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Talking to My Toddler About Death, Faith and Other Oddities

Talking to My Toddler About Death, Faith and Other Oddities

Amber Nichols-Buckley  01. 9.2015
A few days ago, my 3-year-old, Jane, who is inquisitive by nature and has a recent interest in mortality, looked up from her dolls and...
Listen When They Cry Wolf

Listen When They Cry Wolf

Rachael Clarke  01. 8.2015
Now, as a mother, as the dinosaurs lurk, as there are trips and spills and bumped knees and bruises, I find myself trying to fill even...
Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

Top Tips on How to Film Preschoolers

Catriona Wallis  01. 8.2015
It was important the kids look natural playing in the video and we knew to achieve this kids need to be allowed to play freely with minimum...
Here's Exactly What I'm Going To Do About My Toddler's Wild Hair

Here's Exactly What I'm Going To Do About My Toddler's Wild Hair

Becky Tountas  01. 7.2015
I suspect that one day she will slave over her hair, trying to make it straight or curly or wavy -- but for now, its wildness is simply...
The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

Crystal Ponti  01. 7.2015
A metaphoric sledgehammer struck me in the head as I watched her throw the chewed, mangled plastic into a corner in favor of a purple ball....
You Know You Are A Parent When...

You Know You Are A Parent When...

Jennie Sutherland  01. 6.2015
Have you ever re-watched your favorite teen drama only to realize that you now identify more with the PARENTS than with the kids? (Wow,...
Ignore Your Children And Everyone Wins

Ignore Your Children And Everyone Wins

Catherine Pearlman  01. 6.2015
They "forget" to empty the dishwasher. They put their wet bathing suit on the couch. They treat the backseat of your car as a garbage bin....
Master Customer Service From a Toddler

Master Customer Service From a Toddler

Sajeel Qureshi  01. 6.2015
Everything you need to know about customer service can be learned from a toddler and in one day. Seriously! There are jaw-dropping parallels...
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.