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Why Santa Doesn't Visit Our House

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

To put it simply, I believe this tradition has lost its meaning and that it doesn't carry very positive messages for little people. I've seen too many parents using Santa as a bargaining or behaviour management tool.

Getting My Daughter to Dive Into the Deep End -- And Jumping in With Her

Raluca State | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

When the time was right and we were both able to open up our minds and put our fears aside and see through our rolling and crying eyes more clearly... We found that we fit into that round hole perfectly.

Running on Fumes

Andrew Knott | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

What made me decide to dive head first into the world of running? Besides, of course, the constant and burning desire, which only the parents of young children can truly understand, to get out of the freaking house and wallow in aloneness?

Alone With Pie (From Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event.

Is Pinterest Making A Misery Out of Motherhood?

Ruth Whippman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Ruth Whippman

Mercifully, my social network can measure my value as a human being and a woman on criteria far more worthwhile than how I look in my underwear. Like, say, my ability to hand-stitch a reindeer costume for a pinecone.

75 Easy Steps to Creating Holiday Memories With Your Kids

Jessica Bensten | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

Oh, how life has changed. Not in a bad way, but definitely in a different way. If you're in the market for a Christmas tree, here are my 75 easy steps to creating holiday memories with your kids.

What Has Becoming A Parent Done To Me?

Alishia Osborn | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

Becoming a parent has done something wicked to me. Instead of waiting for the future, I sometimes find myself trapped in the past.

Kids React To 'Power Rangers' From The '90s

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy

These kids were born a little too late for the glory that was the '90s version of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." But in the latest “Kids Reac...

11 Santa Spoilers in Movies and Books

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Save yourself a little angst by keeping these books and movies out of your holiday media rotation until you're ready to have The Talk about Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Mom Tries To Nap With Baby. Baby Has Other Plans.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents

Every morning, after her baby daughter has woken up to eat, Texas mom Esther Anderson brings the little one into bed with her to take a nap. But she...

Adorable Little Dancer Brings The Happy To NYC Subway Platform

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents

Dance, little girl, dance. Bluegrass duo Coyote & Crow was performing on a subway platform in Brooklyn on a cold New York City day last month when ...

Do Men Get More Appreciation For Being Parents?

Courtney Carter | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Courtney Carter

I'm not saying that a man raising his kids shouldn't be appreciated. But he is doing what he is supposed to do just the way mom is.

Dear Boobs... A Thank-You Note

Camia Gavin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Camia Gavin

I'm sorry for all the years that I (mistakenly) thought you weren't enough. I'm sorry for the torture I put you through, stuffing you into Victoria Secret padded bras and hoping you came together to give me the perfect cleavage for prom. It wasn't you, it was me.

The Reality Of Family Time

M. Blazoned | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

All I want is peace and for the game to end before I'm old enough to sprout hairs out of the moles on my face. As I pack up the evil pieces, eye still twitching, I somehow keep it together and say, "That was fun," and wonder if anyone believes me.

How to Introduce Your Kids to Internet Ethics

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

It is easy to teach a child that stealing other people's pencils, crayons -- "stuff" -- is unacceptable and, more importantly punishable. But in the online world, the idea of stealing becomes murky.

5 Things Our Kids Are Not Getting for Christmas

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

This year, we are trying something different. Out with the big gifts, the expensive, over-the-top extravagances. We are also putting the kibosh on the "But, Daddy, Everyone Else Has One!" gifts. If it's so popular, go play with it at someone else's house. We're not buying it.

Am I The Only Parent Who Thinks Today's Homework Load Is Insane?

Michael Levin | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Michael Levin

My children, my wife and I are slaves to homework. Play is a rarity. The homework load is mind-boggling. My ninth grader has three hours a night. My sixth graders have an hour to two hours. Why?

The Tooth Fairy Visits Kids At A Dentist's Office. Brace Yourself For The Cuteness.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

A group of kids got the surprise of a lifetime recently when a visit to the dentist’s office resulted in a meeting with none other than the legendar...

Letters to Hadley: Boy Friends

Liz Olson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My first best friend was a boy. His name was Nicholas, and I met him in Kindergarten. He was very good at the monkey bars and so was I, and so we became friends.

12 Reasons Why Our Elf Did Not Fly To The North Pole Last Night

Janelle Capra | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Janelle Capra

Elf didn't move? Really, come on. I thought for sure he was over there last night? (Point with true conviction). Are you sure?

8 Chores You Should Pawn Off on Your Kids

Sarah Bregel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

I really don't remember doing any chores as a kid... ever. And while I think there is some value in letting kids be kids, I also think doing chores as a child makes adjusting to doing them as an adult much easier.

Sorry, Kid. Elf On The Shelf Is Not Gonna Happen

Dynamom | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents

I see you, Facebook friends, I see all of you. And I admire you! You are seriously amazing and I can tell it's fun for you and I can practically HEAR your kids giggling every morning. I got nothin' BUT love for you. But I'm not joining you. And that's OK.

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

5 Ways To Stop Screwing Up Our Kids

Jeff Bogle | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

What we seem to be forgetting is that without struggle, there can be no progress. Without embarrassment, there can be no empathy. Without failure, there can be no success.