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8 Summertime Clothing Hacks Every Mom Must Know

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Summer is the season that seems to make everyone smile. Who doesn't love vacations, picnics, longer days, and flip-flops? Of course, when you're a parent, summer also means daily sunscreen battles with squirmy...Show More Summary

11 Surprising Must-Haves for Your Kids’ Summer Wardrobe

Post by Amanda Bergman. Summer is here at last, and although your kids might prefer to honor the warm weather by wearing nothing but a bathing suit until after Labor Day, chances are they’ll need a few more items of clothing to get them through the months to come. Show More Summary

16 Ways to Turn a Kid-Friendly Wedding Into a Child's Paradise (PHOTOS)

Post by Caroline Olney. Kids are great. They are. Buuttt trying to get them to sit still for any amount of time is challenging, let alone for something as high-energy (and let's be honest -- long) as a wedding. But you also can't escape 'em -- in today's world, more and more parents are trying marriage after the baby carriage. Show More Summary

12 Tees for Kids Who Are Stuck in the Middle of the Family (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. First is the worst, second is the best... you know how it goes. We've all heard it -- which is why it's no wonder that middle children (when followed by the classic, "third is the one with a hairy chest!") hold a special place every parent's heart. Show More Summary

Sorry, Mom and Dad, It's Not Just a Phase -- Your Kid's a Jerk

Post by The Stir Bloggers. If I had a dollar for every time I said, was told or thought “don’t worry, it’s just a phase” about my children (or when reassuring friends about theirs), my wife could quit working and we could both stay home...Show More Summary

Barbie Finally Gets a Body Part That Real Girls Will Recognize

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. When you think of Barbie, what comes to mind? A scientifically impossible figure? Ridiculous blue eye makeup? A haircut waiting to happen? Okay, after those things. How about Barbie's shoes? All of her crazy...Show More Summary

12 Ways You're Making Your Kid Completely Helpless

Post by Caroline Olney. There's no perfect way to parent. We know that. But we also know there are plenty of ways to screw kids up for life, and every parenting style is guilty of endorsing at least a few.  These days helicopter parenting is in... Show More Summary

19 Bizarre 'Dream Jobs' Kids Have Planned for When They Grow Up (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Ask any kid what they want to be when they grow up, and their answers are sure to be... inventive. From the classic veterinarian to the more modern DJ, or, yes, a mailbox, they may just leave you questioning their future goals (or your parenting... Show More Summary

The Gummy Vitamins Your Kids Love Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Post by Suzee Skwiot. They look like candy, and taste like it too, and that's exactly why many parents buy gummy vitamins for their kids. Finally, something the kids will gobble down willingly! But if you've ever wondered if they're too good to be true, you're not alone. Show More Summary

Kids With Disabilities Can Finally Get a Doll That Looks Like Them

Post by Meredith Bland. Dolls are often criticised for their unrealistic representations of girls' bodies. Disabled girls get a double whammy: not only are the body shapes unrealistic, but there are no bodies out there that even remotely resemble their own. Show More Summary

14 Fantastically Funny Notes From Kids to Dear Old Dad (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Kids just say the darnedest things, don't they? But when you give them a chance to put their thoughts to paper, you're blessed with some seriously great notes that deserve to be framed and treasured forever. And when they're about Dad, they take on a whole new -- and hilarious -- turn. Show More Summary

'Because I'm the Oldest' -- 11 Funny Shirts for Your Firstborn (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. They're the originals, the OGs, the firsts. Oldest children were once the only children, until the parents decided to go for another. And because of their status in the sibling hierarchy, these number ones deserve a little special recognition and their primary ranking should be reflected center stage... Show More Summary

'Why I Haven't Told My Kid He Has Autism': 12 Moms Speak Out

Post by Suzee Skwiot. To tell or not to tell: That is the struggle many parents of children on the autism spectrum face. Hearing the doctor deliver the diagnosis can bring up a whole host of emotions, and telling your child about their autism brings those emotions back to the surface. Show More Summary

10 Old School Activities You Need to Share With Your Kids

Post by Judy Dutton. Today, amid the iPads and Xboxes, it can be easy to forget that there was a time when kids had a blast doing far simpler stuff. And oh, what a tragedy it would be if you one day wake up and realize your kids have...Show More Summary

Why I Let My Kid Play All the Video Games He Wants

Post by Adriana Velez. A lot of parents do a great job of limiting their kids' screen time. And that's great. I congratulate you all. But I've taken a very different approach. My kid is a gamer, and I don't tell him how much screen time he can have. Show More Summary

How to Tell Your Child He Has Autism

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Receiving the news that your child has been diagnosed with autism can be an overwhelming and life-changing moment for a mom. But just as you're processing the information, another important question arises: when do you tell your child that he or she has autism... Show More Summary

15 Genius Tricks to Get Even the Laziest Kids to Help Around the House

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Getting kids to do their chores is no easy feat. It's pretty common for kids to moan and groan about having to clean up their toys and feed Fido -- and pretty normal too. But study after study tells us it's not just helpful to get kids to pitch in around the house; it's good for them too. Show More Summary

14 Unintentionally Hilarious Letters From Kids to Their Teachers (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. They spend eight hours there a day on average, so it's no surprise that kids have some very strong emotions about schools, and by extension, their teachers. But what is surprising is now vocal they can be. And some? Eek... Show More Summary

15 Notes Written to Other Grownups by Kids Pretending to be Mom

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Maybe they don't want to go to school or totally skipped out on their homework. When it comes to coming up with excuses, kids have a tendency to really go for the gold. And when they put the pen to paper and send these great excuses off to teachers and parents, that's when we get an especially great laugh. Show More Summary

17 Things Never to Say to a Little Boy Who Wears Pink

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Blue is for boys and pink is for girls. At least that's the age-old idea that's been ingrained in the minds of many, but believe it or not, your genitalia doesn't actually dictate what color top you should wear....Show More Summary

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