When my husband and I found out that our first child was a boy, we were elated. I think the standard answer to the, “What do you hope you’re having?” is, “Oh, we just hope the baby is healthy,...
Everyone knows reading to your children is important, but now a new study illustrates just how important it can be to read to your young children each night for vocabulary and reading skills. Researchers from Ohio State University discovered a...
I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children. To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...
Most moms I know are focus on feeding their kids the best foods, and for many of them that means organic foods. However, I know many moms still struggle with this. Some can’t afford it. Some don’t believe all the...
When I started my garden three years ago it was something to take my mind off the business of life. I loved the idea of being able to nurture and grow my own food, and while I knew it...
Earth Day is on the horizon and while the world picks a day to celebrate the planet, I’m hoping to teach my kids to appreciate it every day. Since it’s the only one we have treating it right is...
If you want your teen to have a positive view of their body, new research suggests you should start with a good breakfast around the kitchen table – together. While many experts disagree about the role breakfast plays in overall...
As a family constantly on-the-go with work, school, extracurricular activities and errands, it feels like we’re always running somewhere. While we are going places, it never fails that my kids will be hungry and want a snack. In the early...
When you become a parent, you know you’re going to be tired. You prepare for it. You expect it and to some extent, you accept it otherwise you wouldn’t do it (possibly again and again and again). Most people convince...
When it comes to your family’s safety, you don’t want to compromise. At home you want to make sure you have all the systems in place that will protect them from any of life’s hazards and that those systems...