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5 Sheet-Pan Recipes That Won’t Leave You With a Sink Full of Dishes

What good is a one-pan dinner if it requires every prep tool and mixing bowl in your kitchen? A sheet-pan recipe should be fuss-free: no esoteric ingredients, no painstaking prep, no babysitting the food as it cooks and certainly no resulting sink full of dirty dishes. The test cooks at Cook’s Country—one of the brands…

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15 Unfortunate Yet Hilarious Things Parents Regret Teaching Their Kids

Be careful what you say to a kid. One of the best things about having kids is teaching them about the world. You can show them to be kind to others, share their toys, contribute to society, etc. But parents also teach kids so much more—sometimes on purpose, but often by accident. The well-intentioned parents…

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Helping Kids Eat Healthier

Childhood obesity is a hot topic in the news and the medical community. Childhood obesity has tripled in America since the 1970s. It is estimated that one in five children are obese. The statistics and potential health risks are troubling. However, obesity is only one of many reasons to invite kids into the kitchen. .…

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How to Tell If Your Child May Be Gifted, Just By Looking at Their Art

You'll want to give your kid's latest creations a second glance before storing them. Ever wonder if you have a gifted child? You may be able to get an idea just by looking at his/her artwork. According to new research, when it comes to drawing people, there are certain features highly gifted children tend to…

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So Your Kid Wants to be the Next Mark Zuckerberg …

Many more teens now dream about starting a business. Here’s how parents can help. Inspired by Millennial role models like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Rent the Runway cofounders Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, next-gen teens, wired from birth and known as Generation Z, are increasingly eyeing careers as entrepreneurs. A recent nationwide survey of 13-…

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Is It Better To Drink Celery Juice Or Eat Celery?

Celery juice is the latest craze sweeping the wellness scene, but is it worth it (they asked knowingly)? Let’s go ahead and start by saying it’s rarely a great idea to get advice about a healthy diet from Instagram, and you should be especially cautious for getting advice from celebrities on Instagram who have no…

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Why Owning a Pet is Good for the Whole Family

Bringing a pet into your family can be a big decision. You have to take into account how your children, spouse, and even grandparents will respond to it. Plus, pets can be a big responsibility. However, there are a number of physical and health benefits to owning a pet that won't just benefit you, but…

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Family Melodies: The Benefits of Hearing and Playing Music

It's so easy to enjoy brain-boosting, fun-inducing musical experiences with your kids. From the time my children were born, they've been surrounded with every type of music imaginable—jazz, blues, classical, pop, even syncopated ragtime. We could see the change in their little bodies when they relaxed to James Taylor at bedtime or rallied to the…

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20 Hilarious Rules Parents Never Thought They’d Have To Make

Proof that nothing can prepare you for kids. People always warn you that having kids changes everything. You nod and smile and think, "It can't be THAT bad, can it?" Truth is, parenting is a crazier ride than anyone can begin to explain. Teaching tiny humans how to human is seriously a challenge. Please. Be…

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Let Kids Be Kids—7 Ways to Un-Schedule Them in Today’s Busy World

How to carve out free time for your kids—and boost their health and happiness. As summer winds down, parents are gearing up for back-to-school, which usually means an even busier schedule for kids, including sports, clubs and private lessons. Today, most parents schedule as many activities as they can for their children, thinking that will…

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