Heather Nichols

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This Guy Might Be The Coolest Stay-At-Home Dad Ever

A dad responds to negative comments about his parenting with some pretty awesome photos.

Parenting

Love and Pregnancy: 10 Fun Date Ideas for Pregnant Moms and Partners

Just because a bottle of bubbly isn't on the menu doesn't mean you can't whip up some romance!<p>That bun won't be in the oven forever. Take advantage of the alone time you've got left with one of these creative date ideas.<p><b>1. Picnic under the stars.</b> Download an app, like StarTracker or Sky Walk, to …

Your Pregnancy Symptoms Week by Week

From the first signs of pregnancy until the time you give birth, your body goes through some major changes. Find out what symptoms to expect each week with this closer look at the stages of pregnancy.<p>If you're trying to conceive (or think you might already be pregnant), start making health changes …

Pregnancy

15 Pregnancy Power Foods

These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.<p>1 of 18<p>7 Power Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy<p>1 of 18<p>2 of 18<p>Fortified Breakfast Cereal<p>2 of 18<p>You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay …

Nutrition

12 Strategies for Stress-Free Air Travel With Children

Experienced flight attendants share their secrets for flying with young kids.<p>Flight attendants have seen it all when it comes to plane travel, so who better to turn to for advice on flying with kids? Here are a dozen stress-reducing strategies, all from flight attendants (all preferred to be …

Warp Your Kid's Mind With Some Great Sci-Fi This Holiday Season

It worried me when my daughter didn't like <i>Star Wars</i>. Even though I told her there was a princess in it, she was wholly unimpressed and, from the start, a little bit creeped out by Darth Vader and all the stormtroopers. Granted, she was only 6 when I first tried to bring her into the fold of my …

Gift Guide: Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013

Earlier this summer, after opening box after box of beautiful vegetarian cookbooks, I was ready to call effortless, vegetable-focused cuisine the cookbook trend of 2013. But as the weather began to chill, a coterie of excellent technical books emerged. Some were well-tested restaurant cookbooks, …

Our Favorite Culinary Gifts Under $50

Thanksgiving's come and gone, which means 'tis officially the holiday season, and various gift-centered celebrations are just around the corner. If you, like me, are obligated to purchase presents for a wide variety of friends, family, and acquaintances, then you're probably also, like me, on the …

Gift Guide: High End Kitchen Tools

Sure, every wedding registry's got a Kitchenaid stand mixer and a Cuisinart food processor on the list, and both are invaluable tools in the kitchen, but there are other fancy-pants tools that help make preparing great food more fun. Easier, prettier, more foolproof.<p>Your giftee might not require a …

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31 Ingenious Products That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

How did our parents even raise us without this stuff?

25 Documentaries That Will Make You Cry Uncontrollably

A good documentary will expand your mind and make you feel a variety of emotions — and very often, that means a lot of tears. WARNING: While the most graphic images have been blurred out, some of the following images are very upsetting.

Shooter's Sandwich - Pressed Steak & Mushroom Sandwich - Great for Tailgating, Hunting & Picnics

13 Life Hacks for Career-Loving Moms and Dads

I know it, you know it: There’s not enough time in the day. Raising a family and having a full-time job requires maintaining a rigorous schedule and …

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Science For Kids : Omnivore, Herbivore, or Carnivore ?

My first grader is naturally inclined to math and history and if it was up to him I would only ever create games with numbers or facts about past …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

40 Children's Toys That Give The Gift Of Learning

Because they don't need another video game.

15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

Interior Design

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and beige.<p>It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 12, 2013 : NPR

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Black Bean & Quinoa Soup | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium heat. Saute onion in olive oil with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and saute …

Chipotle Mac & Cheese With Roasted Brussel Sprouts | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

~ If you forgot to soak the cashews, have no fear. You can boil them for the same creamy effect, and still have this on the table in 30 minutes. Just …