By Dawn V. Obrecht
Ever have trouble letting go of a relationship? Obsessed with another person? Way too loyal, to the point where it hurts you and possibly others who care about you? Are others who are dependent on you, even your children, getting hurt because you are keeping yourself and them in a... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
"Come on. Just one bite won't hurt you."
"Ewww. It's gross!"
It's a scene that plays out at dinnertime in thousands of households across the country. But if you're picturing a frustrated mother and her rebellious five-year-old, think again. The truth is that many adults turn up their noses at certain foods, and no amount of... Read More
Since Gerber first started jarring strained peas in 1928, baby food has become a billion-dollar industry.
Stroll today's grocery aisle and you'll see organic labels, kosher guarantees, exotic mixes (how about some mango and kiwi with that applesauce?), and supplements that promise to boost your baby's brain.
All that innovation adds up. Check your grocery receipt, and you'll see why. The price of one jar of applesauce can outweigh one... Read More
Kid party food doesn't have to take hours to prepare or completely blow your budget. When it comes to kids and party food, variety and presentation are the answer.
Rather than cooking a few specialty dishes, aim for serving lots of small dishes of fun and kid-friendly finger foods. Try to serve mainly savory foods and only a few sweet treats. This will help avoid the dreaded sugar highs. Here are a few time-tested party food... Read More
There are a lot of vegetarians among us, some by circumstance and some by choice. Those who are vegetarians by choice can be divided into two general groups -- those who do not eat meat, poultry or fish, but do consume dairy products as - in theory - the animals are not harmed or killed by the gathering of those products. Vegans, however, use no animal products whatsoever. There are many health benefits to a planned vegetarian diet, as... Read More
Author: Jim Martinez
Welcome to a new year, and yet another cold season. If you're like most adults, you'll likely have a cold two to four times in the next 12 months. Children, especially preschoolers, have it even worse, getting as many as eight to 10 colds annually.
Although most colds aren't considered... Read More
Are you looking for the secrets of taking perfect family photos? Look no further. These tips will help you take better pictures in no time flat; no photography degree required.
Planned Family Pictures
If you are planning your family photos ahead, ask that family members' clothes be similar in color as well as texture and style. This will give the picture a uniform appearance... Read More
Traveling with children can be enjoyable and fun with these family-friendly travel tips. No matter if you are traveling by plane, train or automobile you can have a pleasant experience if you prepare and plan ahead of time.
Family-Friendly Travel by Plane
Sometimes the best way to prepare for family travel on a plane is by creating expectation. When children are excited about something, they tend to go into it... Read More
The old saying "everything changes once you have kids" is a truth for the ages. There's no part of life that isn't touched by the experience of becoming a mom. For the most part, the changes are positive, but sometimes they can be emotionally difficult.
When children come into our lives, they automatically become the center of our world. They're helpless, completely dependent on us, and in need of almost... Read More
Nothing captures memories and powerful moments more than a photograph. You don't have to be a professional photographer in order to snap the perfect family picture. You can add life and interest to your family pictures with these tips.
Taking Pictures at Different Levels
Typically, adults stand up when taking pictures of their children. However, since adults can be much taller than a child, you can... Read More