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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.

  • Kerrie McLoughlin
    Published 12 days 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 12 days 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 13 days 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.
  • Ashley Smith
    Published about a month ago
    How To: Get Your Baby to Sleep Longer Stretches by 8 Weeks

    How To: Get Your Baby to Sleep Longer Stretches by 8 Weeks

    Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am not a sleep professional. I have two children who both slept "through the night" (defined as a six hour stretch) by the time they were eight weeks old.
  • Kevin
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Plan a Picnic for Your Kids

    How to Plan a Picnic for Your Kids

    The summertime is the best time of year, your kids are out of school and the weather is nice, which makes you want to do some activities that allow you to make the most of it. There are many different things you can do with your kids outside that help you enjoy the great outdoors, but one really fun thing in particular that is often forgotten about is a good old fashioned picnic. Picnics are a great way to get your kids outdoors, while also doing something fun and unique to keep them entertained. If you're like me and you've never actually planned an official picnic before, here are a few tips on how to plan a picnic for your kids.
  • Isla Wright
    Published 2 months ago
    Giraffe Talk for Parents

    Giraffe Talk for Parents

    It allows you to solve conflicts and improve communication in any type of relationship. The man who developed this great system was called Marshall Rosenberg, and he reasoned that there were two viewpoints through which we perceive and interact with the world; the Jackal and the Giraffe. His reasoning was that, while Jackal was often bound to lead into conflict, Giraffe was inclined to resolve it, and to relay its messages in a way that creates harmony. So, how does this actually work? And how can it be applied to the communication between parents and children? Here are some answers.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 3 months ago
    It Doesn't Take Much to Keep the Family Healthy

    It Doesn't Take Much to Keep the Family Healthy

    It's not always simple to raise a family. In a short moment, there's a bunch to do. Many children today are obese or overweight. A good, active lifestyle can assist in sustaining weight. Health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and high cholesterol can also be prevented.
  • Kevin
    Published 3 months ago
    6 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

    6 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

    Sometimes it can be hard to admit, but we live in a pretty dangerous world. It is important for you to remember that there are things you can do to keep your family safe even if you live in a very dangerous area. The sooner you are able to start making the changes to keep your family safe, the easier it will be for you to have peace of mind.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 3 months ago
    Helping the Youth with Dental Care

    Helping the Youth with Dental Care

    While going through your teenage years, it can feel like everything is changing, and your teeth are not an exception. Growing up usually comes with getting braces or teeth alignment of some kind, and it also means that more serious dental problems can occur if youth do not take care of their teeth.
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 4 months ago
    How to Keep Your Kid's Hair Healthy and Strong
  • Kevin
    Published 4 months ago
    Making Your Home a Safe Place for Family and Friends

    Making Your Home a Safe Place for Family and Friends

    We live in a crazy world today. Each day your family leaves your home and ventures out into the world, having to tackle anything that may be thrown at them. When everyone comes home at the end of the day you want it to be a relief. You want your home to be a sanctuary from the outside world where your family can feel safe and relax. There are a few different things that you need to stay on top of to make sure your home can be that safe place you want it to be for your family.
  • Peter Hill
    Published 6 months ago
    26 Essential Tips for Parents to Create Safe Surroundings for Your Child

    26 Essential Tips for Parents to Create Safe Surroundings for Your Child

    A parent’s role is to constantly ensure that his children are healthy, happy, and safe. Since children love to experiment, and they’re prone to putting themselves in danger in various situations, you need to approach a different perspective as a parent in today’s times.