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    Five Ways the Whole Family Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

    Sleep is essential to good health, happiness and even decreased risk of many diseases. Of course, that actually sounds awful when you consider how very little sleep we actually get. I, for one, cannot function on less than 9 hours a night, but I’m an early bird in every definition of the manner. Early to […] More

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    How to Deal with Hurtful Family Members on Thanksgiving 2014

    Thanksgiving is one of the most magical holidays of the year. It’s practical in that it has no mystical characters that bring presents to leave under the tree after coming in through your chimney, but it’s magical in that it’s the one day of the year that families come together in an effort to put […] More

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    Five Tips to Survive a Family Visit During the Holidays

    It might not quite be time for a holiday visit with the family just yet, unless your family is really big on Halloween! Thanksgiving is nearly two months away still and Christmas is three, which gives you time to collect your thoughts and prepare to be mentally capable in order to survive a family visit during the […] More

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    Five Facts of Life that Only Siblings Understand

    Siblings – they can be both your best friend and your mortal enemy, depending on the day and what you’ve borrowed or stolen from them. They’ve seen us at our best, worst, most beautiful, ugliest, nicest, meanest and everything in between. Siblings are the best because they are pretty much built-in friends that you are […] More

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    Signs You and the Kids Need To Take a Break From Each Other

    As a parent you probably spend a great deal of time wondering if you spend enough time with your kids and doubting you actually do. Between your million obligations, you probably think you haven’t enough time for your kids and you might find yourself declining invitations and date nights to spend more time at home […] More

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    Handling Difficult In-Laws with Class

    Getting married means becoming part of a new family that includes your in-laws; whether you like it or not. In an ideal world, everyone would be blessed with the kind of awesome in-laws that I have (and most everyone I know has) but it’s not always so easy. Some in-laws are tough. Some are mean. […] More

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    Help Your Child Accept Your New Baby

    If you’ve more than one child, you know how irritating, hurtful and annoying (did I mention annoying) it is to have kids who don’t always get along. It’s par for the course, naturally, to have kids who argue and disagree and tell on one another with regularity, but your kids don’t have to dislike one […] More

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    Three Ways to Have a Happy Home and Family

    What does every family want most in life; a happy home. No matter what they think they want most in life, a happy home is the root of all desire. Some people think they want more money, and that’s because they think it will make them happy. Others want to meet someone wonderful to marry […] More

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    Tips for New Moms with Mother-in-Law Issues

    One of the biggest issues many women face once they’re married is their mother-in-law. Of course, the mother-in-law relationship is one that is known for its contemptuous nature, competitiveness and stress. After all, she must dislike you, right? You are taking away her baby boy and making him all your own and leaving her out […] More

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    December Bucket List Activities for the Whole Family

    Now that December is here, it’s time to think about what you want to add to your December bucket list. There are a few activities you simply have to try with the family this holiday season. Everyone from mom and dad to the smallest of children will enjoy these family-friendly December bucket list items. Make […] More

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    Encourage A Bond Between Your Child And Their Grandparent

    Sometimes a grandparent will have trouble bonding with their grandchild.  It may be that they live far apart, don’t have many opportunities to be together or even that they just don’t have much in common.  Thankfully, there are things that you can do to help a grandparent and grandchild bond. Tell your child stories about […] More

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    Make the Holidays with Your Family a Little Easier

    It’s here; Thanksgiving week is here and the holidays are now officially upon us. What does this mean? Aside from tighter than normal pants, turkey overdose and entirely too much pie, it means time with your in-laws. Unless you’re lucky enough to love yours (like I am mine) you might not look forward to the […] More

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