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4 Battles That Are and Aren't Worth Fighting With Your Preschooler

Posted July 16, 2015 by David James

Preschoolers love to assert their independence. Here are some battles you should and shouldn't fight with your little one.

Can Your Children Handle Sharing a Room?

Posted July 15, 2015 by David James

Thinking of putting your kids in the same room? Consider these things before buying those bunk beds.

How to Talk to Kids About the Bill Cosby Accusations

Posted July 8, 2015 by David James

Your children are probably hearing lots of talk about the accusations against Bill Cosby. Make sure they feel comfortable coming to you with their questions.

10 Ways to Earn Money When You're a Stay-At-Home Parent

Posted June 28, 2015 by David James

Just because you're a stay-at-home parent doesn't mean you can't earn a little spending money. Here are 10 ways to find part-time work.

How to Teach Your Child Good Tech Manners

Posted June 25, 2015 by David James

Technology is everywhere. Make sure you're teaching your children how to use their devices with the best possible manners.

7 Ways to Survive Summer Vacation With Your Family or Close Friends

Posted June 21, 2015 by David James

Headed out on a family vacation? Pack your patience & these tips.

Learning to Listen With Our Eyes

Posted June 15, 2015 by David James

Do you listen with your eyes? Here's why it's so important.

Father/Son Bonding Time Ideas In Time For Father's Day

Posted June 14, 2015 by David James

Father's Day is upon us. Here are some tips on bonding with your sons.

7 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Child's Education Strong in the Summer

Posted June 11, 2015 by David James

No school for months! It's summer break. Here's what you need to do to keep your child's education sharp.

5 Personal Details (About Your Marriage/Spouse) That You Should Never Share With Friends

Posted June 9, 2015 by David James

Some things should be off limits between spouses and friends. Here's how to know if you're crossing the line.

Embracing My "Dad Bod"

Posted June 3, 2015 by David James

The "Dad Bod" is in. I'm embracing it.

Working Dads: 7 Steps to Make Your Health a Priority

Posted May 31, 2015 by David James

As working dads, we're always busy. But we cannot afford to ignore our health. These tips will help.

Are You Really Ready for Baby to Arrive? The Conversation You Must Have

Posted May 28, 2015 by David James

Your first baby is almost here. Baby's clothes are purchased, his room is ready, and you're as prepared as can be. But have you and your spouse had the financial conversations you need to have?

Peeing on the Floor (And Other Tricks to Avoid Naptime)

Posted May 25, 2015 by David James

If you can survive your toddler's naptime, you can survive anything.

How to Deal With the Third Baby Conundrum

Posted May 22, 2015 by David James

For some, the decision to have a third child is an easy one. For others, not so much. That's where this discussion can help.

4 Tips for Talking to Little Kids About Death

Posted May 19, 2015 by David James

Our four-year-old is asking all sorts of questions about death. This is how we're handling it. Maybe it'll help you, too.

8 Tips for New Dads in the Delivery Room

Posted May 14, 2015 by David James

Expectant dads, you're about to watch your wife give birth. These are the tips you need before you enter the delivery room.

12 Reasons You Need to Sign Your Toddler Up for Swim Lessons Right Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by David James

Summer is nearly here and we've got a dozen reasons why you need to sign your toddler up for swim lessons.

10 Ways to Make Mom Feel Loved Without Breaking Your Budget

Posted May 6, 2015 by David James

Mom deserves something unique and special for Mother's Day. But it doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some ideas to be creative while celebrating Mom.

How to Find the Best Rated 529 Plans

Posted April 29, 2015 by David James

Thinking of saving for your child's college education? You need to be familiar with the number "529."