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March 6, 2018 “The Little Book of Momfulness: A Non-expert Guide to Imperfect Momhood” by Sarah Ford If you’re looking to practice mindfulness, this pocket-size guide is not for you. more »»

How Dads Can Provide Support for Breastfeeding Moms

March 6, 2018 What can dads of breastfed babies do to support moms? Really, the only thing dads and caregivers can’t do is breastfeed. more »»

Girl Power

November 30, 2017 “He’s the strongest man in the world.” “Man, yes,” said Pippi, “but I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that. more »»

How to Help

November 30, 2017 Organizations that help children and families are seeking help not just at the holidays but year-round. more »»

You Better Watch Out

November 30, 2017 Sally, our usually sunny 6-year-old, took a look at the pile of gifts under the tree and said gloomily, “I guess there’s nothing there for me. more »»

Tuck Them in With This Sweet New Book

July 26, 2017 Mary Englebreit has paired her colorful, endearing animals with bedtime stories and prayers in “The Bedtime Book,” a new title from ZonderKidz. more »»

Focus on Family Fun

July 26, 2017 There are two family-friendly establishments that have opened recently in Wheeling: The Windmill on U.S. more »»

Eat Your Beets: Freeze-dried Goodness

July 26, 2017 Crunchies are freeze-dried fruits and veggies that are true to their name. Each one is a single-ingredient, zero-sugar-added, snack exploding with flavor. more »»

Where Are My Keys?

July 26, 2017 Tile is my new bff. It’s the best thing that’s happened to me since full-serve gas stations and drive-thru convenience stores. more »»

Bully-proofing Youth Workshop Set at WCDS

January 24, 2017 Child and adolescent therapist Jim Bisenius will offer practical and effective solutions for parents, teachers and students to deal with the bullies in their lives during his Bully-proofing Youth... more »»

Reboot, Recharge, Refresh

January 24, 2017 Imagine three consecutive nights of uninterrupted slumber. I experienced it not too long ago. more »»

Puzzling Times

January 24, 2017 What to do? What to do? It’s a puzzle. Bad weather has everybody inside. Confined kids turn into little pit vipers. When winter doldrums set in, everything is so borin. more »»

A Season for Believers

December 15, 2016 “Does Santa really ‘know if you are sleeping’?”asked my middle daughter Sally, then 5, in last year’s run-up to Christmas. We were driving somewhere, just the two of us. “I don’t know,” I said. more »»

Turning Purple With Frustration?

November 14, 2016 Frustration with infant crying is the No. 1 thing that triggers a person to shake or harm a baby. more »»

New Strollers Enter the Fold

November 14, 2016 Most strollers fold, but some are like contortionists. more »»

How to Have a Happy Halloween Despite Sensory Disorder

October 24, 2016 While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad "ghouls and goblins," children affected by a sensory processing disorder may... more »»

‘Match’ Your Family With a Child in Need

September 13, 2016 Ever wish you could be a foster parent or Big Brother/Big Sister to a local child, someone to be a stabilizing force, to increase the child’s self-esteem and chances of graduating from high school?... more »»

Local Moms Cash in on Back-to-School Deals

September 6, 2016 Price matters to moms nationwide when it comes to back-to-school shopping, and local moms are no differen. more »»

Safeguard kids' devices

June 7, 2016 New apps pop up seemingly out of nowhere, but instantly every single one of your kid’s friends and classmates is using it and you find out so is your ki. more »»

Family Game Night: Reviews

June 7, 2016 ‘How to Write a Story’ This book/game was amazing! It gave us so many different choices as to what the story could be about. I think at one time we had three different stories going on. more »»



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