A reader says her husband thinks she can no longer go braless at home because their sons are growing up. I have a few things to say about that.
A mom needs advice on handling her alcoholic mother-in-law and her relationship with the grandkids and herself. She wants her out of their lives but is does that have to be the first step?
Looking to keep your kids (ages 4 to 10) entertained while also using their imagination? Check out the new storytelling Circle Round podcast.
We threw a Morse Code sleepover party a couple of weeks ago and created beaded bracelets as DIY party favors. We show you how to make your own.
Does your toddler like to throw his/her plate off the table? We review some of the most popular suction plates, bowls and placemats and tell you which are best.
A young preschooler is afraid to use the potty at preschool so Amalah gives advice on playing Parent Detective.
Visiting London with the kids? The Studio Tour of the Making of Harry Potter is a must-visit. It's not a theme park, but instead an interactive museum where you get to roam around the sound stage and sets used on the eight Harry Potter Movies.
Got deodorant residue built up under your arms? Sorry! It's common. Here's how to deal with your problem and avoid it going forward.
A mom asks how she can help her teen son in the wake of a bungle and subsequent blow-up with his girlfriend.
Looking for a creative sleepover or party theme to keep the kids engaged in a group activity? Go back to basics with Morse Code. All you need are some flashlights and we have your handy cheat sheet free for downloading.
Tips to help reduce back-to-school spending and get the most out of your BTS budget.
Did your college student's first foray into the bookstore cause palpitations? Take heart! While there are lots of options, that means lots of savings, too.
Summer work is a great way to keep kids from forgetting all the stuff they learned during the school year. But it can hang over your head all summer.
Ah, homework. It can be the bane of your existence. It may be your nightly battle. Here we tackle finding the balance between helping your children accomplish their responsibilities and fostering independence.
Power struggles with your teen may feel inevitable, but when you add homework issues to the mix, is there any hope for peace and productivity? I say yes.
Homework doesn't have to be a battleground in your home; keep in mind a few simple rules for a practical approach and peace can indeed coincide with homework!
With my teens sharing a class for the first time, the inevitable comparisons are making me wonder how I can coax the best out of each of them.
A mom needs help teaching her child effective homework skills, especially when there are younger ones around whose homework is to distract their older sibling.
Apparently I'm not the only parent alone in my sentiment of being mystified by grade school math. Here's how to help your grade schooler without having to go back-to-school yourself.
Once I graduated from college I thought my homework days were over. Little did I know that once I had children I would have homework once again. These days just the word homework causes my shoulders to slump and release an exasperated sigh. The second question out of my mouth every single day is "What kind of homework do you have?"
How do you make better use of limited family time during the school year to keep things feeling light instead of hurried?
We have been back to school for three weeks. I have to say it is going splendidly. Here are my six tips for a successful school year.
I finally let go when I realized I was not doing my children any favors by doing their work for them, even though deep down I feel as though I am judged when my children hand in less than perfect homework assignments.
This mom shares her secrets.
For Rosh Hashanah this year, we're making some little bee cards since apples and honey are customary to eat to symbolize a sweet new year. Bees on honeycomb would be just the thing!
Did you know it is customary to send out cards for Rosh Hashanah wishing your friends and loved ones a sweet new year? Here's a tutorial for creating your own unique Rosh Hashanah cards.
Rosh Hashanah is approaching and the shofar horn delights kids. Help your child make one easily.
These pirate stickers help transform packed school lunch into a festive affair, great for celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day and or any school day.
Talk Like a Pirate Day, on September 19th, is our favorite holiday. This year, we've made some free printables so that you can dress up your stuffed animals, too!
Yarrr! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day time of year again me hearties! Mark your calendars for Alpha Mom's favorite holiday on September 19.
Recycle your morning paper coffee cups into a cute and fun activity for your little ones with a few easy steps. Also great as a Talk Like a Pirate Day craft!
For Halloween, Talk Like A Pirate Day or any dress-up day, here's how to make your little mateys their own pirate costumes and paper swords.
Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of our favorite holidays! Don't forget to enjoy it with your family. Here's an easy-to-do upcycled craft.
At my house "Pirate Night" is a regular affair. Like many young boys, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners. I'm eating with my hands because I'm a pirate. I'm speaking with food in my mouth, because I'm a pirate. You get it.
Wondering which meal kit delivery service might be right for your family? An experienced family cook (of picky teens) tried most of them and gives you the 411.
Have you ever come across a recipe and thought, "no way will my kid eat that," made it anyway, and then found a miraculous, inexplicable hit on your hands? This is one of those recipes.
Amalah shows you how to make your own nuggets for kids that are not only packed with vitamins and low in sodium, but are less expensive than the store-bought version as well.
Ready for a tantalizing array of taco recipes to help get you through Election Night? I'm here for you with some of my favorites.
It's easy to get into a habit of BLTs (bites, licks and tastes) and consuming many unwanted calories while we prepare our children's dinner. Here's how to stop.
Turning 45 forced me to accept that ominous "middle age" label, and to think about what matters to me now (and what has changed over time).
A mom wants to know what she should expect as typical behavior and expectations from her toddler when eating out at a restaurant. Amalah chimes in with effective strategies for a good overall experience, as well.
Feeding your family shouldn't be a slog. Here's my 10 commandments for getting dinner on the table with a minimum of drama on busy school nights.
A lifelong milk-lover shares why she chooses organic milk for her family and how she incorporates milk into her sons' diets.
After a long summer day at the pool or beach the last thing I want to do is make a big complicated dinner. For those days it's handy to have a few simple, kid-friendly, 15-minute dinners in my repertoire. Here are some of my favorites.
"Let’s try the Family Dinner Project idea with the kids and have a ‘real family discussion’ and see how it goes," I said to my husband. So last night, that’s what we did. And it was awesome.
A mom needs help breaking a bad mealtime habit with her toddler so she can have the healthy family dinner time they all deserve and need.
Celebrate Canada Day (July 1st) with our red maple leaf cookies. We teach you how to make them and also how to decorate them playfully for Canada's national day.
Let the kids make something special for the table this Thanksgiving with these elegant and easy leaf-printed linens. This no-mess project can be done by kids (or adults) of any age.
September 22 is the first official day of Fall, so welcome the season with the warm flavors of apple and cinnamon. These apple muffins are mostly healthy and make a great breakfast to start the day, or you can wrap them in the muffin wrappers for a school celebration or brunch.
Get ready for school with this apple print drawstring backpack. Let the kids make their own fabric pattern with an apple and some fabric paint.
Make your own miniature pumpkin patch with these salt dough pumpkins. Easy to make and gooey to the touch!
Fall is here and the leaves are turning — and we've rounded up our favorite leaf crafts for kids. Bring nature inside with these fun and easy projects.