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How I'm Teaching My Mixed-Race Daughter to Deal With Hard Questions

Post by Amira Shea. On a typical weekday, my toddler and I walk my kindergartener across the street to her school. But one Monday, I was curled up on the couch, fighting a nasty case of food poisoning, so my husband walked her instead. Show More Summary

Let's All Hate-Read How Rich People Spoil Their Kids at Summer Camp

Post by Ashley Austrew. Summer is here, which means dozens of kids are packing up their shorts and sunscreen and heading off to summer camp. But if your version of "camp" is a Slip'n Slide in the backyard and a half-melted Popsicle, you might be surprised to hear about just how out of control some of these so-called camps have gotten. Show More Summary

Mom Gives Daughter's Effed Up Assignment a Necessary Update

Post by Liz Alterman. When you're helping your child with a homework assignment, you may find yourself stumped by math equations or scientific theories, but you don't usually expect to be rendered speechless by a language arts ditto....Show More Summary

Dad Says This Shirt Saved His Little Boy's Life

Post by Liz Alterman. Whenver your kids play a sport, even more than hoping they have a good time and improve their skills, you probably want them to be safe. One dad is crediting a shirt with possibly saving his son's life on the ball field. Show More Summary

Kid's 'Constructive Feedback' for Her Teacher Is Hilariously Brutal

Post by Tanvier Peart. When asked to list some "things my teacher(s) can do better," Mason's daughter Ava did not mince words when it came to what she thinks about one-size-fits-all punishments. "My daughter actually submitted this feedback at school," the UK dad writes on Twitter. Show More Summary

The 8 Best Kid's Sunscreens -- and the 8 Most Dangerous

Post by Liz Alterman. If you're planning on stocking up on sunscreen for summer, remember: Not all products are created equal. The Environmental Working Group has released its 2017 list of the best and worst sunscreens for kids. So,Show More Summary

Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Pulling Little Girl Underwater

Post by Liz Alterman. When you think of dangerous animal predators, sea lions probably wouldn't even make your top 10 list. But don't be fooled: This cartoonish creature is a lot more cunning than you'd think. Parents are on edge after...Show More Summary

Mom Warns That Fidget Spinner Sent Her Daughter to the ER

Post by Liz Alterman. Unless you've been off the grid, you've probably seen the latest in kid toy crazes: the fidget spinner. Whether you believe they help children focus or you view them as the ultimate distraction, one mom is issuing...Show More Summary

Kindergartners Swag Out at 'Millionaire Bash' After Reading 1 Million Words

Post by Tanvier Peart. In the age of modern technology and instant information, there's a strong possibility you've read more status updates lately than pages in a book. Our society seems to be moving further and further away from the...Show More Summary

School Cancels Mother’s Day -- and It’s About Time

Post by Ashley Austrew. I'm 30 years old and, believe it or not, my mom still has a box of gifts I made her for Mother's Day when I was a kid. It's filled to the brim with macaroni necklaces, painted handprint butterflies, and popsicle...Show More Summary

Why Kids With Lice Should Be Allowed to Stay at School

Post by Ashley Austrew. Head lice is a huge issue for parents of school-age kids. Not only does it gross us out, but treating it is a total pain in the butt. In recent years, many schools have adopted no-nit policies that exclude kids from class when they have any signs of lice. Show More Summary

Gorgeous Photo Series Captures the Wonders of a Tech-Free Childhood

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Lots of us aspire to be "free-range" parents and fantasize about bringing up our kids in an all-natural, technology-free environment -- but New Zealand-based mom and photographer Niki Boon is actually doing it. Show More Summary

7 Portable On-the-Go Snacks to Fuel Family Adventures

Post by CafeMom Bloggers. One of the parenting lessons I’ve learned the hard way over the years is that even if they JUST had lunch, my kids will always say they’re hungry exactly five minutes after we’ve piled in the car. While I might...Show More Summary

This Kindergartner's Homework Baffles Mom (and the Entire Internet)

Post by Liz Alterman. Helping kids with homework can be a frustrating endeavor. There's the battle of getting them seated and focused, and then there's the additional chore of trying to understand the material. That challenge is real for both kids and parents -- especially when the assignments are insanely tricky. Show More Summary

15 Indoor Activities That Get Kids Moving on Rainy Days

Post by Wendy Robinson. It is raining tonight. It was raining yesterday. It is supposed to rain next week too. As someone who lives in Minnesota, I'm both thrilled that it isn't snow and worried that my kids are going to turn into total couch potatoes while we wait for it to be dry enough to play outside. Show More Summary

10 Cool Backyard Science Projects You'll Love as Much as Your Kid Will

Post by Wendy Robinson. My kids are currently playing outside. Like a lot of kids, they love being outside, getting dirty, and exploring the world. Kids are natural-born scientists -- they are so curious about how the world works and they love to experiment. Show More Summary

10 Easy, Everyday Things Kids Can Do to Help Save the Planet

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. When it comes to taking care of the planet, chances are you're already doing a lot on a daily basis: You probably recycle as a family, choose pesticide-free produce when possible, and make sure nobody leaves the lights on or the faucet running. Show More Summary

15 Moms Share Their 1 Wish for Their Child With Autism

Post by Liz Alterman. All parents have hopes and dreams for their kids. But for moms and dads of children with autism, those goals and aspirations might be a bit different. We asked parents of children on the autism spectrum to share...Show More Summary

15 Moms on How They Finally Ended Screen-Time Battles

Post by Wendy Robinson. I have two kids, two tablets, and have tried about a million strategies to figure out how to find balance with screen time. We've tried strict limits, we've tried no limits, and everything in between.  Part of our problem is that I have one kid who would be on a screen every single moment if we let him. Show More Summary

7 Backyard Games the Whole Family Can Play

Post by CafeMom Bloggers. If your favorite thing to do in the backyard is nap in the hammock, but your kids are constantly pestering you come plaaaaaaay with them, maybe it’s time to add some new games to your repertoire -- stuff everyone can enjoy together. Show More Summary

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