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'Classic' Birthday Party Games That Should Be Banned for Inappropriateness

Post by Linda Sharps. People have strong opinions about kids' birthday parties. You've seen the rants against extravagant celebrations and individual goody bags, but if you ask me everyone's missing the most important topic of all. When...Show More Summary

The One Halloween Decision Designed to Make Moms Nuts

Post by Linda Sharps. In July they both wanted to be Indiana Jones. Next my oldest wanted to be Steve from Minecraft and my youngest wanted to be "something small and cute and furry." In August we watched Raiders of the Lost Ark andShow More Summary

How to Plan for Other Parents and Adults at a Kids Birthday Party

Post by Judy Dutton. With kid birthday parties, hosts tend to bend over backwards to make sure the kids are happy, pulling out piñatas and puppet shows, bouncy houses and gift bags. Amid all these kid-pleasing efforts, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that adults make an appearance at these events, too, and need to be treated with some TLC. Show More Summary

5 Kids' Birthday Party Food Etiquette Questions -- Answered!

Post by Jodi Meltzer. So, you're planning a birthday bash for your child. You've got the place, the theme, the decorations... even the birthday outfits (you and your kid do have to represent). But what about the food? Gone are the days of just throwing a cake mix cake at the kids and calling it a day. Show More Summary

My Son Is Being Teased About His Long Hair, But I Don't Want Him to Cut It

Post by Michele Zipp. The other day, my 4-year-old son Hunter came home from school and asked for a really short haircut. "Like this, Mom," he said piling up all his golden locks on top of his head. "Short." "Like Cruz's hair?" I asked. Show More Summary

10 Best and Worst States to Raise a Girl: Is Yours on the List?

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Parents of daughters, ask yourselves this: How is your state helping your girls? The Girl Scout Research Institute recently published its report, "The State of Girls: Thriving or Surviving?" which examines, catalogues,...Show More Summary

12 Science Experiments Kids Can Create at Home

Post by Judy Dutton. Think it's hard to get your kids interested in science? Simple science experiments you can do at home will totally change your mind (and your kid's). From elephant toothpaste to glowing flowers to floating M&M letters,...Show More Summary

The 6 Dirtiest Places Kids Go Every Day

Post by Jodi Meltzer. It's beginning to look a lot like germ season. Kids head back to school, the weather turns, cold season hits and... boom!... germs galore. For moms especially, germs play a starring role in our lives. We nag our kids to wash their hands. Show More Summary

9 Natural Ways to Stop Coughing in Kids

Post by Adriana Velez. A nagging cough can keep kids up all night long. And if they're up, you're up. It's always an ugly scene. No one does well sacrificing sleep. So, what are the alternatives to sleepless nights when your child has a cough? You can flee to a hotel, of course, but you will not win any mom of the year honors going that route. Show More Summary

Enterovirus D68 Update: What Moms Need to Know Now

Post by Suzee Skwiot. The enterovirus D68 has been spreading across the country at an alarming rate and infected hundreds of people in over 40 states. Its most common and vulnerable hosts, however, are children. And just this morning,...Show More Summary

9 Easy Kid Activities Sick Moms Can Direct From the Couch

Post by Suzee Skwiot. When mom gets sick, it's all hands on deck at home. If you're lucky, there's someone there to pick up the slack and to take over duties while you're out of commission. But for those days when there's no backup available,...Show More Summary

8 Sick Kid Hacks From Moms Who've Seen It All (PHOTOS)

Post by Jodi Meltzer. All hell breaks loose when you're dealing with sick kids and stuck inside of the house. They "don't feeeeeeel good" so they're extra whiny, clingy, and demanding. They spread germs with wild abandon... sneezing, blowing their noses, and throwing their used tissues all over the couch. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Disinfect a Home With Sick Kids

Post by Judy Dutton. It's hard enough when your kids are sick, hacking and wheezing and curled up with a fever in bed. Only in addition to alleviating their misery, parents are also faced with doing damage control. After all, you don't...Show More Summary

Flu vs. Cold in Kids: 12 Ways to Tell the Difference

Post by Judy Dutton. Sooner or later, all parents end up with a sick kid... only how sick is the big question. That's because colds and the flu have such similar symptoms, it's hard to tell one from the other. "Sometimes it's hard to...Show More Summary

Chocolate-Tasting Medicine – A Sick Kid’s Dream Come True!

Post by The Stir Bloggers. It’s an age-old problem. Kids hate feeling lousy and their moms hate seeing them droopy and sad. But feeling lousy comes with the territory when you are a kid during cough and cold season.  The good news is,...Show More Summary

Everything They Tell You About Parenting Older Kids Is a Lie?

Post by Linda Sharps. When my kids were younger, I remember thinking how much easier things would be when they got past the baby/toddler stage. Now that they are 9 and 6, I'm greatly relieved to have made it through the years of sleep...Show More Summary

Top 10 (Totally Awesome) Things Kids Want to Be When They Grow Up

Post by Suzee Skwiot. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's the question every single parent has uttered at one point during their child's most formidable years. And a new survey has polled almost 4,000 American parents toShow More Summary

8 Reasons Your Kid Won't Be Invited Back for Another Playdate

Post by Jill Smokler. Playdates are a necessary evil of parenting, but there are some behaviors so horrific that they warrant a permanent playdate ban. What behaviors, you ask? I'll tell you! Screaming, shrieking tantrums. We have enough...Show More Summary

Halloween Costumes for Little Girls? Scare This Mom to Death?

Post by Jeanne Sager. I'm not sure why I thought this year's Halloween costume search would be different. Maybe because my daughter has asked to dress up as a panda for the holiday? The costume makers couldn't possibly use the cutest and cuddliest of bears to divide boys and girls down gender lines, can they? Oh, but they can. Show More Summary

14 Fun Halloween Costumes for Siblings to Wear Together?

Post by Judy Dutton. Siblings may not always get along, but if there's one time they're bound to be some amazing synergy it's Halloween. With two or three or more siblings, all sorts of role-playing scenarios abound, and your typical knight-and-princess, good guy-bad guy dynamics are the least of your options. Show More Summary

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