5 Fun and Alternative Spring Cookout Foods (To Look Forward To)

5 Fun and Alternative Spring Cookout Foods (To Look Forward To)

While there may still be snow in the forecast, as the winter begins to wind down, cookout invites will start pouring in. You can look forward to chatting with your friends in the sun and watching your kids run around, but you might not get excited about deciding what cookout food to bring along. Packing another bag of potato chips to share is a tempting solution, but why not find a creative and fun treat to add to the table? Check out these five alternative cookout foods to make this spring.

How Do I Handle An Epic Toddler Tantrum?

How Do I Handle An Epic Toddler Tantrum?

Ahhh, The Epic Toddler Tantrum. It is a masterful thing. Number one, remember that it is not about you. Your child might be mad at you, but the child’s explosion is about him and his feelings, and you do not have to own those feelings as well. He is not in pain, he is  PISSED. Let him be mad, you do not have to be as well.

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Aunt Needs Help Dealing With Loss

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Aunt Needs Help Dealing With Loss

Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
I am 21 years old and in desperate need of advice. I live with my parents. My dead brother’s widow and her two brats, a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, live in the same town.

The brats are beyond spoiled from all sides because their father died. To be fair, I am the youngest child in my family and spoiled, so I could be the problem, as literally everybody tells me.

10 Kitchen Skills for Children That Build Confidence

10 Kitchen Skills for Children That Build Confidence

As you prepare your children to leave the nest eventually (not that you can bear the thought!), basic cooking skills are some of the most important lessons they need to learn. Along with being able to feed themselves, knowing how to cook also helps your kids feel confident in themselves and their abilities — even if they’re on the shy side.

Here are 10 kitchen skills children should know that also build confidence.

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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Wind Down for Bedtime

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Wind Down for Bedtime

With all the excitement and stimulation that kids face throughout the day, it can be hard to get them settled in time for bed. Yet, sleep is crucial to a child’s mental and physical development. It promotes growth, prevents illness, and boosts learning capabilities. In fact, sufficient sleep has been labelled as just as important for kids as good nutrition and regular exercise.

7 Tips for Making it Through a Remodel with Your Family

7 Tips for Making it Through a Remodel with Your Family

If you’ve been living with an outdated kitchen or a leaky bathtub for too many years, then the idea of a renovation has probably crossed your mind. But if you share your home with a brood of little ones, there’s a lot to consider before you call in a contractor. Keeping your kiddos not only safe but also happy while the construction crew works is basically a full-time job. If you head into the project prepared, however, it’s not an impossible one.