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.

Starting Kids on a Path to Financial Responsibility

Many Americans get to be adults without ever learning to manage their finances. A slim percentage have saved anything for retirement and most are carrying increasing amount of debt. Part …

Sack Lunch 2.0: Prepping the Kitchen (and the Kids!) for the Coming School Year

The back to school prep is in full effect: the new clothes are bought, the pencils sharpened; the desks are spic and span. In the flurry, it can be easy …

7 Back to School Prep Tips for Parents and Children

The summer is coming to an end and it’s time to refresh for a great academic year.   Now that summer is reach its end, getting the jump on the …

Stargazer Season: Inspiring Kids About Space Education

The night sky offers our children an endless opportunity for amazement.   Summertime is ideal for star peeping, and so if you are planning on taking the family camping, you …

Rolling Right Along: In Search of the Best Dual Jogging Stroller for Your Active Family

You’re in the double digits now – time to pony up with a new set of wheels.   If you are the proud parent of a second baby or twins, …

20 Wacky Facts About the Human Eyeball

It’s National Eye Health Month – can you read this okay?   Yes parents, if you can read this without corrective help, hallelujah! There’s something about raising kids and getting …

Fourth of July Goodies: Recipes in Red, White and Blue

The fireworks are about to light up the sky: it’s Independence Day! On this day 241 years ago (in 1776) our founding fathers gathered together to sign the Declaration of …

A Short History of Birth in the US and how to Decide Between an OBGYN and a Midwife

How do you decide what kind of practitioner to see for prenatal care and birth? Most women in our culture get pregnant and it’s a forgone conclusion that they start …

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 …