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10 Things We Had in School That Our Kids Will Never Know

Post by Michele Zipp. Things sure have changed since we were all kids. We are reminded of that on the daily when we see what our own kids are playing with, what they're using in school, and even what they're eating. Where we used to have push-button (or even... Show More Summary

Why I'm Talking to My Kid About Online Safety Earlier Than I Expected

Post by Michele Zipp. I typically don't allow my kids to have free use of my smartphone. I like to keep screen time to a minimum, and I also know my 6-year-old daughter gets enough of it when she visits her grandma. But recently I let her play a game on my phone. Show More Summary

Mom Sends 2 Sons to Summer Camp but Only 1 Comes Home

Post by Liz Alterman. When you send your child to camp, you hope they'll have fun, make new friends, and return home safely. But for parents of a 7-year-old boy, the unthinkable has happened. Kyzr Willis was found dead just hours after...Show More Summary

14 Easy, Nut-Free Lunches to Pack for a Picky Eater

Post by Karissa O'Reilly. When it comes to lunch prep, there's nothing easier than spreading a tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of wheat bread and calling it a day. But with more and more schools going completely nut-free, busy...Show More Summary

15 Instagram Kids Who Are Way More Fashionable Than We'll Ever Be

Post by Caroline Olney. At this point, it's kind of a given that anytime you log on to Instagram, you'll scroll past at least three Instagrammers with such incredible style, you'll get dreamy eyes and drool. And if at least one of those IGers is NOT under the age of 10, you're doing Instagram wrong. Show More Summary

This Presidential Election Is a Nightmare for Adopted Kids Like My Daughter

Post by Diane Clehane. "You can go anywhere and be anything you want to be if you work hard enough" -- this the common refrain at our house when the discussion with my daughter turns toward college and thinking about the future. Except... Show More Summary

Spoiled Brats or High-Achievers? 10 Facts and Myths About Only Children

Post by Wendy Robinson. Confession time: growing up in a family with four kids, the idea of being an only child used to seem kind of, well, weird to me. Sometimes, especially when a certain sister of mine was stealing my Barbies, it sounded amazing. Show More Summary

Kids and the Pokémon Go Craze: Everything Moms Need to Know

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote.   Unless you've been living under a rock (or somewhere else with no access to social media), chances are you've noticed that Pokémon Go has pretty much taken over the world -- and if your kids aren't playing the new Nintendo game app yet, chances are they will be very, very soon. Show More Summary

I Put My Step Tracker on My Kid and His Tally Shocked Me

Post by Wendy Robinson. My kids both love getting to watch TV and play on tablets, so it seems hard -- especially when school's not in session -- to figure out how much is too much when it comes to screens. Or, it used to feel that way,...Show More Summary

16 'Only Children' Share What They Loved About Growing Up That Way

Post by Alaisha Key. Whether you have an only child by choice, or by the luck of the draw, it's normal to wonder, at least some of the time, how having no siblings will affect your son or daughter. Will he be lonely? Will she be spoiled?...Show More Summary

Kids and the Pokemon GO Craze: Everything Moms Need to Know

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Unless you've been living under a rock (or somewhere else with no access to social media), chances are you've noticed that Pokémon Go has pretty much taken over the world -- and if your kids aren't playing the new Nintendo game yet, chances are they will be very, very soon. Show More Summary

I Put My Step Tracker On My Kid and His Tally Shocked Me

Post by Wendy Robinson. My kids both love getting to watch TV and play on tablets so it seems hard -- especially when school's not in session -- to figure out how much is too much when it comes to screens. Or it used to feel that way,...Show More Summary

8 Tips for a (Nearly) Tech-Free Vacation

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Family vacations are a great time to recharge and connect with your kids, but connecting can be tough if they're plugged into their electronic devices day and night. We've all become enmeshed in media and technology in our real lives (step away from your iPad, parents!). Show More Summary

Kids' Summer Movie Guide 2016

Post by The Stir Bloggers. When the kids aren't bingeing on screen time, swimming, or (hopefully) playing outside this summer, chances are they'll be clamoring to see one of the season's big movies. But it can be hard to decide which...Show More Summary

Summer Vacation Boredom Busters

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Feel like you're running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained in the dog days of summer? Look no further. Dozens of cool, crafty, and creative ideas for kids of all ages are easy to download, stream, read, and share. Show More Summary

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

Post by The Stir Bloggers. We say this a lot, but we think it's worth repeating: It's important to get involved in your kids media lives -– and your kids will love it too (within reason!). But helping them become critical media consumers can be easier said than done. Show More Summary

One Smartphone. Two Kids. Tons of Fun.

Post by The Stir Bloggers. My son would glue his eyeballs to my iPhone if I let him. He wants every second he can squeeze out of that shiny device, and we're constantly wrestling with the when and how of device time. So when I found a way for us to blend outdoor time and exercise with the allure of the iPhone, I knew I'd struck gold. Show More Summary

11 Rad Disney Princess Quotes That Are Fierce Enough for Modern Girls

Post by Anne Meadows. Disney princesses might not be known for being their own heroes. Several needed the help of a charming prince, woodland animals, or magical grandmother figures to save the day.  Despite that, many of the heroines of Disney classic animated movies are admirable in other ways. Show More Summary

DIY Zootopia Plush Toys

Post by The Stir Bloggers. My son and I love to spend one on one quality time together trying new things. It’s fun to watch him experience something for the first time and to be there with him as he does something new. As he gets older, these experiences will slowly dwindle and so I grasp onto any opportunity to spend time with him. Show More Summary

Encourage Your Kids to Follow Their Dreams

Post by The Stir Bloggers. The girls and I LOVE Disney’s Zootopia, and we are so excited for it to be released on Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere June 7! We enjoy all the great characters like Judy Hopps and the inspirational...Show More Summary

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