Spending More Time with Your Children: A New Years Resolution You Can Keep

If you’re like many people, you’ve put spending time with your family at or near the top of your New Year’s resolution list. Now you’re wondering how you can possibly do it–you’re over-extended, overwhelmed,...

Rules for Dating Our Sister

My oldest daughters have officially entered into the dating age. I have dreaded this time, but knew that sooner or later it was coming. I have given them all kinds of advice and a long...

Secrets for Stress-Free Winter Travel

Are you traveling for the holidays or taking a vacay this winter? Whether to escape the cold for somewhere more tropical, or to hit the slopes for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding, it’s always...

How to Make New Year’s Eve Kid-Friendly

If New Year’s Eve means staying at home with the kids this year, making it a kid-friendly festivity is easier than you might think. Parents can still have lots of fun, ringing in the...

6 Parenting Mistakes You’re Probably, Definitely Going To Make

Note: If you’re a perfect mom, then this article is not for you. For the rest of us, a perfect-mom-o-meter is likely nowhere to be found. Let’s be real: As moms, we mess up. And...

Show-Stopping Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Do you have recipes that you clipped from a newspaper or magazine, put away in your recipe box and then forgotten for 10+ years? Well, this is one of those recipes. I cut out this...

10 Things Nobody Will Tell You About Having A Baby

After reading “20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids,” I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own. So without further ado, here are ten things I learned as a new...

11 Homemade Holiday Gifts You’ll Feel Great About Giving

Make the season merry and bright by creating any one of these handmade gifts from the heart! Love triumphs all, and what says I love you more than something you’ve crafted by hand. I hope...

Baby Proofing Tips for Babies on the Move

Before giving birth, parents often feel a strong natural urge to provide a safe environment for their baby – often called “nesting.”  Of course, your baby won’t be mobile for several months, so don’t...

5 Signs It’s Time to Go Up a Diaper Size

One of the first things you learn as a new parent is how to change a diaper, and before long you become a diaper-changing expert. The next type of diaper change you should be...

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own holiday wrapping paper! It’s a fun and festive way to wrap your presents – and it’s SUPER simple. These gifts are sure to be a hit when...

Hummus Stuffed-California Ripe Olives for the Holidays

The following post was written by Lori Pace and in partnership with the California Olive Committee. Holiday party time is here, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want their dish to be the talk of...