I love a hands-on dad... a dad that changes diapers, actually knows the baby’s routine and gushes over their little one. So I was thrilled to find that 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey is just that type of dad!
I talked to Nick about everything from his must-have baby products and his new lullaby album to his TV show and his latest tour. This new dad is like any modern mom, trying to balance career and family. And I have to say he seems to be handling it pretty well.
Nick says that his latest album, A Father’s Lullaby, is the most personal album he has written. He is very proud of...
During one of my many phone calls to my sister-in-law Laura last week, I was reminded again why it is so hard to be a parent in today’s world.
Laura told me about a new study that came out, and informed me that I need to check the kid’s sunscreen I bought. I was like, seriously? Why? She told me that studies have shown some toxins in our sunscreens have actually been shown to contribute to skin cancers.
It really got me thinking about how hard it is to raise kids in today’s world. Not only do we have to worry about terrorism and gun violence in schools. But thanks to the news, talk shows...
This summer, I am looking for a sports camp for my five year-old to attend for one week. Between moving, vacations, and days at the pool, we have lots to do this summer, but I think a summer camp would be so much fun for him!
As I began to look for camps, I realized there are so many to choose from, and choosing the right one might be harder than I thought.
Here are some tips that I have found along the way that helped me pick the right camp for my son:
Ask Your Child!
Ask your child what sport is their favorite, and pick a camp based on that. They have camps for every sport from soccer to...
Where do parents go wrong with helping their kids in sports?
What started out as a nice family baseball game in the backyard, turned into a crying frustrating mess for both my son and husband. Well, my son did the crying, but both were very frustrated.
My husband was trying to motivate and help Nicholas who has been getting up to bat afraid of the ball. But Nicholas wasn’t feeling encouraged or motivated. He was still showing that he was scared by not swinging at the ball, and was stepping away from the ball when he should be stepping into the ball. It was driving my husband crazy.
Summer sports' sign-ups are almost here and since my son turns five this month, he is now old enough to play more sports. In addition to baseball, my son is going to start playing lacrosse. And already thinking of the fall, I wanted to sign him up for football, fall lacrosse, hockey, and basketball.
While playing more than one sport a season will make for a busy schedule, I think organized sports are very important for children and I'm was looking forward to cheering him on at all of his games!
But when my husband came home from lacrosse sign-ups, everything changed. He started telling me...
It's that time of year again - BATHING SUIT season, sun dresses, shorts, and tank tops. It reminds us to watch what we are eating, because the long sweaters aren’t going to hide the winter pounds anymore!
With spring sports in season, a lot of us are spending our weekends attending games. And whether you’re heading to the ballpark of your favorite MLB team, or just attending your kid’s lacrosse and baseball games, the snack bar/concession stand can be trouble.
As a mom who has spent a lot of time at sporting events this spring, here are some of my best healthy eating tips:
Eat Before You Go...
A few weeks ago, we were walked into our son’s first basketball game. I looked around to say hi to the other moms and dads.
But I realized I couldn’t say hi because everyone had their head down in their phones. The game started, and I was shocked that still the parents were watching, but their phones were right there to look at.
This continued, week after week, and I got so annoyed. Throughout the entire basketball season, I never knew one of the parents’ names because anytime I would look over to say "good shot" after their child scored, their eyes would be on their phone. I wanted to...
Every night when I put the kids to bed, the first thing I do is sit down and watch The Ellen Show!
Ellen can make a bad day feel better, or a great day even greater. She just makes me laugh at the simple everyday things that make us happy. Like her segment "clumbsy thumbsy” where she shows us viewers texts gone bad due to auto correct. Or when she shows clips of babies dancing, or street signs that just don't belong.
She reminds us through laughter to be grateful for all that we have, without ever coming out and saying it.
If you don’t watch the show, I strongly suggest you add it to your...