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25 Funniest, Most Unexpected Family Photobombs (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. There's no photo session out there that's safe from the inevitable photobomb. Whether it's the bunny ears or a surprising guest, there's always an opportunity to crash a picture. Especially when kids (and dogs) are involved. Show More Summary

9-Year-Old Suspended for Threatening to Use 'Lord of the Rings' Magic on Classmate

Post by Lisa Fogarty. If there's one movie or book that comes to mind when we think "slice of life," it's Lord of the Rings, what with its realistic elves, hobbits, and wizards. One school in Texas apparently thinks the fantasy Tolkien...Show More Summary

Why I Took the Teacher's Side Over My Own Kid

Post by Alina Adams. There was an incident at school. I won't go into details due to privacy concerns but, rest assured, parents were called, meetings were had, penalties were leveled. It was big! My son has one version of events. His teacher has another. Show More Summary

'Like a Girl' Super Bowl Ad Is a Major Win for Girl Power (VIDEO)

Post by Maressa Brown. Although we know it definitely isn't only men who will be tuning in to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, the event is typically thought of as one geared toward the guys. And that's why it's an even bigger, more...Show More Summary

Giveaway: Stan Lee's 'Zodiac Legacy' and $200 Visa Gift Card Prize Pack

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Get the kids reading this winter with a brand new otherworldly adventure. Stan Lee's The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence has been released and when 12 magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a teenager is forced in the middle of the entire massive crisis. Show More Summary

12 Things in Your Household That Could Be Killing Your Kid

Post by Stephanie Booth. When it comes to poisons, you know the usual suspects to look out for. You wouldn't let your child play with, say, a box of rat bait. But scarily enough, we have more toxins lurking in our homes than you might believe. Show More Summary

My Daughter Wants to Go Topless: Why Can't She?

Post by Judy Dutton. There are certain things about having a girl that can leave parents tongue-tied. Let's say, for instance, you're at a beach, or a playground with sprinklers, or just out in public and it's hot out. Her brother Jimmy takes off his shirt. Show More Summary

Is Expired Medicine Safe for Kids?

Post by Stephanie Booth. We all have a forgotten, half-empty bottle of Children's Tylenol or Motrin tucked away in the back of a bathroom medicine cabinet. And when our child's running a high fever in the middle of the night, who's reading...Show More Summary

Making Snow Slime Is a Fun Winter Craft Even Tweens Can't Resist

Post by Kat Bouska. With winter in full effect, I find my kids are spending a little more time indoors, and as always, they look to me to cure their indoor boredom blues. I found a Snow Slime craft on Pinterest that I thought might be right up their alley, but I had reservations about the mess that it might cause. Show More Summary

Old Wives' Tales and Kids' Health: Fact vs. Fiction

Post by Judy Dutton. Moms are full of health advice. "Put on your coat or else you'll catch a cold." "Eat this, don't do that." Yet while mothers have been passing along this advice for centuries, that doesn't mean they're necessarily right. Show More Summary

10 Sweet (Candy-Free!) Homemade Valentines

Post by Stephanie Booth. As parents, Valentine's Day can feel like a mini-Halloween, where your child suddenly has enough Nerds and gummy bears to last them until springtime. We are all for candy-free valentine swaps to curb all that sugar -- but that doesn't mean your child can't still pass out adorable, gush-worthy treats. Show More Summary

10 DIY Valentines With a Sweet Surprise for Kids

Post by Stephanie Booth. Already, there's no shortage of valentines for sale at stores! Some are actually kind of cute, but if you ask us, Valentine's Day giveaways are even more special when they're made at home. And there's nothing quite as sweet as a handmade card with a sugary treat attached. Show More Summary

'Paddington' Movie Will Charm Parents as Much as Their Kids

Post by Jeanne Sager. Any book lover knows the angst of seeing one of your favorite tales turned into a film. Any parents knows that anxiety doubles when it's a well-loved children's classic remade for the big screen. For fans of Paddington,...Show More Summary

12 Incredible Snow Creations to Try With Your Kids (PHOTOS)

Post by Judy Dutton. Winter means building snow men and snow forts... only if you (or your kids) are feeling really ambitious or creative this winter and want to raise the bar, look no further than these photos of outrageous, hilarious things people have made out of snow. Show More Summary

Braces for Kids: How Young Is Too Young?

Post by Stephanie Booth. Much like waking up to your first zit or (for girls) getting your period, being fitted with a mouth full of metal used to be a sign of becoming a teenager. So why are braces now all the rage in elementary schools? Given...Show More Summary

Reading May Be Rotting Our Kids' Brains

Post by Linda Sharps. I’ve been reading The Incredible Journey to my 9-year-old at night (now that he's enjoying books more), and I was telling my sister-in-law my method for doing so: since the book uses such rich, detailed language, I occasionally scan ahead and break down particularly challenging words into terms he’s more familiar with. Show More Summary

Taking Kids Out of School for Vacation Is Just Plain Bad Parenting

Post by Jenny Erikson. It's that time of year again. The holiday craziness is over, and families are itching to get away from it all. Whether it's a trip to enjoy the fresh powder on the slopes, or escape the cold in warmer climates -- parents all over the country are taking kids out of school for family vacation. Show More Summary

10 Totally Fun and Different Things to Do in the Snow

Post by Judy Dutton. Now that winter is here, cajoling kids to go play outside can be a whole new ball game -- especially if they've already built a snowman or gone sledding umpteen times. If you're looking for some new twists on activities kids can do in the snow, look no further than this list of 10 creative ideas. Show More Summary

$50 for a 5-Year-Old's Facial -- Why, That's Just Fabulous, Darling

Post by Jenny Erikson. What little girl doesn't love to imitate mom and dream of what it's like to be a grown-up lady and indulge in a little day spa pampering? And what mother doesn't love to share part of the whole girl experience with her daughters? My kids have gotten mani-pedis before, is all I'm saying. Show More Summary

10 Popular Parenting Hacks Moms Should Avoid

Post by Stephanie Booth. We've all cruised around the Internet looking for life hacks. And as you well know, in cyberspace you can find one for pretty much every issue you have. But although a shortcut you found on Pinterest may make...Show More Summary

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