Last-minute child care

Last-Minute Child Care Solutions You Can Count On

Parenting without a back-up plan is like tempting Murphy’s Law to pay you a visit. Prepare for any situation by making a plan for last-minute child care. Isn’t it great when everything works according to plan and things run smoothly? Parents have enough on their plates to worry about unforeseen circumstances, but we’ve certainly all […]

12 date ideas for parents

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…

Local babysitter for last-minute child care

Local Babysitter: A Good Option for Last-minute Child Care?

  Parents—what does your childcare network look like? If you’re like most parents, you’ve probably got a local babysitter or two (or even three!) lined up. That’s helpful in order to avoid being left in the lurch when you need last-minute child care. And most of the time, your arrangement probably works just fine. If one sitter is […]

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