Sure, everyone likes Facebook, but it doesn’t exactly offer a wealth of information for parents. Parents Connect allows you to communicate with other parents and talk to them about issues that are important to you—pregnancy, potty training, bullying, teen behavior. The site, which is run by Nickelodeon, also offers tips on family finance, relationships, food and more.
If your kids are picky eaters…
Weelicious is run by Catherine, mom of two, and advocate of healthy food for kids. You can find a lot of recipes on her website, divided into different categories (6-9 months, 10-12 months, big kids, breakfast, dairy, dairy free, freeze well, holiday, lunch, snack treats, etc.), thus making it easy for you to find exactly what you need. There are tips on inspiring your kids to eat, introducing new food and getting your babies to try them. Catherine also posts videos of her cooking with her kids—fun kitchen projects you can do with your own kids to help them develop a healthy relationship with food.
The people behind Chic & Cheap Nursery want you to know that you don’t need a lot of money to create your dream nursery. Even if you’re on a budget, style doesn’t need to be sacrificed. The website is loaded with design advice from professionals, hot picks and features on real rooms to inspire you. Our favorite? The DIY projects. We can’t wait to try making those Easy Paper Punch Garlands.
If you have health concerns…
Kids Health’s search function might just become your best friend. A quick search on “flu” yields articles on influenza, learning how to protect your family from flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms. But Kids Health does more than just keep a database of health problems, it also provides tips on nutrition and fitness, growth and development, first aid and more. And if you zoned out when your teacher was discussing human anatomy, don’t fret. Kids Health offers a crash course on how the human body works. Just click on the Body Basics pieces in the General Health section.