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Struggling with three kids under 4? Give yourself a break.

<i>Q: I just started reading you regularly and love your gentle, understanding approach to parenting. However, I have three kids under age 4 (very energetic 3-year-old twin boys and an almost-2-year-old girl) and sometimes find it hard to implement in the moment. For example, when one kid is causing</i> …

Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Kids

Easy Trick To Tie Shoelaces: Mum Shares Hack For Parents Of Kids Who Are Struggling

'Ingenious!'<p>A mum filmed her son demonstrating a trick to tie his shoelaces, which he learned because he had previously been unable to do them …

8 New (and Even More Delish) Smoothies That Will Help You Lose Weight

Don't juice; just drink these.

Fitness

This 7-day family-friendly diet is packed with superfoods

Let's face it, most of us are busy, busy, busy. And if you're trying to meal plan for yourself, plus a partner and a few kids — the task can become even more challenging! You probably put little-to-no thought into your own nutrient needs and just grab whatever is convenient (i.e., cheese, pastries, …

Healthy Eating

9 Best Apps and Sites to Improve Executive Function

For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring apps and sites for improving executive function. Executive function -- how to plan, organize, …

The Best Diet Plan for Weight Loss: Your 7-Day Guide

Exactly what to eat for all your meals and snacks.<p>Forget elimination, deprivation, and midnight hunger pangs. The best diet plan for weight loss fuels your body with real, whole foods—loads of veggies, lean protein, whole carbs, and healthy fats—and enough flavor and variation to prevent boredom, …

Your 10-Day Wellness Plan to Jumpstart the New Year: These Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results

10 Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results<p>“When you commit to making just one simple change each day, it helps create powerful momentum toward a …

Wellness

Welcome to Your Clean-Eating Plan For 2017

Eating clean is easy when you have all the ingredients on hand. Our 2-Week Clean-Eating Plan sets you up for success with easy-to-make and delicious recipes, printable shopping lists, and a weekly rundown of what to prep, make, and save. The plan, created by the registered dietitians Stephanie …

Learning and STEM toys we love

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that supports its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We don't think …

Kids

How to raise kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

Maybe it was that time you took the kids to the amusement park, and on the way home — their adorable faces still sticky from the slushies you’d sprung for, their little wrists adorned with pricey full-day passes — they asked to stop for ice cream. You declined, and they yelled, “We never get to do …

Parenting

Why we need to give our kids the gift of accountability

With the holiday season upon us, we look for opportunities to be thankful for the people in our lives — not just our families, but those who make up our village. They are those who lend a hand in providing learning opportunities for our children and opportunities for ourselves to grow into better …

Parenting

How to Talk To Your Kids This Morning

I taught my son to say "Madam President" last night. I'm glad he's not quite old enough to follow up and ask what happened.<p>It was the first thing I saw when I logged onto Facebook this morning, looking for who knows what kind of solace. My friend's status, a single word: "Nausea."<p>She, like me, is …

7 Brilliant Trader Joe's Finds That Make Healthy Cooking WAY Easier

Because NOBODY's got time to crush garlic.<p>Trader Joe’s is known for some of the friendliest service and most innovative snacks on the planet. And when these two elements collide, you get a lineup of products that eliminate all the hard parts of cooking ― like peeling, chopping and crushing ― which …

Trader Joe's

The Funny Parents Of Twitter On The Hell That Is Packing Lunch

Whether your kids buy the hot lunch or bring from home, school lunches are a big freaking deal. They’re a major source of arguments, worry, stress …

Weight Loss, Green spaghetti squash zucchini with shrimp | Recipes, Beautiful, News

Ingredients:<p>Olive oil — 2 tbsp<br>Shrimp (raw) — 400 g<br>Garlic (chopped) — 1 tbsp<br>Lemon juice — 2 tbsp<br>Courgettes (zucchini), sliced into thin spaghetti — …

No-Cook Tailgating Snacks

Let's face it: game-day is the most hectic day of the week. Whether you're waking up early to get the best spot in the parking lot or running around …

7 Lunches That Follow the Perfect Formula For Weight Loss

Are takeout lunches getting in the way of your weight-loss goals? Not sure what to eat midday? Let's break down exactly what you should be eating at …

What to make for dinner when you really don’t feel like cooking

When summer humidity has you sweating as much as you normally do mid-HIIT class, the last thing you’re thinking about is turning on your stove or …

Lunchbox Pranks for April Fools’ Day

Elizabeth Leader SmithAt my house, we celebrate April Fools’ Day with lots of tomfoolery rather than cruel pranks. This year April 1 falls on a …

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Sommelier Best in Class<p>There are only 249 Master Sommeliers in the world. One works here. Devon Broglie and team handpick our wine. When they love …

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

Christmas Brunch Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The secret to an awesome Christmas morning.<p>Christmas is almost upon us and that means there is a lot that has to be done. No matter how joyful the holidays are, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into hosting Christmas. The presents have to be bought, wrapped and quietly placed …

Breakfast