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20 Things Parents Are Thankful For During Thanksgiving Break

20 Things Parents Are Thankful For During Thanksgiving Break

Joelle Wisler  11.25.2014
There is the ultimate hope that turkey actually has that sleeping ingredient in it and it will magically make our kids Close. Their. Freaking....
Energy Drink Ads Still Reach Young Kids

Energy Drink Ads Still Reach Young Kids

Bettina Elias Siegel  11.25.2014
Two very different studies crossed my desk this week and, when read together, they point to a disturbing problem.
If Toddlers Texted...

If Toddlers Texted...

Caroline Bologna  11.24.2014
Have you ever wondered what toddlers would say if they could text? A new Tumblr tackles that question head-on, and the results are highly...
The Loaded Question It's So Hard For Me To Answer

The Loaded Question It's So Hard For Me To Answer

Krista Pelton  11.21.2014
We can separately have children, just not with each other. You have to really love your spouse to hear that kind of news.
'Me Time,' Anyone?

'Me Time,' Anyone?

Janice Windt  11.20.2014
Today, me time is the three minutes I get on the loo to check Facebook before one of my sons bursts through the door to see what I am up...
Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

Mommy Nearest  11.20.2014
The end is near, and even though I know we're both ready, it is still very bitter sweet. Just like carrying your baby in your womb and...
'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel  11.19.2014
I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in...
I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

Regan Long  11.19.2014
I am proud to say that I am the perfect mother. I have a perfect husband who is likewise, a perfect father. We have a perfect marriage....
Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Child Care

Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Child Care

AP  11.18.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama compromise legislation on Monday revamping the government's chief child care program...
20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

Chris Cate  11.17.2014
All of your friends are asleep. You like your medicine. I'm not going to tell you again. Mommy and Daddy think vegetables are delicious....
What Normal Looks Like

What Normal Looks Like

Elizabeth Broadbent  11.17.2014
For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, and all of you normal mamas therefore afraid to have anyone come into your...
Life Lessons From My Kids' Everyday Existence

Life Lessons From My Kids' Everyday Existence

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark  11.17.2014
As adults, we usually don't give ourselves permission to process and express our emotions. But we really need to -- not necessarily in...
How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

Amanda Mushro  11.14.2014
If you see me moving towards you at lightning speed, take a look a few yards behind me. That's where you find my boy. Just strolling along,...
Our Children Need More Than Our Anger

Our Children Need More Than Our Anger

Lyz Lenz  11.13.2014
Yes, rage has a place. I now have mace on my key chain and attached to the stroller. I hope I don't have to use it. But the mace isn't...