Archives for September2016

7 Ways to Talk to Your Friends When Your Parenting Styles Conflict

We enter into an entirely new social atmosphere when we become parents– and the politics can get tough. When it comes to parenting, we all tend to see ourselves in …

Brain Food: What Parents Need to Know About Seafood

The right kinds of fish can help brain development, but there are many exceptions that do the opposite. When we were kids, mom sent us off to school with a …

School Year Strategies for Birthday Party Season

From September until June, the kids’ birthday parties suck a lot of juice in terms of planning, travel, and money. Over the course of a year, how many birthday parties …

Food News: The Skinny on Healthy Fruits and Veggies for Your Family

There is so much misinformation out there about what is safe to eat, so go with the science. We parents hear a ton of mixed messages when it comes to …

Storing Up for Winter: 7 Autumnal Foods Your Kids Will Love to Make and Eat

The bounty has arrived! It’s that special time of year where the harvest floods in, and what better time to get your kids into the kitchen to do some winter …

5 Healthy Self-Image Toys and Dolls for Girls

There is a treasure trove of toys out there that show girls just how beautiful and capable they are.   Our girls start receiving images about body aesthetics from the …

7 Must-Read Blogs if Your Child Has Down Syndrome

The outpouring of love around Down syndrome is a special gift you can share with other parents. All the parental concerns are magnified when your child had Down syndrome: are …

5 Strategies to Help Kids Maintain Balance

Our kids are getting overloaded with academics and extra curricular activities, so when are they supposed to have fun? The push to get into a good school has started earlier …

7 Helpful Pointers for Managing Kids’ Allergies at School

Bee stings, nuts, pollen, dust. To a kid with allergies, the world can seem like one big contagion. And a surprisingly large slice of our population suffers: some 50 million …

5 Things Your Grandparents Can Teach Your Children That They Won’t Learn in School

Our culture has separated the generations; it’s our job as parents to be the glue. In honor of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 11, let’s take a look at some …