Family

Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

The ice, snow, and extreme cold of winter can sometimes make it hard to get enough outdoor time. If it’s not dangerously cold, you can still get outside for an hour or two, provided you’re all properly dressed. But there are still many hours to fill, especially when kids are out of school.

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Parenting

How to Get Your Teen to Care About Health

If you’ve got teens, you know how it is. You’ve raised them from tiny babies to the cusp of adulthood. And you’ve worked hard to help them form good health habits. You’ve reminded them to brush their teeth, to eat their vegetables, and to shower regularly. It’s worked out pretty well: They aren’t total slobs. They’re out and on their own a lot more, making their own decisions—even driving cars. (We know! Terrifying.) Before you know it, they’ll truly be in charge of their own decisions. What more can you do to make sure they lead healthy and happy lives?

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Family

How to Get Extended Family Together, Despite the Holidays

Our extended families—our grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins—fill much the same role in our lives as parents and siblings. They inform who we are, they help us explore how we get along with others, and they add extra dimension—some might say flavor—to our lives. Speaking of flavor, it’s among our extended families that we often find the best bakers of homemade pies.

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Pets

Get a Pet and Feel Better About Life

Sometimes the best medication for the pressures of modern life has a tail and a meow or a bark. When you adopt a pet, you set yourself up for less stress, anxiety, and loneliness, plus reduced depression, more exercise, and even better heart health.

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Parenting

How to Help Your Kids Conquer Cold and Flu Season

Although it may feel like it, you’re not actually powerless against what’s going around. It turns out there are a lot of ways you help prevent your kids (and yourself) from getting sick.

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Kid-Approved Recipes for Littles Who Lunch

What parents haven’t had the experience of watching their children’s tiny noses…

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Build a Creative Corner at Home and Encourage Children’s Imaginations

Creative talent may seem mysterious, but it relies more on practice than…

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Having a Pandemic Holiday Season Without a COVID New Year

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Honoring a Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Protecting Our Kids: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, last year…

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Aging

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Stay Safe, Boomer: Keeping Up with the Seniors in Your Life During COVID-19

Are you missing face-to-face chats with grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, or your older neighbors?

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Togetherness: Keys to Living Well With an Aging Parent

If you’re considering a shared living arrangement with a parent, careful preparation…

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Grow Old With Me: When an Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone

The day you decide to tell your elders that you think they…

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Downward Dog: Working Out with Your Furry Friend(s)

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Is Your Pet Making You Sick?

Turns out cat-scratch fever is a real thing. And so are a…

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Get a Pet and Feel Better About Life

Sometimes the best medication for the pressures of modern life has a…

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