Cooking With Kids: The Best Cookbooks for Kids

Do you have a kid chef on your hands? You know, one that always wants to help prepare food and make “creations” of their own in the kitchen? If so, why not harness that interest and teach your child how to do some simple cooking and baking? The benefits of cooking with kids are endless, […]

Salt Dough Here to Save the Day

Are you snowed in? Sick day? Need a quiet activity? Here’s a simple one: make stuff out of salt dough! Chances are you have the necessary ingredients in your kitchen, and your kids will not only like helping you make it, but playing with it and baking their creations.  If that doesn’t sell you, then […]

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12 Creative Date Ideas for Parents

A positive relationship can be a strong foundation for a happy family, but after a while, “dating” just isn’t what it used to be. Often, we fall in love with our partners over the new exciting experiences that we shared together. Maybe we were learning about their interesting hobbies, or maybe we just had the…

7 Steps for Dealing with Mom Guilt

If you are a mom, chances are you have felt the pangs of mom guilt.  The extent to which we have felt it differs from person to person. Some of us feel the guilt like a small, annoying insect buzzing around our ear.  Some of us drown in it. Wherever you are on this spectrum,…

Friendships, Now That We’re Parents

How old is your oldest friendship? In what ways has it changed over the years? What makes a good friend? Did you lose or make friends in direct correlation to your debut into parenthood? I think most of us had and lost dozens of friendships in childhood.  This is normal, because often what constitutes a…

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Tammy Duckworth

What’s one of the hardest things you’ve ever lived through? Have you ever just looked at your life and been tempted to throw your hands up? What kept you going? I know what a lot of you are thinking of, because it’s precisely what I am thinking of: – childbirth/ recovering from it/adjusting to parenthood, […]

Celebrating Strong Women Throughout US History: Elizabeth Blackwell

Resiliency. Nearly every successful person in the world has this attribute and Elizabeth Blackwell is no exception. She became the first woman in US History to acquire her medical degree (top of her class, to boot) and she found a way to do it despite society’s disapproval and despite high personal and financial costs. There […]

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Toddler Nutrition: The Good, the Bad, and…the Hidden

Is your toddler turning into a picky eater? I know mine certainly is! But it hasn’t always been that way. My first kid was sent to daycare with frozen cubes of home-pureed vegetables. Since then? Well, let’s just say it’s been a slippery slope. And now, my third kid has been known to ask for […]

March is Women’s History Month. Have you heard of Ada Deer?

Ada Deer is a kick-@$$ woman who has spent most of her life fighting the system by regaining her tribe’s sovereignty (and therefore their identity) AND she became the first woman to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs, among many other achievements. Raised in a log cabin without running water or electricity until she was […]

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