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Strengthening family relationships

A rock and a hard place: A family caregiver's account of her mother's final months

Caught between my dying mother and my teenaged son, I felt as if I couldn’t do anything right. Or could I? It was not the best of days. I’d driven home from the airport, exhausted, and had just sunk down into my couch, when my 17-year-old son banged down the... more

13 easy magic tricks for kids

Magic tricks for kids can be a ton of fun and are a great way for parents and nannies to keep the family entertained. After all, who doesn't love a bit of magic and delight? "When I perform for kids, I try to help them feel like adults, and... more

14 Ideas for Last-Minute Weekend Outings With Kids

Do you have some free time this weekend? Grab your kids and head out on these 14 last-minute weekend adventures!Sometimes a last-minute weekend adventure is just what your family needs! No matter the season, there's always something you can do together. By clearing your calendar, turning off your... more

Mother-Son Relationship: Tips to Build and Maintain a Great One

Here are some tips on how to develop and nurture a healthy, strong relationship with your son!As a mom, you're always getting advice on how to raise your kids. If you have a son, you might be warned against coddling him and told to "cut the apron strings... more

On the Park Bench: How a young college student commands respect as a nanny

Alex G. has always adored children and babies. She started babysitting neighborhood kids when she was just 12, and she got her first taste of nannying in high school, when a teacher hired her to watch her kids over summer break. “I stay extremely close to all of my nanny... more

Mother-Daughter Relationship: How to Build and Maintain a Great One

Develop a strong mother-daughter relationship that can withstand the tests of time -- even during those trying teen years!Though the love between you and your daughter is infinite, your relationship can be complicated. There are those amazing golden days filled with flowery manicures, shopping (for her, not you) and laughter... more

You Don't Always Have to Share: Teaching Toddlers When It's Okay to Say "No"

Here's why toddlers have a hard time with sharing things, as well as suggestions for how to teach them when it’s OK to say "no." Since my daughter entered toddlerhood, we spend lots of time at our local parks. They’re so familiar to me that I can easily point out... more

17 Cheap Date Night Ideas in Atlanta

Go on a date in Atlanta with these fun tips.It's easy to fall into a date night, where you always go to the same restaurant or do the same things. If you live in Atlanta, give your relationship a kick start with some of these inexpensive date ideas... more