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Articles in Family Life and Leah Conti

To Date or Not To Date? When is Your Child Ready?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children, on average, are now beginning to date at 12 ½ for girls and 13 ½ for boys. How we define dating, however, could change these averages. The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and... Read full article

10 Things to Make Road Trips with Kids More Fun and Less Stressful

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Summer is officially here. Whether you’re planning to road trip to the great waters of the Gulf of Mexico or make the haul to The Happiest Place on Earth (Disney World, obviously), a little preparation for the drive goes a long way.... Read full article

The House Can Wait, Your Children Won’t

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“The house can wait, but your children won’t” may not be my first tattoo, but it is most definitely my anthem in everyday life. ... Read full article

Spring Healthy Families Day Is Almost Here!

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Spring Healthy Families Day will be overflowing with storybook readings, family yoga, kid-friendly cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to tour the new children’s pollinator garden and take a walk on the nature trail. ... Read full article

Teaching Children To Say I'm Sorry

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“Go to your room and think about what you just said!” A phrase every child has heard at least once after being involved in a disagreement.... Read full article



A Wagon Filled with Memories

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“Let’s clean out the garage today.” How did this statement come from my mouth? If I had typed these words, I could have highlighted the sentence and pressed the delete key before anyone saw it. However, like all words, once they’re spoken in front ... Read full article

When is He Going Back in Your Belly?

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Adjusting to a New Baby on Board... Read full article

Stress-Free Summer Planning

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Unless single parents are teachers and have the summers off, they usually dread the summer months.... Read full article

Staying Calm In The Face Of Rudeness

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Rudeness and bad attitudes are more about forming a self than most parents realize. Building a self takes a long time. ... Read full article

Percentiles Explained: Understanding Your Child’s Growth Charts

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Learn how to understand your child’s growth charts.... Read full article

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