Parenting

Read This Before You Make Your Summer Bucket List

By Erin Caserio

I love a good list. LOVE. THEM. A few years ago, I covered our kitchen chalkboard in this epic Summer Bucket List. That was two years ago and it was perfect for the sort of summer I wanted for my kids. They were the perfect age to go DO ALL THE THINGS! No more diaper bags. Everyone could make it ... Read More

Science Says: Your Pregnancy Can Predict the Future

By kara

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we obviously all have economics on the brain… Wait, that isn’t what you think of when you hear the word “mom”? Weird. Because it looks like motherhood is one of the best indicators of a healthy or lagging economy—here’s why. When people ... Read More

IKEA Encouraged These Kids to Be Bullies, and Here’s Why

By kara

Ever been bullied? Picked on? Teased incessantly by that one guy at work? Annoying, sure. But you can handle it, right? While I’d like to think I’m somewhat immune to the effects of the obnoxious, and even ill-intentioned, IKEA has proven me wrong…using a plant. In honor of Anti-B... Read More

10 Things That Made 90s Summers All That (And a Bag of Chips)

By kara

It was 1996. School was out for the summer. And there we were, red Squeez-Its in hand, taking a much-deserved break from our latest MC Hammer trampoline choreography. I’d seen a million days like this—though we did throw some No Doubt, Will Smith, and Aqua into the dance mix for good measure—a... Read More

5 Rules I Don’t Enforce In The Summer

By Anna Shirley

It's time to start thinking about summer rules. Before you know it, school will be out for the summer and it's important to keep some structure for your kids. But before you start crafting your summer rules, think first about what rules you are willing to throw out the window during the summer break... Read More

Fortnite: The Video Game Craze You Don’t Need To Worry About

By Debbie Gisle

If you have a gamer in the house, chances are you're familiar with "Fortnite".  It's taking gaming households by storm.  Fortnite is the new video game craze capturing excitement of kids, and adults, everywhere. EPIC Games[... Read More

6 Vacation Supplies You Should SHIP Instead Of Pack

By Melanie Donahoo

The school year is winding down, and Elsa finally let go of this year's eternal winter, which can only mean one thing—summer vacation is coming! Summer vacation means summer vacationing, but I think we can all agree that ... Read More

How Movies Can Cultivate Character in Your Kids (and Ones That Do It Well)

By Common Sense Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Has your kid ever misbehaved like Alvin from the Chipmunks movies? Or mean-girled her friends like the Bratz dolls? Don't feel bad. Kids pick up all kinds of things from movies. But they can just as easily absorb positi... Read More

The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

6 Things Every Mom Needs to Remember

By Guest Post

My oldest child is heading to college this fall. That translates in mom talk to, “Friends beware. Spontaneous ugly cries may occur.” It also means I’ve gotten a little bit (okay… a lot bit) sentimental. While meandering down memory lane, I remembered two friends of mine. They were both older... Read More