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Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

Sara Neufeld  08.15.2014
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into...
Walking In On Your Vulnerability: Second-Born Guilt

Walking In On Your Vulnerability: Second-Born Guilt

08.14.2014
My younger son came into this world two weeks ahead of time marking his path in life: not gonna wait. Not if I can help it.
The Mean Mommy Monster

The Mean Mommy Monster

08.12.2014
She appears harmless, hair pulled back in an unwashed ponytail, yoga pants and a t-shirt. You might notice she needs a pedicure, a pluck...
Sometimes, All You Need Is Some 2 Chainz To Brighten A Baby's Day

Sometimes, All You Need Is Some 2 Chainz To Brighten A Baby's Day

Avery Stone  08.12.2014
Sometimes, it just takes something different to cheer a child up. In this case, that different thing is 2 Chainz. In this video from TheBlkbltbld,...
A Tell-Tale Sign Your Child Is Growing Up

A Tell-Tale Sign Your Child Is Growing Up

08.12.2014
My son is becoming more of a person everyday, and the butt-scratching freedom of toddlerhood is disappearing. I mourn for it a bit because...
What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

08.11.2014
For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say...
5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

08.11.2014
The FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out") phenomenon isn't limited to single, trendy 20-somethings living in Manhattan. Shortly after my son started...
Giving My Baby To Someone Else To Love

Giving My Baby To Someone Else To Love

08.11.2014
If I can show my daughters that there are many people who care about them and whom they can love in return, at least one part of my job...
Where Did The Good 'Ole Family Sitcom Go? Mr. Drummond, Mrs. Huxtable, I Miss You!

Where Did The Good 'Ole Family Sitcom Go? Mr. Drummond, Mrs. Huxtable, I Miss You!

08. 7.2014
The definition of "family sitcom" is not what it was back in the '80s or even the '90s. Nowadays, family shows are more geared towards...
What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

08. 6.2014
At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this...
6 Signs The Kids Are Winning

6 Signs The Kids Are Winning

08. 6.2014
Mommy wants to leave the house, but no longer has any matching shoes. This is because my toddler has dragged each pair out of the closet...
Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend

08. 5.2014
Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was...

Man's Best Friend

08. 4.2014
As soon as the plane touched down on the runway, the child got down into the aisle and toddled over to the man holding the dog. We all...
6 Reasons Playdates Are Good For Moms

6 Reasons Playdates Are Good For Moms

08. 4.2014
Yes, playdates are fabulous opportunities for your child to learn social skills and make new friends, but there are also many benefits...