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My Son’s Flag Is Not My Familiar Stars and Stripes

To my son, the 4th of July is just another day. But I’ve come to understand it’s not so much my nationality I want him to identify with—it’s me.

Arnold Schwarzenegger writes touching letter to ailing 'Terminator' fan

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of action, and when one ailing fan's son reached out, he jumped right in with a touching letter.

Military Family Friday: Positive Relationships with Kids + Reserves is More Than One Weekend Per Month

Taking the time and effort to prepare yourself and your children for the upcoming separation will be a challenge; there’s no question that we’re talking about one of the most stressful times of your lives. But as hard as it is, it can help you grow as a family. Show More Summary

How Do You Like Your Name, Zana?

An interview with an American woman named Zana. more

Our retreat at Runamuk

What I hope will become an annual trek to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

5 Cute Lunch Box Ideas That Will Make Your Child Smile

Lunch doesn't always have to be the same basic sandwich. That's why we partnered with Rubbermaid for this post. Turn your child's lunch into something so much more than the expected peanut butter and jelly sandwich with cute ideas that don't require tons of extra prep time. Show More Summary

Essential Oils to Get Started

I love essential oils. Lavender is my favourite and I use it on my temples, a few drops in water for a foot spa, to scent linen and even for sweet smelling play dough.  Sara, illustrator and mum of four, is sharing simple ways to get started with 3 of her favourite essential oils. Feel free to […]

Tiffani Thiessen welcomes second child — see the adorable photo

The proud mom took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of her newborn son being held by her 5-year-old daughter, Harper Renn.

Paper Popsicles – for Imaginative Play

These are easy to whip up and are fun for imaginative play (set up an ice cream shop), use as party invitations (write on the back) or decorations (make a bunting with string). Make your own (use the blank printable) or you can download the template my kids and I painted with watercolours, which makes it […]

The Kingii, A Tiny Life Preserver, Could Save Your Summer

We've all been there: Someone offers you a bulky, bright orange life vest and you politely decline. You know how to swim, you tell yourself. Plus, it would look pretty dorky. But according to the the United States Coast Guard, 82 percent of people who drowned in 2013 weren’t wearing a life preserver. Show More Summary

Murphy's Law for Parents of 3-Year-Olds

I am going to take my parenting "expert" hat off and put my mom-of-a-3-year-old hat on. I've been feeling under the weather, and although I'm a glass-half-full kind of gal, I started to write these to make myself laugh. I hope you have some chuckles too. Show More Summary

Glitz and glamour transform patients during children's hospital oncology prom

Glitz and glamour took over the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on June 27 for the hospital's 14th annual Oncology Prom.

Mom's birthday party invite for son with speech disorder draws global support

People from around the world pitched in to make sure Camden Eubank would have the 10th birthday party he always wanted.

5 Ways to Create The Life You Want as a Mom

There was a line in the Bravo show Odd Mom Out that went something like this: "You should just be a mom, that way you don't have to worry about hobbies." I laughed way too hard. It's so sad and true. Most of us don't have time to think...Show More Summary

Dear Bristol Palin, You're Not A Disappointment, Your Parents Are

Well, by now the whole world knows that Bristol Palin is pregnant. In case you live under a rock -- or are less than 25? -- Bristol is the 24-year-old daughter of former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Bristol made news six years ago when she had her first baby (also "out of wedlock") at age 18. Show More Summary

Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

An announcement from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus brings great news: paid maternity leave is being expanded to 18 weeks. .@SECNAV @USNavy @USMC Great! That's fantastic and VERY important. Now what about #paternity leave? #PeopleMatter...Show More Summary

Seven Cartoon Characters Who Might be on the Autism Spectrum

"Mom, I think that person has autism," says my 10-year-old son Noah. And because his brother Evan is on the spectrum, he has developed an intuitive ability to detect even the most subtle signs of autism. Sometimes Noah notices an inability to decipher social cues. Show More Summary

Joe Biden Quietly Gave A Boy Who Stuttered Some Beautifully Encouraging Advice Decades Ago

You don't have to be a Joe Biden supporter to admit that what the veep did for one kid years ago was downright awesome. Branden "Skip" Brooks took an eighth-grade class trip to Washington, DC, back in 1994, where the students had a Q&A session with then-Senator Joe Biden. Show More Summary

6 One-Dish Pasta Recipes You Have to Try (the Pasta Is Cooked Right in the Pot!)

One-pot dishes mean less cleanup! Our friends at All You share their favorite one-pot pasta dishes. We're huge fans of one-pot dinner ideas here at ALL YOU - basically, any recipe that promises to keep the number of dirty dishes to a minimum is a must-try. Show More Summary

When Mommy Message Board Abbreviations Get Out Of Hand

Parenting message boards can be a great resource, but they can also be a breeding ground for the overuse of abbreviations (aka... abbrevs). The funny ladies of The BreakWomb show just how alienating this kind of talk can be in theirShow More Summary

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