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Fairy Tales Can Come True

October 3, 2014 Do you ever feel like you left your dreams behind when you became a mom? The new book “Bucket List Living For Moms” by Lara Krupicka, a regular contributor to OV Parent magazine, provides readers... more »»

Birthday Parties Outside the Box

October 3, 2014 It can be a struggle to come up with birthday party ideas year after year, especially on a budget. The Skyliner in Bridgeport is hosting a Birthday Bash Expo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. more »»

Dad Learns to Embrace 'Different'

September 3, 2014 Scott LeRette is like many parents, constantly second-guessing himself, feeling like he’s failing, blaming himself for his children’s poor behavior, illnesses and accidents. more »»

Raffi: 'Love Bug'

September 3, 2014 Legendary children’s artist and advocate Raffi is back after a more-than-10-year-hiatus with a new true-to-form, life-affirming CD, “Love Bug. more »»

Dilemma for Breastfeeding Moms at Work

September 3, 2014 The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare, requires employers to allow women to pump breast milk while they are at work, but like many federal regulations covering American workers,... more »»

Statewide Abuse Referral System a 'Go'

July 8, 2014 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, has set up a Centralized Intake Unit for reports of abuse and neglect throughout the state. more »»

Kristen Bell campaigns to keep celeb kids out of media

May 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suri Cruise did not ask for fame. Yet she's been chased by cameras practically from birth, with no choice in the matter, because her parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. more »»

Stress-Less Parenting Tips

May 15, 2014 Take time out each day to do something for yourself. Exercise, stretching, listening to soothing music, reading or meditation are some proven ways to reduce stress. more »»

Review: Parenting From the Heart

May 5, 2014 I hadn’t heard of Steven W. Vannoy’s “The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children” until the press release about its 20th anniversary printing popped into my emai. more »»

Review: When Daddy Doesn't Come Home

May 5, 2014 Nationwide, 2.7 million children have at least one parent in prison, according to a study by Pew Charitable Trusts. more »»

'Pocket Piggies' Review

April 2, 2014 Here’s a treat for your kids’ Easter baskets: the adorable new “Pocket Piggies” books. more »»

Egg-stra Special Easter Eggs

April 2, 2014 Known for their daring design pairings of high-end modern and flea market finds, HGTV design couple and parents of seven Robert and Cortney Novogratz, are sharing big and bold trends that will defin... more »»

'Spring Chicks' for the Easter Basket

April 2, 2014 Tommy and Tallulah are celebrating Spring in these six episodes new on DVD from “Tickety Toc,” including “Spring Chicks Time,” “Picnic Time” and “Watermelon Time. more »»

Stress Free Kids: A Review

March 4, 2014 Want to know how to stress this mom out? Give her a 205-page manual full of things you HAVE TO DO to de-stress yourself and your kids. more »»

Talk it up — Big time!

March 4, 2014 Research shows that both how much and how well parents talk to babies and toddlers influence development of language and vocabulary skills crucial to later school achievement. more »»

LEAP into shoe tying

March 4, 2014 Tired of tying your kids’ shoes? Invented by a first-grade teacher, EZ Leaps shoe tying tool is a simple, innovative way to assist children with tying their own laces. more »»

Toddlers love selfies: Parenting in an iPhone age

January 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren't ones Koskie has taken. more »»

Parenting Resolutions for 2014

January 7, 2014 Live in the moment: It’s easy to get caught up with the logistics of life (what’s for dinner, did I schedule swim lessons, where the heck are all of my son’s socks?!) — these details are important,... more »»

Valentines from the Heart ... and Mind

January 7, 2014 For Valentine’s Day this year, sure, buy the My Little Pony or Spiderman cards to pass out at school, but consider handing your child the craft box and letting him or her make cards for loved ones. more »»

Review: Helping Kids Think Positively

January 7, 2014 I know the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is sometimes considered sappy. more »»

 
 

 

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