Avoiding money decisions you'll regret later
"I'm going to regret this in the morning." Whether it was capping a high-calorie meal with a decadent dessert or agreeing to read just one more pre-bedtime book to an overtired toddler, nearly everyone has had reason to utter those words at some point in their lives. When it comes to money decisions, however, the last th...
The conversation on giving: What is your family passionate about?
How many times has your child come home with news of a new penny drive or fundraiser happening at school or a place of worship? Often, children are eager to get involved with these fundraising efforts because there are reward incentives at the end, but parents can take this opportunity to discuss with children the real v...
What's the key to your child getting a good night's sleep?
As a parent, do you dread the evening hours because bedtime is such a struggle? Do your children do everything they can to delay turning the lights out? Do they experience fear and anxiety when you leave the room? These all-too-common scenarios play out in countless households every evening, leaving Mom and Dad wondering...
Distracted drivers plague nation's roadways
Many people who encounter a car weaving wildly out of its lane, speeding up and slowing down randomly, veering into oncoming traffic or breezing through stop signs will immediately think "drunk driver." While drunk driving is an extremely dangerous hazard on American roadways, this behavior is just as easily associated w...
The vital ingredient for chronic pain relief: self-management
For the 100 million American adults living with chronic pain, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Just as the causes of pain vary from person to person, the therapies that will bring relief are many and diverse. Yet one approach has proven universally helpful for people living with chronic health challenges: self-man...
Tips for keeping pedestrians safe on the roads
When it comes to keeping young walkers safe on America's roads, the country has made great strides. Still, bigger steps are needed to improve pedestrian safety overall, and particularly for teenagers. Here's what you can do to help keep walkers safe on the road.
Celebrate National Sandwich Day with a Superbug-free Lunchbox [Infographic]
Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day (the birthday of the Earl of Sandwich, the English aristocrat supposedly responsible for the handheld meal), and a new survey of parents shows the vast majority of kids are eating sandwiches for lunch. At the same time, parents are concerned about how the deli meat in those sandwiches is made, including the use of antibiotics and hormones in animals raised for food. In honor of National Sandwich Day, Applegate, the nation’s leading provider of natural and orga...
Six tips for taking the best family portraits
As the holidays approach, many families are planning annual portraits for personalized cards and gifts to loved ones. But this can be a complex planning ordeal for even the most organized person. In addition to coordinating schedules and what everyone should wear, it's just as important to focus on the best photography tips, tools and techniques to make the most of your family portrait.
Youth sports safety - 5 tips to help protect your little athlete
Cringing at bumps, falls, trips and nudges is a common response among parents of young athletes. Seventy-two percent of parents of children ages 6 to 17 report that they are highly concerned about their child experiencing a head injury on the sports field, according to a recent survey conducted by NMI Research and DSM Nu...