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Childs Birthday Party

My Messy Home Doesn't Make Me A Bad Mom

Candy Mickels Mejia | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Candy Mickels Mejia

As my 10-year-old and I cleared the last of the junk out of the dining room and admired our work, I thanked her for her help and let her know I couldn't have accomplished this task without her. As she looked up at me and smiled, I reminded myself I was just overreacting and that my kids don't really notice or care when the house is a mess.

Tips for Hosting a Kid's Birthday Party Without Losing Sanity or Face

Lynn Perkins | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

The pressure on parents to throw their child a birthday party that rivals their friends' parties is nothing new, but the bar has been reset.

5 Causes of Post-Party Depression

Jessica Fein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Jessica Fein

You realize the event that took up months of your life occupied two hours of theirs, but don't they want to spend even a few minutes discussing which lawn game was most popular and whether you should have gone with the Cobb salad instead of the Caesar?

Note to Self: 'No-Gifts' Birthday Parties Don't Work

Hinda Mandell | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Hinda Mandell

You thought you were being enlightened and anti-consumerist. You thought you were saving your friends money, a trip to the toy store and the hassle of gift shopping. Your intentions might well have been sincere, but really, you were just being annoying.