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Look inside Jessica Alba's family-friendly Los Angeles home

We've seen bits and pieces of Jessica Alba's home before — but now she's taking us on a grand tour.

8 Complications You Run Into at Work as a Working Mother

You know you're a working mom when you enter the office in a beautiful new dress and have a glaring PB and J stain or snot rocket all over the front of it. Of course, you didn't realize it because you were too busy shoving kids intoShow More Summary

5 back-to-school snack ideas so good you'll want them for yourself

Kids (and you) are going to love these fast, easy and delicious ideas for lunchtime and after-school snacks.

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

For adults, home is a refuge, but for children it is a never-ending treasure hunt. While you're out -- you know, paying for the place -- it's a safe bet your kids are getting into your stuff, and when it comes to things digital, that...Show More Summary

2 More Airplane Babies: S.K.Y., Saw Jet

It’s been a while since I posted about babies born on airplanes (and named after that fact!). So here are two at once: Shona Kirsty Yves (S.K.Y.) – In 1991, a baby girl born on a British Airways flight from Ghana to the UK was named Shona Kirsty Yves, the initials of her three given […]

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens about Marijuana

Dear Parents, As the parent of two teens – 16 and 19 – I know what it’s like to have everything you say met with a sigh, an eye roll or even a dramatic “you don’t understand me” as they flounce out of the room. Chores? Forget about ‘em. Show More Summary

Game Review: The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction

My experience with funding games through Kickstarter has been a mixed bag. Some are really good but many end up being overly complex, confusing or just plain no fun to play. And then there’s the occasional home run, like the terrific worker placement game The Manhattan Project from Minion Games. Show More Summary

Wearsafe: Safety Insurance for my College Freshman

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wearsafe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I try my best not to be a helicopter parent, but my oldest daughter is heading to her first year of college at a university 1000 miles away and while I trust her and am confident in her judgment and caution, I’m anxious nonetheless. Show More Summary

3 Travel-Inspired Lunches Your Kids Will Love

School may be back in session, but you can still inspire the wanderlust in your kids. Take them under the sea or up in the air with a few creative twists on their usual lunch meals and recess snacks, from an adorable dolphin-shaped sandwich to a whimsical cheese-and-cracker-constructed airplane. Show More Summary

Stop Commenting On My Baby Girl's Body

OLENA ZASKOCHENKO/SHUTTERSTOCK Am I taking crazy pills? Because either I'm crazy or everyone else is, and we all know how that usually goes. But really, this time I'm pretty sure it's not me. Less than a week after I wrote about a little old lady body-shaming my infant daughter, another woman commented on her sexuality. Show More Summary

Confessions Of An Early Grieving Mom

I cannot believe my oldest child used to be too small to fit into newborn size clothing. Today he's taking anatomy quizzes and talking engineering with his dad. The posts and photos of moms dropping off their kids at college are killing...Show More Summary

Share a a first-day-of-school pic to help supply classroom essentials

Posting a cute photo from your kiddo's first day of school AND helping classrooms across the country? Sounds like a win-win! (By TODAY with our sponsor Kohl's)

'Love Ninja': Mom shares one teacher's amazing strategy to combat bullying, loneliness

This post was first published on Glennon Doyle Melton's blog, Momastery, on Jan. 30. In less than a day it was shared more than 1 million times.

This Baby's Adorable Costumes Are All the Inspiration You Need For Halloween

If you're looking for Halloween inspiration (or a day-brightening laugh), look no further than Los Angeles photographer and mom Laura Izumikawa Choi's Instagram account. As is the case for many new moms on social media, Choi's youngShow More Summary

11 Simple DIY Costumes You Can Make For Your Child With 1 Leotard

It's likely that your little one has a leotard or 20 lying around, and if you're the type of mama who appreciates a quick DIY, we're about to blow your mind in terms of Halloween costume prep. A leotard may not be the warmest costume...Show More Summary

Rescuing Yourself

We all have those mornings that we wake up and the first thing we think is: "I just CAN'T do it today." Whether it's work or parenting or just life in general. It's that defeated, deflated, and exhausted feeling in your gut that grabs...Show More Summary

15 White Lies to Tell Your Kids After You Inevitably Eat All Their Halloween Candy

None of us are perfect, and most of us can probably say we're guilty of telling our kiddos little white lies every once in awhile just to get through the day ("That place is closed for dinner tonight," aka "I can't stand the food there, so we're not going"). Show More Summary

When Fear Threatens Safety

Back to school. Hard to miss with pictures of kids littering our Facebook walls and aisles of the big box stores filled with pencils, binders, and glue sticks. Oh yes, and of course the return of fear of transgender kids in bathrooms. On Sunday night, just as school was about to start for many students in the country, U.S. Show More Summary

169 Warm Halloween Costume Ideas That Won't Leave Your Kids Freezing

As cute as Halloween costumes are, many are also impractical. Either you have to worry about your little ones being miserable all night because they are freezing during trick-or-treating or you have to cover up the costume you paid for with a warm jacket. Show More Summary

14 Kids Share the Heartbreaking Things They Wish Their Teachers Knew

Post by Tanvier Peart. For some, back to school season is a time of excitement and anticipation. But for many others, it's a time of anxiety and dread. Kyle Schwartz is a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver, Colorado, whose #IWishMyTeacherKnew...Show More Summary

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