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Letters to Hadley: Little Things

Liz Olson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My favorite little things are these: The way your sweaty skin feels right after you wake up from a nap, the way your little kid breath smells when you come in close for a nose kiss, the way you inspect my whole face -- pushing on my nose, noticing everything with your curious eyes.

Je Suis Charlie? For an American Family in Paris, No Easy Answers

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

To watch it unfold on TV was to see it as a war zone; to be here in Paris was to know true fear and mistrust. It was visible in the averted gazes of Parisians; it was palpable on the Metro and on the streets as gendarmes descended by the busload.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Sometimes it feels like technology is raising -- or rather -- regressing our kids. We can complain all we want about the tsunami of media flooding our children's lives, but are we seriously willing to give in to it?

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

Ravé Mehta | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Ravé Mehta

The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

Mike Reynolds | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have a lot going on. And kids don't listen all the time, nor should they be expected to.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Sometimes we are so focused on our own resolutions -- lose 20 pounds, save $1,000, get organized -- that we forget to help our kids work on their own personal goals.

A Letter To My Future Self

Andrew Knott | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.

5 Things You May Not Know About Aaron Becker

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.10.2015 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Humble and driven, Aaron has so many pearls of wisdom to share. Here are five things you may not know about this Caldecott honor winner, and hopefully inspire you in your own creative or parenting endeavors (or both)!

Why I'm Teaching My Kids That Sharing Isn't Always a Good Thing

Eva Nagorski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Eva Nagorski

When it comes to sharing, it's not just about you. It's also the information you share about others, starting with those closest to you.

Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

Catriona Wallis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Catriona Wallis

It was important the kids look natural playing in the video and we knew to achieve this kids need to be allowed to play freely with minimum intervention.

5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Kimanzi Constable

When we have children, we know that we'll be parents for life, but what we don't realize is that you're on call 24/7 and that never ends. When they have problems, you have to be there. When they eventually go off on their own and have problems, guess who they're calling?

Entertainment Industry Caves to Hackers and Refuses to Stand Up for America's Kids

Jim Steyer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Steyer

I watched the hacking of Sony Pictures play out with a mixture of sadness and bewilderment, as studio executives fell victim to a coordinated cyber attack and pulled The Interview from theaters before eventually releasing it days later.

Bedtime Stories: Unexpected, Yet Enriching Lessons from My 6-Year-Old Daughter

Karthik Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Given that we interact with people every day, the building blocks for a career stem from how we "handle" situations -- situations like the ones in bedtime stories with hidden agendas and crafty conversations.

3 Things They Should Teach in Prenatal Class

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

You know the saying, "no one ever tells you THAT about having kids." Well, here are my suggestions for a few things those classes should cover for long-term parental success -- beyond the baby years -- when no one seems to care if you are prepared or not.

The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

Crystal Ponti | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Crystal Ponti

A metaphoric sledgehammer struck me in the head as I watched her throw the chewed, mangled plastic into a corner in favor of a purple ball. A PURPLE BALL!

WATCH: How To Make A Macaroni Pie

Ali Rosen | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

There are few recipes that are as fun to make as they are to look at, but Macaroni Pie really fits the bill.

How To Make Your Kids Feel More Important than Your iPhone

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cozetta Lagemann

We're so incredibly focused on everything that we feel we need to do that on some days, our kids don't even get the basics, like eye contact and our undivided attention while they're doing their homework.

You Know You Are A Parent When...

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

Have you ever re-watched your favorite teen drama only to realize that you now identify more with the PARENTS than with the kids? (Wow, Jim and Cindy Walsh really did have some good advice... Brenda WAS being selfish, Brandon really DID need to loosen up...)

You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

Does your little one ever skip a nap? Perhaps she is too hopped up on sugar? Or maybe his schedule is all thrown off -- because today is a holiday, a weekend or a day of the week that ends in "Y"?

Take Your Own Good Advice and 9 Other Tips for Parenting in 2015

Steph Thompson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Steph Thompson

"Breathe, count to 10," Oscar told me on the afternoon recently when I was hyperventilating because guests were about to arrive for a holiday get-together and nothing was ready, including me. "You told me that, remember?"

Crying Babies and Other Beautiful Blessings in Life

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Aimee Heckel

Babies don't yet know how to hide their hearts and concoct masks. They are not afraid of looking stupid. They don't know judgment. What you see on a baby's face is the closest glimpse inside the human soul as possible.

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

11 Questions That Will Make Your Child Happier

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

These 11 questions focus your children on how to make themselves happy. Eventually, your children will internalize these questions and ask them in their own heads. Then you'll have given them the gift of happiness, which will make you so (you guessed it) happy.

Dare to Be 100: Spock/Bortz Symmetry

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Maybe 10 years ago the phone rang, "Dr. Bortz, my name is Mary McCarthy and I am a friend of Dr. Peter Wood. I have recently moved here and so am anxi...