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When Your Child Wants a Sibling

When Your Child Wants a Sibling

10. 9.2014
A couple of months ago my 2-year-old asked me to buy her a baby. We were sitting in our PJs building a Lego bathtub, our nightly routine...
Enormously Talented 11-Year-Old Will Stop You In Your Tracks With Her Powerful Voice

Enormously Talented 11-Year-Old Will Stop You In Your Tracks With Her Powerful Voice

Avery Stone  10. 8.2014
It's truly hard not to "listen" to 11-year-old Sophia Grace. You may remember the British singer from when she won hearts on "Ellen" with...
22 Ways Having Three Kids Is Different From Having Two

22 Ways Having Three Kids Is Different From Having Two

10. 8.2014
Parents of two may sometimes complain about having a loud house. Parents of three simply can't hear them. (Or anyone else, for that matter.)...
From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

10. 7.2014
When I think of the term withdrawals, my mind immediately goes to drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine abuse. My mind does not think...
My Child Can't Sit Still at the Dinner Table!

My Child Can't Sit Still at the Dinner Table!

10. 7.2014
Most children would rather learn -- often through play -- than eat. It doesn't take much food, or time, to fill a 4-year-old's belly. So...
10 Ways Politicians And Toddlers Are Alike

10 Ways Politicians And Toddlers Are Alike

10. 7.2014
With midterm elections less than a month away, politicians are ramping up the TV ads, the mudslinging, name calling and well, bullsh*t....
Why I Won't Cut My Son's Hair

Why I Won't Cut My Son's Hair

10. 7.2014
When did it become the rule that boys should have short hair? There are lots of grown, masculine men who have long hair. Yet, while Maximo...
So, Are You Bored? A Stay-at-Home Mom's Favorite Question

So, Are You Bored? A Stay-at-Home Mom's Favorite Question

10. 3.2014
The last thing I wanted to do was play trains. I wanted to make a fresh pot of coffee and find my wallet. But that nagging voice said,...
Who's the Grownup in Your House?

Who's the Grownup in Your House?

10. 3.2014
Since I'd snapped at her, we decided I should get a timeout. I congratulated myself on the creative parenting while she paused at the door....
Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

10. 2.2014
I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the...
17 F'ed Up Things Kids Have Actually Done

17 F'ed Up Things Kids Have Actually Done

10. 2.2014
Believe us when we tell you that there are many other parents out there with kids waaaay more f'ed up than yours. Want proof? Here are...
Pre-K's Potential as Part of a Comprehensive Pro-Children Strategy

Pre-K's Potential as Part of a Comprehensive Pro-Children Strategy

09.30.2014
The evidence is in: high-quality early childhood education works. Whether it's parenting programs for mothers of infants and toddlers,...
Kids And Pets Hate Baths, Try To Avoid Them By Being Adorable

Kids And Pets Hate Baths, Try To Avoid Them By Being Adorable

Avery Stone  09.30.2014
You'd think a bath would be a nice way to relax, but some kids and pets disagree. Instead, these clever scamps employ some creative strategies...
Why I Let My Children Take Risks

Why I Let My Children Take Risks

09.30.2014
Watching them take risks and test their limits certainly gives me plenty of heart-in-mouth moments, but these moments are always outshone...