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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...
Aug 2, 2019
Send Your Kids Off Right With the Best College Packing List for Guys and Girls
Whether it's their first year away or they're heading back for another semester, being armed with the best college packing list for guys and girls is the easiest way to make your child's college...
Jul 31, 2019
The 5 Life Hacks That Will Make You an Organized Parent
The key to maintaining a calm and ordered home is organization. Of course this can be easier said than done when you're in the midst of preparing school lunches, dealing with tantrums, or managing...
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 3, 2019
3 Doctor-Approved Tips for Helping Your Kids Fall Asleep Faster
Your child can’t fall — or stay — asleep, but you know if she doesn’t get her shut-eye, you’ll both be feeling the next-day effects. To the rescue: Doctors share the natural strategies they swear...
Jun 20, 2019
This Hack Saves Parents Precious Time Cutting A Bunch of Grapes in One Quick Slice
Grapes are packed with flavor, fiber, water, and antioxidants (and make us feel fuller longer), it's no wonder they are such a popular snack for people of all ages — babies, included! But when...
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 6, 2019
17 Best Gifts for College Graduates
Graduation season is upon us, so it's time to celebrate the college kids in your life before they head out into the real world. "Adulting" is hard enough (we know!), but you can make the transition...
Apr 26, 2019
How to Get Your Kid Into College the Right Way
“College should be like a good pair of shoes — it fits, but there's a little room in the toe to grow into them." This is a metaphor you should keep in mind if your son or daughter is making the...
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...
Mar 11, 2019
A Stay-at-Home Mom's Job Is Worth at Least $160,000, Study Says
What do you think is a reasonable salary for stay-at-home moms? We're talking a six-figure salary, according to a new study. The smarty-pants at Salary.com created an easy-to-use tool that...
Feb 25, 2019
6 Easy Steps for Motivating a Lazy Teen
Avoiding chores, putting off homework, and refusing to get out of bed in the mornings — sound familiar? Chances are you've got yourself a lazy teenager. Parenting is tough as it is, but dealing...
Feb 21, 2019
5 Ways to Let Go of Control If You're Raising Teenagers
As children develop into adolescents, it is normal for them to become increasingly independent, to want to make their own decisions, and to think for themselves. While it can be difficult, it's...
Feb 14, 2019
I Thought My Workaholic Mom Had Left Me Unprepared to Be a Parent — I Was so Wrong
I didn’t learn about motherhood from watching my mom. I was an only child, and for whatever reason, it’s hard to observe the act of mothering when you are the one being mothered. What my mom did...
Feb 11, 2019
5 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew, From a Therapist Who Hears It All
As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some time to reflect on your own parenting style and...
Dec 18, 2018
How to Tell If Your Child Is Lonely
America — land of the free, home of the lonely. According to a new national survey from the healthcare provider Cigna, loneliness is at "epidemic levels." Nearly half of all respondents reported...
Nov 28, 2018
There's Proof That You Picked Up Your Romantic Relationship Skills From Your Mother
A new study suggesting that kids learn relationship skills from Mom might not be welcome news for those who dread the idea of turning into their mothers. That said, those who've been unlucky in...
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 18, 2018
Get Your Little Ones Involved in the Kitchen With This Kid-Friendly Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe
As a nutritionist, fitness master, and mom-of-four, Sophie Guidolin cares deeply about inspiring parents and kids to make delicious and healthy food choices. Following the success of her first...
Sep 25, 2018
I Hated Being President of the PTA — Here Are 5 Truths I Learned After I Quit
I am not PTA material. I never was, and my recent experience with the group has validated that I never will be. Recently, there was a temporary lapse in judgement on my part when I fooled myself...
Sep 24, 2018
7 Things to Remember When Talking to Your Kids About Sexting
Sexting among teens is a lot more common than any of us would like to believe. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics tells us that one in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and...
Sep 20, 2018
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...
Sep 17, 2018
9 Unmistakable Signs That You're a Divorced Mom
As a mom who has been divorced for six years, I have good and bad news. The good: Being a divorced mom isn’t all that bad. The early-stage stressors — court hearings, lawyer fees, breaking the news...
Sep 14, 2018
I'm a Parent Who Lets Her Kids Do 'Dangerous' Things — And I'm Proud of It
“Look at what I found!” My daughter was four years old and the time, and she was proudly holding up a snake she had tracked down and caught. “I got it all by myself!” she said. Now, I’m a...
Sep 12, 2018
I Stopped Cooking Dinner for My Family — And I'm a Much Better Mother Now
I can come up with lots of reasons to make a home-cooked meal. It’s fun to look for new recipes. It’s generally more healthy than eating out. And it gives you a huge sense of accomplishment when...
Sep 11, 2018
12 Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Parent That I Ended Up Doing
It’s so easy to be a parent before the toddler and teen years come along. As you gaze down lovingly at your sleeping infant, you make all sorts of promises to both your child and yourself. But then...
Aug 28, 2018
15 Things You Should Probably Stop Doing for Your Teenager
Parents can’t help but nurture their children. It starts in the baby years, because they rely on us for all their basic needs, and it continues through the toddler years, as we try to let them have...
Aug 2, 2018
5 Ways to Cope When You Can't Stand Your Friends' Kids
Ever have a weird flashback? That happened to me the other night when I was watched the Australian TV series The Slap (an Americanized version was broadcast on NBC in 2015). The story revolves...
Jul 27, 2018
Too Much 'Mommy Juice': When Your Nightly Wine Routine Becomes a Problem
Busy mom? Have a glass a wine. Stressed out? There’s a red for that. It seems like everywhere we turn on social media, wine is the recommended and accepted coping mechanism for whatever life throws...