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11 Fun Ways To Keep Kids Busy At Your Wedding

The Knot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Even the cutest of flower girls and ring bearers will need some kid-friendly entertainment at the reception.

Halloween Rules the Universe

Chef Rossi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

I think the biggest thrill to Halloween was the chance to pretend to be someone else, anyone other then a chubby Jewish girl stuck in a small town on the Jersey shore, with a mother who felt paying full price for anything was an abomination.

I Can't Afford Myself, Much Less Kids

Greg White | Posted 12.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Greg White

My kid would have to go to a junior college, because my savings plan consists of me getting excited for the annual Fred Segal 50-percent-off sale. I wonder if I could use miles to upgrade them to an Ivy League school....

How My Kid's Camp Counselor Got Me Into Bed (Finally!)

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lauren Cahn

Alas, my bloodshot eyes remind me that not everyone is teachable. I've long since figured out a way to game the system -- and stay up notwithstanding the siren call of "goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."

No Skirts or Dresses or Leggings or Tights

Jamie Krug | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

My little tomboy and I went shopping for new clothes, too. She picked out Hello Kitty leggings with bows on the ankles, and frilly skirts, and shirts with sparkles on them and then I found myself checking the back of her head right at the base of her neck to see if the birthmark that she shared with me was there -- if she was really my daughter.

Life's a Beach in Myrtle Beach

Rania Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Rania Walker

In my world Myrtle Beach was a place to go for golf, and well, Golf! It wasn't exactly the first family-friendly beach locale that came to mind. But I'd put it out there and with some guidance and help from friends, we created a plan.

These Kids Today...

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Mark DeCarlo

Sean is now 14 years old. His business card proclaims him to be the Sales/Marketing brain trust of www.GotHummus.com. Seriously? A 14-year-old kid is out, hawking low-fat hummus at food festivals around the country?

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents
Christine French Cully

To listen -- to truly listen -- is not just to hear children. To truly listen -- to actively listen to kids -- is to be fully in the moment and to focus on finding meaning in what they are saying, or perhaps in what they are not saying. When kids speak, and we listen, it enriches our relationships, and it empowers us all

The High Price Mothers Pay When Filing For Divorce

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

In many cases the safety of children gets lost in a variety of personal agendas, leaving the word "family" in the phrase "Family Court" to resemble more of the Sopranos than that of the Cleavers.

The Scariest Thing This Halloween May Be In Your Kids' Makeup

Amy Ziff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Lead, regardless of the level, is found in makeup around the country. Even in makeup intended for kids. Halloween can be an opportunity for toxic mayhem OR it can be an opportunity to learn, educate and buy carefully.

Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

Regardless of where you live, if you're not willing to give up an occasional meal out just because you're bringing along the little ones, try these tried-and-true secrets from our Moms Talking Money bloggers.

This. Little. Girl. Right. Here.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

This precocious little star taps to the beat of her own foot, and no one, and we mean no one, can stop her from stealing the show and having the best ...

The Ballad of the Bully and the Nimble Parent

Jeff Bogle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

She looked up at me, eyes puffy, the color of pink Valentine sweeties, and said, matter-of-factly, "I hate school." What I did in response surprised me, and, I think, both of my girls too.

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.

Co-opting Children's Health: How the Shutdown Stopped Free Help for Schools and Parents

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates October as Children's Health Month. Children are more vulnerable to environmental hazards than t...

Stock Photos Of Kids Eating. Weird.

Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste

Now, if only they ate like this in real life...

Saving Lives From Afar: Bridging The Knowledge (& Distance) Gaps In Health Care With The Cloud

Jeffrey Burns, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jeffrey Burns, MD

It was a child who nearly died that made me realize just how drastically my profession had to change. Because nearly 8 million children died in 2010 before reaching the age of five, in large part because of imminently treatable illnesses, and because 57 countries globally are facing a human resources health crisis and of those countries, each only has 1.13 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, compared with 13.22 per 1,000 in the U.S.

Kindergarten Singing 'Dayman' Is Absolute Adorable Overload

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

The FXX show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" can be described in a multitude of ways, but "adorable" isn't typically an adjective that might come ...

Need A Place To Send Your Possessed Children? You're In Luck

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | Comedy

Parenting really can be the scariest thing. Luckily, the daycare teacher in this CollegeHumor video loves the hell out of these kids, so parents ...

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

Cartoon Network Debuts Contest for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bryan Young | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Bryan Young

On October 6, Cartoon Network will be debuting a new movie called Contest aimed at raising awareness about bullying. It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and Cartoon Network just might have the highest amount of eyeballs in the right age demographic to help put a dent in the problem.

Karma Man, Karma

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

"Look, my kid does some adorably stupid shit." There are certainly some questionable videos of kids that parents post to the Internet for YouTube ...

Battling Boy: An All-ages Graphic Novel That's an Instant Classic

Dave Scheidt | Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

When you're a kid the world is only as big as the one you see around you. Everything is familiar and most of us live in a world where someone protec...

This Kid Will Have Your Applause. We Promise.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga would most likely give applause to 11-year-old Sean Lew and his dance crew's very fabulous dance by choreographer, Miguel Zarate. Sean L...

Where Moufettes Munch and Franglais Is Not Spoken

Martha Lufkin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

As we drove from Boston into Quebec, hints of French nationalism were in evidence. Outside Quebec City, I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw a sign for the "national capital."