Christa Melnyk Hines

When we think of Thanksgiving, we naturally think of traditional roast turkey, pumpkin pie, & family gatherings. But if the day feels more like obligation, maybe its time to create a more meaningful Thanksgiving tailored just for your special crowd. Read more

We all come to parenthood with a certain set of expectations and assumptions about raising kids. Naturally, we assume our partner will share our healthy outlook. That is, until we find ourselves butting heads in the midst of a heated child-rearing di Read more

Every new parent at some point wonders: Is my baby supposed to do that? Is this normal? Read more

Oh honey, I’m only teasing,” I say smiling as I ruffle my six-year-old’s thick thatch of blonde hair. He’s annoyed that I’d ribbed him about the cowlick on his head, and need for a haircut. “Teasing isn’t allowed at school. It’s bullying,” he says. Read more

Want to experience a more joyful Christmas season this year that doesn’t leave you depleted, miserable and broke? Here are 10 ways to shift your perspective and take command of this “hap-happiest” time of the year. Read more

Peruse the greeting card section around Father’s Day & you’ll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy he is with a wrench. Read more

Although we’re rarely alone, motherhood can sometimes feel a little lonely. Spending time with a few understanding friends to vent, laugh, and reenergize in a kid-free zone is healthy and a great way to shake off the blues. Read more

After all of the hours of prep work that goes into Thanksgiving dinner, it seems as if it’s gobbled up in no time flat. Now what? Here’s a bounty of activity ideas, big and small, for the entire family to enjoy after the big feast. Read more