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8 Ways Your Science Degree Is Making You a Better Parent

8 Ways Your Science Degree Is Making You a Better Parent

07.21.2014
Engineering: Knowing how to install a car seat and feel confident about it, because tensile strength. Chemistry: Knowing that an unstirred...
Sorry, Kids -- I Will Never 'Let' You Beat Me

Sorry, Kids -- I Will Never 'Let' You Beat Me

07.21.2014
The thing is, games aren't always just about fun. Sometimes they can teach us about life.
Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

07.21.2014
I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was...
5 Causes of Post-Party Depression

5 Causes of Post-Party Depression

07.21.2014
You realize the event that took up months of your life occupied two hours of theirs, but don't they want to spend even a few minutes discussing...
Lessons Learned While Packing Up My Son's Bedroom, Alone

Lessons Learned While Packing Up My Son's Bedroom, Alone

07.21.2014
This is not the way the story in my head went for the past 18 years. The story in my head was always that we would pack up his belongings...
What Little Helpers Turn Into: Why It's Good For Kids To Lend A Hand At Any Age

What Little Helpers Turn Into: Why It's Good For Kids To Lend A Hand At Any Age

07.21.2014
Co-pilot, sous chef, mini-stylist -- whatever it may be, have your kids help with everything as much as possible. No matter how little...
Watch This Adorable Baby 'Walk Like Mommy'

Watch This Adorable Baby 'Walk Like Mommy'

Avery Stone  07.21.2014
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it may also be the cutest. In this video posted by YouTube user Ashley Lowry,...
Parenting: Every Child Is Different

Parenting: Every Child Is Different

07.21.2014
When my second daughter Sophie entered the world, I worried that she would spend her life peering out from under the edge of her "larger...
I Struggled to Bond With My Second Son

I Struggled to Bond With My Second Son

07.21.2014
I have two sons, but because of circumstances surrounding their births, the bonding process felt instant and natural with my first child,...
10 Ways to Make Doctor Visits a Little Easier for Your Child

10 Ways to Make Doctor Visits a Little Easier for Your Child

07.21.2014
It doesn't take long for kids, especially those with chronic issues, to develop phobias to doctors, specific offices and treatments. From...
What A Family Vacation Taught Me About Death And Happiness

What A Family Vacation Taught Me About Death And Happiness

07.18.2014
Some of life's most profound changes start as existential crises. In 2013, my husband and I were having a whopper of one.
What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

07.18.2014
I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family...
The Best Present I Could Ever Give My Children

The Best Present I Could Ever Give My Children

07.18.2014
My husband and I don't have much room in our house, but in our hearts, we have room for a big family, full of siblings, like the homes...
The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

07.18.2014
I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive.