Parenting
Discipline

The Importance of Teaching Kids Manners

Teaching kids manners today is more important than ever. Why? Because of the tech-driven society, many kids are losing the ability to develop social skills. By staring at their phones and screens all day, looking someone in the eyes and interacting with them in a polite way just doesn’t come naturally.  A child who never […]

Babies

5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cradle Cap

If you have noticed dry, flaky or scaly patches on your baby’s head, it may be a case of cradle cap (also referred to as seborrhoeic dermatitis or crib cap). There’s no reason to panic, though – cradle cap is very common among new babies and it isn’t harmful at all. It’s also important to […]

commitment

5 Tips to Making a Blended Family Work

Merging two families into one is no easy task. It requires patience and effort from all parents and kids, no matter how old they are.  It can take several years, or more, for stepfamilies to find a groove that is comfortable for everyone. The first years can be especially difficult. Not only is welcoming a new […]

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5 Ways To Get Your Kids to Take Their Medicine

When your child is sick (and it seems like they are always sick), you want to do anything you can to make them feel better quickly. But trying to get your kid to take medicine can usually result in tears (theirs OR yours), cough syrup on bedding and pajamas, soggy pills on the floor, gagging […]

Summer

Schedule-Free Summers Aren’t Realistic For Working Moms

Every year around this time, the Internet explodes with articles encouraging families to toss their virtual agendas and let kids enjoy a schedule-free summer. These posts wax on about how special it was to grow up in the eighties and nineties without the modern pressure we have to over-excel. With babies enrolling in gymnastics classes […]