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8 Steps We Took To Foster Creativity In Our Kids

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, we asked, "What are some practices parents use to successfully foster creativity and creative thinking ...

Why Moms Have Eyes in the Back of Their Heads

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

It is such a simple knowledge, and yet I find that it's the hardest to rely on as a parent. To drown out all the noise, the opinions, the well-meaning advice, the not-so-well-meaning judgment, the guilt, and to just look and listen to my little person and trust that what I feel in my gut is right.

When Joking With Your Kids Isn't Funny

Pam Howard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Pam Howard

There are enough bullies and meanies out there to contend with -- kids shouldn't have to protect themselves from their own parents, too

The Number Of Kids Eating Fast Food Is Falling

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and th...

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

This New Sex Toy Aims To Help Lesbian Couples Conceive A Baby

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.28.2015 | Gay Voices

There are numerous options for lesbians to conceive a child, but it can come at the expense of thousands of dollars for in vitro fertilization or a la...

15 of Illinois' School Districts in the Worst Financial Shape

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Despite significant cost-cutting measures taken in recent years, Illinois school districts are having to tap into their reserves and borrow more as state and federal funding dries up, according to a new report by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Watch The Reactions Of These Adults Eating Lunchables

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste

Some things might be better left in the 90s.

Does Wearing Makeup Make Me a Bad Feminist?

Karyn Pickles | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

I wear makeup. Not every day, but then, I work from home, so half the time I don't put on my clothes, let alone my face. But if I'm going out and I have time, I'll do my makeup. But what message am I sending my kids?

Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.

Learning Lessons From A Little Boy

Cort Ruddy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

"You lost dessert when you took your pants down at the table." I actually said that to him after dinner one day recently. As the girls all laughed, including his mother in a seriously-suppressed sort of way, I told him that it wasn't funny to moon the table.

How Did I Become A Housewife??!?!?!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

What I know for sure is that whether you're a CEO, a small business owner, a mom juggling family and work or a stay at home mom, stop and ask yourself if you are putting yourself first and, stop and ask if you are truly happy.

Coicocha Crater Lake, Parque Condor, and the Otavalo Market - 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

We had a busy week here in Cotacachi! First up, last Tuesday, we taxied the fifteen miles up to the Coicocha Crater Lake in the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological reserve and national park.

Inside the Mind of Toy Company TOMY's Chief Marketing Officer, Willie Wilkov - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

I had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about Willie's life, how the toy marketing world works and how TOMY fits into this crazy world of fun.

Baby, Meet Yourself: Seeing Reflections for the First Time

HooplaHa | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

The only thing better than a cute baby is their own reaction to their irresistible cuteness!

What Garth Brooks Taught Me About Parenting

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I saw him in Vegas a few years ago and it was an amazing experience, so I vowed if I ever got the chance to see him again, I would sell everything to do it. (I like dramatics.)

New York City With Kids: Free Or Very Cheap

Andrea Poe | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.

8 Things I Underestimated About Motherhood

Alison Chrun | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

If I could pick one word to describe my outlook on parenting before I became a mother, "clueless" would be that word. I had a 9-month-old niece at the time I got pregnant, and while changing her diapers every once in a while was fun, so was giving her back to her mom when she cried.

8 Tough Truths to Consider When Your Partner Doesn't Want Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
Abby Rodman, LICSW

What if you're in a serious relationship -- perhaps thinking about marriage -- and your partner is no-room-for-negotiation sure that s/he never wants children. Perhaps you've been on the procreation fence yourself.

How To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful In A Rude World

Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Since your children were very young, you’ve been engaging in the daily exercise of teaching them manners. You remind them to cover their mouths when...

3 Starting Points for Raising Do-Good Kids

Louise Storm | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Louise works for the Case Foundation, whose efforts are aimed at revolutionizing philanthropy, unleashing entrepreneurs and igniting civic engagement....

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Toys 'R' Us: The Seventh Circle of Hell

Kelly MacLean | Posted 03.20.2015 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

I'm immediately accosted by noise. Several talking toys are going off unprompted. Speakers blare children's music that sounds like Mickey Mouse Club on meth. Somewhere a child screams bloody murder.

The Next Adventure in Cotacachi, Ecuador -- 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Beautiful does not describe this place. We are tucked away behind a quaint gate to the busy street, about two blocks from the square. We walked along a cobblestone path, lined with enormous avocado trees to a literal secret garden.

8 Ways to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Natalie Bacon | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Natalie Bacon

There are practical things that can be done to soften the financial blow of having a baby, and I want to share them with you. So, here are eight practical tips for you to get ahead of the game and prepare for your baby.