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Articles: Parenting & Family

  • Board Game Recommendations

    Board games not only help promote togetherness with our children, but also togetherness as a couple. I can think of no better way to spend an evening together than dusting off an old board game and just being kids again!

  • A Shift Towards Holiday Traditions

    For me, holidays are all about family, about creating memories for my children that they will never forget, and it is about the love that they feel from us as parents.

  • Being a Crafty Parent... When You Just Aren't

    Let’s face it though, for people like me, crafting is a lot of work. When creativity doesn’t come naturally you may have to work at it more, but it can be a wonderful way to bond with your children and to teach them an appreciation for the arts.

  • Online Chat Safety

    CEO of IMSafer and board member of the Family Online Safety Institute, Brandon Watson, takes time out to answer a few of my questions about online chat safety for children.

  • The Christmas Jar

    Creating memories for Christmas can be an amazing experience for your child. Buying presents is easy, but creating a memory that will last a lifetime is more difficult and more rewarding for parents.

  • Birthday Party Ideas

    Don't have a clue what to do this year but you know you're not going to try hosting it at your house again? Skip clowns for hire and check out our directory of alternatives!

  • Cloth Diapering 101

    If you think of diaper pins and plastic pants when you think of cloth diapering, you have not seen the diapers for today’s mom. I am here to tell you that cloth diapering is easy, affordable, and is worth every moment of your time and dollar investment.

  • Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen

    Teens don't learn responsibility overnight. If you haven't been working with your teen on gradually giving them a sense of independence and ownership of their lives, then you're going to have your work cut out for you. Don't wait until it's too late.

  • 8 Simple Tips To Help Your Child Read

    Reading is an essential part of development, yet some children struggle more than others. Guest writer Linda Ogier explains easy steps you can take to help them master reading.

  • Preparing for Your New Arrival

    Amy gives some helpful advice on what can be done now to prepare yourself and your home for a new baby, making post-birth life a little easier.

  • Kid’s Party Etiquette for Parents

    What are the etiquette rules for parents when it comes to children birthday parties? Learn what to do, what to bring, and how to host a birthday party of your own with a few simple rules.

  • Ten Easy Steps to Great Kids Party Pictures

    Kid’s parties and pictures go together like cake and ice cream. If you're the designated shutterbug for a kid’s party, a quick study of these valuable picture-taking tips shows you how to become a first rate kid party photographer.

  • What is Homeschooling?

    This article explores exactly what Homeschooling is and how to decide whether or not homeschooling is right for your own family. Guest author, Anita York, shares her experience with homeschooling and also shares as well as common myths.

  • 10 Best Children's Activities at Walt Disney World

    You all know about Disney World’s amazing theme parks, but are you familiar with the myriad of fascinating activities for children that are either complimentary or offered for a reasonable fee to Disney resort guests?

  • Summer Survival

    The summer season is here and along with it comes summer vacation for the school-aged kids. Moms are now responsible for coming up with the ideas and curriculum for their children, so here's a few ideas to add to your arsenal.

  • Finding a Moms Group

    All the information you need to help you find a mom's group in your hometown. Amy puts together a listing of all of the national organizations that offer support to mothers and gives you the information you need to find your own support system.

  • Diaper Bag Essentials

    When you have a new baby, making any trips out of the door requires an enormous amount of planning. MomAdvice offers a list of the items that we feel are essential for all of your outings.

  • Babes in Toyland

    Dr. Beth answers all of your questions on what toys are really necessary for the first eighteen months of your child’s life. She helps us all step back and reevaluate what tools we really need to aid in our child’s development.

  • Raising Financially Responsible Teens

    Raising children in a money-driven world is something that today’s parents must face. Guest author, Crystal Paine, offers great insight on how to raise financially health and responsible teenagers.

  • Raising Creative Kids

    By providing activities that use their creativity and imaginations, we are giving our children an important tool to deal with life down the road.

  • Top Three Lessons Learned from an Expectant Mother

    Getting pregnant today means being overwhelmed with warnings from family, friends, strangers, the Internet, books, and a number of other sources.

  • How To Potty Train a Toddler In Two Days

    Potty training a toddler is considered one of the more daunting tasks that we have to accomplish as parents. Carrie Lauth offers tips on how to potty train your child and how to accomplish this in two days. Read her own successful story on potty training.

  • Surviving Winter Break

    Winter break is much shorter than the summer break, but for many parents it feels like the longer of the two breaks. Being cooped up in the house can make parents and children crazy after a few days let alone weeks on end. Here are ten ideas to help.

  • Me Time

    With my limited budget I have found that there are a lot of more creative ways out there to really indulge myself without spending a bunch of money. Here are a few ideas that I enjoy indulging in...

  • Reading to Your Children

    Reading to your children from an early age lays the foundation to an enriching future for them. Dr. Beth offers advice on ways you can get this lifelong pastime off to a good start.

  • Back to School

    It's that time of year again, and the kids aren't the only ones with knots in their stomach. The school supplies, the lunchboxes, the schedule, the new outfits. Here are a few tips to keep it all together during this hectic time of the year.

  • Bottlefeeding

    To counter our breastfeeding article, our Mom Advice founder offers her own story of ultimately deciding that bottle-feeding was the choice she had to make for her family.

  • Breastfeeding

    This hot topic is covered by our guest author, Dr. Beth, who shares her own personal experience with breastfeeding and the trials and tribulations that she endured during this time as a new mother.