The Family Channel

As a parent, you’re used to your schedule being dominated by your children. Whether you’re a new parent exhausted from sleepless nights, a pre-school parent trying to fit in bonding time between work and bed, or a parent of school-aged children who spends the afternoons and evenings in the car on the way to practice, classes, and activities, ...

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The other day I was speaking with a group of kids about the apps they use and how they use them. Twitter came up as a favorite and this group (of really great kids) gave me the 411 on how they love to use it. I learned so much! It’s so important to keep up with not just what apps our kids are using, but how they use them—this tends to be ...

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If your home is carpeted, it is inevitable that your little one will have a puking accident at some point. Cleaning up baby vomit is no one’s favorite activity, but luckily Sears Clean has some helpful tips that will make the job easier and less dreadful for you! The next time your adorable baby has a not-so-adorable vomiting accident, consider ...

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When my son was born, we joked that he was a little lizard because his skin was rough and irritated from the beginning. Then there was the reflux, the eczema that was so harsh his skin would bleed, the hives all over his body after eating eggs. Allergies have been a part of his life forever. For my daughter, it's the sniffles, the coughing and ...

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It's that time of year again, when you are dreaming of fun family adventures, cozy memories in front of the fire, and playing in the snow. And for the most part, this is definitely the season of joy. But it's also very much the season of snot. A lot of snot. I don't think any single member of my six-person family has stopped sneezing or ...

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Back-to-school time means kids come home ravenous! We want to have snacks for them ready to go so they can refuel and tackle their homework for the evening.

These snack recipes will range from the sweet to the fruity, the crunchy, and the healthy. All are snacks you will want to try in your home so you can feed those busy kids and ...

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I was talking to several parents the other day at our school’s crosswalk. Because everyone is so busy these days, I can usually count on only one of two things stopping us all in our tracks long enough to chat: school gossip and the latest app in the hot-seat. Can you relate? ...

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The kids are on winter break, and the Christmas countdown clock keeps going no matter how ready — or not — you are. With all of the errands to run, shopping to do, and friends and family to see, it's easy to let the chaos of the holiday season take over until everyone is snapping at each other and you're doing your own countdown to the New ...

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We love seeing our families over the holidays, but we don't always love the views that are expressed over the dinner table. This year especially there may be more uncomfortable conversations than ever. Whether the catalyst for uncomfortable conversations in your family is politics, religion, or just having to update the entire family on the ...

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‘Tis the season! The season for giving, caring, and sharing. It’s also the season that our young ones can get caught up in the presents, what they will get, what they want, but it doesn’t have to be all about the stuff. We can take this opportunity to get back to the basics and the true meaning of Christmas. We can reverse the focus of what ...

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