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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 mom. Being a mother is no easy feat. It's an often...
Jan 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...