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Could you be arrested for leaving your kids home alone?

Walking home from school this week, I told my 5-year-old son we needed to make a quick stop to pick up some food for dinner at the market about two blocks from our house. “Nooooooo,” he replied. “I don’t want to go! Why can’t you just leave me at home? I’ll be fine!” I’ll admit

Olympian Shawn Johnson's Rustic-Chic Wedding Deserves A Gold Medal

On April 16, Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson married Oakland Raiders long snapper Andrew East in a rustic-chic wedding in Franklin, Tennessee. A handful of pics from the countryside fete were floating around the internet right...Show More Summary

20 Tips For Parents Helping Each Other As Their Kids Transition Back To School

When kids go back to school at various ages, new demands pile on parents very quickly. New schedules, new homework, new teachers, and new schools are just the beginning. Increasing energy and stamina by parents are needed to cope with all the changes along with their kids' range of emotions about the impending school year. Show More Summary

18 Captivating Photos Of Kids Dressed Up As Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Hindus around the world are celebrating Janmashtami, a holiday marking the birth of Krishna, a beloved and multifaceted god believed to be the supreme deity of the Universe. But none celebrated the festive day quite as well as children...Show More Summary

Feminist Artist Makes Women's Bushes Bloom In Surreal Tribute To Mothers

When photographer Alexandra Sophie became pregnant, the way she viewed her body changed entirely. “I felt like a seed was planted in a personal garden,” she explained in an email to The Huffington Post, “and it was growing each day until...Show More Summary

13 Things You Should Know Before Taking Your Kids to a Haunted House

Scary attractions, fake blood, and terrifying movies are all part of the fun of Halloween - that is, if you're a fan of spooky things. Taking your kiddos to a haunted house may seem like a rite of passage, but depending on how old they...Show More Summary

10 Behaviors That Would Worry Even A Child Therapist

As parents we worry, that is what most of us do. But how do you differentiate what behaviors are common and what behaviors are something to worry about? Sometimes it is hard to tell. In my practice parents voice many concerns, many of...Show More Summary

Back-to-School Essential

Back-to-school is officially a "season." Depending on where you live in the United States, it starts in early August and ends around the third week of September. Back-to-School sort of reads like a book. Introduction: saying goodbyeShow More Summary

Motherhood Does NOT Define Me (Or Does It?)

I see that declaration, or others like it, a LOT on the blogosphere. There's a movement against "belittling" ourselves as mothers by allowing our children, or our having them, to define us. There's a movement against that movement, arguing...Show More Summary

Got boys? You might not want to buy jeans and khakis for back-to-school

If you have a boy who only wants to wear "soft" or "cozy" pants or shorts, find comfort in the fact that you are not alone.

Why Are Backless T-Shirts and Crop Tops Being Marketed to My 5 Year Old?

In my mind, a back-to-school shopping trip with my rising kindergartner seemed innocent enough, fun even, despite the fact that, when it comes to her clothes, my kid is more opinionated than a politician and less stylish than the worst...Show More Summary

This was the year her little boy would've gone to kindergarten

As children across the country head back to school, this mom found a lovely way to pay tribute to her son.

Children’s iPad App, Pigsty - animals on the loose

Children’s App Review, Pigsty - animals on the loose by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Pigsty is a puzzle game app for kids. It was designed by Ravensburger and can be played on the iPad and iPhone. From the developer: The animals have run helter-skelter at the crazy farm. Show More Summary

No, my son doesn't play sports ... Really, it's OK!

My son not only doesn't play sports — he doesn't watch them either. GASP! I know, it's a tragedy, right? Actually, it's just fine.

Girls' night out as a mom: Why it's worth the wait and effort

As mothers, we flit from place to place until we can stop and rest and share our light with others. It's exhausting both to be and to watch.

12 Spirited Halloween Pregnancy Announcements Ideas For Revealing Your Little Pumpkin

While Halloween might be all about the tricks, the one major treat you've got in store will definitely be the sweetest thing your loved ones get this season: the news of your impending arrival! Whether around Halloween is when you're...Show More Summary

These 30 Random Halloween Costume Requests Show How Hysterical Kids Actually Are

This kid was a fart for Halloween. For many parents, if their child asks to be something for Halloween - no matter how ambitious or random - they will figure out a way to make it happen. Although some moms and dads tire of their kids...Show More Summary

15 Cute Gift Ideas For The Breastfeeding Mamas In Your Life

If you’re looking for ways to recognize the breastfeeding mothers in your life, we’ve got some ideas. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we’ve rounded up some gift ideas (aside from the obvious free Netflix subscriptions and unlimited massages that nursing moms desire). Show More Summary

3 Things To Know About E-Cigarettes And Your Kids

If you have a child, adopted child, step child, foster child, grandchild, or if you are just someone who cares about all children, you must know the following: 1. E-cigarettes are unregulated in the United States. 2. Many e-cigarettes...Show More Summary

Man with Alzheimer's becomes carpool karaoke sensation

A British man who was diagnosed with dementia three years ago still remembers the lyrics to his favorite tunes.

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