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Entries by Emma Mustich from 08/2012

Back To School Spending: Kids' Clothes Are Moms' Top Spending Priority, Survey Finds [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents

There's something about fresh notebooks, brand-new binders, and comfy fall outfits that can make even the least enthusiastic student excited about goi...

BlogHer 2012: The Best Blog Posts About The Conference (So Far)

Posted 08.02.2012 | Parents

Mom bloggers writing posts about a conference dedicated to -- what else -- blogging: in the blog world, it doesn’t get much more meta than that. ...

Boy Scratches Dog's Back -- And Dog Returns The Favor (VIDEO)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents

Attention, kids who are trying to convince their parents to get a dog: this video might be your secret weapon. It proves that -- if you're lucky --...

Lunch Bag Art: Derek Benson, Dad, Sends Kids To School With Beautifully Decorated 'Conversation Pieces' (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents

Derek Benson may believe he's "just the embarrassing dad" -- but we disagree and have a feeling his kids do too. The video game developer sends his...

Cute Kid Note Of The Day: 'I Am A Star Because I Just Am'

Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents

Title: "I Am A Star Because..." Possible ways to fill in the blank: Some people are stars win gold medals at the Olympics, dominate the Billboard c...

Parenthesis: The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, we envy the Blair family's quick trip to the Olympics, develop a yen for The Wednesday Chef's delicious-looking meatballs, d...

'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green': Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and C.J. Adams In Exclusive Clip From New Disney Movie

Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

If a wide-eyed, dirt-covered child with foliage growing from his ankles suddenly appeared in your home, chances are you'd have a lot of questions. But...

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Are Saying On Twitter

Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

To quote one of the moms included in our best-tweet gallery below: "Olympic fever certainly does seem to have reached everyone." That goes for childre...

Harry, Amelia Top List Of Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry.com. The figures for the most popular names in England and Wales in 2011 have just been released by the ...

'Teach Your Children Well': An Interview With Psychologist And Author Madeline Levine

Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents

California psychologist Madeline Levine’s new book, "Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success," has been generating a lot of attent...

Parenthesis: The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, we marvel at Jim Griffioen's costume-making skills, help Jill Smokler bid farewell to her favorite pair of yoga pants and mo...

Table Talk: Should We Really Be Afraid Of Sharks?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents

Popular books and movies like "Jaws" can make sharks seem like some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. But often, these stories scare us more t...

Back-To-School Lunch Boxes Your Kids Will Love (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Earlier this month, we featured the spectacular lunch-bag art of video game developer dad Derek Benson, whose imaginative designs on his kids' brown p...

Dora The Tank Engine: 9-Year-Old Combines Puzzles Cut From The Same Pattern (PHOTO)

Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

Dora, Caillou, Sesame, Thomas... Do your kids' favorite TV shows sometimes blend together in your mind? If so, this image of Dora The Tank Explorer is...

Teen Pot Users Risk Long-Term IQ Drop, Study Says

Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn't find the same IQ...

'Your Baby Can Read' Ads Are Deceptive, FTC Says

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Many babies at 9 months old are just starting to stand up. Some take their first steps. But, reading? At 9 months? Really? The Fed...

Kids And Social Media: danah boyd Asks Parents To Name Their 'Biggest Fear'

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Social media can be an invaluable tool: a forum for sharing news and anecdotes, somewhat offensive ecards, a font of crowdsourced information and a co...

Identical Twins' Adorable Wiggle Routine Makes Mealtime A Literal 'Song And Dance' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Between food slinging, tantrums and general pickiness, mealtime with babies is usually quite the song-and-dance -- figuratively speaking. But the twin...

Dad Wears Skirt In Solidarity With His 5-Year-Old Son (PHOTO)

Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents

When it comes to supporting his son's unconventional wardrobe, Nils Pickert talks the talk and walks the walk. The German dad explains in Emma maga...

Cute Kid Note Of The Day: Hurricane Safety Rules For Stuffed Animals [UPDATED]

Posted 08.30.2012 | Parents

In today's Cute Kid Note, we learn that no action plan for extreme weather should ever be without instructions for stuffed animals. Title: "Ashley...

Parenthesis: The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, the school year starts for two mom bloggers; Tanis Miller’s kids reenact a scene from her childhood; and Ilana Wiles reali...

Formerly Blind Mama Orangutan Can See Her Babies For The First Time

Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first suc...