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Sep 20, 2019
7 Easy Ways to Take Control and Say 'No' More Often
Sometimes family assumes you’re at their beck and call and will drop everything to help out. It’s hard to tell your loved ones "no" when you want to help, but if their demands are in any way...
Sep 9, 2019
How to Peacefully Co-Parent With Your Ex — So Everyone in the Family is Happy
“Mom, we are so lucky that you and Dad get along so well,” my daughter nonchalantly mentioned after my ex-husband dropped her off at my place one morning. “Most of my friends whose parents are...
Sep 7, 2019
10 Gifts Grandparents Will Love This Grandparent's Day
While Mother's Day and Father's Day are well-known and widely celebrated, there's another public holiday in honor of our relatives that doesn't get the same level of attention and consideration...
Aug 21, 2019
Hoda Kotb Gets Real About Maternity Leave: ‘It’s Not Vacation’
Fans of TODAY will be thrilled to know Hoda Kotb is returning to the show on September 3, 2019. The always-smiling host spent the last four months on maternity leave after the adoption of her...
Aug 13, 2019
13 Monthly Subscription Boxes That Any Child Will Love
Every mom out there knows that children love getting mail — so why not give them something to look forward to each month with one of the best monthly subscription boxes for kids? With hundreds of...
Jul 30, 2019
16 Best Sensory Toys for Kids That'll Ignite Their Senses
If there's a young one in your life with special needs, you'll want to know about the best sensory toys for kids. When you're gifting a toy to a child who's on the autism spectrum or has a...
Jul 26, 2019
Managing Motherhood: Releasing Guilt and Being the Parent You Want to Be
Parenting is hard. Being a mother is hard. Yet we hardly talk about it. We love our kids, but it's not all rainbows and butterflies is it? You may even secretly question if you will ever regain...
Jul 20, 2019
10 Movies to Stream During a Heat Wave
It's a summertime rite of passage to seek refuge in the cool air of a movie theater when the temperatures start to climb. But if you want a mental escape from steamy temperatures without leaving...
Jul 15, 2019
6 Ways to Put the Spark Back in Your Relationship
Long-term relationships can be tough — we know. But the best thing about being in love is being able to grow alongside your partner. When you grow together, you can build something beautiful, but...
Jun 29, 2019
15 Adorable Flower Girl Dresses You Can Get on Amazon
While the most important fashion decision for any nuptials is the brides' wedding dress, there are still a handful of wardrobe choices to be made once that white gown has been selected. One of the...
Jun 27, 2019
Hoda Kotb Shows Off Her Beach Body in a 'Matchy Matchy' Bikini with Her Adorable Daughter
At 54, TODAY Show star Hoda Kotb has never looked better. All you need to do is look to the co-host’s recent Instagram post for proof. In a video posted last weekend, the mom of two showed off her...
May 31, 2019
15 Family-Friendly U.S. Destinations for the Best Summer Road Trip
If you’re planning on hitting the road this summer with your family, you’re in good company. In the most recent US Family Travel Survey, half of the people who said they'll be taking a vacation...
May 16, 2019
Savoring the Moments: Practical Tips for Being a 'Present' Parent
You've heard the phrase "enjoy every moment — they grow up so fast!" and you've more than likely had those jolts of realization that your baby is fast turning into an amazing individual person...
May 2, 2019
How to Lose Weight as a Couple Without Fighting
If you and your partner are trying to slim down together, you may have noticed some unexpected tension arise in your relationship. Often couples decide to try out the keto diet or Whole30 together,...
Apr 30, 2019
Must-Read Advice from Women Who've Cared for Aging Parents
Lisa Krohn, Mary Herlihy*, and Jennifer Galluzzo all found themselves playing a central role in planning their parents end-of-life care. Though each scenario was quite different, the experience...
Apr 17, 2019
Recall Alert: Fisher Price Recalls All Rock N' Play Infant Sleepers
Rock N' Play Sleepers are one of the most popular (and affordable) baby products on the market today, beloved by sleep-deprived parents the world over. But in the wake of a reported 32 infant...
Apr 17, 2019
How to Help Your Teenager Find Their First Job
Getting your first job is an important milestone for any person. The experience can be filled with nerves and apprehension, but it doesn't have to be. Here are five tips to consider when your child...
Apr 1, 2019
8 Genius Ways to Save on Spring Fun
Keeping the family entertained can cost a fortune! To the rescue: FIRST discovered the best ways to have a good time for a whole lot less. 1. Check out a visitor's center. "Visit your Convention...
Apr 1, 2019
Fate Reunited Me With My First Love — After 71 Years
When Grace Lesinski became a widow after 60 years of marriage, she thought she’d be alone for the rest of her life… until an old sweetheart moved in next door. "Let’s see what’s going on today,"...
Mar 29, 2019
The 6 Benefits of Yoga for Your Kids and Family
To me, yoga is all about the connection: That is, the connection between your breath, your mind, and your body. That's what makes it such a beautiful thing to bring into your home and introduce to...
Mar 22, 2019
How I Learned to Accept Help After My Husband Got Sick
When Marlys Johnson’s husband fell ill, she learned that asking for and accepting help connected her to others in a beautiful new way. For a collection of wonderful advice and stories that are sure...
Feb 26, 2019
How I Learned to Ask for Help While Caring for My Ailing Mom
When caring for a parent, the hardest thing is knowing when it’s time to ask for help. That’s exactly what Michelle Schafer faced over the 14 years her mom dealt with her diagnosis of early onset...
Feb 24, 2019
8 Diaper Backpacks Parents Will Love
Life as a new parent means that your hands are always full. So, when you and your babe are out and about, make things a little easier on yourself with the best diaper backpacks. Every parent knows...
Feb 23, 2019
10 Best Nursery Gliders and Rockers for New Moms
When it comes to preparing a nursery, there's one item most parent's will agree is a must-have, and that's one of the best nursery gliders or rockers. With new parents spending a good amount of...
Feb 18, 2019
How to Make Your Home Safer for an Elderly Parent
For many adults today, having a senior, often ailing parent, means moving them into their own homes to better look after them. In fact, there are 34.2 million Americans providing unpaid care to an...
Feb 17, 2019
5 Tips for the Single Caregiver So You Don't Burn Yourself Out
“When my dad became ill, it was my duty to care for him because I could make my own schedule.” When I recently spoke with James Colozzo, author of the memoir You Got To Do What You Got To Do, he...
Feb 15, 2019
I Spent My Hard-Earned Cash on a Jerk in the Drive-Thru to Teach My Kids a Lesson
“Hey, lady! You can move your damn car up now!” The silver-haired man behind me leaned out the window of his fancy, expensive truck and rudely yelled at me. Without much thought, I reacted....
Feb 10, 2019
21 Classic Baby Books Every Nursery Needs
When it comes to preparing a nursery, there are many items on a parent's checklist, from furniture and decor, to clothing and diapers — lots of diapers. However, more and more often, there's one...
Feb 9, 2019
I Didn't Think My Grumpy Dad Would Like Living With His Grandkids — Until I Saw Him Bond With My Autistic Son
When my husband and I first discussed moving into my parents’ home, my 71-year-old father was less than enthusiastic about the idea. My parents no longer needed (or were able to care for) such a...
Jan 20, 2019
14 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms, the Other Love of Your Life
She's your favorite lady, so be sure you celebrate your mother on the ultimate day of love with one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for moms. Being a mother is no easy feat. It's an often...