Summertime Siblings: What’ll It Take to Stop the Bickering?

by Lela Nargi You’ve spent the better part of the school year taking deep, cleansing breaths as your kids nagged and picked at each other. You sipped (or guzzled) wine in a search for calm as they battled for supremacy over who would get the coveted first shower after soccer practice. You intervened gently—and sometimes […]

How to Be a Low-Stress Parent

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By Mary Pulido, Ph.D. Parenting is the biggest responsibility you will ever undertake as an adult. Why didn’t someone tell you it would sometimes mean you’d feel old before your time, exhausted by 7:00 p.m., too stressed out to think straight—and you still have to help your kid with his homework? Don’t stress your own […]

How to Have Actual Fun on the Family Road Trip

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By Meghan Khaitan,  MyBuckleMate.com Pretty much every family takes a road trip by car with their kids during the  holidays. And whether those kids are toddlers or teens, the actual trip itself  can be a wonderful bonding and learning experience for the entire family.  With a little forethought and preparation, you can sidestep the dreaded […]

Making Sense of Screen Time: Is It Really So Bad for Our Kids?

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By Dawn Van Osdell There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on! It’s been drilled into our heads that allowing our kids to watch too much television or play apps and games will rot their growing brains. Over and over we’ve heard […]

3 Parenting Myths about Children & Sleep, Busted!

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By Dawn Van Osdell There’s a lot of contradictory and downright erroneous parenting info floating around out there. We’re not afraid to tackle it head-on!  You may be past the days of coaxing your newborn to sleep through the night, or convincing your toddler to get in bed while his older siblings are still awake. But sleep […]

How do you handle babysitting jobs where the parent is working from home?

8 tried-and-true ways to work together with work-at-home parents Babysitting while parents are working from home can all too often become a case of ‘too many cooks in the kitchen.’ Children often want to stick close to mom and dad, and the sitter may struggle to distract them enough to give the parents some space. […]

30 Days of Gratitude: Mom-Style

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Need more happiness in your day-to-day routine? Several studies demonstrate the positive results of a little gratitude. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have so much to be grateful for. Here’s one mom’s list of 30 things you can be thankful for every day this month. 30 Things Moms Can Be Grateful For Your children – […]

Parenthood Uncensored: Real Confessions and Concessions – Infographic by UrbanSitter.com

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Ever wonder if you’re the only parent who breaks from conventional thinking on a common parenting issue or speculate just how common today’s parenting practices really are? We surveyed families across the United States to get the inside scoop on popular parenting conundrums. Wine while pregnant? 35 percent of moms surveyed said, “No way!” while […]