Monday, April 16, 2018

Brand New Reprints Available

Check out these reprints that are new this month:

  • Building the Parent Child Bond (787 words) This piece gives ideas to help build the parent-child bond even during our busy lives.

  • Easy Ways to Improve Memory (702 words) This piece gives ideas parents can use to better remember things on their to-do list. A sidebar titled “Fun Ways to Improve Memory” is available.

  • One on One Time for Parents with No Free Time (653 words) This article helps parents fit in one on one time with their child, even with a very busy lifestyle.

  • Speed Up the Dawdler (866 words) This article gives tips parents can use to get their slow moving child motivated in the morning. A sidebar titled “What Not to Do” is available.
  • STEM for Preschoolers: Activities to Try at Home (660 words) This piece gives fun and educational activities parents can do at home to encourage development in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Supporting a Mom During High Risk Pregnancy (835 words) This article gives tips to help support a mom during the worry that goes along with a high risk pregnancy.


  • The Camp Next Door: Day Camp (622 words) This article gives the benefits of day camp and helps parents decide if it is right for their child.
  • Why Parents Should Play with Their Kids (587 words) This piece gives benefits of playing with your children for both the parent and the child.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Summer Reprint List

Check out these Summer themed reprints:

  • Battle the End of Summer Boredom (652 words) Article kids tips parents can use to battle the end of summer boredom and keep kids entertained until school begins.
  • Beat the Heat: Indoor Fun for Hot Summer Days (520 words) When the dog days of summer have settled in and it’s too hot to play outside all day. The kids still have a lot of energy to burn. Article gives 15 easy ways to entertain the kids and keep cool at the same time.
  • How to Give Your Kids a 1970’s Summer (800 words) A fun summer article that gives parents ideas to give their kids a summer filled with nostalgia, outdoor play, and creativity rather than apps, camps, and the need to keep up with social media.
  • Taking a Beach Vacation with Toddlers (411 words) Article gives tips for parents planning a beach vacation with young children
  • Travel Tips for Family Trips (678 words) This article gives ideas to keep the kids happy and entertained on any car or plane trip. The sidebar “More Travel Tips from Real Moms” is included.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spring and Summer Reprint List

  • Spring

  • It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: 7 Things to do on a Rainy Day (567 words) Gives ideas to help get the wiggles out when you are stuck inside on a rainy day
  • Teaching Kids to Enjoy Nature (688 words) In today’s digital age, families are spending more time inside and less exploring nature. This article gives parents great reasons to get the kids outside and suggestions on how to foster a love of nature.

  • St Patrick's Day
  • 6 Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with Kids (585 words) Article inspires parents to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with their kids.
  • Easter
    50+ Things to Fill Easter Eggs (That Aren’t Candy) (335 words) This article gives ideas to fill Easter eggs that aren’t candy. Great for parents of kids with food allergies or parents who want to avoid the sugar overload.

  • Mother's Day
  • How Motherhood Made Me Appreciate My Mom (800 words) A great article for Mother’s Day, this piece gives reasons I appreciate my mom more since becoming a mom myself.



  • Summer

  • Battle the End of Summer Boredom (652 words) Article kids tips parents can use to battle the end of summer boredom and keep kids entertained until school begins.
  • Beat the Heat: Indoor Fun for Hot Summer Days (520 words) When the dog days of summer have settled in and it’s too hot to play outside all day. The kids still have a lot of energy to burn. Article gives 15 easy ways to entertain the kids and keep cool at the same time.
  • How to Give Your Kids a 1970’s Summer (800 words) A fun summer article that gives parents ideas to give their kids a summer filled with nostalgia, outdoor play, and creativity rather than apps, camps, and the need to keep up with social media.
  • Taking a Beach Vacation with Toddlers (411 words) Article gives tips for parents planning a beach vacation with young children
  • Travel Tips for Family Trips (678 words) This article gives ideas to keep the kids happy and entertained on any car or plane trip. The sidebar “More Travel Tips from Real Moms” is included.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Reprints Available

  • 7 Valentine's Traditions to Start with Your Kids (473 words) Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time for couples to express their love for one another, but it is also a great chance to show your children how much you love them too. While children typically exchange cards and small gifts on Valentine's Day, this year try starting some fun new traditions for your family.
  • Date Night on a Tight Budget (554 words) Article gives ideas for parents to enjoy date nights even if they have a tight budget.
  • Fight Fair: 10 Rules for Healthy Disagreements in Marriage (962 words) This article gives guidelines couples can use to maintain a healthy marriage, even when disagreements occur.
  • Pampering Your Spouse: Tips for Busy Parents (742 words )Show your spouse how much you love and appreciate them with a little extra pampering. This article gives ideas that are meaningful, but aren’t impossible for a busy couple.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Holiday Reprint List

  • 15 Ideas for Indoor Fun on Cold Winter Days (424 words) Article gives ideas to entertain kids on a cold wintry day when it’s too cold to play outside.
  • 18 Budget Friendly Holiday Traditions (585 words) This article lists inexpensive holiday traditions families can enjoy during the holidays.
  • 101 Snow Day Boredom Busters (797 words) This article gives ideas for parents to entertain their kids on a snowy day stuck at home.
  • A Simple Christmas: 5 Ways to Avoid Toy Overload (535 words) Gift giving is fun but after Christmas parents can feel like their house is overflowing with toys. This gives tips for parents to avoid toy overload on Christmas.
  • Encouraging Gratitude in Kids (736 words) This article gives tips parents can use to help their families develop a habit of gratitude in their everyday life.
  • Gifts Kids Can Give on a Small Budget (756 words) This article gives gift ideas that cost little or no money.  The sidebar describing how to “Make Your Own Holiday Plate” is included.
  • Have a Happy Birthday (Without the Party): Budget Friendly Birthday Ideas That Make Your Child Feel Special  (595 words) This article gives budget friendly tips for parents to make their child’s birthday special without throwing a big expensive party. A sidebar “More Big Ideas to Make Your Child’s Birthday Special” is included.
  • How to Create Thankful Kids this Thanksgiving (748 words) This article gives tips to help teach kids to be grateful for their blessings, not only during Thanksgiving, but all year long.
  • How to Survive a Mom Sick Day (532 words) When mom is sick, she doesn’t get time off to relax and rest. This article gives suggestions on how to entertain the kids and still recover when mom is under the weather.
  • Make This Thanksgiving Meaningful (987 words) Thanksgiving isn’t just about food, football, and shopping. This article gives ideas to help parents foster thankfulness within their family and includes a sidebar “Opportunities to Serve with Kids”.
  • Mid-Year Elementary School Blues: How to Keep Kids Motivated All Year Long (542 words) This article gives tips parents can implement after the excitement of a new school year has worn off.
  • Opportunities to Serve with Your Kids (611 words) When children have the opportunity to serve in their community, they develop a desire to help others and make a difference. Article gives ideas to get kids involved in serving their community with a variety of ideas for different interests.
  • What NOT to Give Kids for Christmas (775 words) This is a light-hearted article that lists items parents would rather NOT receive for their children this holiday - loud battery powered toys, messy art supplies that stain, and toys with some assembly required. The article also includes a sidebar “Gifts Parents LOVE to Receive for Their Kids”


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Back to School Reprints Available

  • Are Music Lessons Worth the Cost? (711 words) The average cost of private music lessons ranges from $15-40 per half hour. Private lessons cost parents $1,000 to $2,000 a year. Are music lessons really worth the cost? This article gives short and long term benefits of private lessons, helping parents make an informed decision.
  • Benefits of Making Healthy Snacks for Kids (724 words) Article gives benefits of snacking for kids and lists some healthy snack ideas.
  • Calming the Butterflies (799 words) It’s normal for kids to feel nervous about an upcoming event such as a recital, a big game, or attending a new school. This article gives tips parents can use to help calm their child’s “butterflies”. Article includes a sidebar “Symptoms of Anxiety in Children”.
  • Get Ready for Back to School (694 words) This article gives realistic tips to make back to school an easy transition for parents and students.
  • Mastering Mealtime (732 words) Article gives five easy steps to help parents plan healthy and affordable meals while avoiding the drive through window.
  • Off to Kindergarten: Getting Mom Ready (469 words) Our focus is getting our kids ready for the first day but is mom ready? This article gives tips for parents struggling to send their baby off to kindergarten.
  • Reduce First Day Jitters (621 words) Tips for parents to help their kids deal with first day of school anxiety.
  • Soothing Separation Anxiety (760 words) Article gives coping strategies for parents who are leaving their child with a caregiver for the first time.
  • Taking the Stress Out of School Mornings (668 words) Article gives suggestions for parents and kids to make school mornings less stressful
  • Talking to Kids About Disabilities (787 words) This article gives parents tips on how to talk to their children about disabilities and differences in an appropriate and intelligent way.
  • Think Outside the Lunch Box (144 words) Perfect for a back to school sidebar, this article gives lunch ideas that go beyond the same old thing.
  • When Kids Reject Sports: Keeping Kids Active When They Avoid Team Sports (674 words) Team sports are a great way to keep kids active but not all kids enjoy playing them. This article helps parents find other ways their children can continue to be healthy and active even if they are not part of a sports team.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pregnancy and Baby Reprints Available

  • 5 Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician (1030 words) Tips to help parents begin the search for a pediatrician. The Sidebar “When is it Time to Find a New Pediatrician?” is included.
  • 7 Common Feelings of NICU Parents (1070 words) Parents who experience having a baby in the NICU go through a variety of emotions including fear, loss, powerlessness, and more. Article lists common reactions NICU parents have and suggestions on how to deal with them.
  • 7 Priceless Tips for NICU Parents - (892 words) Realistic tips from former NICU parents for parents walking through this difficult experience.
  • 7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum (770 words) When your child throws a tantrum it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed. This article gives tips for parents to remember when their child throws a tantrum.
  • Budgeting After Baby (799 words) This article gives tips to help parents cut costs and reduce spending after the birth of their new baby.
  • Creating a Birth Plan (766 words) Article gives ideas to help parents prepare a birth plan.
  • Do Away with Diaper Rash (566 words) Article gives the common culprits of diaper rash as well as ideas for treatment and prevention when it occurs.
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Toddlers (503 words) This article gives tips to keep babies and toddlers safe on their first (or second) Halloween.
  • Hospital Bed Rest Survival (242 words) This short article would be a great filler piece and gives tips for how to “survive” hospital bed rest.
  • Interview Questions for a New Pediatrician (411 words) When looking for a new pediatrician, it is wise to set up an interview with the doctor to make sure that it is a good fit for you and your children. Article gives interview questions to ask when meeting with a new doctor.
  • Soothing Separation Anxiety (760 words) Article gives coping strategies for parents who are leaving their child with a caregiver for the first time.
  • Supporting a Mom on Bed Rest (637 words) This article gives ways to offer support while a mom is on bed rest.
  • Surviving Bed Rest (690 words) This article gives ideas to help a pregnant mom survive bed rest.
  • Taking a Beach Vacation with Toddlers (411 words) Article gives tips for parents planning a beach vacation with young children
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling (709 words) Adding another child to the family provides your older child with a lifelong friend and playmate, but the soon-to-be big sibling may feel reluctant to share their turf. Many parents worry about how their child will react to a new baby in the house. Article gives tips to parents as they welcome a new baby into the home.
  • Three to Six in Fourteen Weeks (1163 words) This article is my personal story of how our family went from a family of five to a family of eight overnight after the birth of our triplets.
  • Tips for the Toddler Bed Transition from a Triplet Mom (723 words) This article gives advice to parents who are helping their toddler transition from crib to big kid bed.
  • When Expecting Parents Face the Unexpected: Valuable Tips for NICU Parents (1291 words) Each year 10-15% of babies end up in the NICU in the United States. While parents do a lot to prepare for their child’s birth, learning about the NICU is not typically one of them. Article gives tips for parents of NICU babies.

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