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Shopping With Kids

The Nightmare That Is Clothes Shopping With Young Children

Kiri Skelton | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents
Kiri Skelton

Shopping is not my idea of fun at the best of times. Clothes shopping with children is its own special kind of hell.

A Trip to the Mall Before Kids and After

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

I circle the parking lot, trying to find a spot big enough for my minivan. I finally find a big enough space and get out, pull out the double stroller and get each child out of their car seat. I battle with my screaming toddler about the fact that she does not want to wear a coat and give up.

If A Grown Man Threw A Tantrum In A Store The Way 4-Year-Olds Do

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents

In the newest episode of "Convos With My 4-Year-Old," dad Matthew Clarke finds himself dealing with the difficult situation that many parents face dur...

I Won't Put A Leash on My Child

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I'm not going to hover over him all the time and always say "no," or act like every object is a hazard. I'm letting him explore the store using his natural curiosity.

8 Reasons This Mom Loves Trader Joe's

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

A grocery store that my children willingly go into? I love you even more, Trader Joe.

Hitting the Target

Abby Heugel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

I know I will never walk into Target as a mom. And while I have not one iota of regret or envy, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the beauty of what I don't want -- or extend my admiration for those who chose paths that I'll never walk down.

Motherhood: Not for Sissies

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

I wanted to take you by the shoulders and tell you that it would be OK. To yell over the hysterics and whining of your little helpers so you could hear my message loud and clear: These days of whining and snotty noses won't last. Really, I promise, they won't.

I'm An Impulse Buyer, And It's My Dad's Fault

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I have always been that girl that had to look at my purchases in the back of the cab on the way home. My husband doesn't thinks this impulsive behavior is the least bit cute or funny.

There Goes "Mom of the Year" Honors! My Award-Winning Lesson on Personal Responsibility

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I just blew my shot at "Mom of the Year." Again. Like a storm that I didn't even know was brewing inside of me escalated to flood stage when my daughter said casually, "Mama, I don't care for the blueberry pudding."

Fearless Food Shopping With Kids

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
Nicole Betancourt

There is nothing like listening to another parent's nightmare story to make you feel like you might not have it so bad.