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Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

5 Reasons Kids Belong in the Kitchen

Caron Gremont | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Today is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day and the theme this year is "Getting Kids Excited About Food." To mark the occasion, here are the top five reasons why you should invite your kids into the kitchen and just embrace the chaos.

It's a Miracle Every Single Time

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

We arrived in London after a few days of meetings in Manchester. It had already been an interesting week of stops and starts. I've been to London many...

Yagana Shah

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing moment when ...

The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

Sara Goldstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Like the mat version that came before, don't forget to give yourself a few minutes of recovery after practice. Feel free to lay down, face up on the floor. But I don't recommend closing your eyes. It helps to be able to see the diapered butt that's guaranteed to plop down squarely onto your face.

10 Crazy Things Said When Up Late With Kids

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I don't know where Bun-Bun is and I don't care. Go to sleep. I've been up for over an hour with you. If you don't go to sleep, I'm going to find Bun-Bun and light him on fire.

Sophia Grace and Rosie on Becoming Movie Stars

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.15.2014 | Celebrity
Lois Alter Mark

With their first movie coming out on May 20, I got a chance to talk to the girls, who are an absolute delight. Note: little Rosie is definitely coming into her own. She's smart and funny, and is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

This Is What It's Like To Travel On A Plane With 3 Kids

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Have you ever tried to juggle chainsaws? I have. That's what it is like when travelling with small kids.

Putting Down the Phone to Face Life

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Sitting with my children at a local restaurant for dinner last night, a time I would have been checking my phone, or posting cute pictures to Instagram, I felt the intensity of our family -- the sharing of French fries, the coloring of underwater scenes on the white paper covering the table, the exhaustive giggling over making bubbles in water. That too is life's terms

How To Raise A Perfect Child

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Despite what common sense might say, there are not an a variety of ways to raise good children. There is only one. And I know it. And you don't. So I'm going to educate you (you're welcome).

Does Being a Good Partner Make You a Better Mother?

Regan Long | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

The cute notes have turned into emails and texts throughout the day about how many diaper changes the baby has had. The long, thoughtful conversations that used to happen over dinner now take place over the shouts of babies and toddlers screaming and throwing their food.

50 Perks Of Having Kids

Chana Frid | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Chana Frid

Watching your child become independent -- and even surpass you in some ways -- is the most incredible life experience you will have.

10 Ways Kids Changed Me Forever

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

When the nurse placed my first swaddled newborn on my chest right after I gave birth, I believe the first words out of my mouth to my husband were, "I am so f#@ked." And I still feel that way. Because before kids I was pretty invulnerable.

What Is the Autism 'Gap'?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

The autism "gap" is by no means uniform. It varies immensely from person to person, school to school, and state to state. The needs of each individual with autism is unique, and even more difficult to address given the zip code lottery of services that families have to contend with.

The One Selfish Thing Each Busy Mom Should Do Now to Have No Regrets Next Year

Kat Bern | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Kat Bern

Think of the first step you would have to take for your dream to come true and then do it! Putting your dream on the to-do list will actually ensure that you are not going to forget about it or put it on the back burner.

A Letter to the Mom Who Smacked Her Kid Because She Was Afraid to Audition

Amy Lord | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

I explained the process of meeting agents, taking classes and auditioning in my best age appropriate language. My daughter was over the moon with excitement and couldn't wait to get out there and hit the pavement. Point is, I listened.

5 Parenting Mistakes My Mother Made

Jane Roper | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jane Roper

Don't make your daughter wear a wool cable-knit sweater and a plaid skirt with a gold kilt pin in it for any dress-up occasion, ever.

9 Reasons Parents Are Thankful For Teachers

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

There are about 3.3 million full-time public school teachers in the U.S. And while the percentage of kids graduating from high school is the highest i...

Why are We Spending Less Time Searching for the Missing Nigerian Girls than Flight MH370?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

How much money, time and attention has been spent searching for Flight MH370, the missing 777 airplane? The answer is unknown but it is surely in the ...

Mother's Day Momily

Christine Pelosi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Christine Pelosi

Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it's what I call the "momily" -- the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has. My mother Nancy Pelosi's momilies were memorable and still echo through the years from my childhood to my motherhood.

Mother's Day Tribute 2014

Austin Blood | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Austin Blood

I've always thought children are kind of like poorly-timed bursts of flatulence. You can tolerate them if they're your own, but other people's are simply unbearable. So in commemoration of this and other challenges of motherhood, I am hereby tasking my pen to acknowledge moms everywhere for all that you do.

From A to Z, All The Reasons My Wife Is An Awesome Mom

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

A: A human. That grew up inside of her. That she pushed out of her. I could stop this list right here. That's absolutely Amazing and Astounding.

My Wish List for Teachers

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jen Hatmaker

I wish I could skip into your classrooms and make it rain cash money, travel vouchers, solid gold trophies, and confetti made out of the STAAR test you just endured.

Why You Shouldn't Overlook Hiring a Male Babysitter

Lynn Perkins | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Although babysitting has come to be viewed as a female-dominated domain, there's no reason to think that women will take better care of your kids than men.

The Kid Connection

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

To parent well post divorce, the kid connection is something to accept and perhaps to foster. Here's why.