May 28

With summer officially underway, you’ll probably find that your family is spending more and more time outside.  Whether it’s on the beach for a family vacation or just in the backyard playing ball or grilling out, you’ll more than likely spend a good bit of time in the sun.  The importance of sunscreen should not be overlooked in this day and time, but how do you know which one is right for your kids?   Check  out a few tips and facts about sunscreen.


May 23

It’s that time of year when frozen treats start becoming more and more popular.  Not only are they tasty, but they help beat the spring and summer heat.   If you’re tired of the same old store-bought popsicles and ice cream, why not try to make your own?   The website Inhabitots has a great recipe for Organic Mango Berry Pops.  Doesn’t that just sound yummy?


May 22

According to a new study from the Journal of Pediatrics, the preferred drinks for elementary age students are caffeinated drinks, such as soda and energy drinks.  The shocking results show that kids between the ages of five and seven have the equivalent of can of Coke each day, while children slightly older drink around three drinks a day.  Read more to find out what caffeinated beverages kids are drinking.


May 22

Girls have baby dolls, Barbies, paper dolls, and other ways to play dress-up.  Boys might find all that a little girly, but thanks to Melissa & Doug, there’s a more masculine toy for playing dress-up.  Meet Joey!  Whether he’s a police officer, fireman, superhero or pirate, Joey comes with plenty of clothing and accessories that attach to him magnetically – providing boys (and maybe girls too) with hours of fun!


May 21

Let’s face it, most families have the same things over and over again for breakfast each morning.  Cereal can get pretty boring after a while, and it may not even be as healthy as you desire your family’s meals to be.  If this sounds like you, you’re in luck.  At Dr. Sears L.E.A.N., you’ll find recipes for 7 Days of Brainy Breakfasts.  From Fruity French Toast to Yummy Yogurt Parfait, these recipes are easy to make and tasty too!  Your kids will never know they’re eating healthy!


May 21

Your child might just be in kindergarten but before you know it, they’ll be graduating high school and making decisions about their future.  Of course, you want what’s best for your kids, so you probably want to start a college fund, but how do you get started?   Here are five tips that will make saving money for college a little easier.


May 20

As spring and summer make for warmer weather, there’s one thing you can count on: families will be heading outside to fire up the grill.  Letting your little ones help mom or dad with the BBQ might not be a good idea, but there is another option.  Just throw a few plastic hamburgers or hotdogs on this new Kids Kettle grill and your child can be just like you!


May 20

Kids are growing up way too fast these days.  Most of us can agree on that.  And unfortunately, things aren’t like they were when you were young.  Kids can’t walk through the neighborhood or ride their bike down the street like they could decades ago.  There are too many dangers they could encounter.  Or are parents just being overprotective?  USA Today columnist Sharon Jayson takes a look and asks the question: are kids today having a childhood they’ll remember?


May 19

The teenage years can be some of the most difficult times of your life – for both kids and parents.  And when it comes to discipline, it may seem like nothing works.   That’s the problem these parents faced when their 15 year old son decided to take up with the wrong crowd and let his grades slip.  The parents decided to take away, well, everything from their son.  Parenting expert John Rosemond lets them know whether or not they are being too tough.


May 19

If you’re planning a summer trip to Disney World, you might feel a bit overwhelmed trying to decide what all your family should do; especially, if it’s your first time at the theme park.  If you do want to make the best of your vacation, but need a little push in the right direction, check out Have Kids Will Travel’s list of “Walt Disney World Extras That First-Time Visitors Often Miss.”


May 19

Potty Training can be a brutal time for a family.  It’s tough for both parents and children.   Unfortunately, there are some things that parents do that make the situation even worse for their children, which in turn, adds more stress for everyone.  From negative body language to comparing children, here are some common potty training missteps.


May 18

Your child may be on spring break, and if that’s already passed, summer vacation is just around the corner.  Chances are your family will be taking a trip at some point in the next few months.  Whether you’re taking a long road trip to the Grand Canyon or making the drive across the state to visit Aunt Edna, traveling with kids can, well, drive a parent crazy.  Luckily, there are some ways you can make the process a lot easier.  Here are some tips for traveling with kids.


May 18

You spend your life trying not to say “um” when you’re speaking, but a new study finds that those words may actually help toddlers and young children learn how to speak more effectively.  So, what else can you do to encourage your child to talk?  From singing nursery rhymes to reading, here are 10 ways to encourage language development.


May 17

No one can resist breakfast in bed, but when it comes to kids, you might literally find breakfast in the bed when they’re finished.  Luckily, Lil Sugar has put together a list of great recipes that kids and adults alike can enjoy on those lazy mornings when getting out ofbed just isn’t appealing.  From a Citrus Parfait to a Breakfast Casserole, there is surely something here that will appeal to your taste buds.


May 17

If you’re looking for a way to combine green living and create a nursery for your baby, there’s an app for that!  The new Peaceful Nursery App includes tips for decorating your baby’s bedroom, as well as tips for keeping your home healthy and “green.”  It even has checklists included, so you don’t forget a thing.


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