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Survey says husbands stress us out more than our kids, and I kinda agree

Mondays are my most relaxing day of the week. My husband is back at work after a busy weekend and it’s just me and my two little monkeys, free to …

Parenting

6 products to help your little one stop sucking their thumb

Thumb sucking is cute and can be a great self-soother for children, but as they get older it can interfere with their speech development, cause …

Parenting

Stop belittling dads and mums. It isn’t “daddy daycare” – it’s parenting!

The other day my brother posted a cute photo of himself at the beach with my adorable nephew. It was a Sunday and his mama was working at her retail …

Parenting

Here's How Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Plus 10 Other CEOs) Responded to Customer Complaint Emails

Got a customer problem? Let the CEO know. It works more often than you'd think.<p>Recently, I bought an electric lawnmower at the local big-box store. Unfortunately, it was dead on arrival, and let's just say I wasn't blown away by the manufacturer's customer service department. So, after a few hours …

20 Uses for Baking Soda in Your Home, From Cleaning to Firefighting

A little box of baking soda goes a long way toward making your house look and smell fresh. While other multipurpose grime-fighters cost a pretty …

Cleaning

50 Cheap and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

<i>By Cassandra Talmadge&Samantha Lebofsky</i><p>Imagine: a simple, balanced meal for the whole family in one cozy pot. We’ve got 50.<p>When it comes to culinary …

Finding the balance between work and life with children

Recently, we had a conversation with a soon-to-be first-time mum on raising kids. She was understandably nervous at becoming a parent, as she would …

19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Babysitters and parental units, meet your new secret snack weapon.<p>Thanks to <i>Canadian Family</i> columnist Jill Dubien for lots of these cute ideas.

15 dreamy cloud themed finds for kids – a roundup from cloud nine

Living each day with your head in the clouds isn’t a bad thing when you’re a kid – after all, that’s where dreams and imagination take hold! With …

Decorations

Marriage counsellor tells husband to help clean and cook

A marriage counsellor seems to have done wonders in just one session, telling a husband to help with the cooking and cleaning. In a hilariously frank …

11 Genius Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Does anything sound more refreshing than watermelon lime sorbet? I doubt it.<p>The cutest way to serve watermelon? On a stick, instant healthy popsicles!<p>…

Why kids today are out of shape, disrespectful – and in charge

Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social …

Parenting

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

Six of the most outrageous claims from the food industry, and how you can spot them.The post The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Food

The Picture Book That Parents Worldwide—And Google Ventures—Can’t Put Down

By Chuck Salter5 minute Read<p>There’s no company sign or logo out front. No indication of any kind that this quiet stretch of Pritchard’s Road in East …

Books

Stylish DIY Storage Ideas to Keep Your Home Ultra Neat

Get ready to feel like you’ve wandered into your own Pinterest board. These DIY storage ideas make organizing affordable and aesthetically pleasing. Win win.<p>A sturdy pegboard base accented with Day-Glo Plexiglas proves perfectly suited for sorting mail, displaying photos, and storing small items.

Storage Ideas

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

Parents Who Take Their Kids on Planes Don't Owe Anyone an Apology

Recently there was an adorable news story about parents flying with their new baby and giving out a “goodie bag,” including earplugs, to passengers …

21 Healthier Breakfasts You'll Want To Wake Up With

Nobody should have to start the day with deprivation.

10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.<p>Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Iconic Monuments Magnificently Photographed From Sunrise Till Sunset

The world's most iconic monuments and buildings often have two very different qualities, depending on which time of day you visit them.<p>You might …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

HOW MANY TAKES WILL IT TAKE?

How Cuddling Saves Tiny Babies

Babies are less obvious creatures than they seem. Yes, their list of demands is short and straightforward: they need food, sleep and frequent diaper …

Baby Food Ingredients Explained

From baby’s first food to finger foods the ingredient list has the potential to be very confusing. Don’t let these labels intimidate you! Decode the …

Nutrition

10 Super Easy Smoothies & Juices That Will Change Your Life

No matter who you are or what your health goals may be, you cannot go wrong when it comes to introducing smoothies or juices into your life. By …

Juicing

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

The [Extremely Thorough and Rather Compelling] Case Against Sugar

I’m surprised that I’ve never written about this video before, but it’s always better late than never.<p>Meet Robert Lustig, MD. He’s kind of a big deal.<p>…

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (121 C) and position oven rack in the center of the oven.<p>Rinse and dry your sweet potatoes thoroughly and slice them as …