Kid

My Toddler Is So Picky At Meal-Time, I Dump The Food And Run

Our baby began eating solids around five months. Feeding him prior to that was a mixture of heaven and hell. Breastfeeding had been hard, but the end of that time gave way to formula — a lot of bottles to clean, but a simple process. Shake the formul…
By Kelly Green

The Crisis For Separated Children Is Just Beginning

On Wednesday, June 20, after an onslaught of backlash and criticism from Americans, including members of both political parties, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents an…
By Danielle Campoamor

My Toddler Is So Picky At Meal-Time, I Dump The Food And Run

Our baby began eating solids around five months. Feeding him prior to that was a mixture of heaven and hell. Breastfeeding had been hard, but the end of that time gave way to formula — a lot of bottles to clean, but a simple process. Shake the formul…
By Kelly Green

8 Moms Share Their Children's Heartbreaking Reactions To Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Policy

Problematic immigration policies are nothing new in this country. For decades, those in power have detained and deported countless immigrants fleeing prosecution and crossing the border. More recently, however, president Donald Trump implemented a "z…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 #MomWins Only A Mom Of Two Will Understand

As a mother, I take whatever victories I can land. Because, more often than not, it feels like I'm being pulled in so many different directions that I can't do any of what I'm asked to do justice. This is particularly true, in my case, when having tw…
By Jamie Kenney

These Are All Our Kids

The minute a white child goes missing in my hometown or a white child is revealed as a victim of child abuse, my Facebook news feed is flooded with posts about these stories. "Disgusting." "They need to rot in jail for doing this to a sweet, innocent…
By Samantha Darby

13 Pride Sign Ideas For Kids, That Will Make You So Proud Of The Young Generation

If you're planning on taking your kids to any Pride Month events this year, giving them signs of their very own to carry is an excellent plan: Not only are kids carrying signs ridiculously cute, but getting them involved in the process of choosing th…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How Separating Kids From Their Mother Impacts Them Later In Life, According Experts

Watching the news coverage of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border has been absolutely gut-wrenching. My heart breaks for the young children trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. While it's horrendous to see this p…
By Kate Miller

Here's How Much I Spent on My Daughter's Birthday Party As A Mom On $70,000

Raising a child supposedly costs you a quarter of a million dollars, but it can honestly be more daunting to face the idea of spending $80 on bottle nipples in a single month. Expense Report gives us a look into the spending, scrimping, and wishing t…
By Kristen Cervantes

8 Signs Your Child Has A Stomach Bug So You Can Plan Accordingly

Almost every parent dreads their child coming down with the "stomach flu" — the catch-all name for a variety of conditions causing diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. This condition is formally known as gastroenteritis and is actually not related to the …
By Steph Montgomery

5 Volunteer Opportunities To Help Refugee Families, Because They Really Need Your Help

If you're like me (and probably every other decent person who heard any news at all this week), you're having a tough time sleeping through the night without being haunted by nightmares of infants and children locked in cages, screaming for their fam…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

I Adopted My Kids from “Third-World” Orphanages — Where They Were Treated Better Than Child Refugees In The U.S.

The Trump administration wants us to believe that the immigrant children they've torn away from their parents at the border are being well cared for. But as the mother of internationally adopted children with an interest in child welfare, I’ve visite…
By Sharon Van Epps

What To Do If A Tick's Head Gets Stuck, Because It Happens All The Time

If you're the type of person who lives for the summer, you might spend the rest of the year in a state of denial about the not-so-great stuff that comes with the warmer months, such as... ticks. Unfortunately, ticks and Lyme Disease are as much a par…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here's How Often You Should Call Your Congressmen About The Family Separation Policy

If you're so heartbroken and outraged over the news this week that you're having trouble distinguishing real life from a nightmare, you're not alone. As thousands of families seeking asylum continue to be forcibly ripped apart at our borders, with pa…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Science Says There Are Huge Benefits To Giving Kids Chores (Other Than Clean Dishes)

Growing up, my parents were pretty lax on chores, and I wasn't expected to do much by the way of housework. My MawMaw took care of my siblings and me, and she was very particular about the way things should be done so she mostly did it herself. My ch…
By Cat Bowen

Busy Philipps On The Border Separation Policy: We Need To “Do As Much As We Can” To Take Action

The virtual popularity and presence of actor Busy Philipps largely hinges on her ability to emote feelings on your behalf, to find joy in everyday parenting moments, to make certain afflictions (anxiety, ear infections, screaming babies) seem bearabl…
By Janet Manley

Is Your Congressman's Mailbox Full? Here's How To Tell Them You Oppose Family Separation

If you're opposed to the family separation policy, then calling your local congressman to protest is one way to make your opinion known. But sometimes all you get in response is a full mailbox, and no way to leave a message. In this case, knowing wha…
By Lindsay E. Mack

How To Make Your Too-Soft Slime The Perfect Consistency

Summer family vacations usually involve days spent frolicking in the water or exploring the great outdoors. But what do you do if the weather doesn't cooperate and you find yourself cooped up with your kids indoors? If you have access to a few simple…
By Kate Miller

I Am A Suburban Mom, But I Was Once A Refugee

The other day, my 3-and-a-half-year-old asked me, “Mommy, do you have a middle name?” I explained to her that, where I came from, they didn’t give middle names — only first names and last names. (I didn’t get into patronymics with her, which appeare…
By Jessie Kanzer

6 Books Like 'Trollhunters' That'll Help Fill The Monster-Sized Hole In Your Heart

There's nothing like a good summer read — especially one that allows you to escape to an exciting new world. Like Trollhunters, for example, based on the amazing world created by Guillermo del Toro for his DreamWorks animated series by the same name.…
By Steph Montgomery

Here Are The Signs Of Delayed Drowning That Every Parent Needs To Know

As a former lifeguard, drowning is the worst possible word. When I was a lifeguard at the local public pool in high school, we were only worried about one kind of drowning: the kind that happened right in front of us. Now that I'm a parent, phrases l…
By Emily Westbrooks