Oct 31

Whiny children, no matter what age, are no fun for anyone. Whining can cause parents to give in on various issues just to get them to stop. Often times, children know this, which is one of many reasons why they whine. So, how would you like a whine-free household? Check these three tips to stop the whining.


Oct 31

Halloween is finally here and hopefully, everyone will have a fun-filled night if they plan to go out trick-or-treating. However, it can also be a dangerous night if parents and kids aren’t careful. To ensure that the night is nothing but fun for the whole family, check out these tips for having a “safe and spooktacular” Halloween and then enjoy your costumes and candy.


Oct 31

If you’re looking for something to make for dinner that is both yummy and fun, look no further than this recipe for Paula Deen’s Snake Bites.  The dish is pretty easy to make – kids can help – and the whole family will enjoy eating this “snake.”


Oct 31

If you’re looking for a fun way to gear up for tonight’s big night on the town, look no further than this fun, do-it-yourself trick-or-treating bag.  All you need are a blank canvas bag and a few things you probably already have lying around the house. Imagine the fun your family will have when they’re gathering candy in their own handmade bag.


Oct 30

Halloween night can be one of the most fun times of a year for family, but an allergy or asthma attack can ruin the night for everyone and even put your kids in danger. Whether it’s an allergy to something found in candy or the make-up used in your child’s costume, there are many ways to avoid these Halloween allergy and asthma triggers and Consumer Reports offers some help.


Oct 30

Hispanic Heritage Month may be over, but it’s never too late to help your child learn about different cultures and people.  One great way to do that is through reading. Check out this list of great books about Hispanic culture.


Oct 30

Halloween is tomorrow, which means many kids – if they haven’t already – will be collecting lots of candy as they go out trick-or-treating. This may not be the healthiest day of the year, but according to some dentists, it is possible to enjoy a little sugar and protect your kids’ teeth at the same time. Check out Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth for tips.


Oct 28

The World Series is coming to a close and the baseball season will soon be over, but that doesn’t mean your family’s love of baseball has to end with it. Check out this great list of baseball books for little sluggers and see if you can find a few good bedtime stories to replace those nightly games.


Oct 28

Mark your calendars. November 19th has been deemed “National Family Pajama Night” by The Company Store and the nonprofit organization The Pajama Program. The initiative is designed to encourage every family to stay home for the night and enjoy each other’s company with creative activities and memory-making fun.


Oct 28

When your child gets sick, how do you know if they’re too sick for school? Do you want a doctor to confirm that they’re contagious or do you keep them home for the slightest sniffle?  Check out “Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School” to see if you’re making the right decisions.


Oct 28

Planning a Halloween party this weekend or just looking to make a fun, festive snack for the family? Check out these 13 Easy Halloween Party recipes from Real Simple. From the traditional caramel apples to the more unique pumpkin rice pudding, there’s something here for every party guest and every member of the family.


Oct 26

Next time you’re looking for a babysitter, you might just want to consider this: renting a grandma. After all, grandmas make the best babysitters, right? That’s what one company believes, and they hire women over the age of 50 to care for your children. What do you think: a little creepy or kind of neat?


Oct 26

The nights are definitely getting cooler and after a long day of work, school, sports and whatever else it is your family does, it can be nice to unwind with a nice, hot, family-friendly drink at night. Looking for a good recipe? Look no further than this recipe for Hot Fall Cider. Not only does it taste good, but it’ll leave your house smelling like fall.


Oct 26

Does your baby do things in public that leave you a little embarrassed?  Obviously, they can’t help it, but looking back, it’s all stuff you can laugh at, right? Take a look at this list of 10 horrible things your baby does in public and 10 hilarious solutions.


Oct 25

It’s apple season and what better way to celebrate the delicious fruit than with a few fun fall crafts?  Check out these 15 apple-inspired crafts from Babble. They’re fun for the whole family!


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