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Messy Kids

7 Reasons I Will Keep Driving My Old, Messy Car

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

It would be awfully nice if Grandma didn't have to ask for a towel before she dared sit down on a seat, and if I didn't have to worry about burning my legs on the exposed seat-warmer wires. But then I think about all of the things I would have to give up if I got a new car.

How to Raise A Slob

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Lessing

The first thing I did when I had kids of my own was tell them, "Never, ever try to make a bed. It can't be done." And because I believe in leading by example, I only make mine when people come over and insist on looking at it.

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I believe we need to think of our house as a home, as a refuge, as an outreach, as a place of belonging and security. It is not ours to hoard, but ours to share.

The Moment I Knew I Had A Lot More To Teach My Daughter About Life

Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It was the first day of Becky Blades' daughter's senior year of high school, and Blades was feeling emotional. She walked into her daughter's room ...

Why Messy Kids May Be Better Learners

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The next time your child leaves a big ol' mess while eating on his or her high chair, don't despair. According to a new study out of the Universit...

How I Made Peace With My Messy Minivan

Christie Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christie Taylor

After any valiant effort to clean the car, I enforce strict rules. I announce that the dog is no longer allowed in the main area of the van, and whatever the kids bring in the van, they must bring out. I'm a real stickler. For a few days. Then my kids break me.

8 Ways To Get Your Kid To Clean Up

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Keep in mind one of my favorite ideas: We're not raising children; we're raising adults. While it may be easier in the short term to just clean up after your daughter, it's very important that she develop the sense of responsibility that comes from knowing she can sort out her own messes.

PHOTOS: Adorable Kids Eating Ice Cream

Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... ICE CREAM. And the pictures that come along with it. Pair kids with sweet summer treats and you get chocola...

Sh*t My Kids Ruined: Thanksgiving 2011 Edition

Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but when the fancy dishes come out and pies are cooling on the counter, one thing is certain... Kids wi...