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If family is everything, these how-tos will help you through it all, from sibling drama to family vacations to irritating in-laws and beyond.

  • EuGene Jordan
    Published 17 days ago
    The Triathlete Father

    The Triathlete Father

    A triathlon, like fatherhood, is a multiple-stage event. It involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines of which swimming is just one of them. It's one of my favourite examples that draw parallels to becoming a father, because, like triathletes, us fathers will have to go through multiple-stage events throughout our children’s life (New babies, toddlers, adolescent teens and then adulthood). What are the 3 stages I hear you pondering! Well! The stages (or the Legs) of a Triathlon start with the "hardest" event first; Swimming then it goes on to the cycling event and then finally the running stage.
  • David Wyld
    Published about a month ago
    Maximizing Family Time

    Maximizing Family Time

    Building strong connections with trusted adults can give kids a sense of security and a better foundation for achieving their potential. Make spending time together a priority with these engaging activity ideas that allow the whole family to get in on the fun.
  • Martin Bagel-Brown
    Published about a month ago
    5 Reasons to Enter Marriage Debt-Free

    5 Reasons to Enter Marriage Debt-Free

    According to a study by Money Magazine, 70% of couples fight about money and those who fight once a week about money are 30% more likely to get divorced than couples who fight once a month. This study highlights the importance of sorting out your finances before tying the knot.
  • Cristian Garcia
    Published about a month ago
    Moving Your Family out of State

    Moving Your Family out of State

    Moving is a big decision. Deciding to move out of state is an even bigger decision. Deciding to move out of state with a family tops even that. Whether you’re starting a new job or just looking for a change of environment, an out of state move can end up being an intense process. You’ll want to ensure that you’ve properly prepared everything you’ll need before you start your journey. Here are some tips to ensure your family move goes smoothly for everyone involved.
  • Sherryn De Vos
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Make a Treasure Hunt for Kids: The Ultimate Guide

    How to Make a Treasure Hunt for Kids: The Ultimate Guide

    Are your kids bored? That’s pretty much normal because the attention span of kids is usually 3 to 5 minutes. And that’s very short, don’t you think?
  • Jessica Hillis
    Published 2 months ago
    The 4 Gift Rule Keeps Christmas Simple

    The 4 Gift Rule Keeps Christmas Simple

    It's that time of year again! If you are like me, this time of year can be pretty stressful trying to budget gifts for your family. Sometimes that stress can make the holiday a little less fun. But it doesn't have to be that way!
  • Martin Bagel-Brown
    Published 2 months ago
    Top Tips on Getting Your Newborn to Sleep Well at Night

    Top Tips on Getting Your Newborn to Sleep Well at Night

    Tired mums and dads all around the world are way too familiar with the trouble of getting their children to sleep. Thankfully, there is enough input from experienced parents to help ensure that your toddler stays asleep through the night.
  • Kevin
    Published 3 months ago
    4 Tips to Picking the Right Pet for Your Family

    4 Tips to Picking the Right Pet for Your Family

    Adding a new pet to your family can be both exciting and challenging. There are many things you have to take into consideration, when it comes to adopting a new animal and bringing them into your home. To help make the best selection based upon your preferences, family, and lifestyle, consider some of the tips listed below.
  • Mia Morales
    Published 4 months ago
    How to Keep Your Family Safe at Home

    How to Keep Your Family Safe at Home

    Home should be the safest place for you and your family. However, it is a sad fact of life that, even at home you and your family are not completely safe. There are still a lot of dangers that exist in a home. Here are some ways that you can protect your family at home.
  • Kerrie McLoughlin
    Published 4 months ago
    What to Do When Your Child's Pet Dies

    What to Do When Your Child's Pet Dies

    “Our dog Chloe was really old for a dog, and couldn’t do that much stuff anymore. She couldn’t see or hear, so someone came to our house and put her to sleep. I felt really, really sad, because she was a good, behaving dog. I started crying. The whole family was sad because they loved her. I still miss her,” says nine-year-old Audrey Jones. There’s no doubt having a pet is a special part of childhood. Pets bring joy and fun to a household. So how do you handle it when that pet dies?
  • Kerrie McLoughlin
    Published 4 months ago
    Stocking Up On Meals Before (and After) Baby’s Arrival

    Stocking Up On Meals Before (and After) Baby’s Arrival

    Let’s get real here. Once your baby arrives, you won’t have time for basic hygiene, let alone cooking. Babies are on their own time schedule, which means when you’re ready to prepare a fabulous five-course meal, your crying bundle of joy is ready to be held nonstop. And who wants to spend Baby’s future college fund on take-out? Besides, the goal is to lose the baby weight, not to pack on more pounds eating pizza day and night just because it’s a quick fix.
  • Damien Justus
    Published 5 months ago
    6 Ways to Give Back to the Community as a Family This Winter

    6 Ways to Give Back to the Community as a Family This Winter

    Although serving your community all year around is very important, it is especially important during the winter months, when temperatures are very cold and frigid in most areas. Getting the whole family involved in helping the community is not only a great way to make an impact on the environment around you, but is also a great way to teach kids about those less fortunate and how to give back. Below are a few simple ways to help serve the community as a family, especially during the winter months.