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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Start Your Day with a Family Scrum

Start Your Day with a Family Scrum

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Photo: ShutterstockTrying to get through the day—day after day—with the whole family in the same space and maintaining a positive attitude is going to be ... a challenge. It probably already is. But one key for keeping one’s composure is to start the day on the right note. And one member of our Offspring Facebook…
‘There He Goes!’: Family Who Went Viral On BBC Returns To Discuss Working From Home

‘There He Goes!’: Family Who Went Viral On BBC Returns To...

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Who better to discuss the challenge of working from home while raising kids than the parents who became an Internet sensation when their two children adorably invaded a live BBC TV interview? Professor Robert Kelly, who became known as "BBC Dad" in 2017, was back on the air Thursday, along with his wife, Kim Jung-A,…
How Your Family Can Volunteer During the Pandemic

How Your Family Can Volunteer During the Pandemic

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Photo: ShutterstockRight now, you and your family are on your own little Gilligan’s Island. It was supposed to be a three-hour tour, but thanks to COVID-19, you and your crew will be stranded for at least a few more weeks. Just like the merry castaways, you are probably feeling pretty isolated and disconnected from the…
How to Manage Snacks While the Kids Are Home All Day

How to Manage Snacks While the Kids Are Home All Day

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Photo: ShutterstockThey think they’re hungry; you know they’re bored. It’s the child-vs.-parent argument as old as time, and with everything else in our lives going to hell in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, none of us really wants to get into a snack battle of wills. But in recent days, two very smart parents may have…
Show Your Kids That You Rely on Them

Show Your Kids That You Rely on Them

Photo: ShutterstockKids rely on us for so much, including basically everything when they’re babies and still mostly everything by the time they’ve graduated to “little kid” status. But according to one psychologist, an easy way to help them build their resilience and confidence as young as six or seven years old is by relying on…
Create a ‘Help Wanted’ Bulletin Board for Family Chores

Create a ‘Help Wanted’ Bulletin Board for Family Chores

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Photo: ShutterstockAfter a long week at school, kids don’t necessarily want to spend their weekend pitching in on household chores. They’d rather be watching TV than vacuuming. Or building a new Lego creation instead of folding towels. (So would we, kids. So would we.) They can be especially resistant to chores that fall outside of…
Create a ‘Living Playlist’ for Your Kids

Create a ‘Living Playlist’ for Your Kids

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Photo: ShutterstockMaybe it starts with the song that was playing when your baby was born. Or the one that would always put them to sleep. The first song they really danced to, their little toddler butt bouncing to the groove, in that jerky way that all toddlers dance. As our kids get grow, certain songs…
How to Become the Favorite Aunt or Uncle

How to Become the Favorite Aunt or Uncle

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Photo: ShutterstockI’m lucky: As a kid, I had excellent examples of how to be a fun aunt, and even as a teen, I knew it was a role I wanted to play in adulthood. And because my younger brother has autism—severe enough so that having his own family is not in the cards—that meant I…
Family Trees For Dogs? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead Of The Science

Family Trees For Dogs? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead...

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For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit to get intel on your pup's ancestry. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit…
A Family Tree For Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead Of The Science

A Family Tree For Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off,...

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For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit to get intel on your pup's ancestry. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit…

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