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Families come in all shapes and sizes and we know sometimes, you need a little help. Get all the tips and advice you'll ever need or want to know right here on starting, raising and nurturing your clan.

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5 Tried and True Family Travel Games

Everyone loves vacations -- it's getting there that can be torture. Good at distracting passengers, these tried and true time killers can make long car rides loads more relaxed.

5 Budget Luxuries for Mom

Balancing work and life can be rough on busy mothers. We have five budget-friendly treats to help recharge a mom's battery without adding to that pile of bills.

5 Great Weekend Escapes for Mom

If you're a mom, one thing's for sure: you don't have nearly enough time for yourself. Take some time from your busy schedule and give yourself a weekend escape.

5 Spare Time Tricks for Mom

It's a rare occurrence, but occasionally moms do get a little free time. It's about time you took advantage of it -- and we have a few suggestions to help you enjoy it.

5 Things You Should Know: When Mom's the Breadwinner

Being the primary wage earner can be both empowering and frustrating, and here we'll look at some of the things that can come up when mom's the breadwinner.

5 Things You Should Know: Transitioning Back to Work as a New Mom

How do you go from dirty diapers to Excel spreadsheets? Here are five things you need to know about going from Baby and Me to Me and the Boss.

5 Things to Know About Managing Family Schedules

Time is such a precious commodity these days that diligently managing your family's schedule is key to obtaining a work-life balance. Follow these simple tips to minimize the hassle of family scheduling and even pencil in some free time for yourself.

8 Stay-at-Home Mom Success Tips

Every mom approaches her work life differently and every family has different needs and challenges. Here are a few words of advice for anyone mulling over what to do.

5 Things You Should Know About the Adoption Process

Embarking upon the adoption process can seem big, and it is big. But with some research and soul searching it isn't insurmountable. Learn 5 things you should know before you start.

5 Things You Should Know: Dad-to-Dad Bonding

Even though fathers play an increasingly important role in modern households, parenting literature is often geared toward mothers, leaving dads out in the cold. Here are a few places you can look for dad-to-dad networking.

5 Things You Should Know: Single Dads

Losing a spouse to death, divorce or separation is stressful enough, but if you have kids, you're not the only one who needs care. Here are some things you should know about single fatherhood.

10 Cool Father-Son Activities

Fathers are often the primary guides for showing boys how to grow into well-rounded, successful men. Yet being an effective guide requires time and effort. Here are 10 fun, relationship-building activities that fathers and sons can do together.

10 Cool Father-Daughter Activities

Fathers and daughters share a special relationship. By letting your little girl know that she's valued and loved, you can establish a positive precedent for her subsequent male relationships. Here are some ways to spend time with your daughter.

5 Things to Know About Adjusting to Parenthood

Parenthood is mostly wonderful, but it can also be very difficult, and it takes a big adjustment to get from your old life to your new one. Get tips on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

5 Things You Need to Know: How to Choose a Good Nanny

Nannies are individuals employed by you to provide one-on-one child care in your home. If a nanny's what your family needs, use these tips to find a good one.

5 Things You Need to Know: Bonding With Grandparents

Whether a child's grandparents live far away or in the same home, there are lots of ways for them to stay connected and involved in each other's lives. Get tips on how to forge relationships between children, parents and grandparents.

10 Mistakes Parents Can Make

Raising kids can be hard, especially if you are a new parent, and you're bound to make a few mistakes along the way. But nanny Emma Jenner has put together a list of mistakes that you can avoid.

Top 7 Parenting Tips

Good parenting comes from the heart. It is consistent, loving, tough but fair, and sets a good example. Here are some tips for forging a positive bond with your child.

5 Healthy After-school Snacks

These 5 healthy after-school snacks will curb kids' hunger and keep them happy. Learn about 5 healthy after-school snacks.

First-Day Jitters: 5 Coping Tactics Parents Can Teach Their Kids

The first day of school can be intimidating for children, but these are some coping tactics that parents can teach kids to ease their first-day jitters.

5 Things Kids Should Know: Sports Safety

School sports are a wonderful outlet for kids to learn the value of teamwork, build friendships and get exercise, but parents should teach them about the importance of sports safety.

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy at Daycare

Keeping kids healthy at daycare is a nearly impossible goal but these suggestions may help.

Back-to-School Physicals: What to Expect

Make sure to include wellness checkups on your back-to-school checklist. They're instrumental in keeping kids healthy and happy as they start school. Learn what to expect in a back-to-school physical.

Teen Sports Physicals: What to Expect

Teen sports physicals are required in most states before your teen can join a sports team. Make sure your teen is in good physical condition before suiting up, both for their safety and your peace of mind.

10 Healthy Snacks for Parents on the Go

Parents often find that they are constantly on the go, but you don't have to go hungry with these easy-to-pack healthy snacks.

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