How to Make a Rock Garden

A rock garden can be a relaxing and natural oasis in your yard. Whether you’re using large boulders, small pebbles or a variety of rocks, there are many ways to create a beautiful rock garden you will love. Selecting a Location * Soil: As you’re scouting locations, you’ll want to check out the soil and […]

Use Your Words: Teaching Your Child to Communicate

Especially in the very early years, it can be difficult for your child to communicate how he (or she) is feeling. Instead of being able to use words to properly express themselves, children often do a lot of pointing and grunting. And if that doesn’t work, they proceed to throw tantrums. Tantrums might include hitting, […]

5 Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby

When your baby is crying (okay, screaming), all you want to do is soothe him. Okay, I take that back. You may also want to run for the hills screaming “What the hell did I get myself into?!?” While the reasons why a baby cries can get complex, getting a crying baby calmed down doesn’t […]

Natural Remedies for Sore Throats

No matter what time of the year it is, a sore throat can really ruin your day. Dry air, viruses, post nasal drip and overuse of your voice can cause a sore throat. There are a number of over-the-counter throat lozenges and remedies, but a lot of them contain unnatural ingredients and chemicals that you […]

April Fool’s Jokes to Play on Your Kids

We’ve seen them all over the years — sugar in the salt-shaker, salt in the sugar bowl, Saran-wrapping the toilet bowl. As a child, I dreaded April 1st. I do NOT do well with pranks. I’m not the best sport about these things, and hated being made to look like a fool. With that said, […]