May 13, 2020

Virtually. Right about now, your kids would probably normally be gearing up for a spring school field trip. And while the physical trips are all canceled, these virtual visits are the next best thing. Ellis Island. The San Diego Zoo. M&M's Factory Tour. Even Mars! Thes...

January 7, 2020

It's no secret that today's kids are under more academic pressure than ever before. Some teachers say grades do more harm than good. Could a "gradeless classroom" be the answer? One teacher did just that. The results and thoughts from experts, here. MORE

January 4, 2020

With 88% of New Year's resolutions ending in failure, according to one study, perhaps it's time to set more achievable goals. These four realistic resolutions for busy parents will help you balance your hectic day-to-day and make you even better at your "mom game." MOR...

August 20, 2019

We’ve heard experts from all corners say that kids will benefit from doing chores. It’s not that we disagree, but any mom who’s gone to the trouble to ask, remind and then witness a job poorly done can tell you that assigning chores is such a… chore! Below, THE reason...

August 9, 2019

According to ER doctors, these are the eight things they consider so hazardous that they ban them from their own homes and yards. Trampolines, Ramen noodle soups, high chairs that pull up to the table, old pain pills? These and more, here. MORE

July 24, 2019

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 40 to 60 percent of elementary school girls (ages 6 to 12) are concerned about becoming too fat or gaining weight. This increasing number is disturbing and continues to grow. What can you, as a mother, do t...

July 1, 2019

Is it just us, or has all of the family togetherness that comes with summertime brought out a few… let’s call them clashes? We have a long way to go this summer, so read on... it will come in handy as we all try to manage bad behavior without losing it. 


July 1, 2019

Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or on the road again, it’s officially summer travel season. We want to make it easier for you and your crew, so we found these useful hacks that will help avoid those moments that make you want to turn around and go home. Read on a...

June 26, 2019

Put down the Bartles & Jaymes and read this. Drop the Zima, too, while you’re at it. Underage drinking is in decline. But as our kids are growing up, we still see plenty of parent-sanctioned parties where alcohol is being served, with some parents saying that kids need...

June 24, 2019

NOT always easy for everyone. We’d like to think the change of pace and break from school is what every child wants and needs, but kids who suffer from anxiety might find this time of year unsettling. Below, what might throw kids off and how we can help them.


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