parenting

  1. Toddler & Preschoolers

    What parenting experts wish you knew about preschoolers

    Parenting a preschooler can be tricky... there's no handbook for how to handle every situation toddlerhood throws at you. We gleaned...
  2. Toddler & Preschoolers

    How to raise an intelligent kid, according to science

    While you can't change your child's genes, you can do a number of things to enhance them. Here are five scientific ways to raise...
  3. Toddler & Preschoolers

    5 Signs your child has an entrepreneurial spirit

    From the viral phenomenon Caine's Arcade to sisters who started a business with the leftover materials from their parents'...
  4. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Preschool vs. day care: Which is best for your child?

    Whether you work 9-to-5, have a part-time job or are a stay-at-home mom, there are many reasons you might consider putting your...
  5. K-12

    Half-birthdays, the latest trend in spoiling your kids

    As moms, it’s tempting to be a bit over-the-top when it comes to celebrating our kids — but the half-birthday trend may be taking...
  6. Tips & Advice

    What if breastfeeding isn't always best?

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    It's time to stop fighting about how we feed our babies and time to start working together toward larger goals that will really help...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Playing with Barbie dolls won’t destroy self-esteem

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    Does Barbie's image need a makeover or do parents just need to relax?
  8. Television

    5 Things Modern Family taught us about gay families

    In addition to making us laugh our heads off each week, Modern Family challenges us to rethink the definition of the nuclear unit....
  9. New Moms

    The ups and downs of new motherhood in adorable baby GIFs

    Being a new mama is a bit like being on a roller coaster. You'll hit lots of great highs and, well, a few lows too. Of course, even...
  10. New Moms

    How to stay entertained during a 3 a.m. feeding

    As a sleep-deprived new mom, it's tough even waking up for middle-of-the-night feedings, much less staying awake during them. Or, if...
  11. New Moms

    Everybody’s a critic: How to listen and filter advice about parenting

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    We've all been there: The kids are melting down, and out of the corner of your eye, you see a concerned stranger approaching. Do you...
  12. New Moms

    Funny and realistic advice for new moms

    Congratulations! You're a new mom, or you soon will be, and you are over the advice from "experts." What you need is some hard-core,...
  13. K-12

    Virginia teen sent home from prom for violating dress code

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    Dads couldn't handle her "provocative" dress and dance moves, forcing a young girl to miss out on a rite of passage.
  14. Family Fun

    Positive princess role models

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    When your little feminist-in-training is obsessing about a new princess, it may be hard to "Let it go." But here are a few cartoon...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Restaurant discounts check for a well-behaved kid

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    Did you hear the one about the parents that got a special Mother’s Day surprise?
  16. Tips & Advice

    California may make it easier for dads to change diapers

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    California could require all public bathrooms to have diaper-changing stations that are accessible to both men and women.
  17. Tips & Advice

    Dealing with a bad-mouthing ex

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    Even if your relationship is over, the father of your kids can give you a serious headache by bad-mouthing you to your children....
  18. Family Fun

    Mommy and me date ideas for Mother’s Day

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    Make this Mother's Day special by having a date with just your kiddo and you. Bloggers share some of their favorite ways to make...
  19. Crafts

    7 Engaging kids' crafts for when school lets out

    Summer break is quickly approaching, which means your kids will be looking for some fun things to do. To keep them entertained after...
  20. Tips & Advice

    What motherhood looks like on a bad day

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    Rock bottom parenting moments happen to the best of us. We asked mom bloggers and writers to share what parenting looks like on a...