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Gifts for Kids…That Give Back

Also Read: 35+ Gifts for Everyone on Your List…That Give Back! While you’re out shopping this holiday season, consider choosing one of these 15 gifts that actually give back!  The companies below are dedicated to giving back to several valuable social causes! It makes giving feel even better! 1. Fitbit for kids The Kids Fitness Watch is a one-size-fits-most fitness band […]

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

How much sleep do our kids need? The question is commonly debated by researchers and parents alike. The more, the better I usually say, up to a logical point of course. National guidelines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 8.5 hours of sleep for tweens and teens, and at least 10 hours for children ages 5-10. According to a recent study […]

10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess […]

Top Ten Reasons the Elves Didn’t Move

Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess at what might have happened. It […]

10 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family, but sometimes the kids get lost in the shuffle. Here are a few ways to keep the kids busy so you can get busy in the kitchen and later, sit and enjoy your meal. 1. Get them ready to dress the part. Have tables ready with construction paper, glue and scissors […]

15+ Things to Keep Your Little One Occupied on the Plane

Also Read: 20+ Festive Cocktails...trust us, you’ll need one after the trip. I’ve become a pro at packing for the plane and have a few unusual items (scotch tape, address labels, string) that have saved me. Before our first trip with kids, I got some advice from a friend: “Pack extra clothes–not just for the baby, but for you.” On […]

Can Stress Affect the Gender of Your Baby?

Read This Before You Decide to Get Pregnant Again A new study by American and British researchers reveals there may a link between a woman’s stress level and whether she has a boy or a girl. High stress, measured in this study by both subjective participant reports and serum cortisol levels, seemed to increase the […]

College, Anxiety, and Our Immediate Gratification Culture

My oldest daughter went to college this year. As her mom, I was hoping she would hit the ground running, call to tell me everything was great, and be having so much fun, meeting so many wonderful people and feeling so appropriately challenged academically, she would be too busy to call again. As a realist, I knew […]

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