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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

Everything You Hate About Your Kid's 'New Math' May Be Wrong ?

Post by Linda Sharps. I’ve been pretty vocal about my frustrations with my son’s math worksheets in recent years. Last year I wrote a post berating myself for not being able to understand his second-grade homework, what with the confusing...Show More Summary

5 Reasons I Refused to Let My Son Be Labeled 'Special Needs'

Post by Alina Adams. When my oldest son was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with an Auditory Processing Disorder. We'd taken him to see a specialist because we suspected he had trouble hearing. He'd suffered repeated ear infections asShow More Summary

9 Surprising Scientific Facts About Sisters

Post by Judy Dutton. There's something about sisters that make everything okay: sweet, sensible, keeper of secrets, these behind-the-scenes operators are the balm that keeps family bonds warm and fuzzy. (Except for when you borrow her...Show More Summary

5 Ingenious Solutions to Maddening Kid Laundry Problems

Post by Linda Sharps. Laundry is one of my least favorite household chores, not because it’s intellectually challenging or whatever, but because it’s never-ending. I mean, ALL of my household chores are never-ending, but there’s something particularly Sisyphean about laundry. Show More Summary

25 Top Chapter Books to Read With Your Child at Bedtime?

Post by Jeanne Sager. Chapter books. Two words that are harder on parents that one would expect. Sure, we're proud when our kids "graduate" from picture books, but all too soon we know they won't need us to come into their bedrooms at...Show More Summary

7 Facts About Brothers That Will Blow Your Mind

Post by Judy Dutton. There's a reason why the exclamation "Oh, brother!" exists rather than "Oh, sister!": It's because brothers are a force of nature, creating a vortex that's felt far and wide in a family. Anyone with a brother knows this, as well as moms whose broods include the male species. Show More Summary

How To Host a 'No Gift' Party Without Making Guests Feel Weird

Post by Judy Dutton. When Simone Tyner asked her daughter what she wanted for her 7th birthday, she was stumped. "When she couldn't come up with anything, it occurred to both of us that she didn't want anything," says Tyner, an event planner and blogger at Her Life Inspired. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Homework Sucks

Post by Jill Smokler. Just a few short weeks ago, I was singing Hallelujah choruses that the kids were back in school. Am I stupid, or just forgetful? Because, OMG, I must have blocked out just how very much this homework thing sucks. I mean, of course I'll take it, if it means the kids are in school, but still. Show More Summary

20 Halloween Crafts Kids Can Make Themselves

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's finally nearing that time. The leaves are dropping, the candy is on sale, and the costumes are slowly coming together. As you're gearing up for Halloween, why not have the kids contribute some fun homemadeShow More Summary

Video Game Lets Kids Breastfeed Their Babies

Post by Darcy Zalewski.   Both of my children nursed into toddlerhood, so I've dealt with looks and (inappropriate) questions. I've lent an ear to other nursing mamas who've struggled with breastfeeding their sweet babies in public due to rude or misinformed strangers. Show More Summary

15 Creative Braids for Little Girls

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Is your little girl complaining about the same straight style or simple ponytail she has every day? Sure, it's easy to do the identical thing each morning before school and just get her out the door, but maybe it's time to up your braiding game, Mom. These braid styles are a simple and quick way to have her looking spiffy. Show More Summary

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