Top Tips For Keeping Your Kids Healthy

One time at a routine doctor visit, a nurse changed my son’s diaper, went to the sink…and washed my BABY’S hands! That surprised me, but the reason she gave surprised me even more. She told me that hand washing is the best way to prevent illness—and that goes for babies, too! Once babies are past the newborn stage, washing those …

Praise Effort Over Achievement? Yes, But Flexibility is Important, Too

As parents, we sometimes find books or articles that make us question the way we parent and try something new. This week, one of us found out that the way most of us encourage our kids may actually hurt them. You’ve probably heard “praise effort not achievement.” But it’s not enough to just encourage kids to try hard (plus, it …

How to Actually Get Sunscreen on Toddlers, and Other Summer Sun Tips

If summer has you ramping up your outside time with your little one, we’ve got you covered with infant and toddler sun safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And we’ve collected a few bonus pointers for ACTUALLY getting sunscreen safely applied to even the squirmiest of babies. Infants Got a little one six months or younger? The general …

Unlock Your Secret Superhero Mom Profile With This Hilarious Quiz

Maybe you know her as Beth, or Nicole, or “Mom”… but every mom has a secret superhero profile, and we’ve built a quiz to help uncover those hidden identities. Moms: Answer these questions and we’ll tell you about your archenemy, your secret powers, and we’ll give you a superhero name! This is a super fun activity to do with kids. Try …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

This Parenting Technique Has Made a Huge Difference in My Life

The big idea: Learning to Stop, Drop and Breathe when you start to lose it with your family can help you stay calm, patient and centered. Whether it’s a 10 year-old who knows just how to get under our skin, or a baby who won’t stop screaming, man, kids can push our buttons. But Dr. Laura Markham, author of the …