You have to deal with varicose veins, weight gain and sore feet. Why not enjoy a few perks? Here's how some of you used your bump to your advantage.
Extech Instruments' Big Digit Hydro-Thermometer displays its digital readings with numbers that are an inch in height, great for children who are building basic skills in simple instrumentation and scientific principles. In addition to temperature, the thermometer displays a room's relative humidity, another basic concept for children, particularly those who live in a dry environment, to understand.
If your family's Easter celebration included colored eggs or spiral-sliced ham, you might be wondering what to do with all of your leftovers. Fear not. By adding some simple seasonal produce and pantry staples, we've put together a week's worth of balanced meals that will have your fridge emptied faster than you can say Peter Cottontail.
If you have a child old enough to speak, I bet you have heard these words: "I am bored."
Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children?
Cutting through babyGap at the mall on our way to GapKids, my youngest son pinches a pair of tiny jeans, holds them up, and says, "What is this, some kinda doll sale?" I stare at the bitsy britches. And like it was yesterday, I remember the first thing I ever bought my firstborn - a tiny, powder blue zip-up bodysuit that I still have.
Now that spring is here and the weather is warmer, with longer days, our older children will probably enjoy walking home from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having to turn five. Walk the path home with them physically a number of times, and a few times walking behind without them knowing. When you walk the route with your child, focus on the things your child will notice, especially within their dominant sensory mode.
One of the never-ending chores busy parents face is battling the mountain of laundry that gets generated each week. How much time do you spend each week fighting stains, hunting down missing socks and sorting clothes?
I'm sure your kids are just as clean, neat and organized as mine are, right? Ha! Just like everyone else, I suffer from nonstop annoyance over all my kids' stuff. They have so much. Toys here, there and everywhere, seemingly reproducing overnight. I put it all away in the evening and the next morning it magically reappears in almost the same place, as if it came alive around midnight and decided to mess with me.
Finding productive and educational ways for kids to spend their summer vacations can be frustrating for parents and boring for their children. Bizainy Activity Kits now give young ones the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial skills with start-up materials that come in a box.
I recently sat on a panel about Multiculturalism, International Education and Career Paths in the Professional World at the Lycee Francaise in New York City. While the focus of the panel was on the value that international students bring to U.S. campuses with their diverse language skills and cultural backgrounds, the focus quickly shifted to American students and the fact that our universities are graduating American students in the masses who lack these skills.
Two years ago, Bluffton, S.C., resident Kylie Ferguson found herself alone and pregnant.
So I'm looking at my day planner, and on April 11, I had penciled in "Last Day." I noticed it last week, but I was thinking that it was the last day of Lent. But that's next Thursday. And then I thought maybe it's the last day to finish my taxes. But that's next week too.
You can really spend a ton on your kid's sports, especially if you have more than one child playing. Here are some ways I've cut the cost:
Having a life of my own while also being a wife and the mom of a tween, who still enjoys spending time with me, gives me a guilt complex sometimes.
Technology can tell parents how fast their teen is driving or where he is at any given time with ease.
"Giuliana & Bill" star Bill Rancic is set to host the Food Network show, "Kitchen Casino," which premiered April 7 at 9 p.m, ET/PT. The new show brings together four talented chefs in a high-stakes game of chance that requires skill, speed and adaptability.
Give a traditional egg hunt a fun, nature-friendly spin with this idea from blogger Deb Olmstead of imaginechildhood.com. Fill emptied and washed eggshells with birdseed, then hide them in your yard (or a local park that allows bird feeding) for all your wild neighbors. "You can go on an outdoor adventure when you look for hiding places," says Deb.
There are some names that we've become so accustomed to seeing on the covers of People et al., attached to the babes of Tinseltown, that we assume that their popularity has instantly spread beyond the confines of Malibu and Calabasas. But it ain't necessarily so. There are several appellations worn by more than one starbaby that have yet to hit the current Top 1000 list - though this could change with the new rankings coming next month! Some of these names did have some 19th or 20th century success; others have never entered the list at all.
Next to regular Barbie - that unrealistically proportioned nemesis of "normal" female bodies everywhere - the more compact stature and rounder curves of "Average Barbie," created by Greenfield, Pa., artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm, looked like a healthier version of the female form to many who saw it online.
If you missed National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, don't fret. April is National Grilled Cheese Month! This staple of childhood lunches can be either as simple or as stellar as the ingredients you choose. Switch up your bread, cheese and other fillings for a whole new take on a classic. Once you've exhausted those options, pull out a press or improvise with a grill pan for paninis or think south of the border with quesadillas. Whatever your pleasure, there's an option for grilled cheese and healthy side dishes for balanced family meals all month long.
The first-born kids in a family do better in school than their siblings who follow, perhaps in part because they face more intense monitoring and rules, a new study finds. Parents tend to limit TV watching, for example, and monitor homework more with "earlier-born children" than with those that follow, the researchers found.
Are you raising an animal lover? If so, chances are they've already asked for a puppy, kitten, guinea pig, lizard, snake or bird of their own. Bringing home a pet is a big decision and shouldn't be taken lightly - especially if you have young kids in your home. I've put together some tips and advice to help ensure your decision is the right one - whatever that may be.
Courtney Grady understands the allure of video games.
It's Wednesday morning in Old Colorado City, and 10 new moms and their babies have arrived with their yoga mats.
Spring is finally here, and after a particularly brutal and prolonged winter it is a welcome relief. With spring comes Easter and other spring holidays; it also is the time when children of separated and blended families can feel anxiety, manifesting in "bad" behavior. Using each person's dominant sense, you will be able to have an understanding of when they are not coping and also how to alleviate their anxiety and concerns.
Family vacations are an excellent time to reconnect. As kids blossom into teenagers, they want their independence and tend to spend more time participating in extracurricular activities, hanging out with friends, at sporting events or working. At times your home may feel like a group of people living under the same roof without a lot of interaction. As kids grow older, family time is more difficult to juggle with busier schedules and multiple priorities.