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Heinous Mom Fakes Son's Cancer for Cash

Post by Julie Ryan Evans In general, I try not to judge the parenting decisions of others, but I feel pretty alright saying a woman in the UK who faked her son's cancer so she could collect some cash is lower than low. She convincedShow More Summary

Daddy Does Not 'Babysit' His Kids When He Is With Them

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Ben Affleck was spotted out last weekend while his pregnant wife Jennifer Garner presumably took a "break" from her children, 5 and 2. It's all good and Affleck is clearly a doting dad. So why does The Daily...Show More Summary

Kids of Same Sex Parents Deserve Books About Them Too

Post by Jeanne Sager When Jaclyn Roth went searching for children's books for her 6-month-old daughter, she noticed a trend. There were no stories about a life like Jessie's. Even in the new millennium, it seems, the books written about...Show More Summary

This Awful Halloween Toy Will Drive Moms CRAZY (VIDEO)

Post by Lindsay Mannering If you're shopping for a present for your mortal enemy, do I have the thing for you. Have you heard of Sing-a-ma-jigs? They're these stuffed creatures that chatter and harmonize with other Sing-a-ma-jigs when they're played with together. Show More Summary

New Booster Laws Mean You Might Need to Buy Another Car Seat

Post by Christie Haskell I was so happy when Colorado bumped their booster laws up to the minimum recommended 8 years old and 4'9", but I know that just changing laws isn't going to be enough to make all parents use car seats properly. Show More Summary

Little Girl's Reaction to Disneyland Surprise Will Put Biggest Smile on Your Face (VIDEO)

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber We post a lot of adorable videos here on The Stir. Some are about bratty little brothers trying to get some screen time. Some are about heart-breakingly cute baby bears stopping traffic at Yosemite. Some are about little kids' reactions to finding out Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father. Show More Summary

Stress Is Even Worse Than You Think for Children

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Like most parents, I think I do a pretty good job of shielding my kids from the harder parts of life. They never see commercials or television shows that I haven't pre-approved. We don't talk about the news or any scary events in it in front of them. Show More Summary

Awesome Kid Rockers Nail Metallica Cover (VIDEO)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Full disclosure: I'm a huge fan of the kids/rock 'n' roll combo. My own kids take lessons at a local "School of Rock" (yup, just like in the movie) and there's nothing quite like watching a group of kids who haven't...Show More Summary

Meanie Administrators Force Parents to Make Their Own Kids' Lunch

Post by Jeanne Sager A whole bunch of parents are flipping their wigs because their kids' Tampa-area elementary school has just banned takeout food deliveries at lunchtime. Gasp! Can you imagine? What EVER is a parent going to do now?...Show More Summary

Halloween Shouldn't Make Parents Go Broke

Post by Jeanne Sager I used to think Christmas was an expensive holiday if you were a parent. But now that my kid is old enough to choose her own Halloween costume, I'm ready to wring my hands and cry like a baby. I kid you not. I almost cried when my daughter informed me she wanted to be a cupcake for Halloween this year. Show More Summary

Kindergarten Teacher Suicide Traumatizes All

Post by April Peveteaux An Illinois elementary school is dealing with multiple losses this week after first a beloved kindergarten teacher died after undergoing surgery, and then on the same day of her funeral another kindergarten teacher killed herself. Show More Summary

10 Reasons I Hate the Library

Post by Jill Smokler The library was a big part of my childhood. My mom volunteered there, and I commonly spent a few afternoons a week just hanging out there; reading books, doing homework, and flipping through newspapers from different (and more exotic) cities and towns. Show More Summary

Boys Find Unique Way to Help Friend With Cancer

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Going through cancer is difficult for anyone, but it's particularly difficult and heart-wrenching when the patient is just a child. Ten-year-old Brandon Carboni was feeling insecure and scared when he lost all his hair from chemotherapy treatments for his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last summer. Show More Summary

Keep the Holiday Magic Alive for Older Kids

Post by The Stir Bloggers. This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Visa/Gymboree to buy my products and use its Visa Checkout online payment service, but all opinions reflected here are my own. We’re already getting ready...Show More Summary

Giving a 'Gift That Matters'

Post by The Stir Bloggers. DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation believe Sports Matter and that athletics teach kids valuable life lessons. The DICK’S Foundation is celebrating #GivingTuesday by launching its #HolidayHoops campaign. Show More Summary

What's Up With Schools Scheduling Big Events During Workdays?

Post by Ellen Seidman. The holidays haven't arrived yet, but I've already gotten an amazing gift: My son's annual school music concert is not happening in December. This means I do not have to take a day off from work to attend it during an already hectic month. Show More Summary

My 9-Year-Old Has Figured Out How to Manipulate Me? and It's Working

Post by Linda Sharps. It was Thanksgiving day and I wasn’t supposed to be in the car crying, I was supposed to be enjoying my vacation and patting my full belly and feeling all the wonderful grateful feelings that wash over you after you’ve eaten half a turkey with your loved ones. Show More Summary

When Kids Have Separation Anxiety at School Drop-Off: Is It Normal?

Post by Judy Dutton. By the time your kids are in school, you probably assume that they're well beyond clinging to your leg for dear life. Not so fast: even if your child has been fine parting ways with you for years, that's no guarantee that separation anxiety won't rear its head again, especially when you're dropping them off at school. Show More Summary

Giving a 'Gift That Matters'

Post by The Stir Bloggers. DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation believe Sports Matter and that athletics teach kids valuable life lessons. The DICK’S Foundation is celebrating #GivingTuesday by launching its...Show More Summary

'Fat' Is a Banned Word in Our House

Post by Jeanne Sager. My daughter came to me after lunch with a request. "I ate a little more than half of my sandwich. Can I have some cake?" To most moms, this would be an easy question to answer. But I always pause before I wade into a discussion about junk food with my 9-year-old. Show More Summary

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