How can we possibly have it all when most of the time we can't even find it? Our Survival Guide will offer tips on how to get organized, take shortcuts, work differently and stay connected all without forgetting to treat yourself from time to time.  The Guide might just help you get a little piece of mind, if only it could unload the dishwasher too.  Joined by special guests from time to time, our Guide gurus are Alanna Fincke, Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart's Body & Soul Magazine and Sarah Welch, co-founder of Get Buttoned Up.  We figure they are uniquely qualified to teach us all how to add a little calm and order to our otherwise chaotic lives. 

Laurie David Wants to Hear from You.

Hello parents across America, Laurie David here. You might know me as the producer of An Inconvenient Truth or as the ex-wife of a famous curmudgeon comedian. Either way, I would love your help with a book I am working on about the importance of family dinner and how to accomplish it so that you and your kids are connecting in a meaningful way. more

Holiday Photo Photography Tips.

This year, the fathers of digital photography were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work and contributions to the technology of photography. The genius of their work helped make photography accessible to everyone and unintentionally perpetuated the one reliable constant in photography – the ubiquitous, awkward holiday family photo. more

Seasonal Closet Changes for Moms and Kids.

Going through your children’s clothes drawers and closets to see what fits and what doesn’t can be tedious – not to mention heart wrenching when you realize how quickly they’re growing up. more

Nutrition for the New School Year.

When your days consist of running from home…to school drop off…to work…to school pick up…to after school activities…to home - it’s really hard to be sure everyone eats, let alone a hot and healthy meal. more

Share the Bread.

Don’t have time to volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen? What can you do and act as an example for your family? more

An Organized End to Summer.

The last days of summer are on their way. As the days get shorter, and thoughts turn to back to school, get ready to put away summer things for safekeeping. Give yourself one task to do each day this week, and you’re stuff will be in tip-top shape next spring, when you’re dying to use it again. more

Staycation as a Real Vacation.

The key to any successful Staycation is to make it a real vacation! Don’t do the things you do in your everyday routine! more

Take a Day Trip This Summer.

Like to go on a vacation but can’t afford to be gone for a week? How about becoming a Day Tripper! more

Make Summer Nights Linger Longer with Family Games.

Take advantage of longer summer nights by setting aside a few game nights. It’s more fun than simply watching TV or disappearing into computers. Have your kids invite some friends over and get everyone in on the fun. more

Winning Wieners.

Stuck in a dinner rut and looking for something fun and fast for dinner? Celebrate the Hot Dog! more