Families

Biologically Speaking, Baby Boys Will Be Boys
Did you have a favorite toy as a kid?  Did dad put a little football in your crib?  Were you steered to “sex-role appropriate toys like cap guns and trucks for boys or dolls and tea sets for girls?  Maybe you needn’t have been. You probably would have gotten ther…
Catch A Clue – Change Coming To Popular Board Game
Sunday is often a day for family board games at our house. Kate is extremely competitive and a borderline poor sport! She just loves to win!  At 7 she isn’t quite ready for Clue but when she is, it won’t be the classic Clue with which I grew up...
Top Baby Names of 2016
Do you have a baby shower to go to this weekend? If it’s a boy there is a pretty good chance he’s named Ezra or Asher or Atticus.  Yup, I said Atticus!
If she’s a girl you can look for Olivia or Amelia or Charlotte.  But don’t …
“Drunkorexia” A Dangerous Trend On College Campuses
When your recent high school grad heads off to college this fall there's a disturbing and dangerous campus trend that they need to be warned about. Shockingly it combines eating disorders with alcohol abuse and it's more common than many people realize according to a report in USA TODAY...
‘Happy Birthday’ Is Now Free For All To Sing
Celebrating a birthday this weekend?  Well, the next time you go out to a family restaurant to celebrate a birthday, the servers will be able to sing Happy Birthday as we know it, love it and as it was meant to be!
How come? A judge just approved a settlement  (June 27th) that officially puts the &qu…
New Baby Names Lean To The Left
There’s a pretty good chance if your middle name is Reagan your parents were a fan of the president.  People often name their kids after other famous folks including politicians. BabyCenter --which tracks the most-popular names for babies each year, has calculated the effects th…
The Perfect Summer Will Set You Back Five Figures!
First day of summer!!!  Did you set your budget for summer fun? No?  How are you supposed to have the “perfect summer” if you don’t set aside the right amount?  And it’s a lot!
When you add up all the fun things that make summ…
The Softer Side Of Dad Sends A Better Message
Ah the weekend. Time to relax, to spend time with the family, time to…HEY, JUNIOR! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING? STOP THAT THIS INSTANCE!
Now I don’t even begin to imagine what kind of mischief your kids get nto compared to mine, but I do know they all test ou…
Help With Kids Suffering Loss In Yakima
’s heartbreaking when it happens but it happens.  Everyday kids experience the pain and loss of the death of a loved one.
It’s hard enough for adults to find their way through grief to healing let alone children but there is help available for both...

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