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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...
May 12, 2018 11:00 am
I Was Every 'Alcoholic Mother' Cliché for Years — Now Things Are Different
Four years ago, my children and I unexpectedly started a new Mother’s Day tradition. Mother’s Day, 2014, is now a day seared into my memory, a day I will never forget, marking a tradition I’d like...
May 11, 2018 2:15 pm
For Years, My Mother-in-Law and I Bonded Over Coffee — Until One Day We Didn’t
Mother’s Day can seem odd when you are childless by choice. It’s even odder when your own mom has passed away. You want to celebrate — something — but what? For me, it’s my mother-in-law. That...
May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
How to Make Peace With Your Mom Before Mother's Day
Of all human relationships, the mother-daughter relationship is the most apt to stay close over time. But when it does become fractured, both parties are likely to be distressed. Mother's Day is...
May 9, 2018 6:00 pm
8 Lessons I Learned When My 2-Year-Old Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Life for our family changed forever in 2013 when our two-year-old baby girl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. For four years, Evie Grace endured seemingly endless treatments only to relapse four...
May 9, 2018 12:00 pm
Country Singer Jewel Opens Up About Life as a Single Mom
Country star Jewel opens up to In Touch about navigating life as a single mom to Kase, her six-year-old son with ex-husband Ty Murray. "As soon as you get a bead on something that works, your...
May 8, 2018 6:00 pm
For Stepmoms, Meeting Others in the Same Boat Can Be a Lifesaver
The thought of stepmom support groups hadn’t entered Erin’s mind until she married Tom and became stepmom to his three children. She now recommends support groups for stepmoms to anyone marrying...
May 7, 2018 9:00 am
This Hack Saves Parents Precious Time Cutting Grapes in One Quick Slice
It’s no wonder grapes are such a popular snack with people of all ages: They’re packed with flavor, fiber, water, and antioxidants, which means they don’t just taste great, they’re also great at...
Apr 29, 2018 2:00 pm
8 Ways to Deal With an Unreasonable Co-Parent
You are not the first person to find yourself attempting to raise strong, confident, loving children with someone you feel is crazy. Months or years of unmet expectations, broken promises,...
Apr 28, 2018 12:00 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...
Apr 22, 2018 3:00 pm
I Became a Better Mom the Moment I Quit Cooking
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...
Apr 21, 2018 1:00 pm
All Moms Can Relate to Courteney Cox's Struggles With Raising a Teenage Daughter
Her daughter may officially be in her teenage rebellion years, but Courteney Cox and Coco Arquette still maintain a close relationship. The Friends alum does admit that raising a teenager comes...