"I’ve officially decided to make fitness a priority again. I’m tired (who isn’t?), but I’m also tired of envying the parents who make it to the gym. I’m tired of feeling sluggish, squishy and foggy-brained," said Catherine Kraemer. "Calling my sister and asking her to describe her latest Shred class in detail isn’t cutting it anymore."
Despite our culture's increasingly casual attitudes about pot, research suggests that marijuana use can damage the developing teen brain.
As a dog behaviorist, David Codr frequently hears from parents who are concerned about how their new dog and young children will get along. While these concerns are well-founded, dogs and kids can get along famously when the proper rules and structure are in place. Read on for Codr's tips.
“I got like five more steps and I was like, ‘Her head, her head,’” the mom said. “And he said, ‘What do you mean her head ... Then he was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, she’s having the baby.’”
"I can still see it 20 years later. Over-sized t-shirts and backwards baseball caps. Jean shorts I wish I could burn in effigy. And hair. Hair that was on the brink of turning curly thanks to the magic of puberty, but not quite there," said Rachel Higginson. "It was tragic. It was my awkward phase."
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Some expecting parents may forget to prepare for what will likely be their biggest expense when the baby arrives.
"If you’ve got time to read, you’ve got time to clean," Molly Cavanaugh thinks to herself every time she sits down to read. "And I think if I’ve got time to read, shouldn’t I be coloring with the kids or making something yummy for dinner or in some way 'contributing' to the family?"
We love our furry friends. What better way to show our appreciation than these seven DIY gifts and treats, compiled and created by Heather Winkel.
Viewers waited to see if Hannah Horvath would become a selfless person now that she had a baby. Guess what?
Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A’s, but typically makes B’s and C’s. He plays on both the football and tennis teams, but is a standout at neither. He thinks kids who use drugs and play video games are “stupi…
Dear Sassy Housewife: I am seven months pregnant with my first child. I am so excited, but also scared to death. Mostly just about the whole labor and birth part. I've heard so many good stories, but so many terrifying stories as well. I decided I want to get an epidural but my mom and sister are both chastising me about my decision. Am I just a wuss for wanting to use drugs?
It may seem as if teen boys don't want to communicate, but they do. And they need to.
"I live with the most adorable, lovable, expressive, energetic tyrant," wrote Shea Saladee. "His name is Beckett and he is 2 years old. He rules my house with a yogurt-covered fist, demanding things like granola bars and 'Sofia the First.'"
Methods of taking your child’s temperature vary depending on the type of thermometer you’re using and your child’s age. Here are five ways.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place April 20-23.
"The same debilitating fear I’ll have when handing my girls their first set of keys will be similar to when I hand them their first smart phone. When they’re 30 years old, obviously," said Anna Lind Thomas.
Jaime Wyant's family has been gone every two to three weeks for just a few days at a time since the beginning of February. "While the trips are great, the packing and unpacking can get old," she said. "I keep a master packing list for every type of trip before making an actual trip-specific list. Using this list saves me a ton of time and makes it so I don’t have to pack until the day before a trip."
"Even though my boys are only in first and fourth grade, already I’m seeing that each year the consequences for their choices continue to escalate," wrote Jenni DeWitt. "As that trend continues, it only drives home the importance of embracing opportunities for learning now, while the stakes are still relatively low for them."
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Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents Magazine, offers five of her favorite tips for planning a memorable vacation that won’t break the bank.
There are a few things parents can do to help keep depression at bay and help their kids through this challenging time. Here are a few tips.
He promises to do more, but then doesn’t. If I get angry, he immediately checks out or acts as though I have behaved badly. I have no perspective on whether I am asking too much.
More than 2,500 attended the 2017 ICAN conference, held Wednesday at the CenturyLink Center.
"When our munchkins used to giggle with their baby voices while feeding the ducks ... I don’t think my new mama mind could’ve wrapped itself around the bigness it would all grow into," wrote Lynn Kirkle. "Bigger voices, bigger crowd, bigger smiles, funnier jokes, louder laughs, bigger appetites; it’s all become a chaotic cacophony of boisterous happiness."
Unfortunately, studies show the hand-to-forehead technique is only 50 percent accurate if you perceive the forehead to be warm. There are several thermometer options available in order to get an accurate reading.
Dog Gone Problems: Our dog, Kramer, always loved the car and was wonderful on road trips. About three weeks ago we went for a hike and Kramer was with us. The car was full, and Kramer was in the back along with all the equipment. It wasn't too crowded, but it was tight enough. Ever since that trip he refuses to get into the car. Would you be able to offer some suggestion on how we can re introduce him to “happy trails” in the car?
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