Bond with your kids while decorating these festive Christmas cookies

by Leah Speer posted in Life & Home These cookies are phenomenal!  Over the years, I’d beg my mom to make dozens each Christmas. As many of you know, I have very little patience for baking.  Very little…as you can see in my drippy iced cookies in this photo. But, once I had children of… […]

Do you follow these play date rules?

by Laurie Gelman posted in Mom Stories Tell me, is this a play date faux pas? It is the first time our girls are hanging out together and the mother says to me at drop off, “Instead of me picking her up, could you drop her at her doctor’s office at 4? I’ll meet you… […]

‘Where’s the Poop?’ Are these children’s books for real?

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories I love reading books to my kids — what I love even more is reading books that amuse me, to my kids. Although I’ve never read it, I think many of us have heard of the children’s book, Everyone Poops. Well, I think I’ve found one that tops it. Last weekend,… […]

Can you really predict gender with these tricks?

by Krissie Schmidt posted in Mom Stories “Born under Venus, check for a…” I’ll admit, I stole that line from the first Rugrats movie when they were still expecting Dil to be a little girl. Do you have a friend that tries to pass off old wives’ tales as if they were science? People who… […]

Stock these healthy foods to eat clean

Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it’s not based on unrealistic eating patterns or cutting out entire food groups. Need more guidance? See our 10 clean eating tips here to get started. EatingWell Blogs – All Blog Posts

Doing these 5 things might help your kid in school and in life

by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories Singing together. Telling stories. Playing together. Reading and eating meals together. If you do these things with any regularity with your children, they’ll be more likely to fare better in school. They might even fare better in life. A recent study, published in the Journal of Developmental and… […]