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How Free-Range Parenting Works

What's so wrong with letting your kids walk home from school by themselves? Free-range parents hope to make their children happier and more resilient by allowing them to explore on their own. But not everyone agrees with this style of parenting.

Men Tend to Relax More, Do Less, When Not Caring for the Kids

A first-of-its-kind study out of The Ohio State University found that new dads don't necessarily pull their weight when it comes to child care and housework.

Could Too Much Screen Time Mean Obesity or Cancer?

You can add exposure to artificial light to the long list of factors that may affect your body mass index — and maybe even cause cancer.

Are stay-at-home moms more depressed?

It's no surprise that a 2012 Gallup study found stay-at-home moms nothing like June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver." There were some eye-opening facts discovered about the mental state of full-time caregivers compared to their working counterparts.

Can scented jewelry help you relax?

Bring your favorite aromatherapy scents with you wherever you go by using scented jewelry.

5 Relaxation Tips for Pregnant Moms

Relax your body and your mind during pregnancy with these simple methods.

5 Tips for the Stay-at-Home Mom Transition

Ready to trade your full-time job for full-time parenting? Here's what you need to know first.

Can Scented Pillow Inserts Help You Sleep Better?

If you've never tried scented pillow inserts, you may be missing out on a better night's sleep.

How to Maximize Your Limited 'Me' Time

Make sure your 'me' time is stress-free, relaxing and productive.

An Essential Chart for Feeling Better with Aromatherapy

Look to natural essences to help heal some of your most common problems.

Treat Yourself with Scented Nail Polish

Make your manicure even more luxurious with scented nail polish.

10 Great Hobbies for Busy Moms

Fun, productive, and satisfying hobbies that can be enjoyed in short bursts of time.

What's That Amazing New Baby Scent — and Can You Recreate It?

Everyone knows newborn babies smell amazing, but can you recapture that scent once they start growing up?

5 Scented Oils That Relieve Stress

Aromatherapy oils offer nature-based stress relief from common fruits, plants, and herbs.

Are Working Moms More Likely to Suffer from Depression?

Does missing all those little moments really bring a working mom down?

5 Tips for Moms Re-Entering the Workforce

Transitioning from stay-at-home-mom to working mom doesn't have to be stressful.

How to Make Your Home Look Like You're a Full-Time Homemaker

Simple tricks to keep your house looking its best even when you don't have the time.

5 Ways Working Moms Can Find Private Time

Try one of these tricks for stealing a few minutes to yourself each day.

5 Time Management Tips for Working Moms

Be more productive (in less time) with these essential tips.

Moms: Turn Running Errands Into Bonding Time

Finish up your to-do list while getting in some quality time with the kids.

Working Moms: How to Find Time for the Household

Carve out a little time to keep your home running smoothly with these tips.

5 Flexible Careers for Moms Who Work from Home

Set your own hours and still bring home a paycheck while doing what you love with these work-at-home job ideas.

How to Help Kids Cope When Mom Goes Back to Work

Headed back into the workforce? Help your kids adjust with these five tips.

Stress Factor: Solutions for Working Moms & Stay-at-Home Moms

Whether your days are full of office politics or playgroups, we all need ways to de-stress.

Does your kid have a valentine? How to Deal with Young Love

Remember the thrill of getting a valentine from a secret admirer in middle or high school? Well, the shoe's on the other foot now. Here are our tips for parents on handling lovelorn teens.


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