team of experts to find answers to parenting's trickiest dilemmas and hottest issues. This week we hear from our sleep expert about toddler naps, and our work-life balance expert talks about managing distractions when you work at home.

Geocaching With Kids

Posted March 16, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

A high tech treasure hunt with an educational twist? What's not to love? Here's why you want to geocache with your kids, and how to get started.

St. Patrick's Day Roundup: How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

Posted March 15, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Thinking about making a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick's Day, but don't know how to get started? Check out these links for some great ideas and inspiration!

7 Ways to Naturally Clean Your Home

Posted March 14, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Use common household products and simple tools to avoid harsh chemicals and nasty ingredients in many home cleaning products, and feel comfortable about letting your kids pitch in!

How to Do a Family Chore Day

Posted March 13, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Organizing a family chore day is easy and can actually be, (gasp) fun! Here are ways to make it appealing and bearable for you and your kids.

5 Things to Know About Meat Labeling Changes

Posted March 11, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Get the facts here about the new meat labeling regulations, and make healthy choices for your family.

43 Chores Young Children Can Do

Posted March 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The quicker you can pass on chores to your children, the more responsibility they'll have, and the less you'll have to do! Make sure you are expecting great things from your children, and give them the gift of independence.

30 Common Cold Cures

Posted March 8, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Catching a cold is the pits, but you don't have to take it lying down. Here's a list of cures to keep you going.

Vermont’s Top Summertime Spots

Posted March 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Winter in Vermont is for the fierce adventure seekers. But summer is full of family fun in the Green Mountain State. From hiking and biking to shopping and eating, there is plenty to explore and enjoy under the warmth of the summer sun.

Top 5 Inexpensive Ideas for a Parent-Toddler Date

Posted March 7, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Getting quality time with your child becomes easier with a routine. Keeping the routine affordable will help it last. Here are the top five inexpensive toddler dates to try with your child.

5 Ways to Protect Your Special Needs Child From Bullies

Posted March 6, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Children with special needs are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer bullying at school. Disable Bullying is a nationwide campaign to provide parents and teachers with the tools to put an end to the bullying and to raise awareness for the issue as well. While parents can't be at the school to defend their children, there are steps they can take to protect them.

20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Posted March 3, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Kids love snacks, but many of the prepackaged varieties aren't very nutritious. Looking for new ideas? Here are 20 healthy snacks that most kids love and parents can feel good about serving.

ProSquad: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Like a Baby

Posted March 3, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Welcome to the ProSquad! Every week we'll be checking in with our crack team of experts to find answers to parenting's trickiest dilemmas and hottest issues. This week we hear from our sleep expert about toddler naps, and our infant expert weighs in on co-sleeping with your baby.

Education Roundup: Weather, Meteorology Sites for Kids

Posted March 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The beginning of spring marks the beginning of all kinds of wild weather. Tornado season is on its way, and is often accompanied by thunderstorms and heavy rains. The following sites are great resources for children learning about weather, and the parents who are helping them.

Dinners Your Kindergarten Cook Can Help Prepare

Posted March 1, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Getting dinner ready can be a great way to include your child in a family activity, while teaching him things like clean-up, counting, and creativity. Here are a list of dinners for your kindergartner cook.

Potty Training Tips That Work

Posted February 28, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Potty training your child can be stressful for you and your toddler. Here are successful methods to try, along with the pros and cons.

10 Ways to Encourage Family Mealtime

Posted February 26, 2011 by Fred Lee

When families take the time to eat meals together, the benefits extend to numerous aspects of a child's health.

7 Ways to Prevent Your Kids From Becoming Video Game Addicts

Posted February 24, 2011 by Fred Lee

It is becoming increasingly clear to experts that video game addiction is a reality, and the physical and emotional consequences should make parents take notice.

A Great Service Project for Your Family: Adopt a Platoon

Posted February 23, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to teach your kids a little more about the world around them, and do something great for someone at the same time, AND improve their writing skills? Consider adopting a soldier!

Smoking in Cars Is Hazardous to Kids Even With the Windows Open

Posted February 22, 2011 by Fred Lee

Second hand smoke is bad for kids, even when you think there is proper ventilation.