Mom Anxiety Is Real: Here’s How I Handle It

When you decide to become a mom, everyone waxes poetic about the dubious joy of diapers. If they discuss parenting anxiety, it’s through jokes like, “Wait ’til she’s a teenager.” At the risk of bursting your bubble, mister, I have plenty of worries right now without bringing boys and acne into the equation. In all seriousness, though, we need to talk about how mom anxiety is real and how parents can handle it. Always feeling on edge makes it difficult…

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Why Kids Need Recess: A Manifesto

Across the country, schools are reducing and eliminating recess time — despite soaring rates of childhood obesity. It’s time for this insanity to stop. Children need unstructured play to develop physically and mentally. It also promotes emotional development. Kids need more physical activity than adults…

November 29, 2019
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7 Constructive Activities for Children With Anxiety

Anxiety disorders cause extreme fear and worry, sleeping disorders and panic attacks. And, these disorders don’t discriminate. Social phobia, separation anxiety, stress and general anxiety disorder affect children as well as adults. This can make it difficult for kids to focus in school, talk…

November 21, 2019
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Gentle Tips to Wean a Baby From Nursing

You love the closeness that comes with breastfeeding your baby. Yet you can’t nurse forever, as much as you both enjoy it. How do you know when it’s time to wean your baby? Plus, how can you introduce a new routine without setting off…

November 19, 2019

These Intoxicating Teas Are the Best for Anxiety

Aah. Is there anything better than a nice cuppa to soothe anxious nerves? Yes — a delightful brew of the right herbs. Rates of anxiety disorders continue to increase. While talk therapy and medications do address the immediate problem and the underlying causes, sometimes,…

November 11, 2019
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8 Family Dinner Menu Ideas to Make Your Week Easier

Getting dinner ready for the whole family, especially after a long day of work, errands, kids’ activities and more, can be a struggle. But you no longer have to dread meal times. If you want some family dinner menu ideas to simplify your weeknight,…

November 8, 2019
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Advantages of a Budget For a Family of Four

It’s not just you anymore. Heck, it’s not just you and your partner, either. There are four family members, and all of you need certain things to get by. As one of the grown-ups, it’s up to you to figure out how you can…

November 6, 2019
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15 Spooky Halloween Breakfast Treats

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to pull together a few special treats for those lucky kiddos in your life. On Halloween morning, breakfast should be celebrated with spooky touches worthy of the holiday. Here are 15 spooky breakfast treat ideas…

October 29, 2019