family

This Kind of Summer Travel is NOT Kid Friendly (and we’re good with that)

By kara

For the last few weeks of school, all anyone can talk about is where your family is headed once that final bell rings. And, inevitably, you’ll answer with your plans to take the kids, uh, wherever the hell it is they’re dragging you this year. (How did they get put in charge of summer vacation a... 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

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

Science Says: THIS Is the Key to a Long, Happy Life

By kara

On occasion I wonder how soon the unearthly amount of sugar I consume in a day will kill me. But then I read this research and I realize that as long as I keep up healthy, secure relationships I won’t have to change a thing. (Or at least I hope not, because I don’t see my sugar intake lowerin... Read More

Do You Know the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid?

By Common Sense Media

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the challenges of setting screen limits, picking appropriate media, and figuring out Snapchat. We're raising "digital natives" but we're supposed to be the experts? Actually,... Read More

Science Says THIS Is The Reason Your Sister Is Crazy

By kara

Listen, we all know bullying is no joke. It’s mean-spirited at best and downright tragic at its God-forbidden worst. But did you know that sibling bullying can actually contribute to psychotic disorders, too? Say whaaaat? As the youngest of nine kids, I’m gonna be honest when I say I star... Read More

Want to Buy Happiness? Science Says Fork Over $95k

By kara

The exact amount varies around the world, but according to new research, the ideal annual income as it relates to an individual’s overall life satisfaction is $95k. Any more or any less, and you may be singing a different tune. Data for the study was pulled from the Gallup World Poll, with o... Read More

Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Dine in Keystone Resort

By Guest Post

If you’re looking for the perfect family getaway, with something for everyone to enjoy, there is so much for both kids and adults alike at Keystone Resort. Given its location, just 75 miles from Denver, it’s a very manageable few days away from home (or a week for those who have the time!). It�... Read More

Don’t Give Up On Me Because I’m ADHD: A Letter From My Son

By Debbie Gisle

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 8 years old.  I knew something was different from the moment he was born.  As my first born, my pregnancy was met with story after story about how I should cherish the time in the hospital because the nurses can care for my infant in the nursery; allowing ... Read More

Rules For My Son

By Guest Post

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down. 2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one. 3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king. 4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer. 5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end ... Read More