Post by Adriana Velez Once again we're all hugging our children just a few seconds longer this morning before we send them off to school. As of this writing, 9 children have died in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. With perverse precision, this storm managed to focus its deadly winds on two elementary schools, Briarwood and Plaza Towers. Show More Summary
Fostering a child can be one of the most fulfilling experiences for a person. Giving a less-fortunate child the opportunity for a happy childhood and a chance to reach their full potential is not only important, but also gratifying. Agencies like Fostering Solutions rely on the help of people looking to open up their homes and [...]
Today begins the silly spectacle of determining whether yoga is “too religious” for schools. The case, Sedlock v. Baird et al, was brought by parents in San Diego who object to yoga in the their children’s school curriculum. More » Trial Over Whether Yoga Is “Too Religious” For Schools Starts—And It Should Be Fun To Watch is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Post by Jeanne Sager Oh America, are we TRYING to fill up our prisons until there is no room left? Have we actually gotten that far? Because I can't really see another other reason for having a bunch of kids arrested for... wait for it... Show More Summary
Now, I can understand asking the teens to pay for the damage caused by their little prank. Ten thousand crickets must cause a huge mess for school officials and hiring an exterminator for a large school is probably costly. That being said, this is graduation season and $600 is a lot of money for a kid. Show More Summary
I know there are parents out there who have had a baby die to co-sleeping and my heart breaks for these people. I can think of nothing more terrible than that, because I believe the majority of parents who do co-sleep do so because they are madly in love with their newborn and can't stand the idea of their baby being all alone and crying in a crib. Show More Summary
Rejoice, Western Hemispherians! Yvan Pestalozzi's Lozziwurm playground structure is open for business at the Carnegie. Go check it out, or maybe wait a little longer, until the amazing-looking playground design exhibition opens in June. Show More Summary
Post by Kiri Blakeley When a woman in Utah was informed by her 10-year-old stepdaughter Kaylee's teacher that Kaylee had been bullying a classmate so badly that the girl no longer wanted to come to school, the woman, Ally (who doesn't reveal her last name) did the unthinkable. Show More Summary
A tornado devastated parts of Oklahoma City on Monday, twisting schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods into rubble and killing dozens of people. Tornado Alley is a dangerous place to live. Considering all the tornadoes, hurricanes, fires,...Show More Summary
Yesterday’s devastating tornado in Oklahoma spun through the heart of “Tornado Alley.” In 2011, Explainer asked how and when this region got its name, especially since some of the deadliest tornadoes take place outside its boundaries. The original story is below.
There are many strange and surprising elements of pregnancy. But when you get to the last two weeks, there are a few tip offs that help you realize this baby is coming out of you really soon. More » 25 Signs That You Are About To Go Into Labor is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
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Here are 25 things that your body and the world do to you right before you go into labor. More » 25 Signs That You Are About To Go Into Labor is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
The hell that is my kids’ bedtime ritual (HuffPo Parents) The day my 5 year old girl kissed a boy (Babble) 7 reasons “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is a chick flick (The Frisky) Do women need to stop hugging at work? … More » Morning Feeding: The Hell That Is My Kids’ Bedtime Ritual is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Props to Khloe Kardashian for defending her big sister Kim against the throngs of pregnancy weight baby shamers out there, which maybe constitutes like ten people, all probably the same DudeBro who is pissy because Kim has a baby growing inside of her. Show More Summary
Decades ago if one mentioned that a woman was childless, an image appeared in one's mind of a batty old woman with thirty cats who perhaps lived in a shoe. You don't need to review the newest research -- which says the number of American...Show More Summary
Oklahoma is heartbreaking and beyond tragic. The helpers I have found are not only those I have seen on the news in yellow hats and safety vests, but those who have no name and no identity, and the only collective agreement that as humans on this planet we need to do anything we can to help. Show More Summary
Post by Linda Sharps (I wrote some apologies to my kids four years ago -- I thought it was time for a follow-up.) Riley, I'm sorry I don't always have the patience to endure the near-constant barrage of pshew pshew pshew sound effects that come out of your noise-hole. Show More Summary
Readers — Is there anyone in any position of authority who EVER says, “Well, the chances are not 100% that your kid will be safe if you do X, but they’re close enough not to worry about them”? If not, maybe that should be my next job: Ask the Free-Ranger. In the meantime, I present what [...]
An interview with a Welsh woman named Ailsa. more