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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...
Parenting Hurts

Parenting Hurts

Nicole Scobie  12.18.2014
I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves...
The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

Heather Lens  12.16.2014
Irresponsible. What did he mean? He didn't say that we were physically unable to have kids. He said that if we chose to, we would be irresponsible....
This Attached Mom's Christmas Wish

This Attached Mom's Christmas Wish

Amber Nichols-Buckley  12.16.2014
My Christmas wish for this next year is to accept the end of babyhood and try to let go. Try to let this little human being have a bit...
How to Explain Bullying to Your <em>Frozen</em>-Obsessed Child

How to Explain Bullying to Your Frozen-Obsessed Child

Shannon Sutherland  12.16.2014
Elsa isn't excluding Anna because of anything having to do with Anna. Anna rocks. Elsa is insecure about her powers and shuts Anna out...
So THIS Is Motherhood?

So THIS Is Motherhood?

Regan Long  12.16.2014
I've traded my lightweight and trendy purse for a diaper bag so big it barely fits in my vehicle. I've traded being on time for giving...
Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman  12.12.2014
On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic,...
The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

The Disappointing Moments of Parenthood

Stephanie Sprenger  12.12.2014
We've all had those days. The kids are fighting. They don't appreciate the treat you gave them. They're rude. They forget their manners....
Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

Move Over, Santa -- The Maccabee Fairies Are Coming To Town

Jessica Shaool  12.12.2014
The very next day, I knew, in my bones, something had to be done. Something had to be done to prevent my Jewish kids from taking the Polar...
I Photograph To Remember

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn  12.12.2014
I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my...
The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

Rebecca Klein  12.10.2014
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that investing in preschool education is absolutely worth...
I'll Keep That In Mind

I'll Keep That In Mind

Stephanie Giese  12. 8.2014
I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As...
'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

'O Christmas Tree' (A Toddler-Inspired Parody)

Meredith Hale  12. 4.2014
It's that time of year again. The pumpkin pie is a distant memory (except to my hips), and new, more pressing thoughts are capturing my...
How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

How Young Is Too Young for Screen Time?

Katya Andresen  12. 3.2014
My view is that it's always a good choice to read to your children. Reading has been shown to diminish stress, improve concentration, fuel...