Home & Family Articles

Creative Ways to Support Small Businesses
by Janeen Lewis

Local businesses often make up the heart of communities, giving customers individualized attention and unique products. Delivery, curbside pick-up…Read More


Make Our World A Better Place
by Pam Molnar

If you have ever experienced a random act of kindness, you know what joy a simple act can produce. This month, encourage your…Read More


Monster Mash
by Malia Jacobson

Parents love seeing little ghosts, ghouls, and goblins on the doorstep at Halloween. But when monsters, ghosts, and other imaginary figures start…Read More


My Child is A Bully!?
by Christa Melnyk Hines

Bullying continues to haunt children throughout our country’s communities and schools. But what do you do if you find out your child is a…Read More


Make Family Dinner A Priority
by Sarah Lyons

Families have changed a lot on the last fifty years. More women have entered the workforce giving families the benefit of two incomes…Read More


Spend the Day with Grandma and Grandpa
by Pam Molnar

It is no surprise to hear that families today are busier than the generations before them. After work and school, soccer and dance class, we don’t…Read More


Acting Out
by Malia Jacobson

When Holly Stewart of Tacoma visited Victoria B.C., in 2014 with her parents, husband and young son, she’d planned museum trips, sightseeing…Read More


Relieve Summer Stress
by Dr. Brady

Summer vacation: no school, no schedules, sunscreen, rocket pops, and bug spray. The reality is that many families don’t see summer as wide…Read More


10 Love Lessons
by Christina Katz

If love is a language, then teach your family members to become conversant. According to Gary D. Chapman in his book, The Five Love Languages…Read More


25 Things To Do Before They’re Grown
by Lara Krupicka

Let’s face it, our years with children under our roofs slip past us when we’re not paying attention. Suddenly we find ourselves with…Read More


50 Lessons From The Trenches
by Christa Melnyk Hines

Eleven years have melted away since motherhood planted itself firmly into my heart, wrapped its tendrils around my soul and lovingly commandeered my life…Read More


Ages & Stages
by Sandra Gordon

From crawling, walking and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children constantly go through a predictable…Read More


Help Them Develop Listening Skills
by Jan Pierce

Focused listening is one of the most important skills your child will ever learn. Children with strong listening skills do better in…Read More


When Kids Behave Badly
by Sandra Gordon

It’s one thing if your toddler has a kicking, screaming tantrum in the supermarket, which is actually on target developmentally, as…Read More


Stretch Your Vacation Dollars
by Pam Molnar

If you are planning a family vacation this year, you may want to start saving now. According to an American Express Spending and Saving…Read More


Politically-Savvy Kids
by Denise Yearian

Election year presents the perfect opportunity to teach children about political affairs and influence the next generation of voters…Read More


Identifying the Gifted Child
by Jan Pierce

Parenting is the toughest job you never trained for. There pressure we put on ourselves to get it right, whatever that means, can leave us…Read More


Let It Go
by Lara Krupicka

Parenting is the toughest job you never trained for. There pressure we put on ourselves to get it right, whatever that means, can leave us…Read More


End Calendar Clutter
by Lara Krupicka

With the energy that comes with a new calendar year, it’s easy to see how the traditions of New Year’s resolutions came about…Read More


Your Biggest Battles…SOLVED!
by Kristy Mackaben

Our living room resembles a tornado-stricken Lego Land. Our mornings often end with both kids in tears and my 4-year old snubs his…Read More


Ready, Set, Goals!
by Christina Katz

We are living in an age of constant interruption. So in the future, when it comes to setting and accomplishing goals…Read More


When Toddlers Say NO!
by Christa Melnyk Hines

The moment your child utters her first word, you’ll probably want to announce it to the world, while quickly marking the…Read More


10 Ways to Green Your Home
by Megan Murray Elsener

When it comes to being green, it can be easy to say you recycle or don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth…Read More


Love = Time: Don’t Overbook Weekends
by Laura Reagan-Porras

Weekends are often used to catch up. We catch up on sleep, errands and everything modern life demands of us as…Read More


Family Values
by Kelly James-Enger

You’ve probably seen the popular “family rules” wall hangings that say things like, “say ‘I love you,’” “share,” and “listen to your parents.”…Read More


Quick, Hide the Tape! Mom’s Coming!
by Lela Davidson

I got up at four in the morning. Crazy, I know, but my husband does it one day every week so sometimes I…Read More


Mommy-Daughter Time
by Christina Katz

My daughter remembers experiences more than things. She is quick to recall a playful adventure with a parent or a party with her…Read More


So Happy to See You
by Christina Katz

When my daughter wakes up in the morning and gets out of bed, a small ruckus of howls, barks, and a tap dance of doggy toenails on…Read More


It’s Easy Being Green
by Beverly Burmeier

Sure, you recycle aluminum cans and newspapers. You get bonus points for mailing in empty printer cartridges or taking them back to…Read More