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?7 Ways Dogs Ease the Pains of Parenthood

Post by Linda Sharps. Back in 2011 we said goodbye to our wonderful yellow Lab, and while I initially thought we wouldn't wait very long to get a new pet, the more I thought about it the more I realized I wasn't ready. I missed having...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Trick Your Kids Into Learning

Post by Suzee Skwiot. They already spend eight hours every day at school, so when your child comes home from a long day of class, the last thing they want to do is get back into learning mode. Luckily, there are some stealthy subtleShow More Summary

Michelle Duggar Reveals Her Littlest Kids Have 1 Big Problem

Post by Jodi Meltzer. Times they are a changin' in the Duggar household. Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard and got pregnant right away. Now Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are engaged and on the fast track to the altar. It's a period of transition for the family... Show More Summary

25 Creative Lunch Box Ideas for Every School Day of the Month

Post by Jodi Meltzer. Back to school means back to packing lunches. Collective sigh. Most of us prefer the chaos that comes along with back to school shopping over lunch menu planning. But that's about to change! We've got you covered with 25 creative lunch box ideas to start the school year off in a less stressful way. Show More Summary

First Day of School Is Not a Holiday -- Stop Giving Your Kids Presents!

Post by Jenny Erikson. Why. Just WHY? Why is my Facebook feed suddenly flooded with pictures of kids and their back-to-school presents? What fresh hell is this? Who are these mothers giving their children gifts for trotting back to the...Show More Summary

10 Thoughts Moms Have On the First Day of Kindergarten

Post by Michele Zipp. Kindergarten! That magical time in a mom's life when the kid's are being watched over without having to pay a zillion dollars in child care. (If it's public school, of course.) And there is learning, too! It's not just you who can help them to write the letter "e" the right way instead of backwards and upside down. Show More Summary

10 Reasons It's Tough Being the Mom of 1 Kid

Post by Jeanne Sager. When my daughter was born, my circle of friends changed. There were the old friends but new ones too: moms I met on the playground or at story hour, moms who I ran into at pre-school drop-off. Having kids tends to bring you together. Show More Summary

6 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Celebrate a Kid's Birthday Without a Party

Post by Suzee Skwiot. By the time you've sent out invitations, bought all the foods, prepared activities, and stuffed the goody bags, not only are you exhausted, but an easy $500 in the hole for planning that elaborate kids' birthday party. Show More Summary

10 Ways a Mom's Life Is Just Like Kindergarten

Post by Mary Fischer. Plenty of moms have cried a mixture of happy and sad tears over their kids starting kindergarten this year, as it's such a huge milestone in any parent's life. I mean, it's so hard to send them off to "big kid" school after being accustomed to the security blanket that is preschool. Show More Summary

10 Inspirational Life Tips From Moms of Kids With Special Needs

Post by Jeanne Sager. The diagnosis comes. Your child has what's commonly known as a "special need." So you turn to the experts, to the books, to anything and anyone who can answer the questions swirling through your head. But if there's...Show More Summary

8 Apps for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder

Post by Suzee Skwiot. At this point, it seems like there's an app for everything. And it's all for good reason. Tablets and smartphones are versatile, easily accessible, and kids pick up on how to use them extremely quickly. Which makes...Show More Summary

10 Mother and Son Date Ideas That Will Bring You Closer to Your Little Guy

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Quality time between a mother and her son is so important. But sometimes, it’s hard to think of fun, new ways to spend time together -- especially one on one. So we've decided to round up 10 great date ideas. Here...Show More Summary

5 Everyday Activities That Enrich Your Kid More Than You Think

Post by Jodi Meltzer. Who doesn't want to keep their kids entertained until bedtime mercifully arrives? Really, do any moms feel the urge to raise their hands? Boredom equals bad behavior, so we avoid it like the dirty diaper stuck to the bottom of the pail. But our obsession with overscheduling may stifle organic learning opportunities. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Post by Maressa Brown. We've all heard the unnerving stat that one out of every two marriages today ends in divorce, and many divorcing families include children. With this reality comes the need for many moms to sit their kids downShow More Summary

10 Cool and Cheap Goody Bags Kids (And Moms!) Will Love

Post by Jodi Meltzer. How annoying are goody bags? They're usually filled with useless kid crack that breaks on the car ride home. And then we have to vacuum the itty bitty plastic pieces stuck in the car mat -- or at least throw some stuff over it to cover it up. Show More Summary

10 Tactics I’m Using to Battle My Tween’s Health Food Rebellion

Post by Adriana Velez. I used to be one of those moms. You know the ones, with the wholesome fresh fruit snacks, serving organic kale and quinoa to her kids for dinner, kitchen free of junk food. My son accepted all this as normal life for years. Show More Summary

10 Free Online Classes, Tutors and Resources to Boost Your Kid's Learning

Post by Judy Dutton. Few things are as important as your child's education -- yet hiring tutors or signing up for classes can drain your finances long before your kids even get to college! But luckily it doesn't have to be that way. A ton of websites and services exist that can enrich your child's education for free. Show More Summary

Vaccinating Your Kid Could Save My Kids' Lives: 1 Mom's Story?

Post by Jeanne Sager. They say it takes a village to raise a child. For mom Sonia Green, the global village of parents is helping her protect her children every time they get their kids vaccinated. That's because three of Green's four sons aren't vaccinated. They can't be. Show More Summary

How to Make Giant Bubbles (PHOTOS)

Post by The Stir Bloggers. It's no surprise that kids love bubbles -- and kids love making arts and crafts. So why not make your own bubbles? Better yet, why not make your own incredibly GIANT bubbles? Nothing better than a DIY activity...Show More Summary

Should Moms Be Allowed to Take Their Sick Kid to Work?

Post by Judy Dutton. Sooner or later pretty much any working mom will find herself in this pickle: Her kid is sick and can't go to school... yet a deadline is looming on a project at work and her boss will kill her if she falls short. Show More Summary

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