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Confessions Of A Girl Scout Cookie Mom

Confessions Of A Girl Scout Cookie Mom

Amy Arndt  02.14.2014
Now that I know the secret, I'm going to share it with you. Considering being a Cookie Mom? Grab a box of Do-Si-Dos and a glass of milk...
A Butterfly Cure For The Winter Blues (a.k.a. Bite Me, Polar Vortex) (PHOTOS)

A Butterfly Cure For The Winter Blues (a.k.a. Bite Me, Polar Vortex) (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy  02. 4.2014
For me it's a delightful afternoon escape -- with lots of photographic opportunities -- from the winter blues. It's as if you've been transported...
Teaching Art Appreciation, One Platypus at a Time

Teaching Art Appreciation, One Platypus at a Time

Wendy Francis  01.31.2014
How hard could it be chatting about famous artists and their paintings with 5-year-olds? The 20-minute session seemed to swim with possibilities...
5 Ways to Inspire an Entrepreneurial Kid

5 Ways to Inspire an Entrepreneurial Kid

Meg Seitz  01.30.2014
We think kids with entrepreneurial tendencies are pretty cool. Curious, adventurous and fearless, they filter the world differently. And...
The Moments I Know I Have To Savor With My Not-So-Little Boy

The Moments I Know I Have To Savor With My Not-So-Little Boy

Josh Misner, Ph.D.  01.18.2014
What if this is the last time I ever get to "hold you" to my little guy? What if, tomorrow when he wakes up, he decides he's too old,...
What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

  01.15.2014
This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction...
Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

Shanell Mouland  01.13.2014
You could have shifted uncomfortably in your seat. You could have ignored her. You could have given me that "smile" that I despise because...
The Longest and Shortest Minutes Of My Day

The Longest and Shortest Minutes Of My Day

Jenny Witte  01. 9.2014
Minutes aren't all equal in my life as a mom. Some minutes are over faster than you can say "THE BUS IS HERE!" and some drag on, expanding...
Well, That's One Way To Spend A Snow Day

Well, That's One Way To Spend A Snow Day

Isaac Saul  01. 3.2014
Ah, the Furby. A creepy looking toy that makes annoying sounds and always seems to rise from the ashes. These kids have a plan to finally...
Now, This Is A Milestone For The Digital Age

Now, This Is A Milestone For The Digital Age

  01. 2.2014
As every parent knows, multi-tasking is a job requirement. This kid clearly has the gene that will enable her to push a stroller with one...
The Important Thing About Yelling

The Important Thing About Yelling

Rachel Macy Stafford  01. 2.2014
My child would not have learned this empathetic response if I had remained a yeller. Because yelling shuts down the communication; it severs...
How New Year's Eve With Kids Is Kind Of The Same As It Always Was

How New Year's Eve With Kids Is Kind Of The Same As It Always Was

Lori Ferraro  12.30.2013
Sure I won't be out dancing to live music or toasting in 2014 under a tent in Germany or Bosnia. But I will be hanging out with a group...
5 Cute Ideas To Make New Year's Eve With Little Kids Actually Fun

5 Cute Ideas To Make New Year's Eve With Little Kids Actually Fun

Anna Sandler  12.30.2013
I'm hoping to celebrate with my kids in a way that works out better than last year's epic fail. Spoiler alert: if you give sugary mocktails...
5 Tips for Powering Up Your Parenting in the New Year

5 Tips for Powering Up Your Parenting in the New Year

Betsy Brown Braun  12.30.2013
Let's talk about resolving to make some changes in your parenting -- small adjustments that you can do and keep up, that will make a big...