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Six things you should do when reading with your kids

There is magic in stories. We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures set in faraway places. Tales about how …

Cognition

The 5 Best Toys For Smart Dogs

No matter how smart your dog already is, canine intelligence can be honed and developed with a little work. By using things like IQ balls, puzzles, …

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

Road Trips

10 Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

Everyone has a different idea of healthy. Some of us eat almost everything but just keep an eye on calorie intake. When sticking to a calorie budget, …

Healthy Eating

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

Happiness

How I Learned to Relax and Waste Time With My Kids

After packing too much into a day with his toddler, one dad learned the hard way about the value of wasted time.<p><i>The following story was submitted by</i> …

Parenting

Read Novels to Your Little Kid

Picture books can be magical for readers of all ages, even adults. But when it comes to reading aloud to young kids, I’ve learned not to ignore …

Books

On a Low-Carb Diet? Here's a Full Week of Meal Ideas

When it comes to cutting down your carbs, it can be a struggle to feel full after your meals, especially if you're craving that crunch of bread or a bite of pasta. But you don't have to go hungry just because your carbs are restricted. Protein and fats are just as important in your diet because …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Best Healthy Dinners for Busy Families — Recipes from The Kitchn

The best healthy dinners for families are the ones that require just a few ingredients (ideally most of them vegetables!) and minimal equipment, and …

Cooking

How to plan a week's worth of healthy lunches for under $20

A nutritionist buys one bag of groceries and makes five unique and healthy meals you can brown-bag all week long.<p>As tempting as it may be to hit Chipotle or Panera at lunchtime, brown-bagging it can have big payoffs. In one survey, people said they spend about $20 per week on lunch, amounting to …

Healthy Eating

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler Ready for Preschool, According to a Preschool Director

Parenting coach and author Tom Limbert shares his tips for sending kids off to school.<p><i>The following story was submitted by a Fatherly reader.</i> …

Parenting

18 Genius Hacks That Will Change How You Meal Prep

Meal prepping can save you time and money during the week ahead, but it often requires a lot of work on Sunday. If you've ever attempted it before, you know that it can take hours of effort — and who's got time for that? To keep you from sacrificing your precious weekend time, we've scoured …

Healthy Eating

12 Keto Crockpot Recipes That Won't Make You Feel Like You're Dieting

As much as we tout the trendy keto diet—which, as you know by now, is a low-carb regimen that relies on high-fat foods for energy—we also know that …

Cooking

8 Montessori-inspired phrases to use for each stage of potty training

While we look forward to milestones, like introducing baby to their first foods and watching them take their first steps, for some reason potty …

Parenting

5 ways to makeover your home without spending a ton of money

In the CNET Smart Home, we're constantly thinking about decor. With all of the tech we bring in, we want it to still look like a stylish and relaxing space -- not one overrun by machines.<p>We've learned a lot along the way about how technology can make tricky decorating tasks -- like picking a paint …

Home Decorating

Greek Chicken Grain Bowls Are a Meal Prep Win

Make the bowls:<p>Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.<p>Place the onion …

Recipes

Don't despair, mothers: here's how to take charge of your difficult teenage daughters

It's easy to look at the plight of teenage girls and despair. The stats are grim: earlier this year, the NHS revealed that hospital admissions due to eating disorders among girls under the age of 19 have almost doubled in the space of six years; a study the year before found that there had been a …

Parenting

25 No-Cook Dinner Recipes When Nights Are Hot and You Need Something Light

Maybe it's hot out, maybe you're just feeling lazy; whatever the reason, sometimes you just want to skip using the oven or stove for dinner. You might need something a little lighter, more refreshing, and healthier, of course. For those times, look to these recipes to help you out. Not a single one …

Healthy Eating

The Dessert You Never Knew Your Crock-Pot Could Make

During Christmastime, Aunt Cammie always without fail busts out tins upon tins of her famous crockpot candies (chocolate clusters stuffed with nuts). They're served at every family gathering, and we end up taking home at least a dozen. My aunt has tinkered with the recipe through the years and has …

Dessert

The 7 Best Podcasts On Motherhood & Beyond That Get It Right

I'm a full-blown podcast addict. Any time I have even a minute alone, I'm reaching for my phone to queue up a little nugget of audio enjoyment. …

Parenting

20-Minute Sheet-Pan Fajitas Will Transform Your Weeknight Dinner Routine

Fact: dinner doesn't get any easier than one-pan meals. And if you're getting insanely bored of the same chicken breast dinner you've eaten 100 times, allow me to introduce you to sheet-pan chicken fajitas, which come together in less than 30 minutes to transform your weeknight routine.<p>Chop a few …

Cooking

15 Travel-Friendly Breakfasts You Can Take on the Road

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it’s also undoubtedly the most hectic. Even if you had grand plans of waking up early to …

Breakfast

9 actions to take when your child misbehaves—that have nothing to do with punishment

What if our children were beautifully behaved all the time? Just imagine that for a moment. Okay, now back to reality. Our children are going to …

Self-help

Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers Patience is Important for Safety | Fatherly

Waiting is hard for young children who spent infancy being picked up, fed, and entertained. But it’s also inevitable. Around toddlerhood — really as …

Don't make your child say 'I'm sorry'—what to do instead

<i>"Say you're sorry!"</i><p><i>"Go apologize and mean it."</i><p><i>"You don't sound like you're sorry to me."</i><p><i>"She won't want to be your friend anymore if you don't</i> …

These 3 Crazy Decadent Breakfasts (Chocolate Souffle, What?) Are Actually Keto

If you’ve been interested in trying the keto diet, wooed by its promises of mitochondrial optimization and mega fat-burning, you’re not alone: The …

23 Non-Perishable Homemade Snacks to Bring to the Beach

Summer is all about outdoor adventures, dips in the water, and making the most of the warm weather while it’s here. However, with these rising …

The 8 Communication Traits of Happy, Healthy Marriages

They're essential for a long lasting union.<p>In all aspects of life, communication is key. But in a marriage, if there’s a communication breakdown, it …

Happiness

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Grab a Pair of Dumbbells and Try This Trainer's Full-Body Workout

Looking to get a good full-body workout in? Grab a set of dumbbells and get started on this circuit that's just five exercises. Personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, created this workout that he posted on Instagram.<p>"Please warm up before training! For this, some light/active stretching will do," …

Workouts