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14 Things To Do With Pumpkin Seeds

After you carve a pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern, you're left with a bunch of gooey innards and piles of pumpkin seeds. Don't just throw those seeds away. Here are 14 fun ideas for using those leftover seeds — from crafts and activities to tasty treats. 1. Toasted... more

12 Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren't taken. Here are some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, can use to make sure they have a... more

10 Things Grandchildren Can Learn From Their Grandparents

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a very special one. While grandparents provide unconditional love and often act as an authority figure, they also get to spoil their grandkids in a way parents simply can't. But beyond that, grandparents also wield incredible influence. Here are 10 things grandchildren... more

8 Back-To-School Resolutions For Parents

Back to school season is a time of anticipation and often dread for students, but it can be very stressful for parents too. Use the beginning of a new school year to start looking into better habits to carry your whole family through the rest of the year. Here are... more

Real Moms Share Their Best Interview Questions

Get inspiration for what to ask when hiring a nanny with these 10 creative and unusual questions. As someone who will be spending a lot of time with your children, your nanny or babysitter is one of the biggest influences on their upbringing -- aside from you and your partner, of... more

A Guide To Family Caregiver Resources

Do you care for a child with special needs, an elderly person, or someone else who needs regular attention? Here are organizations that can help. Caring for a loved one isn't easy, no matter whether it's a child with special needs or a senior family member. Though it's... more

Should You Keep Your Nanny When Your Kids Are At School?

How you and your nanny can work around your child's school schedule. You and your kids love your nanny. She's been with you since your kids were little and you couldn't imagine your family without her. But once your children are of preschool or school age, schedules... more

10 Famous Nannies

A look back at some of our most beloved nannies -- and what today's nannies and babysitters can learn from them. It's not easy being a nanny or babysitter, caring for kids every day. It's a good thing you have so many great role models to turn to... more