How do you get a picky kid to eat spinach (or anything
other than PB&J!)? Which uses less water—hand-washing the dishes loading up the dishwasher? Can you parent too
much? Moms Meet groups have tackled these questions—and a whole bunch more—with our monthly discussion features. Check them out for yourself, then share one (or more!) the next time you meet with your mom group
If you take a holistic approach to your family’s health, chances are you’ve noticed the increase in probiotic supplements on drugstore shelves that claim to do things like alleviate digestive issues and boost immunity. While many people are intrigued by probiotics, confusion about how they’re helpful—and if you should be taking them—still remains.
Navigating the politics of playdates isn’t always easy. Everyone is trying to negotiate their way through a territory where the rules of behavior and protocol aren’t always clear. But the experts say there are simple ways to create happy, successful, and fun-filled get-togethers.
Can a family of four set aside the to-do lists and sit down for dinner every night for three weeks and find more togetherness around the table?
After we celebrated her party, Ella (also a chocoholic) turned to me and said, “Mommy, I love you better than chocolate.” It just about melted my heart. This isn’t the first time she’s said that to me, but every time I hear the phrase, it’s so special because it’s a “saying” that just Ella and I share. What have your kids said to you that completely melts your heart?
My son Henry saw virtually no television for his first two years. Henry also got a new baby brother—and our television situation has become more complicated. Henry will watch TV occasionally but it’s hard to keep his baby brother, now crawling, from watching it, too. So we’re left wondering: Just how bad would a little secondhand television be for baby George?
In the wondrous moments following birth, you gently nestle new baby to breast, where she contentedly suckles—and so begins your idyllic, bonding journey. That’s the movie version, anyway. In real life, that journey too often comes with a surprising amount of confusion, frustration, and pain. Here, three common breastfeeding challenges—plus their natural solutions—to help turn the breastfeeding scenario of your dreams into reality.
Gottlieb wanted something different, more like her own upbringing in a Pittsburgh cul-de-sac of homes where children ran in and out of one another’s houses, and small talk was part of everyday life. After going through a divorce, Gottlieb found such a place. Cohousing is a contemporary take on an age-old idea—and families are flocking to it.
Why do TV networks save their best shows for winter? Because when the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter, channel surfing is the easiest escape for restless families bouncing off the walls (and one another). Instead of fighting for the remote control, here are three fun and inventive family activities you can do with your kids when the skies get dark earlier but their bedtime stays the same.
So how many of you out there love free stuff? When one of my friends invited me to a toy and clothing swap party, I was in. It was a really fun night! But the best part came after the swapping madness ended. Over delicious treats and coffee, we all shared our ideas about Christmas traditions, recipes, crafts, decorations, and more. Do you have any great holiday traditions, crafts, activities, or thoughts to share?
Tired of daunting New Year’s resolutions? Us too. So instead of vowing to exercise every single day or never feed the kids sugar again, try these eight small changes–they’ll add up to a feel-great 2013.