• Why Exercise is Important after Baby

    Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it's important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program. What kind of delivery you had will determine how quick you can resume back to your exercise plan.

  • How Can I Diet When I Love to Eat?

    Your excuse is "I just love to eat!" Of course you do. And because food is such an important part of life, you are entitled to love it. But like any amorous relationship, if your lover is causing you pain, it may be time to re-evaluate the picture.

  • Vacation Safety for Babies and Toddlers

    It is important for parents to be even more vigilant about baby safety when on vacation. "Just because you are on vacation, do not take a vacation from your common sense and safety planning," says Samantha Wilson, former police officer, internationally recognized expert in child and family safety,

  • Best Hotels for Baby

    Suddenly it's cool to travel with baby, and now it is practical, too. Hotels across North America are recognizing babies and babies-on-board as valuable clients with new, deluxe accommodations.

  • Making It Work to Stay Home from Work

    I love my time with Josh (3) and Sam (9 months), but I miss talking with the people at work and using my mind in a different way. I don't really want to get a job, I just want some kind of change at home.

  • Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

    by Elizabeth Pantley

    Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry; we can't prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate ways. If your child uses these physical acts to express her feelings, use some of the following tips to change her behavior.

  • What Triggers Your Anger?

    Day-to-day expectations and responsibilities can create angry emotions in both parents and children. No matter how skilled you are at parenting, no matter how wonderful your children are, you cannot eliminate or avoid the unpleasant situations that occur in all families.

  • When Mother's Day Feels Empty

    Remember that Mother's Day is not a holiday that has to be celebrated. If a grieving mother does not want to attend a banquet, or watch baby dedications at church, or see special family gatherings at restaurants, then she has the right to choose not to participate in these events

  • Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

    Children can be both excited and bored when at a restaurant. With a good game plan, you can help your children learn how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that you can all enjoy the experience.

  • Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

    If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors -- every parent has to deal with them!