Family

With a houseful of different schedules, responsibilities, and interests, sometimes it’s challenging to keep the focus on the togetherness of your family. We hope to provide you with some timely, inventive, and entertaining ways to regularly set aside a few hours for what matters most.

Beach Reads: 10 Great New Release Books for Kids that Parents Love Too

School is out! It’s time to lounge in the sun, make popsicles and yes, get a ton of reading done. We are living in the golden age of children’s literature, …

Pool Safety and Helping Your Child Develop into a Happy Swimmer

Teaching a young child how to swim can be challenging and if your child has misgivings, it might be best to hand them off to a professional teacher, someone who …

Spread the Word, Not the Disease: National Immunization Month

It’s August, which means we commemorate immunization and discuss why it is so important both here in the US and abroad. The recommended schedule of vaccinations prevents illness, disability and …

Fascinating and Fun Facts About Lefties You Didn’t Know

Question: How many lefties does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: None. Lefties just get a right-handed person to do it. Are you or a member of …

Feeding Everyone: Eradicating Hunger in the US

Hunger affects more than 30% of the US population. So what can we do about it? An article in the UK Independent last year published some startling statistics about hunger …

How to Find the Doula That’s Right for Your Coming Birth

“Giving birth to a baby is easier than worrying about it.” –Japanese proverb. Congratulations! You are about to engage the full power of your female reproductive organs in the mighty …

DIY Ice Cream and Other Happy-Making Summer Treats

It’s all that much better when you make it yourself. Of course, kids and grownups love ice cream, what’s not to love? But you can go to the grocery and …

Putting Yourself Out There: Dating Advice for the Single Parent

It took a long time to adjust to being single. Divorce is a loss that requires grieving, and in the meantime, you’re just trying to get through the day, maintain …

The Art of Letting Go: 5 Ways to Minimize and Simplify Your Relationship to Stuff

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo We live in the land of plenty, where almost everything is disposable and replaceable, but even so, many of us tend …

Do’s and Don’ts for Hot Weather Outdoors with the Family

Make sure your time in the sun stays fun. It’s full-bore out there in most parts of the country, and this heat is serious. If you’re just headed on a …