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You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

Jennie Sutherland  01. 5.2015
Does your little one ever skip a nap? Perhaps she is too hopped up on sugar? Or maybe his schedule is all thrown off -- because today is...
The Darndest Things Kids Said This Year

The Darndest Things Kids Said This Year

Tracy Cutchlow  12.30.2014
My son was helping make up the weekly shopping list. His items included Oreos, chips, tomato soup and-surprisingly-Weight Watchers meals....
I Don't Want a Smarter 3-Year-Old; I Just Want A 3-Year-Old

I Don't Want a Smarter 3-Year-Old; I Just Want A 3-Year-Old

Krista Pelton  12.30.2014
I stopped caring what everyone else was doing with their child. I stopped expecting that my son would want to participate and I just let...
The Prayer Of Every Parent

The Prayer Of Every Parent

Toni Hammer  12.29.2014
Thank you for this new day I get to spend with my children. They are a true blessing and I am so lucky to have them.
A Tale of 2 Elsa-Themed Birthday Parties

A Tale of 2 Elsa-Themed Birthday Parties

Jennie Sutherland  12.29.2014
First, I will go ahead and say it, so you don't have to: #firstworldproblems. Okay, now that that's out there, here is the tale of two...
Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Newer (and Better) Recommendations on Screen Time for Young Children

Christopher J. Ferguson  12.29.2014
Increasingly our world is a wired one. But keeping our children away from screens entirely may never have been the best of ideas.
2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

Meredith Hale  12.23.2014
When I look back on 2014, it will be hard not to view it as a year of loss. But my family found some positive things, too.
What I Want For My Princess-Obsessed Toddler vs. What My Relatives Will Get

What I Want For My Princess-Obsessed Toddler vs. What My Relatives Will Get

Devorah Blachor  12.23.2014
When you have a Princess-obsessed Toddler, Christmas/Hanukkah is a hazardous time. No matter what you tell well-meaning relatives about...
20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

Chris Cate  12.22.2014
I thought it was gross when a boy left his candy cane stuck in my beard, but my definition of gross has been redefined by this new kid...
Why There Is Magic in Christmas Glitter

Why There Is Magic in Christmas Glitter

Mama Bean  12.22.2014
You see, there is magic in cheap glitter. And when sparkly festive decorations meet little hands, little hands will inevitably meet a little...
5 Ways to Unlock Art for Kids

5 Ways to Unlock Art for Kids

Sarah Virginia White  12.19.2014
What parent hasn't watched their kid come alive during a single joyful session of finger painting on butcher paper? Enjoyment-wise, it's...
The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

Catherine Pearlman  12.19.2014
With the weather unseasonably cold, we took the kids to Wannado City, a breathtaking indoor child city located outside of Ft. Lauderdale....
Gifts That Grow With Baby Through Toddlerhood and Beyond

Gifts That Grow With Baby Through Toddlerhood and Beyond

Jamie Davis Smith  12.19.2014
Whether you are looking for items for your own baby or gifts for the new expectant parents on your list, think long-term.
Little Girls Hate Mud

Little Girls Hate Mud

Mama Bean  12.18.2014
My kid is brilliant. She is hilarious and kind and sensitive. She is joyous and loving and full of life. And none of these things have...