Commenting on Your Teen’s Facebook Page

If you have a teenager, I am assuming they have a Facebook account or they will be asking to set one up. Even if you are like me and have had a Facebook account for a few years before your young person asks for one, navigating Facebook as a family…

Your Kids are Wired

To be a parent is to live in a constant cacophony of emotion. The intense joy and fierce protectiveness when you hold your newborn. The exasperation of managing a toddler. The hopefulness as your little boy hits his first single. The inner pain as she shows you her bloody knee….

How to make your next move less stressful

Moving is a jumble of conflicting emotions. One minute you’re excited, the next you’re fighting back waves of apprehension. Chances are your kids will be feeling the same way. Moms can minimize disruption on move day and keep your family stress-free with these tips. Moving is all about logistics. That…

Fabulous 13th Birthday Party Ideas

When you become thirteen, the big deal is the “teen” on the end. You are now a teenager! You have talked to your folks and got them to agree to a party. Is it going to be at home or somewhere else? There is always ten-pin bowling, ice skating or…

Princess Castle Cakes For Girls

Castles have always held a certain appeal for young girls. These stones structures have a fairy tale quality from their moats to their turrets and towers reinforced in no small measure by the fairy tales of Cinderella, Belle and Aurora on which most little girls grew up on. Beautiful princesses…

A Romantic Dinner Date At Home

Almost all of us have good memories of turning up at a gourmet restaurant or heading off to some nearby romantic getaway to celebrate a festive few days. Well, the current economic recession affects many of us and it may happen that this year you do not have the same…

5 Entertaining Travel Games For Kids in the Car

Taking a vacation means a break away from your busy life, and the same applies to the kids as well. Sure they are not busy as you, but it still would bring them great relief if we considered that way. Going on vacation is also a great way to further…

Color Mixing Experiment with your Kids

Since she was very small, one of my daughter’s favorite books has been The Color Kittens.   This is a delightful story about two kittens whose favorite hobby is mixing paint to make all the colors in the world.  I knew she would be wild about this color mixing experiment,…

How I Use Mealtime for Discipline, Conversation and Education

There are a lot of things I’m not great at in life, but I excel at dinner time. While serving chicken nuggets in front of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse might make some aspects of my day easier, I refuse. Family dinner is too important. My children’s health, education, and well-being mean…

5 Ways to Encourage STEM Education from Infancy

She likes to explore the gadgets her father and I use, and we willingly hand them over, to feed her curiosity. My digital camera was the latest device to be examined eagerly. I watched as she flipped it, turned it an shook it, before raising it above her head, pointing…

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