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What "Sounds Cool" on the Internet May Hinder Your Child in Real Life

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

While it is easy to be caught off-guard when a child uses inappropriate language online, it is important for the parent to not overreact or belittle the child because the parent's response to the child's probably experimental rebellion may have a lasting impact on her. A warm and positive relationship with the child will induce her to seek the parent out for information and advice about words and behavior.

5 Reasons to Have a Big Party for Your Child's First Birthday

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Birthday parties are something all kids look forward to. But as a parent, let's face it -- they basically suck. If your kids aren't old enough to have any opinion regarding their birthday parties just yet, consider yourself lucky. Here are five reasons to have a blow-out party for your child's first birthday.

10 Things I've Done Wrong As A Stay-At-Home Dad

Adrian Kulp | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type. Much like an apprenticeship, this is one of those "on-the-job" training situations.

If Jon Stewart Interviewed a Stay-at-Home Mom

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

JON: Welcome back. With me today is Elena Kryzhanovskaya, a stay-at-home-mom with three kids. Please welcome Elena to the show! (WILD APPLAUSE as "...

Kids Point Out Dark Side Of Fashion Ads That We've All Been Ignoring

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Style

"She seems to have an illness." "Maybe she's drunk." "Maybe she took some pills with drugs or stuff like that." Those are not the feelings t...

Not in a Minion Years: The Top 10 Reasons Why 'Minions' is the Worst Movie Ever Made

David Fagin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Feel free to call Me Despicable, but, in my opinion, Minions is easily one of the worst movies of all time. I didn't walk in wanting to hate it. I walked in wanting to love it. Which is why I'm so pissed.

7 Unfortunate Ways Kids Wake Up Parents

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I have three kids ages 8, 5, and 1. Each one of them has woken me up in a million different ways. But as I reflect on those many long, weary nights, and early, early, mornings, I've noticed a few trends. Here is a list.

3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Natasha R. Smith | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Natasha R. Smith

I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

School Bells Start Ringing Again Soon, Get Kids Ready with Great Hair

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style
Gina Rivera

School is right around the corner, and you know what that means ... back-to-school shopping and new hairstyles!

What Are We Doing Today?

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

It's a question I hear, often before the girls are even dressed. Their gangly legs poke out from beneath t-shirts. Sometime over the last year they shifted from their dad's shirts to mine. The hems aren't as long as before, the v-neck dips and are yanked up by still-modest hands.

The Hidden Costs of Airplane Travel With Kids

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Ali Wilkinson

It's summer! What better time to get away for a few days. There are often some pretty amazing travel deals -- particularly to the warmer parts of the country -- during the summer that may seem too good to pass up. A trip to San Diego for only $150? Yes please! What could go wrong!

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

How to Deal When the Kids Like Their Nanny More than You

Lynn Perkins | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Your family's nanny enables you to keep the proverbial balls in the air and the train on the tracks. With tremendous relief and real gratitude, you acknowledge that you've found the right person for the job.

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips ...

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could beco...

Empowering Youth in Child Welfare and Foster Care Through the Gift of Sleep-Away Camp

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

Many readers have experienced the magic of summer camp--days spent basking in the sun, swimming and splashing around the pool or lake, playing sports,...

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

Kids Fail Adorably At Explaining Adultery On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy

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Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

How Can I Make Sure My Kids Don't Lose Knowledge and Skills Over the Summer?

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Summer slide -- when kids forget what they learned from the school year -- is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.

The Anguish Of Being A Mother

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

Our greatest victories in life come from those for whom we've worked the hardest. And that is why I will always be a mother first. Because it tells the world I am a warrior.

Yes, Even Jim Gaffigan Lies To His Kids About Food

Dan Pashman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

Every parent lies to their kids sometimes, and comedian Jim Gaffigan is no exception.

Reasons Why Bathtime With Your Kids Is a Bad Idea

Brooke Arellano | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

I am one of those people who love taking baths. A place where you can get clean, read a magazine and have a glass of wine?! I'm a mom... it's all about multitasking. Which may be why I continually make the mistake of inviting my daughter into the bath with me. Two birds, one stone. Genius idea, right? Wrong.

3 Kid-Friendly Projects To DIY This Summer

This Old House | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
This Old House

"We're bored!" A few weeks into summer vacation and the kids have no idea what to do with themselves. Turns out there are some easy DIY projects that can also be educational! But, don't tell the kids that! Here are a few of the most popular kid-friendly projects featured at our new website, The Snug!