Why you shouldn’t solely rely on monitoring apps for your child’s online safety

New monitoring apps for texts and social media can help flag if your children are having potential problems, but they don’t replace talking to them about these issues.

The Parent Trip: Andrea Thomas and Jeff Roman of Dresher

They’d received a benediction from Jeff’s grandmother, Ethel, born in 1922, who surprised him by pointing out, “You don’t have to be married to have kids.”

The Parent Trip: Andrea Thomas and Jeff Roman of Dresher

They’d received a benediction from Jeff’s grandmother, Ethel, born in 1922, who surprised him by pointing out, “You don’t have to be married to have kids.”

Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?

Here's what you can do if you find out roasting is happening at your child's school.

Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?

Here's what you can do if you find out roasting is happening at your child's school.

The Parent Trip: Bronwyn and Nick Hinds of Manayunk

It’s different, having two. Not only that honeymoon trip, now punted into the indefinite future. Not only the puzzle of how to manage a screaming, hungry infant and a high-energy, talkative toddler. There’s a split-screen effect that pervades every waking moment.

The Parent Trip: Bronwyn and Nick Hinds of Manayunk

It’s different, having two. Not only that honeymoon trip, now punted into the indefinite future. Not only the puzzle of how to manage a screaming, hungry infant and a high-energy, talkative toddler. There’s a split-screen effect that pervades every waking moment.
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Tips to destress mealtime prep for families

Here’s how one nutritionist advises busy families on getting healthy meals on the table.

The Parent Trip: Desiree Toneatto of Doylestown

After a brief, childless marriage, three IVF cycles, two early miscarriages and two adoption attempts that never came to fruition, the only remaining obstacle between Desiree and parenthood was a ruptured tire somewhere in the Arizona desert.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to make hand-me-down furniture fit your style

Wondering how to use throw pillows and blankets to make used furniture fit your style? Should you be cleaning the upholstery yourself or let a pro do it?

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The briefcase that symbolized my new career has aged — just like me

Pride and briefcase TLC yielded to real life — and the real me.

The Parent Trip: Tonya Walker, 30, and Tyler Johnson, 31, of Fishtown

Tonya once had a plan: five years of marriage, then a baby. But they’d already been dating for seven years, and a good friend’s pregnancy made her want to speed things up, so their children could be close in age.

How to involve your kids when making New Year’s resolutions

As parents, our children are always watching, even when we think they’re not, which means they’re watching us not only set these goals, but whether or not we achieve them.

Partiers can count down to 2019 early and often in Philly

Here's where to blow horns and get confetti in your hour hair at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:23 p.m., 9 p.m., and midnight.

Their children thrive — just not with them. What happens to birth mothers after the adoption?

“When you lose a family member and bury them, it’s closing a door,” she says. “When you place a child [in an open adoption] ... You experience loss all the time.”

Healthy family recipe: Fruit and nut chocolate truffles

Kids can help make these treats as gifts or lunchbox surprises.

Staying safe from stress, foodborne illness and other holiday hazards

Festivities can take a nosedive if physical or emotional health problems are uninvited guests, so arm yourself with these useful tips

The Parent Trip: Sandy Kerstetter and Adam LaPierre of West Mount Airy

“He was crying, all bundled up. They put his face next to mine. I said, ‘Shh…Mommy’s here.’ He just stopped crying, and all the fear, all the pre-partum strife, went out the window.”

Tips for coping with a stressful holiday season

Here’s how to make the holiday season less stressful whether you’ve lost a loved one or are overwhelmed with obligations.

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The Parent Trip: Amy and Jake Ginsburg of Lower Gwynedd

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