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Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
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 12:30 pm
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 11:30 am
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 10:30 am
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 4:30 pm
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 4:30 pm
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 mom. Being a mother is no easy feat. It's an often...
Jan 12, 2019 10:30 am
30 Punny Valentine’s Day Cards That’ll Leave Him in Stitches
If jokes and laughter are a cornerstone of your relationship, chances are you've already begun looking for the best punny Valentine's Day cards. Valentine's Day can be tricky and telling people...
Jan 11, 2019 11:30 am
13 Monthly Subscription Boxes Your Child Will Love as Much as You Do
Every mom out there knows that children love getting mail — so why not give them something to look forward to with one of the best monthly subscription boxes for kids? With hundreds of boxes...
Jan 5, 2019 9:30 am
Keep Your Babe Bundled This Winter With the 8 Best Snowsuits for Babies
The holidays have come and gone and the chill in the air isn't going anywhere, anytime soon — it's officially winter. One of the most exciting parts of winter for new parents is getting to...
Jan 4, 2019 12:30 pm
Under One Roof: How to Keep the Peace in a Multigenerational Household
If you're asked to picture a typical American home, you'll probably imagine a single-family dwelling holding a mom, dad, kids and maybe a family pet. That picture isn't as typical as it once was....
Dec 13, 2018 9:30 am
4 Ways to Be the Ultimate Host This Holiday Season
Amid the craziness of Christmas parties here, there, and everywhere, we sometimes focus too much on the "there" and "everywhere" that we forget about the "here" — as in, the parties at your own...
Dec 1, 2018 10:30 am
5 Ways to Lighten the Load of Family Stress This Christmas
Have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season? You're not alone. You might like getting the chance to connect with your nearest and dearest, but not all the stress of shopping, decorating,...
Nov 7, 2018 2:30 pm
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...
Nov 5, 2018 11:30 am
How to Kindly and Effectively Talk to an Older Relative About Giving Up the Keys for Good
My daddy loved his little red truck. At 90, he still drove it around the small town where he lived, going to church, to the grocery store and to the garden center to pick up plants for his yard....
Nov 4, 2018 9:30 pm
5 Signs You Might Be a 'Lawnmower Parent'
When our daughter was a baby, my husband and I practiced “attachment parenting,” which means that we wore her in a Baby Bjorn, she fell asleep in our arms and in our bed, and I nursed her whenever...
Nov 3, 2018 9:00 pm
Are You Hindering Your (Adult) Children by Helping Them Too Much?
Does helping someone actually hinder them in the long run? This is a question I have been assessing for many years. I am the child of two immigrant, hardworking individuals who came to Canada with...
Oct 31, 2018 11:42 am
7 Things to Consider Before an Aging Parent Moves In
If it’s time to consider inviting your aging parent to move in with you and your family, be prepared for your life to change in ways you never expected. However, with the help of our experts, you...
Oct 29, 2018 11:30 am
10 Signs Your Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone Anymore
Before Linda Barlaam’s mom had a stroke in 2014, there were some definite signs that she shouldn’t live in her two-bedroom condo anymore. For example, her focus was so off that the family was...
Oct 28, 2018 5:30 pm
The Way You Laugh With Your Partner Says a Lot About Your Relationship, Study Suggests
Everyone loves to laugh, and pretty much everyone laughs with the person they love. But did you know that the way you laugh with your significant other might impact your love? Recent research...
Oct 23, 2018 9:30 am
My In-Laws and I Aren't the Same Kind of People — But Here's How We Finally Found a Way to Get Along
I sift through the pans in the cake decorating aisle, my daughters in the cart behind me. There is no Minnie Mouse; only Mickey. Can I manage some sort of bow and a pair of eyelashes? I’ve only...
Oct 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Married Couples Who Say 'We' a Lot Are Happier and Healthier, Say Experts
There are many common indicators of a happy marriage; things like trust, mutual respect, and enjoying shared interests are what many loving, long-term couples might say if asked how they keep their...
Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm
4 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Confident If They're Being Bullied About Weight
When your child is being bullied for his or her weight, it's heartbreaking — for your child and for you. So what can you do to help? Weight-related bullying (also known as weight bias, weight...
Aug 27, 2018 1:00 pm
5 Ways to Help Kids Make Healthy, Lasting Friendships at Any Age
He asked if I liked to eat crayons. I’d just moved to the area in the middle of first grade and wanted desperately to make friends, so I said I did. He smiled — and a friendship was born. My father...
Jul 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Yellow School Bus Blues: 4 Mom Authors Remember Letting Go of Their Kids on the First Day of Class
These first-day-of-school stories will make you laugh, cry, and nod your head in solidarity with these moms. No matter how old your kids get, you'll never forget the first time you dropped them off...
Jul 26, 2018 1:13 pm
The Direction You Hug Says a Lot About Your Emotional State
If you've ever wondered whether that stiff and awkward hug from your mother-in-law at your last family dinner was genuine, there might be an easy way for you to tell. A study from Ruhr University...
May 31, 2018 6:00 pm
12 Times Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton Proved They're the Best of Chums
Queen Elizabeth has always had a special bond with her grandson, Prince William, and it looks like those warm feelings also extend to her grandson's wife, Kate Middleton. Considering Kate and...
May 12, 2018 3:00 pm
10 Hilarious Quotes About Being a Parent That Every Mom Can Understand
Being a mom is no easy feat, and it takes a healthy dose of a good sense of humor, funny quotes, and venting to your friends to make it through the week. Between laundry, dishes, cooking, and...
Mar 22, 2018 8:00 am
Parents Tend to Prefer the Youngest Child, According to Survey
The favorite child debate is one that all families have had. If you ask Mom or Dad, the answer is always: "You're all my favorite." Put the question to Grandma or Grandpa and they say, "Each one is...
Jan 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Carrie Underwood’s Husband Does Storytime With Their Son and It’s Adorable
Our day is made! Carrie Underwood treated us all to a super cute video of her husband, Mike Fisher, spending quality time with their 2-year-old son, Isaiah, and honestly, we wish we were invited to...
Jan 4, 2018 5:32 pm
Christmas in the Shadow of Grief Is the Palest of Holidays
If you had peeked into my house during the pre-dawn hours of Christmas morning, nothing would’ve looked amiss. All three stockings were full, especially my 13-year-old daughter’s, which overflowed...