11 Ways To Give Your Kids Experiences, NOT Stuff

By Kalli Verbecky

The idea had been percolating around in my head for a while, the older our kids got the more STUFF they'd accumulated and I kind of hated it. I wanted to give our kids experiences over stuff but that's always easier said than done, right?  I think it started for me at Christmas this last... Read More

Keeping Kids Safe With These Basic Tips

By Kalli Verbecky

Hey, let's talk about keeping kids safe.  A broad topic, I know, but one that's at the forefront of every parent's mind, am I right?  When it comes to keeping kids safe we always have the best intentions as parents, but maybe our methods have been all wrong. Stranger danger is a ... Read More

Science Says: Hang Out With Your Mom, She’ll Live Longer

By Kalli Verbecky

Raise your hand if you're over 30 and staring down the barrel of your parents getting older, like, as in entering the foray of senior citizenry.  I'm there, you might be too.  Aging parents are an issue adult children are facing down every day and it might be more complicated tha... Read More

Michael Bublé’s Son Cancer Free!

By Kalli Verbecky

I posted previously last year about Michael Bublé's 3 year old son Noah's cancer diagnosis and how the entertainer and his wife Luisana were taking time off from their careers to focus on his treatment and care. You know, as most good parents would  Happily, Noah has now been de... Read More

Research Says Your Unusual Baby Name Might Have Some Negative Effects…

By Kalli Verbecky

Baby naming practices will never not be interesting (*COUGH* sometimes horrifying) to me. I mean, legitimate researchers actually routinely study what people name their children because, you know, anthropology and stuff. Unusual baby names, let's discuss.  Parents who give their kid... Read More

Pop Culture Kid Costumes They’ll Never Understand

By Kalli Verbecky

That's the thing about pop culture, it moves onto the next thing long before the rest of us are ready so why not dress our children up as movie and celebrity references they can't understand for Halloween so we can all re-live the glory days and have a good laugh while we're at it, and all at the ex... Read More

Can A Smartwatch Save Your Kid’s Life?

By Kalli Verbecky

A few weeks ago there was an attempted kidnapping in a town just a few miles away from mine. A little unsettling to be sure, but goddess bless all that is holy...the situation had a happy outcome. The 9 year old boy got away because after the kidnapper tossed him in the car, he made a stop in a... Read More

Twins Give Birth To Twins (Again) In Same Hospital

By Kalli Verbecky

TWINNING IS WINNING! How cool is this? A set of identical twin sisters managed to pull off a repeater. Yes, I'm talking twins give birth to twins, TWICE, and at the same hospital (my sister had... Read More

5 Home Remedies for the Common Cold

By April Davis

As this winter season is starting to wrap up (I live in the glorious desert) I find that we're still coughing and sneezing a little more than I like.  I typically wait until it's serious to head in to the Doctor's office, so it's nice to have a few home-remedies to try first, in hopes that we don't... Read More

Dubsmash for Dads (and moms too)

By Kalli Verbecky

Dubsmash as a coping mechanism for raising children? That's right. Let's all agree that parenting is basically a repeat exercise in figuring out how to stay sane while caring for the needs and (often non-sensical) wants of the relentless and demanding small people we created, and as such, are re... Read More