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Leaving Your Kids Home Alone: What Age Is the Right Age?

Post by Judy Dutton. With all the hoopla about parents being arrested for dropping their kids off at parks to fend for themselves, parents may be wondering at what age it's safe to leave kids alone in other circumstances -- for instance, at home. Show More Summary

?Growing Pains in Kids Are Real: How to Handle Them

Post by Jeanne Sager. Finally, your kids are sleeping through the night. They're even going to bed at a reasonable hour and staying there too! And then it happens. Your child wakes up crying out loud and grabbing their legs. Growing pains: they're not just an '80s TV sitcom. Show More Summary

5 Mistakes Moms Make When Their Kids Ignore Them

Post by Judy Dutton. Sooner or later even the sweetest kid turns to ice: "How was school?" Silence. "Can you help me clear the table?" More dead air. Many parents would take a knock-down, screaming fight any day compared to a kid who ignores what mom says. Show More Summary

?Woman Confronts Dad for Hitting His Child and Ends Up Being Assaulted

Post by Michele Zipp. A woman on the subway in NYC witnessed a man beating his child. It was Saturday July 26th around 3:30 p.m. on a northbound L train in Brooklyn. Which probably meant there were many people on that same train seeing this happen. Show More Summary

Topless Model on 'GQ' Magazine Cover Has Moms Seeing Red? (PHOTO)

Post by Jenny Erikson. Some parents got quite a shock recently when they went to get the mail. You know how sometimes companies have promotions and give you free stuff when you spend a certain amount of money? Well Land's End recently...Show More Summary

11-Year-Old Autistic Boy Punched By Educator for Spilling Water at School??

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Our greatest hope as parents is that, when our children leave us each morning to go to school, they are surrounded by qualified, caring individuals who treat them as if they are their own. Or, at the very LEAST,...Show More Summary

Leaving Kids Alone in the Car:? When Experts Say It's Okay

Post by Jeanne Sager. You've seen the headlines. Baby dies after being left in hot car. Mom arrested for leaving child alone in the car. No doubt, you've read the warnings too. Don't leave your child in the car! They can be stolen. They can overheat. Show More Summary

What’s for Dinner?

Post by The Stir Bloggers. How many dinners does a mother cook in a lifetime? I’m not even going to do the math because whatever the answer is – it’s a lot and a lot of work! It’s not just the act of cooking that’s the challenge, it’s...Show More Summary

Separating Twins at School: Should They Be Put Into Different Classrooms?

Post by Judy Dutton. Parents of twins face a tough question at the beginning of school: Would their kids be better off in separate classrooms or together? "In the past, most schools automatically separated twins," says Susan Lipkins, Ph.D., a child psychologist at Show More Summary

8-Year-Old's Pen Pals Are All Convicted Felons

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Where have all the pen pals gone? Back in the day, we all had 'em. We'd procrastinate when it came to writing essays for school, yet we'd happily pen 6-page tomes to our pen pals and wax poetic about our 12-year-old lives ("my mom is soooo mean for not letting me go to concerts!"). Show More Summary

Brothers and Sisters Sharing a Bedroom: How Old Is Too Old?

Post by Judy Dutton. When they're young, it's fun for siblings to share a bedroom. The pillow fights! The shadow puppet shows! Only if those siblings are boy and girl, many parents agree that this innocent arrangement can't continue indefinitely. Show More Summary

When Kids Lie: 7 Tips for Parents

Post by Judy Dutton. Kid lies start so innocently -- at 3 they may be claiming they brushed their teeth when you know they didn't. At first, you're almost impressed that they can mastermind such a cover-up so young, but then it hits you: if she can fib this well at 2, who knows what tall tales she'll feed you when she's 10... Show More Summary

Being a Mom Is No Excuse for Being a Jerk

Post by Linda Sharps. Have you seen the "No-Bullshit, No-Drama Friendship Manifesto" that's been shared all over Facebook? It's from a blog post published on Renegade Mothering, and I've seen it linked over and over from moms who are like, "THIS." Or "YES." Or "THIS. Show More Summary

Julia Roberts Reveals the Truth About How She 'Does It All' as a Mom

Post by Jenny Erikson. As if we needed another reason to want to fill out an application to be Julia Roberts' best friend. The Oscar-winner donned the cover of In Style magazine for the September 2014 issue, and sat down to chat about her career, motherhood, and what it's like to "have it all." In short, she doesn't. Show More Summary

8 Back-to-School Tricks to Keep Mom Sane

Post by Ellen Seidman. My dread for September starts in early August, right around when the back-to-school ads start cropping up. It's not just that I'm already mourning the near end of summer, it's that I'm loathing the madness of getting...Show More Summary

Cops Use Taser on 8-Year-Old Throwing a Tantrum

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's a worst-case scenario, but as parents, have you ever thought what effect police presence may have on your child? Take one South Dakota mom, for example, who's now dealing with the aftermath of a disturbing police visit to her home. Show More Summary

10 Things Never to Do at the Playground

Post by Judy Dutton. At first glance, playgrounds may look like idyllic places where everyone is smiling, happy, and having fun... parents, however, know better. Every grabbed shovel at the sandbox, every child breathing down another...Show More Summary

Mother Arrested for Abandoning 8-Year-Old on City Street?

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Oh boy, there are times when I'd love to drop my toddler off in front of the nearest playground with a few dollars for ice cream and spend several hours -- or years -- at the beach. Most of us take comfort in knowing...Show More Summary

23 Thoughts Every Single Mom Has

Post by Michele Zipp. Being a single mother has some unique challenges. So I am learning. As with anything life throws at us, we adjust, adapt, and figure out ways to make the new normal feel, well, normal. Whatever that means. WhenShow More Summary

Nine West Thinks 'First Day of Kindergarten' Sets Moms Free to Shop

Post by Suzee Skwiot. After a long summer of vacations, sun, and time at home, it's finally that time of year: back to school. Now before you start weeping that your little baby is off to big kid school, there is a real big perk here for you, moms. Show More Summary

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