Memorial Day Weekend Trips for Families with Toddlers

When you’re raising a family, it can be difficult to find time to get away. There will always be something going on, whether it’s personal or family commitments. As national holidays like Memorial Day come around, you may be checking your calendar and itching to get out of town. How can you get away for a bit and still make sure that everyone enjoys the trip, including your toddlers?

How to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Outdoors

Now that Spring has arrived, does this sound familiar: You walk into the living room or den on a bright, sunny day only to find several heads bent down and staring into a little glowing screen? If you think about how much time your kids are spending with their tech, instead of outside getting fresh air and vitamin D from the sunshine, you might be worried. And you would have good reason to be.

Should You Get Your Kids a Pet for Christmas?

Every holiday season, there is debate about whether pets should be given as gifts. The argument against this practice is that kids often get bored of their presents – and when it comes to an animal or pet, this could result in pets needing to be re-homed. We want to avoid this as much as possible. It’s a valid concern, but it’s certainly not the case every time a kid gets a pet for Christmas.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Food for Thought

I laughed when I saw this cartoon that depicts the challenges of hosting dinners for groups of people with diverse nutritional requirements, e.g., vegan, allergic to gluten, on a cleanser, et cetera. So true! It reminded me that my husband Gary and I have made some changes in how we now often entertain.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: An Interview with Jane Isay

Dr. Gramma Karen: Jane, after I read Donne Davis’s blog about your latest and fourth book, I immediately read it and hoped I would have a chance to interview you. And, happily, here we are!

Rather than focus on the excellent content of your book about grandparenting, I would like to ask you a few questions about the process you went through to write it.

Album Review: “Ready or Not!” by The Not-Its!

For the musically inclined, parents should be paying attention to what their little ones listen to because it is critical to a young mind’s development. “Ready or Not!,” the latest album from The Not-Its! and released on Sept. 21, displays positive and relatable themes to children through an indie, or rather, “kindie,” sound.