"What if day was night and night was day? Would I still have to go to bed?" "What if you and dad weren’t my mom and dad? Would I have to call you Molly?" Molly Cavanaugh's kids go on like this all day, every day – definitely keeping her on her toes. "They rarely repeat themselves," she writes. "I am in awe of their tenacity."
If we want girls and boys to benefit from all youth sports has to offer, we have to make it appealing. When youth coaches focus on the positives and spend a majority of their time praising, complimenting and encouraging young people, practices and games are more enjoyable, pleasant and fun for kids and adults.
In a recent column you advised stepparents to have complete disciplinary authority over all children who live in or visit the home, but do you feel the same policy should apply when the stepparent joins the family when the kids are teenagers instead of younger children?
Working from home is tough, but those of us who do it know it’s not impossible. Here are few tips for making it work if you hire someone to help you.
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Do you know an expecting mother who deserves recognition? Well, now is your chance to tell us about her.
It started off like any other day. My husband left for work in the morning as I did my writing. My 20-month-old woke up babbling and talking. My bulldog snored on our recliner. But it wasn’t just any other day; it was the day I questioned everything. A day I’ve now called, “I’ll never be the same again.”
Dear Sassy Housewife: I am seven months pregnant with my first child. Recently, we discussed a birth plan with our doctor, which included whether or not we want people in the room with us when our daughter is born. Both my husband and I agree we want it to just be us. My mom, however, is very unhappy with this decision. How can I explain this to her without really hurting her feelings?
College has gotten so expensive that it's weighing on even the parents of third-graders, threatening to leave them too debt-saddled to retire.
Momsomnia (mom + insomnia): When a sleep-deprived mama is unable to sleep despite the fact that her children are all sleeping. See also: sleeping for the rest of your days with one eye and ear on alert.
Boys Town Pediatrics discusses how to properly remove a tick once it has bitten a person.
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"We unabashedly, shamelessly beg people for money to support childhood cancer research because we’ve seen the faces of the children who will die without it."
With school back in full swing, the bedtime battles are officially on. Whether your kids are 2 or 12, you are probably dealing with the ramifications of attempting to go to bed on time so your kids can wake up fully rested. One local mom offers a few tips to help.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug.
"Let's face it. Raising kids is tough. Some days it’s just easier to give in than fight a losing battle. Trust me, you aren’t harming your kids as much as you or society wants to think you are."
Some kids have an easy time making new friends. Some kids have a very large circle of friends, and others are content with one or two close friends. But for others, meeting new people and developing friendships can seem like an impossible task. Here are some tips you can offer to help your child make new friends.
"As we await baby number three, I still worry about finances and logistics. I still keep my Zantac close and my milkshakes closer," writes momaha.com blogger Catherine Kraemer. "But I am also so comfortably confident in our ability to welcome another daughter with arms and hearts wide open, ready to be smitten and vulnerable all over again."
Rachel Higginson and her husband have decided to have a tablet-free home. "I'd rather kick them outside where they can run around or set them up at the table with crayons and markers and let them create. Plus, we have all these kids for a reason! Built in playmates and best friends that live under the same roof mean they always have someone to play with."
The Omaha Girls Who Code club started last year at Abrahams Library. Since then, it's grown into three clubs, including one at Do Space. Interested in signing up for it? You have until Sunday!
Although hand, foot and mouth disease most commonly affects infants and children younger than 5 years of age, it can also occur in older children and adults. Here are some common symptoms of the disease, as well as causes, treatment and ways to prevent it.
Dog Gone Problems: I have two dogs. Maggie is a high energy, 15-pound therapy dog who stays with my grandmother most of the day. The other dog, Ruby, who weighs 45 pounds, stays with us all the time. They play with one another daily in my dad’s back yard, and are not aggressive to other dogs or people. When both dogs are in my apartment, however, they go crazy. Maggie gets so excited that Ruby is there and she plays so rough. Do you have any advice?
Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.
It seems the older our children grow, the busier our lives become. Balancing work, school, extracurricular activities, errands and chores can make it difficult to eat dinner as a family. Here are some tips to help you make family dinners a priority.
For a lot of first-year college students, starting school is one of the biggest life changes they’ll ever face. Here are three pieces of advice your soon-to-be-freshman may need to hear.
Dear Sassy Housewife: My husband and I rarely go out on dates, so we rarely get babysitters. But when we do, we have one we absolutely love. Sometimes, if she's not available, we'll ask my husband's brother and sister-in-law. The only problem is they expect to be paid. We don't really know how to address this, so we have just paid them. All of our other family members don't want to be paid – and we don't expect to be paid when we watch nieces and nephews. What are your thoughts?
"As I sat poring over said emails, I saw the usual reminders from Pinterest about how to make a memorably crafty scrapbook-worthy photo capture of that first day back," writes Molly Cavanaugh. "But then I noticed one email in particular that gave me pause – a link to a list of 'great back-to-school gifts.' Gifts?"
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