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Egg Foo Young-ish (Spinach, Egg, Ham, & Coconut Pancakes)

Many years ago, Henry came up with a quick and easy savory coconut pancake recipe. Feeling competitive inspired, I decided to come up with my own …

Breakfast

Kids Who Just Gotta Win

School-age kids are competitive by nature. Teach them how to have fun -- and be a good sport.<p>Kids and Competition<p>My 7-year-old son, Carl, is obsessed with winning. No matter what we do -- sports, board games, even getting dressed in the morning -- it's a competition. Nothing makes him happier than …

Kids

What to Do When Your Child Seems Ungrateful

<i>Have you ever given your toddler a treat, expecting gratitude, only for him to demand more? Here’s what to do when your child seems ungrateful.</i><p>My …

10 Strategies for Ending Kids' Sugar Obsession

We’ve covered a lot in our managing sweets series — the culture of eating, how kids become sweets-obsessed, real life success stories and the science …

Why This Approach to Productivity Will Set You Ahead Over the Coming Years

Move; Be Intense; Recover<p>The other day I got more work done in a day than I had in a very long time.<p>I spent most of the day <i>not</i> working.<p>I’m lucky to …

What to Do If You Have a Food-Obsessed Kid

<i>The New York Times</i> ran an article about the Lure of Forbidden Food. It's a topic I know all too well because I regularly get questions like this in my email:<p>"We have a toddler who is absolutely amazing, but has an insatiable appetite and who I fear is addicted to food."<p>"My son's first thought of …

Parenting

How to Stop Sibling Hitting: A Script

<i>"My three year keeps hurting my 15 month old. Sometimes they play nicely, then out of the blue he'll just shove her over. We do timeouts and lectures</i> …

Parenting

Control Manipulative Child Behavior

Masters of Manipulation: How Kids Control You With Behavior<p>“My son can be the sweetest, most awesome kid in the world,” says Tracy of 10-year-old …

Parenting

Forming a Stronger Parent Unit

by | onJanuary 8, 2014| in Family Building<p>It’s possibly the most over-used gag on family sit-coms spanning the TV airwaves from the days of Leave it …

Parenting

How To: The Tricks to Making Delicious & Tender Kale Salads Every Time

Kale is the new baby spinach: it's taken over salads everywhere, and for good reason. This nutrient-dense vegetable is a member of the brassica …

The Hunger

Everyone's heard of the male midlife crisis, but what happens when a married mother of three finds herself drawn irresistibly away from her happy (enough) family—when she decides that she needs one last chance at all-consuming love?<p>A story like this could start almost anywhere. It could start with …

How To Get Over a Break Up (True Story)

How to Get Over a Break Up<p>By Tina Su Published in relationships<p>Falling passionately in love with someone is one of the most exhilarating feelings, as …

Relationships

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

8 tips for freelancing from home without ignoring your kids

Today is an unusual day for me. I’m working from home.<p>As many of you know, I’m not a full-time always-work-from-home freelance designer. I have a …

Freelancing

25 Ways to Simplify Your Life with Kids

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.” <b>– Charles Osgood</b><p>Anyone who has kids knows that any life with kids is going to …

Tantrums: Why Toddlers Freak Out About Everything

<i>Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate</i><p>Last month, I discovered (and then nearly peed in my pants as a result of) comedian Jason Good’s blog post 46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might Be Freaking Out. (The first three possibilities: His sock is on wrong. His lip tastes salty. His shirt has a tag on …

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.

A genome-wide analysis by researchers and friends James Fowler (right) and Nicholas Christakis shows that pairs of friends share genetic …

How to Balance Work and Family | The Art of Manliness

Back in your grandpa’s time, a man was just expected to bring home the bacon and was excused from being too hands on in the child rearing department. …

5 Stress-Free Ways To Balance EVERYTHING In Your Life (Yes, Really!)

<b>How to find balance between the things that matter most in your life.</b><p>Last night, 15 minutes before my 7-year-old daughter's bedtime, she reminded me …

Dalai Lama

Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids' Math Scores

In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten …

Why Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' Thinks Women Make Better CEOs

Entrepreneur, TV host and small business expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At a recent CNBC event, I spoke with Kevin O’Leary, who you may know as the shrewd and calculating entrepreneur and investor that goes by the nickname “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC’s hit TV show <i>The</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Khalid Al Ameri: In ten years Emirati women will be the driving force behind the UAE

<i>Exclusive to The Gulf Today</i><p>During last week’s Government Summit, the topic of women in the UAE took centre stage with some major announcements. His …

Leadership

Treating a Fever without Meds

by <b>Sarah</b> Updated: January 25, 2018 Affiliate linksHealthy Pregnancy, Baby & Child, Natural RemediesComments: <b>121</b><p>Many parents panic when their child has …