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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...
California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

09.29.2014
We must continue to raise quality in order to provide children with the kind of early experiences that are proven to boost high school...
Stop Being a Good Mom

Stop Being a Good Mom

09.29.2014
n no other line of business, no other profession, do we judge ourselves, our very nature, so harshly as motherhood
20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Sports (That Have Nothing To Do With Learning Sports)

20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Sports (That Have Nothing To Do With Learning Sports)

09.26.2014
What if Johnny never learns how to do a cartwheel? Or if Janie never scores a goal? Would there still be any value in putting your preschooler...
Will She Ever Be Royal? The Story of a Toddler Queen Wannabe

Will She Ever Be Royal? The Story of a Toddler Queen Wannabe

09.25.2014
I've always been radically opposed to kids having a sense of entitlement or "status." Before I had kids, I always slightly cringed when...
Sweet Pregnancy Time-Lapse Involves The Whole Happy Family

Sweet Pregnancy Time-Lapse Involves The Whole Happy Family

Avery Stone  09.25.2014
The beginning of a human life is an amazing thing -- and here, we can see it in under two minutes. In "Welcoming Mila," mom, dad, and...