13 Things Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

It’s appalling how much junk you feed your kids iStock/monkeybusinessimages Seriously—give them veggies once in awhile! If you don’t keep junk food in your house, your kids can’t eat it. You can give them choices without destroying their health. Find out the toxic things you didn’t know you were feeding your children. Don’t come home drunk in the middle of the night… iStock/helenecanada … Wake up your children to play…

If You See This In One of Your Child’s Photos, It Could Be a Sign of Cancer

This little-known symptom takes just a second to look for. Mut Hardman/Shutterstock Parents love snapping pictures of their kids in both big and small moments. And it’s the worst when your kids won’t cooperate and avoid the camera, or when they have red eyes in a photo. But if you notice that your child’s eye has a white glow, it could be a sign of a rare eye cancer. Although…

10 Compliments Your Kids Really Need to Hear

Parenting You may be generous with the compliments, but are you saying the right things? Our experts explain how making small changes to how you compliment your child can have a big impact on their self-esteem. “Great job on the A+!” Victority/Shutterstock When your child earns an A+ on an assignment, it can be hard to stop yourself from exclaiming, “You’re so incredibly smart!” But using strong adverbs and adjectives…

20 Warm Winter Getaways for Families That Won’t Break the Bank

South Walton, Florida digidreamgrafix/Shutterstock The sugar white sand beaches of South Walton, Florida offer plenty of kid-friendly activities, plus a healthy dose of adventure, culture, and beach relaxation that adults will love too. South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods are so picture perfect that they served as the backdrop for The Truman Show. The whole 26-mile stretch of beaches are magnificent, but Seaside and it’s surrounding beaches of Seagrove, Watercolor, and Grayton…

37 Hilarious Phrases Parents Say to Avoid Cursing in Front of Kids

Dean Drobot/Shutterstock “Mrs. Andersen? We need to talk about your son’s new favorite word.” I’ll never forget that phone call from the preschool teacher of my adorable, cherub-cheeked four-year-old. Like many kids his age, my son had discovered a fun new word and wanted to use it all the time—and the fact that it got a major reaction from all the adults around him made it just that much better.…

30 Thoughtful and Affordable Holiday Teacher Gifts

Parenting Lambeth HochwaldDec 05 Your kids’ teachers work so hard day after day after day. Why not show them your appreciation for all that they do? Here, 30 heartfelt holiday gifts for teachers—that will enable you to stay on budget, too. A refreshing way to keep hydrated via amazon.com Teachers are on their feet all day and are often so busy they forget to take care of themselves. This insulated…

10 Ways to Save 10 Minutes Every Day

Parenting Lisa DruxmanNov 20 How would you like to have SIXTY HOURS EXTRA in a year to do whatever you want? All it takes is 10 minutes saved per day. In her book, ‘The Empowered Mama,’ FIT4MOM founder Lisa Druxman already created a list of ideas to help you to make this happen. Make a daily list for your kids Rido/Shutterstock Even before my kids could read, I had a…

10 Things You Should Never Order off a Kids’ Menu

Parenting Meghan JonesNov 20 Finding nutritious options for children on restaurant menus can be especially difficult. Here are some of the worst offenders—from obvious calorie bombs to more surprising, sneaky items—that you shouldn’t order off the kids’ menu, along with healthier alternatives that will still keep your kids happy. Sodas and fruit juices Ann in the uk/Shutterstock When you see a cobalt-blue or neon-green, kiddie-bait carbonated beverage on a kids’…

How to Make a Snowman: 6 Tips for the Perfect Mr. Frosty

Parenting Juliana LaBiancaDec 13 Do you wanna build a snowman? Here’s your guide to creating an insta-worthy Mr. Frosty! Know your snow iStock/borchee If you’re from a place where it regularly snows, you know there’s a difference between dry, powdery snow and wet, slushy snow. You also know how to make a snowman with the right type of snow—something between wet and powdery. “You can think of the free water…

Nearly 90% of Kids Who Have This Surgery Don’t Actually Need It

Emily CappielloNov 19 In kids who have recurrent sore throat, there’s little difference between those who get a tonsillectomy and those who do not. The number of subsequent sore throats seems to diminish just as well in those who are untreated. When kids experience regular sore throats, some doctors may recommend that they have their tonsils removed. However, new research from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. suggests that…