• Tips for a First Time Parent
  • Toddler Behaviors That We Adore (And Those That We Don’t!)
  • DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
  • Organization Tips for Busy Parents
  • Life Before and After Baby: My New Schedule
  • 25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom
  • Baby’s First Days in Daycare

Tips for a First Time Parent

The Family Room blog team is sharing tips, advice and thoughts for first time parents. What advice would you add to the list?

Toddler Behaviors That We Adore (And Those That We Don’t!)

The toddler years are full of challenges...but also a lot of laughs! Amy shares toddler behaviors that she adores along with toddler behaviors that drive her crazy. Can you relate?

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teachers are such special people in the lives of parents and children. How do you show your child's teachers that you care? Kris-Ann shares DIY gift ideas for teachers.

Organization Tips for Busy Parents

Our recent parent webinar "Organization Tips for Busy Families: The Great Balancing Act" generated a lot of buzz and idea-sharing. Check out family organization tips from the webinar along with additional ideas from fellow parents and participants.

Life Before and After Baby: My New Schedule

Jessie shares a typical day in her life before vs. after baby. New moms and dads: Does your “new life” look anything like Jessie's?

25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom

Media Mom shares a resource about "25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom" - do any of these truths resonate with you?

Baby’s First Days in Daycare

Is your infant starting at a child care center soon? Amy shares her secrets for navigating her son's first days and months in daycare.
Work/Life Balance: The Real Cost of Flexible Work Schedules

Work/Life Balance: The Real Cost of Flexible Work Schedules

If there is some sort of nirvana for working parents, it has to be cracking the code of the infamous work/life balance. Frankly, the whole ...

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8 Ways to Deal with Morning Sickness at Work

8 Ways to Deal with Morning Sickness at Work

With all three of my pregnancies, I started feeling sick at exactly six weeks and the “morning” sickness stuck around until weeks 20-24. I put ...

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Happy Earth Day: Lessons from Children

Happy Earth Day: Lessons from Children

Happy Earth Day! Whether you’re spending time outdoors, working on some fun Earth Day art projects for kids or simply appreciating the beauty of the world around ...

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Talking to Children about Tragedies in the News

Talking to Children about Tragedies in the News

The 2014 Boston Marathon and the one-year anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings has had me thinking a lot about how my husband and I ...

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Family Recipes: 6 Kid-Friendly Ways to Serve Hard Boiled Eggs

Family Recipes: 6 Kid-Friendly Ways to Serve Hard Boiled Eggs

Happy Easter to all those who are celebrating today! Did your children decorate Easter eggs this year? If so, chances are you have an abundance ...

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#SocialParenting: Children’s Science Activities in the Classroom

#SocialParenting: Children’s Science Activities in the Classroom

At Bright Horizons early education centers, science is happening all around us! The Kindergarten Prep children at Bright Horizons at Beacon Hill (Boston, MA) have ...

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Motherhood: World’s Toughest Job?

Motherhood: World’s Toughest Job?

A few days ago, my former agency released a video that seems to have taken over the interwebs. In the video, created for American Greetings ...

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Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Media Mom asked a few years ago, “What is the perfect age difference between siblings?” I agree with her conclusion that there is no magic ...

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Nap Loss Anxiety: What Do You Do When Kids Stop Napping?

Nap Loss Anxiety: What Do You Do When Kids Stop Napping?

For pretty much his whole life, Liam has been an epic napper. Epic to the tune of a consistent 2-3 hours each afternoon and I ...

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When Children Are Very Sick: A Mother’s Fear

When Children Are Very Sick: A Mother’s Fear

I have written recently about my friend and fellow Family Room blogger, Jessie (Modern Mom) whose daughter is in the PICU. I had hoped and ...

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