Kid

How To Respond When A Kid Is Being A Jerk To Your Own

We had just joined a new playgroup and were attending a playdate at the home of one of the families, when something caught the eye of my 10-month-old daughter. It was a colorful football, and it was in the hands of a boy a few years older. As she rea…
By Kimmie Fink

8 Things That *Will* Go Wrong Every Time You Plan A Kid-Free Night

The last time my husband and I went out to dinner alone was… actually, I can’t remember. But I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen a movie in a theater in the last year. Before we had children we used to go out all the time. But even with …
By Liza Wyles

8 Reasons Why I Don't Put My Kids To Bed

Bedtime has always been one of my least favorite parts of parenthood. And I admit it: it's my fault. I've helped my kids create some ridiculous bedtime habits. I am happy to report, though, that I'm over it. I'm done with two-hour-long bedtime fights…
By Steph Montgomery

How To Respond When A Kid Is Being A Jerk To Your Own

We had just joined a new playgroup and were attending a playdate at the home of one of the families, when something caught the eye of my 10-month-old daughter. It was a colorful football, and it was in the hands of a boy a few years older. As she rea…
By Kimmie Fink

7 Red Flags Your Kid Needs Less Screen Time, According To Experts

Screen time is kind of a thing, in case you haven't noticed. Even those of us with the best of intentions — "I will never just sit my kid in front of the television!" — have discovered that a little iPad or television every now and then isn't the end…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

The Book That Captures My Daughter's Best Friendship

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Olivia Hinebaugh

Umm, Toys "R" Us Has A BOGO 50 Percent Off Deal So You Better Stock Up

After the holidays, you were probably hoping that your kid's massive toy collection would keep him entertained for a little while, at least. But that was wishful thinking, wasn't it? Because now that a couple of months have passed, all those must-hav…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

My Daughter Is Obsessed With Mirrors & I'm Worried AF

When I was a little girl, I remember looking at my reflection in the mirror and repeating the classic line from Snow White: "Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" I believed there really was only one answer to that question: som…
By Steph Montgomery

These 7 Dog Breeds Are Great Around Kids & OMG They're So Cute & Cuddly

Not every dog is cuddly and kid-friendly. If you make the big decision to get a dog, it's important to understand the different breeds and how they could relate to your children. There are lots of reasons to get a pet, including teaching responsibili…
By Shari Maurer

These 9 Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Even The Pickiest Eater Happy At The Table

Like any parent, I've had my share of parenting hits and misses, but one of my favorite "wins" is my daughter's diverse palate. I don't even know if I can take credit for it, but I would like to think I had something to do with her love for lentils, …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

This Ridiculously Cute & Fluffy Breed Won "Best In Show" & You're Going To Want One RN

With Flynn, an adorable Bichon Frise, winning "Best in show" at the 2018 Westminster Dog Show over 2,800 other dogs, it's hard not to consider adopting one of these doggies yourself. Watching Flynn trot around at the dog show made him seem like the p…
By Shari Maurer

Should You Ask Other Parents If They Have Guns? 8 Moms Reveal How They Do It

Irresponsible gun use is something we have to think long and hard about, especially as parents. It’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our kids as safe as possible. For some, that means keeping our kids away from guns entirely. For o…
By Priscilla Blossom

6 Ways To Have A Feminist Valentine's Day With Your Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and no matter how you feel about it, there’s a good chance your kids will want to participate. Between school activities and cartoon holiday specials, little ones usually know what’s up when V-Day rolls around. But is it…
By Priscilla Blossom

I'm A Single Mom & Here's How I'm Spending My Valentine's Day

Growing up, every Valentine’s Day my dad would come home with an armload of chocolates, teddy bears, flowers, and cards with handwritten notes for us girls in the house. Through my awkward phases where the idea of a boy liking me was equivalent to pu…
By Latifah Miles

My Secret to Potty Training Boys? Don’t Bother

Ask a bunch of moms about the most unexpectedly challenging part of raising a toddler, and probably half of them will groan, sigh, roll their eyes, and say “potty training.” Pose the same question to a bunch of boy moms, and that percentage goes way …
By Sarah Bradley

What Your Kid Will Probably Be Judged For, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

If there's one thing I've learned in my almost 40 years of life, it's that people will judge you no matter what. As a mom I, of course, want to protect my kids from other people's judgement, but I've learned that's pretty impossible. Instead, I've de…
By Steph Montgomery

My Daughter Is Obsessed With Taking Selfies & It Terrifies Me

I don’t remember the events of my tween years as viscerally as I can recall my feelings during that time. Everything was dialed to 11. When things were bad, they were the worst. So I have a lot of empathy for my 10-year-old daughter when she’s gets “…
By Liza Wyles

If You Still Let Your Kids Share Your Bed, Here's What Experts Want You To Know

Not everyone can manage to get a good night's sleep, or any sleep for that matter, with a child's knee in their ribs. But for many parents, sharing their bed with their kid for all or part of the night works for the whole family. However, if you have…
By Emily Westbrooks

These 5 Mental Health Concerns May Be Heredity, Studies Show

For prospective or expecting parents, the phrase "genetic testing" can illicit all kinds of anxieties. What if I'm a carrier? What if my husband is? Should I pay out-of-pocket for a certain test? But what if anxiety itself is what you're worried abou…
By Kate Miller

10 Children's Books To Teach Your Kids About South Korea

Admittedly, there are a lot of us who don't know all that much about the place where this year's Winter Games are taking place, which makes it even more difficult to start to teach our kids about the country. But this year's Olympics is actually a re…
By Emily Westbrooks

How This Dad Got Stuck Macaroni Out Of His Son's Nose Is Both Genius & Disgusting

Parents of toddlers know all too well that caring for a tiny human is like embarking on a grand adventure with no itinerary. Sure, you have a vague idea of what you want the end result to be. But the journey there takes unexpected twists and turns, a…
By Michelle Stein