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Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Sara Chana Silverstein | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Sara Chana Silverstein

I make my way to the kitchen and crash into my 19-year-old, who is posing for a 'selfie' with his new haircut. "Sorry, Mom," he says sheepishly as he posts his picture on Instagram. As I dice onions for dinner, I observe my 21-year-old dancing wildly for his latest Vine video.

Summer Vacation Sucks

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

Everyone is cheerful, that is, except that small but highly medicated population of parents who will soon be in the midst of the single most horrible science experiment in child-rearing that could ever exist.

This Isn't Just a Skateboard

Danielle Gletow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

When I started One Simple Wish in 2008 a few people told me they probably wouldn't ever grant a wish because they didn't think giving kids "stuff" was really going to make much of a difference in their lives.

The Two Biggest Dating Mistakes People Make

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

I have said this many times, and I address it in my book (Sweeten the Deal) ad nauseum, I was a one date wonder, and I was okay with it. Many of my f...

20 Life Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer McGaha

There are a million different ways to cook potatoes, all of them good. Vinegar will clean pretty much anything.

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

Art Levine | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long -- mostly without any medical justification at all.

5 Reasons Friendships Fall Apart After Having Kids

Shari Wargo Stamps | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Shari Wargo Stamps

If you're kid is 2 and your friend's is 6 months, be careful how much kind and helpful advice you give, thinking you're just one mom sharing with another. This one can backfire and make you look like a know-it-all.

I Did Not 'Red-Shirt' My Kindergartner

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

I feel I am giving him one more year of being a kid by graduating when he is actually 18. We have to work for the rest of our lives once we are done with high school or college. What's the rush?

I'm Tired of People Telling Me My Kid Needs to Be Fixed

Meredith Spidel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Meredith Spidel

Let me be clear from the get-go: no one has actually ever said these words. No, this is purely my sensitive Momma's heart hearing implications that may or may not be there.

Tony Pena and Joe Espada Have Nothing On This Coach!

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports
Laura Wellington

What I do know is that this coach -- unbeknownst to him -- couldn't have provided a better example of what teamwork is really all about for the boys and girls he was mentoring than that of arriving to the field with his offspring strapped to him.

Being A Mom Is Beautiful -- Except When It's Totally Gross

Sara Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Here is a list of truly disgusting things I've done as a mother, and guess what? None of them occurred while lounging in the countryside.

Sprout Network's #momishere and #nofilter30 Encourages Moms to Be in the Picture

Melissa Fenton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

Three years ago Sprout, cable's only 24 hour channel geared towards pre-schoolers, launched a very "real" social campaign. Termed #momishere and #nofilter30, Sprout is encouraging mothers everywhere to simply stop taking pictures of just their kids, and jump in the picture with them.

The Moment 'American Sniper' Widow Told Her Kids Their Father Was Dead

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

In a moving interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Chris Kyle's widow remembered the moment she told their children their father had died. "I remembe...

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

How NOT to Remove a Tick During Breakfast

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

While I combed my fingers through his hair, I prattled some nonsense about his math homework, hollered at Micah not to pick his nose while eating breakfast, and reminded Thomas that we don't lick the syrup off the plate. I was really only slightly paying attention to the task in front of me until I suddenly encountered something under my son's hair that made my own hair stand on end.

Actual Movie Dialogue That Works For Everyday Situations

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

When Your Kids Become Teenagers (The Bourne Identity). Me: "I don't want to do this anymore." Husband: "I don't think that's a decision you can make."

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Smart Parents | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

Because I am always looking at birds and listening to their songs, my daughter Jade has become something of a birdwatcher too. As parents and educators, we can help children discover their true passions and learn with and from the natural world. Here are my 10 key principles to inspire a love of learning in nature.

10 Parenting 'Firsts' You Wish Never Happened

Jenny Evans | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

The first poop in the bathtub. Bonus points if this occurs while you're bathing other siblings at the same time.

The Stickiest, Messiest Foods To Give Your Kids, As Ranked By Parents

Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

It’s the classic dinnertime dilemma. As a loving parent, you naturally want to feed your kids the good foods they like to eat. It’s just that ever...

Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority

Jim Steyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Jim Steyer

As we all know, kids don't sit in corporate boardrooms and don't have the votes or economic power to make their voices heard. Yet, their success in life is absolutely essential to our nation's future. And when we stand up for all kids, we stand up for the best interests of our own kids

Mom Launches #ToddlersWithACause to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

Last week, I scrolled through Instagram and saw three pictures of toddlers having meltdowns. What seemed like a live-action illustration of the so-called terrible twos was an activist movement that filled my feed with screaming fits and hilariously pouty faces.

10 Things No Parent Wants To Hear From Their Child

Kasey Ferris | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

My children are all of the age where they should know better. SHOULD. They're also all of an age where they're getting sneakier -- or at least they think they are.

11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Jason Saltmarsh

By the time August rolls around he'll start adding some progressively longer runs each weekend to build up his endurance. He's hoping to run like a wolf tracking its prey over long distances: calm, easy, and patient until the end.

4-Year-Old 'Beyoncé' Dancer And Her Posse Put Your Moves To Shame

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents

The 4-year-old dance sensation Heaven King is back; and this time, she’s got a pint-sized crew in tow. In the adorably awesome video above, chor...

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

Betsy Hnath | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.