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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."

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Balance a Full-Time Job, Kids and Your Own Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Successfully balancing a full-time job, kids and your art is all about various forms of sacrifice. This balance is a work in progress. I allocate my time and concentration so that each pursuit essentially takes turns being compromised.

How to Own Your Next Family Road Trip

Christina Kelly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Road trips: In theory, you picture yourself, your significant other and your kids all singing Life is a Highway with the windows rolled down, taking pleasure in each other's company and the thrill of the journey and destination ahead. In reality...

Learning to Play Again

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The truth is kids' toy sales -- digital or otherwise -- are hurting. Why? In part, it's because kids are overscheduled mini-adults who can't find time for a game of Chutes and Ladders between ballet and Mandarin classes.

OMG: These Are The Most Fashionable Kids You Will Ever See

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style

We're obsessing over these baby fashionistas! We came across the Fashion Kids Instagram account today, and we can't get over how adorable and trendy t...

What I Want to Give My Children

Jessica Halepis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Halepis

I'm finally beginning to understand that one of my main priorities as a mother is to give my children a childhood, the childhood I felt I never really had.

WATCH: Grab Your Lederhosen, 11 Year Old Kid Chef Celebrates Oktoberfest

HooplaHa | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
HooplaHa

Chef Peter decides to get in touch with his Bavarian roots as he turns the traditional barbecue into a kid-friendly Oktoberfest. With bratwurst, weiss...

A Dad's Reaction to a Violent Threat Against His Daughter's School

Jeff Bogle | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

"There's a fine line between brave and stupid," said someone, somewhere. At first, I wasn't entirely certain on which side of said line we were standing on Monday, September 30th.

How Dirty Laundry United 7 Moms

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When my sons were little, there was a group of moms I talked to at school functions and basketball games, mostly about our kids. Now, the kids aren't the reason we socialize -- we do it because we want to.

The Rise of the New Book

Jeff Klima | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?

Best Healthy Lunch Box Snack Recipes

Stacie Billis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

These snacks are three healthy lunch box goodies that get my kids jazzed about lunch time.

Louis C.K. and the New Bawdy Mystic

Mark Morford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Behold, here comes Louis C.K., this generation's bawdy philosopher/guru masquerading as curmudgeon jackass comic, throwing his particular brand of often brilliant, deadpan observational wisdom all over the digital zeitgeist.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

The Squirrel King Aims for All-Ages Transmedia Artcraft

Scott Thill | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

But beyond the best laid plans of squirrels and humans is the primary goal of bringing creative, interactive, handcrafted entertainment to 21st-century viewers who are increasingly being fed a steady diet of desensitized programming.

7-Year-Old Japanese Dancer Has A Little Too Much Energy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

Seven-year-old dancer, Ririri, is probably a little more popular than you were when you were her age. She has almost 60,000 followers on Twitter and h...

6 Secrets to Empowering Your Children to Start a Business

Stacia Pierce | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Stacia Pierce

I can attribute my entrepreneurial drive to my father, a successful real estate agent and businessman. Not only did he show me how to run a successful business, but he often took me to conferences, workshops and training sessions so that I could get the RIGHT information and develop the right mindset to become a wildly successful business owner.

The Inevitable

Abree Murch | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Abree Murch

I'm not a grown-up. I mean, I get overexcited about horses, Disney movies, and gummy bears. I certainly never outgrew the "Why?" phase. I don't feel like a grown-up -- or at least how I imagine a grown-up should feel. I

The Cutest 'Fail' You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | Parents

Some things in life are harder to figure out than others, and the water cooler is definitely on the challenging side. Now, someone help this cutie fil...

Our Children: Dazed and Confused

Garret Kramer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The time has finally come to grasp it and then live it: Life works one way -- from the inside-out. Remember, our children are watching.

How Traveling With Kids Changes Parents and Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

The reason I had children is to experience all there is to living; and never before have I experienced such a blissful adventure. Traveling with Kai and Nikko is my new adventure.

Navy Yard Shooting: How Do We Make Kids Feel Safe in an Unsafe World?

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

The best way to protect our kids from feeling rampant anxiety is to build secure attachments with them and take reasonable precautions to live safely. And then, as in everything, we have to choose hope.

This Is What Happens When I Run Out of Coffee

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

There's a good chance Thomas has a dirty diaper right now, but he's busy climbing up on the coffee table while his big brother lays on the floor and tries to kick him, so I would hate to disturb him. I'll take care of it in a minute. There are other more important factors at play here today.

8 Things Every 8-Year-Old Should Know About Entrepreneurship

Meg Seitz | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Meg Seitz

I think there are more kids than we realize who are into business. And I think there are more kids than that who are curious about it. I can bet there's a kid out there right now who is maybe 6 or 7 or 8-years-old who is thinking about an idea laced with entrepreneurial spirit.