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Nov 4, 2018 9:30 pm
5 Signs You Might Be a 'Lawnmower Parent'
When our daughter was a baby, my husband and I practiced “attachment parenting,” which means that we wore her in a Baby Bjorn, she fell asleep in our arms and in our bed, and I nursed her whenever...
Nov 3, 2018 9:00 pm
Are You Hindering Your (Adult) Children by Helping Them Too Much?
Does helping someone actually hinder them in the long run? This is a question I have been assessing for many years. I am the child of two immigrant, hardworking individuals who came to Canada with...
Oct 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Get Your Little Ones Involved in the Kitchen With This Kid-Friendly Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe
As a nutritionist, fitness master, and mom-of-four, Sophie Guidolin cares deeply about inspiring parents and kids to make delicious and healthy food choices. Following the success of her first...
Sep 25, 2018 1:57 pm
I Hated Being President of the PTA — Here Are 5 Truths I Learned After I Quit
I am not PTA material. I never was, and my recent experience with the group has validated that I never will be. Recently, there was a temporary lapse in judgement on my part when I fooled myself...
Sep 24, 2018 9:30 pm
7 Things to Remember When Talking to Your Kids About Sexting
Sexting among teens is a lot more common than any of us would like to believe. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics tells us that one in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and...
Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm
4 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Confident If They're Being Bullied About Weight
When your child is being bullied for his or her weight, it's heartbreaking — for your child and for you. So what can you do to help? Weight-related bullying (also known as weight bias, weight...
Sep 17, 2018 9:28 pm
9 Unmistakable Signs That You're a Divorced Mom
As a mom who has been divorced for six years, I have good and bad news. The good: Being a divorced mom isn’t all that bad. The early-stage stressors — court hearings, lawyer fees, breaking the news...
Sep 14, 2018 2:35 pm
I'm a Parent Who Lets Her Kids Do 'Dangerous' Things — And I'm Proud of It
“Look at what I found!” My daughter was four years old and the time, and she was proudly holding up a snake she had tracked down and caught. “I got it all by myself!” she said. Now, I’m a...
Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm
I Stopped Cooking Dinner for My Family — And I'm a Much Better Mother Now
I can come up with lots of reasons to make a home-cooked meal. It’s fun to look for new recipes. It’s generally more healthy than eating out. And it gives you a huge sense of accomplishment when...
Sep 11, 2018 2:30 pm
12 Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Parent That I Ended Up Doing
It’s so easy to be a parent before the toddler and teen years come along. As you gaze down lovingly at your sleeping infant, you make all sorts of promises to both your child and yourself. But then...
Aug 28, 2018 7:01 pm
15 Things You Should Probably Stop Doing for Your Teenager
Parents can’t help but nurture their children. It starts in the baby years, because they rely on us for all their basic needs, and it continues through the toddler years, as we try to let them have...
Aug 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Send Your Kids Off Right With the Best College Packing List for Guys and Girls
Whether it's their first year away or they're heading back for another semester, being armed with the best college packing list for guys and girls is the easiest way to make your child's college...
Aug 2, 2018 2:04 pm
5 Ways to Cope When You Can't Stand Your Friends' Kids
Ever have a weird flashback? That happened to me the other night when I was watched the Australian TV series The Slap (an Americanized version was broadcast on NBC in 2015). The story revolves...
Jul 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Too Much 'Mommy Juice': When Your Nightly Wine Routine Becomes a Problem
Busy mom? Have a glass a wine. Stressed out? There’s a red for that. It seems like everywhere we turn on social media, wine is the recommended and accepted coping mechanism for whatever life throws...
Jul 19, 2018 2:00 pm
7 Ways to Encourage Positive Body Image in Girls Without Mentioning Weight or Size
It’s not easy raising a girl. This is especially true as they get older, and things like body image and self-esteem come into play. Unfortunately, this seems to be happening at incredibly young...
Jul 12, 2018 2:00 pm
If You Let Your Kids Play Barefoot, You Did Their Motor Skills a Huge Favor, Study Suggests
If anyone has ever given you a tough time about letting your kids run around barefoot, now is your moment to gloat. Recent research shows that regular physical activity without shoes may provide an...
Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm
15 Eye-Opening Mom Experiences You'll Relate to If You're Raising a Teen
They say raising a teen is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. Who are "they"? Researchers, psychologists, and, you know, your own parents who have been in your shoes. It really is...
Jul 9, 2018 12:00 pm
Michael Bublé Reveals the Life Lessons His Son's Cancer Battle Has Taught Him
Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, went through a living nightmare after their 4-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2016. After watching his son go through...
Jul 5, 2018 2:01 pm
15 Free or Low-Cost Activities to Keep the Kids Playing in the Backyard All Summer
Summer is in full swing — so if you haven’t heard an “I’m bored” yet from your kids, then it’s probably just a matter of time. But like most parents, you’re probably not eager to shell out a bunch...
Jun 29, 2018 4:00 pm
I Banned Smartphones and Gave My Kids a Rad 1980s Weekend They'll Never Forget
Welcome to 2018, where children everywhere are wasting their time watching other kids do fun stuff on YouTube. Days are wasted away playing games like Fortnite, and every three seconds someone is...
Jun 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Mom Posts Dire Warning About the Dangers of Going Down a Slide With a Child on Your Lap
A New York mom is garnering plenty of media attention after she posted a photo on Facebook of the exact moment her toddler daughter’s leg broke while the two were on a plastic slide at the park....
Jun 14, 2018 4:15 pm
5 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew, From a Therapist Who Hears It All
As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some time to reflect on your own parenting style and...
Jun 14, 2018 2:18 pm
I Thought My Workaholic Mom Had Left Me Unprepared to Be a Parent — I Was so Wrong
I didn’t learn about motherhood from watching my mom. I was an only child, and for whatever reason, it’s hard to observe the act of mothering when you are the one being mothered. What my mom did...
Jun 13, 2018 12:00 pm
My Son Is Allergic to the Sun — He and Others Like Him Deserve a Cure
I watched as my two boys ran outside to play with their new puppy. A few minutes later, Harrison, who was six at the time, came back. "I was starting to cook like a sausage!" he complained as I got...
Jun 9, 2018 9:00 am
12 Tips to Make Gardening With Your Kids Fun and Easy
Gardening is one of the best life lessons you can give your kids. There’s no better way to teach them where their food comes from than growing it on your own. It’s also a hands-on way to encourage...
Jun 3, 2018 11:00 am
How to Tell If Your Child Is Lonely
America — land of the free, home of the lonely. According to a new national survey from the healthcare provider Cigna, loneliness is at "epidemic levels." Nearly half of all respondents reported...
May 30, 2018 2:00 pm
Hannah Gosselin Shares Rare Photo With Brother Collin, And the Two Look Like Best Friends
Back together! Fourteen-year-old Hannah Gosselin shared rare photos of herself hanging out with her brother Collin and her dad, Jon, over the weekend. Fans of the famous family were super excited...
May 25, 2018 2:00 pm
21 Mom Reasons to Have a Glass of Wine
Let’s face it: Parenting is hard. Whether you’re negotiating with a toddler on a regular basis or lecturing your teen, the days are long, tiring, and relatively thankless. A glass of wine at the...
May 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Looked Like Twins in Matching Floral Dresses
She's getting so big! Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise are quite the mother-daughter duo, but the actress has made it a point to limit her little girl's time in the spotlight to only...
May 22, 2018 8:00 am
Moms Don't Get a Day Off — But They Can Take a 'Bare Minimum Day'
Do you know how many battles I chose not to choose today? Too many to count, that’s how many. It is Saturday, and it has been a long week. Three kids, one parent, and zero effs left to give. I made...