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Family Meals Matter: Beat the heat

Family Meals Matter: Beat the heat

When temperatures rise, sometimes all desire to spend time in the kitchen flies right out the window. However, good nutrition and balanced eat…

Child Sense: What your child’s drawings can tell you

Child Sense: What your child’s drawings can tell you

One of my favorite studies conducted around children and their dominant sense was involving children between the ages of 2-5 years, in a contr…

Garden renegades: 3 fresh ideas for front yards.

Garden renegades: 3 fresh ideas for front yards.

For decades, the perfectly mowed lawn has endured as an American pursuit. But today, a growing number of homeowners are rethinking this defaul…

You can’t go wrong with this homemade mayonnaise

You can’t go wrong with this homemade mayonnaise

The recipe’s introduction gave me confidence: “Ever tried making mayonnaise and wound up with a runny mess? With this simple recipe, you can’t…

App review: 5 fun apps to boost math skills over the summer

App review: 5 fun apps to boost math skills over the summer

Want to keep your kids’ math skills sharp over the summer — but don’t want to be a party pooper? Daily math practice doesn’t have to be drill-…

Parenting tips for new moms

Parenting tips for new moms

According to parenting expert and psychotherapist Marianne Bennett-Altschul of Boca Raton, expectant mothers typically read every baby book th…

Your Place: Summer tips for keeping electric bills low

Your Place: Summer tips for keeping electric bills low

This year, it seemed, spring arrived two weeks late and summer a month early. So it’s high time we talked about ways to lower our electric bills.

Top baby name for boys in 2014? Noah rules

Top baby name for boys in 2014? Noah rules

Move over, Jacob and Michael: The top names for baby boys in 2014 were Noah (No. 1), Liam (No. 2) and Mason (No.3).

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man’ is a funny, clever addition to the Marvel universe

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man’ is a funny, clever addition to the Marvel universe

Parents need to know that “Ant-Man” is a Marvel Studios/Disney superhero film (based on a Stan Lee comic) that’s tied into the rest of the “Ma…

New checklist aims to help parents engage with schools

New checklist aims to help parents engage with schools

WASHINGTON — Seeking to engage parents more in their children’s education, the Obama administration released a checklist of questions they sho…


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