Astrid Van Den Broek

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The benefits of sharing a bedroom

For many parents, each child having his or her own bedroom is ideal. But sometimes it’s not possible, nor even preferable. Don’t sweat it. There are lots of benefits to bunking together.

Dealing with mean girls

Here’s some Mean Girl Management 101 for you and your daughter.

Six ways to get your child ready for middle school

It’s a big leap from elementary school to junior high school.

Help your kid turn these 6 nasty hygiene habits into good ones

Teaching hygiene to your kids may seem like a losing battle, but here are ways to deal with the worst offenders.

6 Reasons Moms Should Play Team Sports

Weary of warrior posing? Bored with boot camping? Restless with running? Maybe trying a team sport is one way to get your mama mojo back.

School advice from parents who have been there, done that

Ever get the feeling that parents of older children know the secrets to school success? We poured them a coffee and asked them to spill the beans.

When’s the best age to tackle some big kid milestones

While parenting manuals walk us through those early infant milestones such as when to introduce solids or start toilet training, some of the more nuanced ones are harder to gauge. So we asked the experts for sound advice on when to go for it.

Does going back to school make financial sense for you?

Look at going back to school as an investment, and make sure it will pay off.

What’s your stance on circumcision?

Two moms and an expert weigh in. 

Introduce cycling to your family early on

It’s never too early to instill a love of cycling in your family.