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Kids' Birthdays

This Is What a Kid's Birthday-Party-Planning Existential Crisis Looks Like

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I recently stood in the middle of a madhouse. Kids in electric-orange socks, like a too-bright dystopian fantasy, sprinted past me in every direction. Adults in coordinating electric-orange T-shirts stood guard. All that was missing was the heavy arm of an unseen totalitarian regime. Only, it wasn't exactly missing.

7 Things My 4-Year-Old Can Always Count On

Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

I will be here for you, always. Getting here in a foot or two of snow is only a tiny part of keeping that promise. Here's the rest of it.

5 Hot Trends for Kids' Birthday Parties

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Dana Holmes

Forget those run-of-the-mill, standard party ideas. I did some serious digging to arm you with new, interesting and tons-of-fun themes that will stand out.

Mom Has Growing Pains as Triplets Turn 4

Kerry Lyons | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

The triplets had a great day -- a day punctuated by some classic kid quotes that make me want to bottle them up and keep them small forever. Here are a few of my faves from the past few days.

When Did Birthday Parties Get So Complicated?

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

There is nothing sadder than a sweaty, overworked clown trying to make balloon elephants and space ships out of balloons that then break and sputter across the room.

'4' Is the Magic Number: A Birthday Reflection for My Daughter

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Since graduating from college, I've often grouped periods of great significance to me in sets of four years.