Nov 29

Tired of the same old sandwiches and pizza for lunch? The Food Network has put together a list of kid-approved easy lunch ideas. From Pita Pockets full of veggies to a mini taco bar that fits in right int he lunchbox, you’ll find something here to suit everyone’s tastes.


Nov 29

If you and your kids are making homemade gifts this year and you know someone with a green thumb, you might want to check out these adorable painted flower pots. They’re fun, easy to make and they’ll spruce up anyone’s garden or patio. Your kids will love them and so will the gift recipient.


Nov 29

Many decisions may go into the name you choose for your new baby. Names you love and hate, family names, sentimental names and so much more can be a big influence on your final decision. But what about a search engine? These days, many parents are turning to Google to find out how their potential baby  name stacks up against the world.


Nov 29

Winter is just around the corner, which means temperatures will be dropping and parents will need to be more mindful of kids playing outside. One big danger that many kids face during the winter months is frostbite. As a parent, are y0u properly prepared to protect your child from the cold? Find out in this quiz about kids and frostbite.


Nov 28

If you’re wondering what to get your nine year old for Christmas this year, you’re in luck! Lil Sugar is doing an age-by-age shopping guide for the holidays. Check out their guide to gifts for nine year olds.


Nov 28

Let’s face it: some toys simply stand the test of time. But did you know there is a place that features and celebrates those toys?  New York’s National Toy Hall of Fame has announced that it is adding a few good toys to its collection this week. Amongst them are the dollhouse, Hot Wheels toys, and a the comfort blanket.


Nov 28

One of the most difficult decisions every parent will face is choosing how to educate your children. Will they go to private school or public school or will you skip them both and homeschool? Will it cost more or less? Are you qualified to do it? How will your children make friends? Parent.net understands that you may have many questions about your child’s education, so they have put together a list of homeschooling pros and cons.


Nov 28

Every parent stops to wonder at some point in time if they are a perfect parent and if not, what they need to do to acheive that status. Well, according to the American Association of Pediatrics, the “perfect parent” is simply a myth. Not convinced? Check out “A ‘Perfect’ Parent” to learn that mistakes are OK.


Nov 27

Do you find yourself telling your child they did a “good job” almost every time they do something positive? Whether you’re telling your infant son “good job” for rolling over or your first grader “good job” for that art project she made, one author claims that handing out the phrase is not such a great idea for parents. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t say “good job.”


Nov 27

Are you planning on getting acupuncture for your kids? If so, you’ll be happy to know that researchers from the University of Alberta in Edmonton have deemed the practice to be safe for people under the age of 18, but they do say more extensive research is needed.


Nov 26

When you buy a toy for your child, you probably assume what’s on the store shelves is safe, right?  Well, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, there are toys out there that cause everything from hearing damage to lead poisoning, and they’ve put together a list of those potentially dangerous toys.


Nov 26

You may not have headed out for Black Friday yesterday, but chances are you’ll be shopping soon. It’s the time of year when stores are busier than ever and everyone one in the world is out and about.  If you plan to bring your kids along for the ride, you might want to take a look at these child safety shopping tips. They might just help you this holiday season.


Nov 26

It seems like we’ve all been there: your child just won’t stop doing something you don’t want them to do and in the heat of the moment, you promise your child something in order to make them stop. If you can relate, take a look at this: one mom’s confession about using candy to bribe to her kids.


Nov 26

The holiday season is officially upon us, and if you’re looking to save a little money this year when it comes to gift-giving, you might just want to try making a few homemade holiday gifts. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved in a personalizing a gift for their favorite friend of family member.


Nov 25

If you’re a busy parent who is always on the go, you might want to check out these great time-saving tips from Real Simple. They’ll help you manage your time like never before.


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