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Mastering the Mom

Mastering the Mom

Glennon Melton  11.19.2012
Even if we can't stay off all year -- the holidays are a great time to practice jumping off the consumer hamster wheel. To shut it all...
Calling All Hand Turkeys

Calling All Hand Turkeys

  11.17.2012
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with the season's most iconic craft -- the hand...
Trap-Door Days

Trap-Door Days

Claire McCarthy, M.D.  12.27.2011
We all have our trap doors of grief, we all have days or months or years when life's winds seem too much to fight. This is simply true;...
The #1 Lesson For Moms This Christmas

The #1 Lesson For Moms This Christmas

Devon Corneal  12.23.2011
I've been so focused on teaching my kids lessons, I've failed to learn them myself. I need to help them learn to be happy (which is not...
Is Faith In Santa Genetic?

Is Faith In Santa Genetic?

AP  12.23.2011
WASHINGTON — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping...
A Toddler Christmas

A Toddler Christmas

Rhiana Maidenberg  12.20.2011
Nearly thirty years later, my mom still won't tell me how that sack found its way under our tree. Maybe I don't really want to know; it...
Holiday Envy

Holiday Envy

Betsy Brown Braun  12.17.2011
The omnipresence of Christmas trappings fuels what is known as the "December Dilemma." Many a Jewish parent recalls lusting after Christmas...
Prove Your Love: Gifts for the Moms in Your Life

Prove Your Love: Gifts for the Moms in Your Life

Amy Tara Koch  12.16.2011
Here, from stocking stuffers to OMG prezzie, a guide designed to help you demonstrate your adoration.
How to Survive the Holidays With a Toddler

How to Survive the Holidays With a Toddler

Harvey Karp  12.16.2011
The holidays can be the most magical time of year -- but let's be honest, if you have a willful, impulsive toddler (in other words, if...

How to Take an Awkward Holiday Photo

Mike Bender  12.14.2011
Well, the most awkward time of the year is upon us and 'tis the season of taking family photos. So, we here at AFP wanted to pass along...
Survey Says Kids Are Spoiled, Jimmy Kimmel Proves It Right

Survey Says Kids Are Spoiled, Jimmy Kimmel Proves It Right

  12.14.2011
Jimmy Kimmel's compilation of kids reacting to terrible presents is not just hilarious. In the spirit of great comedy, it's also the perfect...
Gift Ideas For Your Teenage Daughter (Or Niece)

Gift Ideas For Your Teenage Daughter (Or Niece)

  12.12.2011
"Girls just wanna have fun," goes the classic Cyndi Lauper song. And while it might seem like your teenage daughter only wants to have...
7 To-Die-For Toddler Toys From Etsy

7 To-Die-For Toddler Toys From Etsy

  12. 9.2011
Now that they've outgrown their baby toys, the toddlers in your life are probably dreaming of new playthings to keep them busy. Here are...
Toys To Keep Them Entertained For Hours

Toys To Keep Them Entertained For Hours

  12. 8.2011
"I'M BORED!" We're sure you've heard it before, always at the most convenient times -- while you're working, cooking dinner or (gasp) trying...