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  1. Family Life
    It's that time of the year again when kids (and adults!) can't get enough of the holiday movies. For many of us, reveling in our favorite holiday flicks is a big part of enjoying the magic of the season. Many of us have memories of cozying up to a fire or under a blanket with our own families...
  2. Family Life
    Spending time with family members over the holidays can be stressful for some parents that are choosing to raise their children differently from how they were raised or how their other family members are raising their children. Differences in parenting styles and societal changes can make...
  3. Family Life
    Not everyone keeps a naughty or nice list. And not everyone chooses to tell their kids about Santa. One mom tells us why she doesn't choose to do Santa Claus. 'Tis the season! The season to destroy the holiday spirit by debating about whether or not to do Santa Claus. Just kidding. Kind of...
  4. Family Life
    I've written about numerous controversial parenting topics, but none gets parents quite so upset as the idea of a family not raising their children to believe in Santa. Why would we want to ruin their childhood like that? Why must we squash all magic and imagination? Why can't we just let kids...
  5. Family Life
    When it comes to giving birth, one piece advice I'd give to first-time moms is to forget everything they've seen on TV and in the movies about birth. First of all, most of the portrayals are wildly inaccurate. Even worse, a lot of them are downright scary. Sure it helps add to the tension of the...
  6. Toddler & Child
    In the past few months, opening myself up to life's simple joys has been absolutely mood-boosting. I don't know about you, but I've been on an emotional roller-coaster ride lately. Some days I feel energized about all of the silver linings I've found during the current pandemic, and other days...
  7. Family Life
    Guest Post By Beth Berry, creator of Revolution from Home Over the years, I have pinpointed a few behaviors that - though widely accepted and even promoted by popular culture - simply don't serve me. Changing these behaviors is a process and one that requires both a willingness to take personal...
  8. Baby
    The Social Security Administration has provided its annual list of popular baby names. The list is compiled from data on all U.S. births in 2018 and gives stats on the top 1000 baby names of that year. Most commonly used girls' and boys' names were chosen by as many as 20,000+ families - while...
  9. Baby
    We recently asked our Facebook community the question, "If you could share ONLY five words of advice (no more, no less) with a brand new parent, what would they be?" The response was overwhelming, with nearly 2500 parents offering their wisdom. And considering we asked for only five words...we...
  10. Family Life
    Have you heard? It's the "In" thing to do - throw a crappy dinner party. No frills, all friends - a crappy party is an amazing way to reconnect with friends without having to worry about judgy house guests. If you haven't heard, maybe it's about time that you do. It's time for you to start...
  11. Toddler & Child
    Practicing yoga with your children is not only pure joy but extremely beneficial for yogis of all ages. Here's why we think you should be practicing yoga with kids. Katie Page, owner of the children's yoga studio, Wren's Nest, believes practicing yoga with your children strengthens family bonds...
  12. Baby
    What's in a name? Well, a lot, actually, and parents are often looking at the meanings of names just as much as they are the popularity of names when it comes to giving their wee ones lifetime monikers. So just what are the most popular names of the last century? Odds are, you have someone in...
  13. Toddler & Child
    I decided I'm not committed to shielding my son from all things superhero. What I am committed to instead is teaching him about real life superheroes. My son is a superhero enthusiast. If he is not dressed as a superhero (which is often), he is likely pretending to be one. He portrays each...
  14. Family Life
    It's quite easy to get swept up in the stress-inducing hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This year, I'm giving myself the gift of slower living instead. Ahhh the holiday season. Merry, bright, and extremely busy. So busy, we frequently burn ourselves out in an effort to please others...
  15. Toddler & Child
    One of the top inquiries I receive as a Registered Dietitian is "how can I get my child to eat more vegetables?" Luckily, I have found several amazing small businesses to recommend. An excellent strategy for raising healthy eaters is letting children play with their food. Really! In our home...
  16. Family Life
    Materialism has undesirable consequences for our children. I believe there is great benefit in teaching them to crave less. You may recall I wrote about raising my son as a minimalist several months ago. While this continues to be a strong desire of mine, I realize I've disconnected a bit from...
  17. Family Life
    We prefer outdoor time to screen time at our house, but there are always those nights we wish to kick back and watch a movie together as a family. We found a few refreshingly real movie (and short film) picks on Netflix that have encouraged great conversation with our son. Be warned, you may...
  18. Family Life
    The New Moon occurs when the sun and the moon are aligned. Many believe this moon phase is ripe for connecting through ritual and planting seeds of intention. The next new moon falls on August 11th, 2018. My family and I set intentions at both full and new moon gatherings. The gatherings we...
  19. Green Goods
    Spring is here, and now is a great time to start germinating seeds and teaching kids about where their food comes from. You don't need a greenhouse or heat lamp - just seeds, soil, and an egg carton. Planting seeds and watching them sprout will get your children excited about science, while...
  20. Family Life
    Spring and Summer weather is on everyone's mind, and one thing we love is neighborhood get-togethers watching movies on the 'big-screen' outside. Already loaded with kids' movies and shows (and the ability to stream Netflix and Youtube), the CINEMOOD Projector lets anywhere become a virtual...
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