Parenting Book Review: ’30 Days of Sex Talks’

Parenting Book Review: ’30 Days of Sex Talks’

Since sex is a major influence in our culture, children tend to form their own opinions, whether influenced by parents and information OR media, myths, and misinformation. That’s why it’s up to us to step up and start having real talks with our kids about real issues concerning sex, gender identity, body image, and all […]

Tips for Turning Resolutions into Reality

Tips for Turning Resolutions into Reality

Are you ready for the New Year? 2017 plans are brewing; annoying Christmas toys are tinkering; and resolutions are . . . getting slammed? Suddenly, the word “resolution” is not politically correct? Well, that’s the perfect ending to 2016 — the year of “you can’t say that.” Nevertheless, a lot of us parents know there’s […]

7 Benefits of Cooking Together as a Family

7 Benefits of Cooking Together as a Family

  Did you know that the average American family is spending less and less time together, and it’s affecting our health and our children’s performance in school? Eating as a family has declined, as has taking the time to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals. And rushed meals, fast food, and processed food have increased, along with […]

8 Tips for Talking to Kids about Tragic News Events

8 Tips for Talking to Kids about Tragic News Events

Note from the editor, June 13, 2016: Our hearts go out to the Orlando community after suffering the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. These parenting tips, though originally written after the Paris attacks, can offer guidance in helping children process any tragic and traumatic news. Our thoughts are with the people of Paris in the aftermath […]

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips

It’s tip jar time again! We’ve selected the top ten quotes, pics, real kid quips, and parenting tips shared via the “tip jar” and our social media pages! Enjoy! Parenting Humor Real Kid Quips Parenting Quotes Parenting Tips And a bonus 11th tip jar share from tuned in parent Paula Dettloff-Shoup that gently reminds us […]

A Mom’s Struggle with Postpartum Body Image and Weight-Loss

A Mom’s Struggle with Postpartum Body Image and Weight-Loss

Jules Ruud, blogger at One Ruud Mom, bravely shares with us her struggle with an unhealthy body image that began in childhood and peaked recently after the birth of her second son. The combination of her postpartum body image pressure and her newfound determination to change her mindset and her lifestyle inspired her to share […]

Body Image (Part 2): Changing Beauty Standards

Do you have a healthy body image? If your goal is to be skinny when your body type (lifelong or postpartum) is otherwise, you may be working against yourself. Sound familiar? You’re far from alone. Whether you’ve just had a baby, want to fit into that dress, or have struggled with weight your whole life, […]

Why Do Kids Test Our Patience? How Do We Pass The Test?

Why Do Kids Test Our Patience? How Do We Pass The Test?

Kids will bend, stretch, even shatter the limits of a parent’s patience. And anyone who pretends otherwise either doesn’t spend much time with their kids or is being coerced by a child with a grape juice-loaded water gun pointed at the white living room love seat. Can we blame the little guys for testing boundaries, […]

Does Parenting Really Get Any Easier? Here I Go Again!

Quirky, funny, scientist mommy and tuned in parent Dr. Lidia Prieto Frias is not your average mama! Born in Germany, raised in Spain, and welcomed into motherhood in the U.S., she has a unique, global perspective on the parenting game. Dr. Lidia’s first Tuned In Parents feature was well-received. And we’re thrilled to invite her […]