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Fostering Open Communication: The Key to a Drug-Free Child

By | September 22, 2014

It can be incredibly difficult to talk to children about drugs. We want to shelter them from the ugly world of drug use in the hopes that it will never touch their lives. The fact is that many children will be given the choice to take drugs at some point in their lives. Informed children Read More

Homemade Bubble Bath

By | May 7, 2014

  Image by oleg, We’ve always been big fans of bubble baths. However, I’m not a big fan of the long list of ingredients on the bottle. Solution? Make your own! Kid Approved/Mom Friendly Bubble Bath ½ cups Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap (or another natural liquid soap) 1 egg white That’s it! Mix it together Read More

5 Reasons Your Little Ones Should Be Gardening

By | May 6, 2014

  Image by Oscar Shen Written by Beth, Contributing Writer Kids love playing outside and getting dirty. Put those eager little hands to good work this year by letting them help in your garden! 1) Where Food Comes From I’ve always felt that it was very important for my child to know that food doesn’t just Read More

I’m A Single Mom – Please Withhold Judgement

By | April 15, 2014

  Image by walknboston By Beth, Contributing Writer Hi, I’m Beth. And I’m a single mom – please withhold judgment. If you’d asked me a year ago if those words would ever leave my lips I would have answered with a resounding no. I think it’s fair to say that most single moms never expected Read More

Celebrating the True St. Patrick

By | March 6, 2014

PhotoCredit: IvanWalsh By Katie Mae Stanley, Contributing Writer ‘Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish and little girl in me come out every year on this misrepresented holiday. Honestly it was all about the food, green food and soda bread to be exact. Thankfully my days of artificially dyed Read More

Unplugged: The Terrifying Truth of How Technology is Affecting Your Family

By | February 25, 2014

By Ashlee Bradshaw, Contributing Writer What happened to the good ol’ days when family night consisted of a game of Scrabble or Monopoly, when dinner time was for conversation instead of status updates, or even when children were taught the ABC’s through a song instead of a screen? I will tell you what happened. Technology: Read More

Alternatives to Media for Family Entertainment

By | February 12, 2014

Photo Credit: via Compfight cc By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Did you know the average American above the age of two, spends over 34 hours a week watching television? (source)  While television can provide some fun entertainment for the whole family, sometimes it’s a good idea to turn it off and experience life outside Read More

The Gratitude Jar

By | December 30, 2013

By Laura @ The Spinach Spot, Contributing Writer  This time of year many people are making New Year’s resolutions, focusing on all the ways they can improve their lives.  While this can be a great thing I think it’s important, especially as a parent, to balance this with all the things that are right in Read More

Is Rice Cereal The Best First Food For Baby?

By | December 26, 2013

By contributing writer Sarah Nichols Have you ever wondered how rice cereal became the most recommended first solid to feed babies? I always just assumed that when I had kids I would feed them rice cereal and baby food. However, after the traumatic birth of my first-born son, I began to question most things that Read More

Holiday Traditions–Family Movie Night

By | December 19, 2013

By Jessica, contributing writer This is a special time of year, for sure. Loads of fun activities and parties, extra shopping to do and places to be. One very important thing to remember is not to substitute quality family time with all the hustle and bustle. Christmas time is an especially important time to connect Read More

Love the Ones You’re With: Cherishing Each Member of Your Family as an Individual

By | December 18, 2013

By Anjanette Barr, Contributing Writer Most of us have a longing to be known intimately. We want someone in our life – a best friend, a spouse – who knows everything there is to know about us. Someone who knows us so well that there’s no need to explain our motives, our struggles, our dreams to Read More

A Foolproof Elimination Communication Primer

By | December 17, 2013

Diaper free babies… the concept sounds crazy (and messy).  Is it a joke?  A passing fad?  The name for this “diaper free fad,” is elimination communication, and it’s anything but passing. Humans have been using it for ages.  Our babies, like animal babies, want to avoid “soiling the nest.”  And your baby gives cues for Read More


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