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Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 11.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

Adventures in Hiking and Parenting

Mary E. Graham | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Mary E. Graham

In a perfect world, our daughters would get a perfect mix of both our personalities, only the best parts. We could choose to pass on the traits that are healthy and leave the messy ones behind. They would have their daddy's willingness to serve and be a little less bossy than their mommy.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I wonder about all the fun times I missed out on the golf course growing up with my father, my brother and especially for me now, my late mother.

'What Are We Going to DO Today?'

Jessica Rassette | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The sun is just starting to sliver its way through the blinds and bright morning eyes stare at me. "What are we going to do today?"

So Long, Sweet Summer

Courtney Byrne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

I suppose I thought making a memorable summer for my girls had to include traveling to new and exciting places, but we seem to have made a million little memories just enjoying the simple things summer has to offer right at home.

A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

Amanda Magee | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cracked an eye, she beamed at me. I tried to keep it open, but the pull of sleep and the resistance to all that the day would hold was too strong. She was still as I drifted off again. Dreams and thoughts chest bumped in my mind, good sleep was over. I opened my eyes.

Haircuts: My Mom Anxiety Is Showing

Sara Goldstein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

My son has long hair. Long, curly, wild hair. He's nearly 9 years old and it's only been cut twice. The first time came at the age of 3, when he hacked a chunk of ringlets out of the back of his head with kid scissors.

The All-Encompassing Exhaustion of Motherhood

Lauren Cormier | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

I am good. I am better than good. I am blessed beyond measure. And I know it. But lately, what I feel more than anything is tired. Not physically tired, though there's always that. No, I mean tired in the full, all-encompassing sense of the word.

7 Ways to Help Your Child Beat the First-Day Jitters

Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

It’s the moment you’ve been dreading--OK, maybe slightly anticipating--all summer. Yes, it’s time to wave goodbye to your little ones as they he...

Kids Helping Kids Thrive

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

These are three shining examples of the amazing impact kids can have on their fellow peers. Caring and engaged adults, of course, play an important role in the happy and healthy development of children.

Obesity on the Nile

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.

How Do My Kids See Me?

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

In the beginning, I was their home. I was everything, but now things are a little... different.

10 Signs You Have Become a Mamma Italiana

Juliet Linley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

As an expat mom in Italy, you are initially confused, then bemused, by many parenting practices in the land of Mamma Mia.

The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

On the rare occasions we're granted a parental sabbatical, I've noticed a disturbing trend -- we miss our damn kids too much!

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.

Baby Finds Ostrich Enormously Hilarious, Cannot Stop Giggling

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents

Sometimes the simplest things in life are also the most entertaining. Don’t believe us? Just ask this baby, whose recent encounter with an ostri...

Goodbye, Skinny Genes

Sarah Maizes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Sure, over the past 15 years I've given birth twice -- once to twins -- and I noticed that I am rounder, softer... a bit more "zaftig." There's a lot more "stuffing," as my daughter referred to it recently while pointing to a mound of bare skin bulging out between my pants and t-shirt.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

Little Boy Learns Mom Is Pregnant, Finds The Idea 'Exasperating'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

When a mom tells her kids that she's going to have another baby, their reactions run the gamut. Sometimes they're thrilled, other times they're trauma...

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

New App 'Kinder' Set To Rock The Playground

Omer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

Tired of waiting for others to make your plans? Had enough of disappointing afternoons? Now, there's another way. Now, you're in control. Now, there's Kinder.

A Healthy Back-To-School Menu To Ease You Back Into The Routine

Kelly Pfeiffer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Taste
Kelly Pfeiffer

I've teamed up with my favorite blogging gals to create a healthy back-to-school menu to help you ease back into the routine.