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9 Holiday Reads You Haven't Seen Before

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

This holiday season, dinosaurs, a groovy black cat, bears, and the U.S. military are joining our favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

9 Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Ah, the holidays. While many families look forward to reuniting with loved ones, those who have to travel with little ones to get there may approach the season with nothing but dread. Here are some tips that may help you arrive at your destination safe, sound and sane.

WATCH: What Kids Are Thankful For

Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents

Did you know Thanksgiving was a Jewish holiday originally celebrated by dinosaurs? Neither did we. But if you're curious about these little-known h...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Denise Brunkus | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Denise Brunkus

As an illustrator, one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is decorating, and that's a tradition I carried on with my own daughter when she was small. Two of our favorite thanksgiving crafts are paper bag turkeys and the apple turkeys described below.

Mastering the Mom

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

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 off and down and look at our blessings, right in the face.

Calling All Hand Turkeys

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

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

Trap-Door Days

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

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; nothing can be done to change it.

The #1 Lesson For Moms This Christmas

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

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 the same as being overindulged). I can't do any of that with my credit card.

A Toddler Christmas

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

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 lets me believe, if not in Santa, in the kindness of family, friends and possibly even strangers.

Holiday Envy

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 02.16.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

The omnipresence of Christmas trappings fuels what is known as the "December Dilemma." Many a Jewish parent recalls lusting after Christmas trees as a child, and that memory is enough to push her over the edge, all the way to the Christmas tree lot.

Prove Your Love: Gifts for the Moms in Your Life

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 02.15.2012 | Parents
Amy Tara Koch

Here, from stocking stuffers to OMG prezzie, a guide designed to help you demonstrate your adoration.

How to Survive the Holidays With a Toddler

Harvey Karp | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

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 you have a toddler) it can also be the most trying. Here are five common tantrum triggers, and how to keep them from turning into holiday horrors.

How to Take an Awkward Holiday Photo

Mike Bender | Posted 02.13.2012 | Parents
Mike Bender

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 our knowledge to help you and your family create a memorable and cringe-worthy holiday photo.

Survey Says Kids Are Spoiled, Jimmy Kimmel Proves It Right

Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

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 way to su...

Gift Ideas For Your Teenage Daughter (Or Niece)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

"Girls just wanna have fun," goes the classic Cyndi Lauper song. And while it might seem like your teenage daughter only wants to have fun with her pe...

7 To-Die-For Toddler Toys From Etsy

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

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 our picks for...

Toys To Keep Them Entertained For Hours

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

"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 to take a...

Baby Clothing Gift Ideas For The Holidays From Etsy

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

These days, infants are more stylish than ever. There are blogs devoted to baby fashion and celebrities like Rachel Zoe and Kourtney Kardashian have e...

Finding The Perfect Toy For A Child With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents

Ellen Seidman writes Love that Max: A Blog About Kids With Special Needs Who Kick Butt. Named for her nine-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy, it is...

Win It! Parent Essential Prize Pack, $987 Value

Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

We've learned a lot about parenting in 2011: Babies can read minds, toddlers may be drinking juice with arsenic in it and kids are watching cartoons t...

Toys That Don't Go 'Beep'

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

Bing, beep, clang, flash. Anyone who lives with children -- or interacts with children who carry around their favorite toys -- is probably fed up with...

This Parent Isn't Shopping On Black Friday

Rachel Aydt | Posted 01.24.2012 | Parents
Rachel Aydt

I'm sitting this one out. I've felt the fever before. I've wanted to hit the stores and find those deals. Who doesn't want to be done with their Christmas shopping early and spend less money doing so?

Win It! Rockboard Scooter Giveaway

Posted 12.01.2011 | Parents

Ask a parent what he or she is thankful for, and more often than not the answer will be: my children. And yes, we are all very grateful for our adorab...

8 Reasons For Parents To Thank Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

Like so many parents, Bob Brody started a journal for his two children, Caroline and Michael, filling it with memories from their lives and telling th...

Sh*t My Kids Ruined: Thanksgiving 2011 Edition

Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but when the fancy dishes come out and pies are cooling on the counter, one thing is certain... Kids wi...