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Get Set, Go to Orlando: Travels with Teens

It started with a Post It pad. “27 Days Until Disney”. And each day, a note was torn off. And so it went. Until the day came. To say that my daughter was excited about being at Walt Disney World on her 19th birthday would have been a huge understatement.

Cooking up some good parenting with Freddie Prinze Jr.

Attention parents: Freddie Prinze Jr. really wants you to go back into your kitchen. Right now.

Allergens and Dust Mites and Mold, Oh My!

Any time is a good time to get your kids to clean up their room, but with school, hockey, homework and more it can be hard to fit it in year round. But take some time in the spring to make sure you take care of some real health hazards that may be lurking in their room...

Comic Relief: Kathy Buckworth creates her own teen cell phone contract

Kathy Buckworth counters the earnest teen phone contracts floating around the Internet with her version for managing appropriate smartphone usage.

Travel to Club Med’s Val Thorens

The ski resort puts its signature all-inclusive stamp on the French Alps.

Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Half Moon Resort in Jamaica celebrates 60 years of providing families and couples with a private getaway on Half Moon Bay, nestled on the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  There is a comfortable feel to this resort, from the seven bars to the staggering 54 swimming pools, many of which are private for the villas or shared cottages which sprawl across two miles of beachfront, over 400 acres of land, including a 20 acre natural reserve.

Surviving the indoors as a family

Rules and regulations for surviving indoor play.

Kathy Buckworth on the benefits of autocratic parenting

As democratic parents waste time talking, autocratic parents get down to business.

Mommy Laugh Track: School’s in. When’s the first holiday?

As the allure of the first day of school wears off, my kids are already plotting how to stay home. THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER IS LIKE THE START OF THE NEW YEAR FOR MOST MOMS. That giddy feeling of starting fresh; kids at the front door, faces...

Mommy Laugh Track: Lazy, Hazy – No, Make That Crazy – Days of Summer

Think you can get some down time like when you were younger? Don’t kid yourself! From the time I was old enough to hold down my first part-time job, the words “summer vacation” started to lose their lustre. Gone were the days of bike riding, hanging with friends by a...