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October 30, 2017

You know the feeling.

Perhaps you lose sight of your son when you turn around for one moment in the grocery store parking lot. Maybe the fire alarm goes off in the middle of the night. Or it might be that you pick up your phone to hear your teenager say, “Mom – I have t...

August 28, 2017

Lunches are packed. School supplies are purchased. New shoes and clothes are fitted (until those little beanstalks outgrow them - again).

It's officially back-to-school season in the Quad Cities. And that means big changes for kids of all ages - and for their parents. T...

February 20, 2017

We're adults.

We get up early (rarely), exercise (sometimes), and go to work (begrudgingly). 

We're in charge.

Or maybe we just think we are. And in truth, there are many ways we could learn from the toddlers entrusted to our care. 

Here's a littl...

December 20, 2016

The holidays are a time of year known for joy, peace and love.

But, for some families, this season also means high credit card bills, family drama and jam-packed schedules.

That means that not all parents are feeling the peace, joy or love this holiday season. And t...

May 3, 2016

What are your "dirty" secrets as a parent?

(We know you have them, too.)

Facebook posts may show the glowing moments of life and parenting, but that doesn't mean that any caregivers have it completely together. 

All parents have “dirty” secrets – here are a few of these h...

February 26, 2016

Ask caregivers about their favorite part of having children, and you'll receive a variety of answers. But discipline probably isn't the top of any list. 

Although that doesn't make it any less important.

"Every child is different," says Jamie Nordling, Ph.D., social...