10 of the Best Family-Friendly Summer Vacations

The family vacation is a time-honored tradition, with millions of families departing to destinations of their choice throughout the year. The array of destination possibilities seems almost endless when the entire world is at your fingertips, but some vacation destinations are just more suited to travel with the entire family than others. These are ten […]

How to Keep Your White Rug White with Kids

It has been said that it’s hard to have nice things when you also have children, but that old adage doesn’t necessarily have to hold true when it comes to your rugs and carpeting. Even if you’re gutsy enough to opt for white rugs, it’s possible to keep them sparkling when there are children in […]

10 Reasons Why Parents Might End a Nanny Contract Early

After braving the battlefield that is hiring a new nanny, it’s hard to imagine asking your nanny to leave before her contract is completed. There are, however, many reasons why it can become necessary to do so. For nannies embarking on a new post or those who are presently in one, consider these 10 reasons […]

5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving as we know it was celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was a celebration that was born from the pilgrims desire to give prayers of thanksgiving to God for giving them a good harvest.  Thanksgiving was tied to religious celebrations for hundreds of years, but today there are many secular celebrations […]

10 Tricks to Get Your Child to Eat Vegetables

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2009 to 2010 that nearly seventeen percent of children in the United States were obese. According to the CDC, obesity dramatically increases the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other health problems. Helping kids form good dietary […]

How to Make Your Own Fruit Juice Without a Juicer

One of the best ways to get more fruits and vegetables into kids’ diets is to turn them into brightly colored, flavorful juices. Sugar and preservative-laden store-bought fruit juice drinks can be just as unhealthy as the average soft drink, and may be made from genetically-modified produce. If you’re determined to know exactly where the […]

10 Tips for Parents of Kids Who Resist Having Their Teeth Brushed

Chasing a defiant toddler around with a toothbrush is more likely to end in smears of toothpaste on the furniture and a tiny mouth that refuses to open than an effective lesson in oral hygiene. For parents that have attempted to plead, bargain, and even threaten their way into their child’s mouth with a toothbrush, […]

What If My Nanny Has Jury Duty

A summons for jury duty is rarely cause for excitement, but it can be particularly inconvenient when your nanny gets the call. Because reporting for jury duty is mandatory and can stretch on for weeks, or even months in some cases, you may find yourself without childcare for an extended period of time. While you […]

10 Awkward Things to Tell Your Kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if parents never had to have awkward conversations with their kids? The truth is, having children means having those uncomfortable discussions at some point. Kids ask all sorts of questions and some of those questions come unexpectedly and catch parents off guard. At those times the burning question for parents becomes […]

10 Signs Your Child Faked Brushing Their Teeth

Teaching your children good oral hygiene habits is a very important and sometimes very difficult part of being a parent. Many children will go to great lengths to avoid brushing their teeth for one reason or another. If you’re wondering if your child really brushed his teeth, here are ten signs that they’re faking a […]