Family Blogs

Children develop many physical, emotional, social, and language skills through play. As a parent, I think it's important to maximize your child's play by getting on the floor and talking with them. Starting at age 2, a child will develop more advanced play skills, engaging in make-believe games and fantasy roles. Favorite activities include ...

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I once worked with a child who was always happy. It didn’t matter if someone teased him; he was happy. It didn’t matter if he had his video games taken away for three days for teasing his sister; he was happy. It didn’t matter if he didn’t understand a single thing in school; he was happy. Happy was his go-to emotion if you asked him how ...

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Nothing is as universal in new parenthood as the exhaustion that a baby brings. Whether it’s your first or your third, the early months of a baby’s life are simply tiring. Beyond the work of caring for a new, totally helpless person, you’re also up numerous times in the night attending their needs (and neglecting yours) as you work to feed, ...

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Skin is the largest organ in the human body and accounts for about 15% of your body weight. Your skin holds more than 11 miles of blood vessels and has more than 30 million skin cells. Your skin is an amazing organ. Except during pregnancy. ...

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Today is the first day of fall and I am actually thrilled. I am one of the rare individuals in this world who actually kind of hates hot weather. It make me super cranky to sweat non-stop, even while I sleep (I swear, it happens). Humidity is not my friend either. The relentless sun beating down on my kids just makes me want to hide them away in ...

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Moms do it all: supporting their kids at swim practice; shopping for nutritious meals; going to parent-teacher association meetings, and more. Squeezing in workouts is not easy! Rachel Tabbouche, a Health & Lifestyle Expert and the founder of UnderCover WaterWear and the UCFit line of easy, comfy, and versatile fitness and on-the-go wearables for ...

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With fall in full swing, I love slow-cooker meals that allow me to enjoy extra time with my family. What I love the most about using a slow cooker is that I don't have to worry about what to make for dinner when I get home from work. I also love that my preschooler and kindergartner can help me prepare the meal the night before. They love dumping ...

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No one likes waiting, whether you’re waiting for your appointment at the doctor’s office, in line at the DMV, or for your oil to be changed at the auto shop, sometimes it is unavoidable. Sometimes bringing your little ones along as you complete these chores is also unavoidable. When you find yourself with a bored baby or toddler who seems to ...

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Choosing the perfect name is a big decision, and you'll likely go through tons of options before finding the name that is just right for your precious little one. While you're on the search for that just-right name, why not check out these beautiful names that also have lovely meanings. ...

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There are few things that bring parents such big, mixed emotions as their child’s first birthday. Most parents are proud, excited for all the things to come, and a little bit sad as they wonder how time has gone by so quickly. To honor their little one on The Big Day, many parents shower their tot in presents ... only to find that they're more ...

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