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?The One Milestone Every Parent Waits For

Post by Linda Sharps. I can think of some pretty great childhood milestones I’ve experienced in my years as a mom, but the one I observed last week eclipsed them all. I took photos of it. I wrote about it on Facebook. I texted my father-in-law about it. Show More Summary

10 Cute Thanksgiving Decoration Crafts for the Kids' Table

Post by Judy Dutton. If you want your Thanksgiving spread to inspire ooh's and ahh's galore, the secret isn't just to slave over the food, but to get your kids to craft some creative table décor. Many of these masterpieces serve a dual purpose -- helping guests know where to sit, and keeping antsy kids occupied. Show More Summary

15 Thanksgiving Activities to Teach Kids to Be Thankful

Post by Judy Dutton. Thanksgiving is a prime time to tell your kids, "Quit your whining! Ponder all the things in your life you're thankful for -- food, a roof over your head, Sony Xbox, you've got it made." Only since lecturing from...Show More Summary

Are Dental Sealants Safe for Kids?

Post by Judy Dutton. No matter how much you've coached your kids to brush and floss their teeth, their dentist might throw you for a loop by suggesting your kid get a dental sealant. This thin, plastic coating painted on the molars fills...Show More Summary

7 Questions to Ask At Your Parent/Teacher Conference

Post by Judy Dutton. Parent/teacher conferences are akin to checkups: they give you a chance to gauge how your child is doing at school, academically and socially -- and if there are areas for improvement. Yet many parent walk away from...Show More Summary

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

Post by Judy Dutton. It all starts with a sneeze, followed by sniffles. Then here comes the cough. Clearly your child has a cold... or is it allergies? Turns out many parents struggle to figure that out. "Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between common cold symptoms and allergies," says Dr. Show More Summary

12 Good Foods for Sick Kids

Post by Judy Dutton. Sick, sniffly kids rarely have much of an appetite... but if you do manage to coax them to eat something, try these foods for starters. These eats can actually alleviate the symptoms of colds, flus, and other ailments in a drug-free, all-natural way. Show More Summary

10 Fake Sympathy E-Cards for Moms With Sick Kids

Post by Linda Sharps. One of the biggest challenges in parenting is dealing with life when your child gets sick. Hopefully it’s a minor illness and nothing truly worrying, but even common colds can be kind of a stressful, messy nightmare...Show More Summary

10 Crazy Emergency Room and Doctor's Office Stories From Parents

Post by Suzee Skwiot. You try to avoid them if possible, but taking your kids to the doctor or emergency room is sometimes entirely inevitable or, frankly, mandatory. But the best you can hope for is a smooth appointment and a short and uneventful stay. Show More Summary

Lena Dunham's Mom Had Perfect Response to So-Called 'Sexual Predator' Daughter?

Post by Jeanne Sager. When actress and director Lena Dunham was accused this weekend of outing herself as a sexual predator in her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, her response was one many a mother has thought over the years. Dunham says she was not molesting her younger sister when she took a peek inside 1-year-old Grace's vagina. Show More Summary

Making Sick Days More Bearable

Post by The Stir Bloggers. As children return to their classroom, cough and cold germs are spread at a rapid rate. All the disinfecting and sanitizing in the world won't guarantee a school-age child to remain sniffle-free the entire year. Show More Summary

7 Sick Kid Etiquette Rules for Parents

Post by Judy Dutton. Having a sick kid presents a whole slew of problems, but one that's often overlooked is etiquette. When should you keep your kid home from school out of consideration of his classmates? Should you disclose the ailment...Show More Summary

How Real Families Share the Holidays With Extended Family

Post by Judy Dutton. The holidays are a time when families gather to celebrate … which can also mean expensive plane tickets, marathon road trips, and tons of squabbling among in-laws and other family members about who goes where, and when. Show More Summary

11 Ways to Stop Your Kid's Sickness From Spreading to the Entire Family

Post by Judy Dutton. There's no such thing as just one sick family member. If one of your kids comes home with the sniffles or a sore throat, you can expect that the rest of his siblings -- and hey, maybe you and your husband too -- will soon catch the same bug, right? Not necessarily. Show More Summary

Moms Upset Over Pooping Doll Just Can't See Its Charm (VIDEO)

Post by Jenny Erikson. The Internet is ticked at a toy again. Specifically -- moms. It seems as though there's an uproar over an "inappropriate" toy for children that may be teaching them all the wrong things. The Lalalooppsy BabiesShow More Summary

On Teaching My Kids to 'Be Nice'

Post by The Stir Bloggers. My ten-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter are both good students, but I’ll be honest: I am just as proud – maybe even more – when I accidentally drop a plate in the kitchen and they both come running:...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Kick Your Kid’s Sugar Habit

Post by The Stir Bloggers. As parents, we treat with ice cream, occasionally bribe with M&Ms, and keep emergency fruit roll-ups in the car. But the not-so-sweet truth is that 16 percent of a kid’s daily calories come from sugar, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Show More Summary

A Mother's Introduction to the Jock Strap

Post by Fadra Nally. When my son was born, I swore that he'd never be a sports fanatic and for good reason. I never watched sports nor had any interest in them despite living in heart of the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference). While living in North Carolina, no one ever asked if I liked college basketball. Show More Summary

Why I Let My Kids Play Video Games

Post by Heather Reese. All kinds of things are blamed on video games. From school shootings to kids saying curse words, I've heard it all.  But I will tell you this: I ENCOURAGE my kids to play video games. You might be surprised to hear why. Show More Summary

Family Meals and Good Attitudes: The Key to Healthy Kids

Post by Kristen Howerton. Making a meal for six people every night is tough, especially when four of those people are children. Rarely are all six of us happy. Someone, for sure, isn’t going to like some part of the meal. There are dietary restrictions to consider. Show More Summary

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