No More Meddling Mama

My identical twins started kindergarten in separate classrooms this fall. This was encouraged by the school and child psychologists alike because it’s meant to help them develop their own identity a... Read more

A Green New Year’s Revolution…I Mean, Resolution

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all! Wait a minute…is it the end of the year already? I think I missed something here. But no matter, it’s time to start fresh. It’s time to start ... Read more

5 Tips for Beating Stress During the Holidays and Into the New Year

Before I had kids, I hardly found the holidays stressful. In fact, when people talked about the stress of the season, I was confused. Stress? What stress? For me, the holidays included sleeping in, st... Read more

Gratitude Instead of Commercialism this Christmas

I’m not one to create Christmas lists or be very vocal about what I want for Christmas. Normally, I’ll look for opportunities to serve or buy gifts for others to help make their season more enjoya... Read more

7 Gifts Moms Really Want for Christmas

Some of us moms can be notoriously hard to buy for — you could ask us what we want for Christmas and we wouldn’t even have a clue. Truth is, those of us with kids at home spend so much time meetin... Read more

One Tank Trip: Kennywood's Holiday Lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and one of the most wonderful places to see some amazing lights with your family is Kennywood. Kennywood is an amusement park in West Mifflin, Pa. In the ... Read more

Experiencing Christmas When you Celebrate Hanukkah

It’s that time of year again — time for me to navigate Christmas as the Jewish parent of three little ones. The first few years of new parenthood around the holiday season felt dicey because wh... Read more

‘Ultimate Dinosaurs’ at CMNH is a Must-See for Families

If anyone in your family loves dinosaurs — and let’s face it, what young child isn’t fascinated by them? — you’ll want to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to check out “Ultim... Read more

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Caramels

When you find that one recipe that works like magic each and every time you make it, you scream it from the rooftops! That, my friends, are these chocolate chip cookie bars. Not only can this cookie d... Read more

Santa Experiences in Northeast Ohio

When it comes to getting your kids’ pictures taken with Santa, times have changed. While nearly every shopping mall still offers an audience with the jolly old elf, the set-ups are more spacious, be... Read more

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