Nesting is a word predominately used to describe female behavior prior to giving birth. It can be defined by behaviors such as: getting the house in order, setting up the nursery and creating an ambience in the household to prepare for the arrival of the new baby. But what does nesting mean to me, the dad? And how can it be defined by men?
Getting that perfect emerald shade of frosting for the annual St. Patrick's Day party just got easier. McCormick's "Shamrockin' Treats" food color guide tells you exactly how much of their colors to mix together for the ideal shade of green, whether it's for frosting or tinted cake mix.
Everyone likes a fun and healthy dining companion, so this week, invite some mushrooms to dinner. They're fungi! Mushrooms are rich in the mineral selenium, vitamin D and B vitamins riboflavin and niacin. From button to shiitake, all the way to meaty portobellos, mushrooms are fungi that will help you celebrate National Nutrition Month and "enjoy the taste of eating right."
Skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace has a lot to be happy about. She recently won her first Olympic silver medal at Sochi. The mother of two was sponsored by AT&T and was involved in their national ad campaign in support of Team USA. Noelle and her family appeared in one commercial for the company, titled "Hours," and she also was in another video for the company discussing her training.
I sat, sobbing, tears running down my cheeks, in my bedroom chair, watched by my two teenage children sitting opposite me on the bed.
If you're looking for a really unusual name, you might not have to look any further than your nearest library.
The vast majority of pregnancies go problem-free, but for these moms, delivering a healthy baby was a matter of life and death.
More often than not, a woman's first prenatal visit comes with a lot of do's and don'ts. What to eat. What not to eat. When to exercise. How to exercise. And most importantly, which over-the-counter medications are safe to take in the event of minor ailments like an upset stomach or a headache.
Daylight saving time is here and no doubt you have had trouble with your little one adjusting to the new schedule. Getting them to sleep an hour earlier can be tricky and often in our busy lives we have not had time to do it progressively during the week before. Here are some tips to help get your little one to sleep - even if it is an hour earlier.
Our lives feel busier than ever - cellphones, tablets and laptops can certainly help us be more efficient, but they also can make us feel like we need to be accessible to everyone all the time. Kids are introduced to technology at a younger age than ever before. Is technology a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to raising our kids? Here are some tips to help parents find balance and set some boundaries around screen time.
When I meet parents, the first question they ask me is what language their child should learn. I make a rule of not answering that question because I believe language learning is personal. But today I have decided to break my rule because there is one language that all children would benefit from learning, and that language is coding. As technology grows and touches all aspects of our lives, I can see that in the future most students who are going to be successful should have at least a basic understanding of how coding works.
The New York Times reports a new study shows that Hollywood relationship movies can actually help strengthen relationships in the real world. That a "Love Story" intervention is as effective as therapy.
"Kendra on Top" star Hank Baskett is "honored and blessed" to host the first Every Thing for Dads Convention on March 15 in Sarasota, Fla. The convention is intended to launch a grassroots movement raising awareness of the need for dads to be involved parents.
What would you do if your own relatives teased your child or talked with others about his or her "bad behavior"?
A humidifier can be an asset any time of the year, but especially in a dry desert-like climate. The benefits? A humidifier can stop throats from becoming dry, reduce static electricity, and keep plants healthier.
It's very common for children to have nightmares, and believe there is a monster in their room. Even as adults, we can feel fear and be a little disoriented when we wake from a bad dream, but we are able to distinguish between the real and the imaginary. Young children aren't yet able to logically reason; they actually believe that a huge monster will fit under the bed or in the top drawer of the dresser. These fears are very real to your children so telling them, "there are no monsters under your bed," won't alleviate their fear, and in some cases will make it worse. Using your child's dominant sense to change their focus and melt away their fears can be a wonderful tool to help your child, as well as teaching them how to refocus when things get scary - so the aim is to distract, resolve, then get them back to sleep.
Clutching her handmade rice doll to her chest, Angelica Garcia quietly sang "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to her newborn brother this week as he slept in an incubator in the neonatal intensive care unit at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
More than calories, fat, cost or convenience, taste is the most important factor when it comes to our food choices. In honor of National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this week we've selected recipes with ingredients from all five food groups that will help you and your family live this year's theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." No plain, broiled chicken breasts here. We've got recipes bursting with flavor that are healthy, too.
Ladies ... Yoga pants are not pants! They're just not. Much like tie-dye has nothing to do with neckties, and gumshoes have nothing to do with shoes (or gum), yoga pants have nothing to do with pants, slacks or trousers and shouldn't be worn as such.
A new nutritional education program is helping parents feed their children more healthful foods without the usual resistance.
Don't you wish your child came with a manual? Parenting is an ever-evolving game of trial and error. Adjusting your parenting style to work with your child's bent is essential for positive parenting practices. That's why I developed five positive parenting changes that allow me to focus on my relationship with my son vs. on all the other stuff that can often seem oh so important. Join me and commit to making a few positive adjustments to your parenting strategy like embracing the chaos and living in the moment.
Ring. Ring. My home phone is jangling. The one that no one ever answers because we all have cellphones.
Many parents are looking for baby names that are not too popular but not too unusual, not too trendy but also not too weird.
The Kardashians are adding another 'K' to their empire: kids.