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Mom Believes She Must Helicopter if Lowest-Level Sex Offenders Come Off Registry After 20 Years

. Here in my state, something wildly fair is about to happen: People who have been on the Sex Offender Registry for 20 years, who GOT ON the list for a “Level 1” non-violent sex crime like going to a prostitute, “public lewdness,” or peeing in public, are finally going to be allowed to get […]

Context And Empathy? What Are Thooose?

Political aide wife Laura Moser writes about what it's like having a picture of your 2yo daughter having a meltdown on the floor of the White House go viral. Apparently, you get dog piled by media and people use your kid as a political...Show More Summary

'A thankful spirit': 7 quotes from real parents about teaching kindness

Is kindness something that can be taught? According to the TODAY Parenting Team, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.

Poll: Best Set of Boy Names for Triplets?

At least four sets of (naturally conceived) identical male triplets were born in the U.S. this year. Their names are: Ian, Cade and Milo Kinsey – born in Montana in January. Owen, Noah and Miles Fenley – born in New York in September. Thomas, Finnegan and Oliver Hewitt – born […] more

Lil’ gobblers: 15 photos of babies dressed as turkeys

Gobble, gobble, goo, goo! For Thanksgiving we’ve refreshed our gallery of photos featuring babies dressed as turkeys. Back in 2013Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon gave his fans a Thanksgiving treat by posting a photo of his daughter, Winnie, in a turkey costume on Instagram. As you can imagine his little gobbler went viral, encouraging parents

What This Dad Loves Most About Blended Family Life

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your...Show More Summary

To My Wife And All Nurses Everywhere, Thank You

I agree in the fact that it's terrible for people to have to work on Thanksgiving. But what is worse to me is that my wife, and all the others in her profession out there work not just on Thanksgiving, but on Christmas, and on Easter, and on the 4th of July, and on every other major Holiday -- and it seems to go unnoticed. Show More Summary

Steiff’s Teddytaur Is The Perfect Gift If You Have A Ton Of Money And Want To Horrify Some Children

Go home, Steiff, you're drunk. More » Steiff’s Teddytaur Is The Perfect Gift If You Have A Ton Of Money And Want To Horrify Some Children is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Eating Dinner With Family Makes People Healthier, Especially Teenagers

Canadian scientists studying 14,000 teenagers found that the ones who ate with their families were much healthier than the ones who ate mostly by themselves or with friends. More » Eating Dinner With Family Makes People Healthier, Especially Teenagers is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Parents claim baby’s brain tumor shrinks after kiss from Pope Francis

A Warrington, P.A., family claims their daughter's brain tumor shrank after she was kissed by Pope Francis.

Carrie Underwood Burns A Pumpkin Pie, Proves She's One Of Us

Country music star Carrie Underwood can do no wrong, but sometimes even she has trouble in the kitchen -- like the rest of us.  While prepping for a big Thanksgiving feast Wednesday night, Underwood took to Instagram to share a dessert fail we know all too well. Show More Summary

Easy Ways Parents Can Encourage Kids to Write

Easy Ways Parents Can Encourage Kids to Write by Susan Stephenson, While many parents build special time for reading into family life, we don’t all do the same for writing. I believe we should. Why not call these times "read o'clock" and "write o'clock", the way I do. Show More Summary

'You are loved': A North Carolina charity provides clothing for kids in poverty

Note in the Pocket is a nonprofit that provides clothing to kids in Wake County, North Carolina who live at or below the poverty line.

Here’s What a 5-Year-Old is Capable Of (More Capable Than Me, For Sure!)

. You don’t have to watch all 10 minutes of this video to realize how thoroughly we have forgotten what young children are capable of. (See yesterday’s post, which hinges on the idea that 4 year olds should never be outside near their own homes alone.) Such childhood independence is unusual today, but only because […]

5 Tips For Teaching Kids Good Holiday Manners

With the holiday season upon us, it's certain our children's manners will come under the spotlight. Your son may burp too loudly at the dinner table, your daughter might refuse to hug her relatives, or your little ones may rip through...Show More Summary

STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents

This is the FIFTH (5th!) year in which I bow my head in gratitude to some cool parents who post among us on social media. More » STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

6 'Wow' Gifts Sure To Please Every Hard-To-Buy-For Teen

Teenagers are frequently the hardest-to-shop-for people on our holiday list. Tired of just giving them a gift card or cash? We asked the teens in our lives what they most wanted, besides a car. (Only one said "world peace.") Here are some guaranteed wow ideas: 1. Show More Summary

Siblings fight rare blood disorder with chemo, bone marrow transplants

Siblings Brady, Charlee and and Bentley each have a rare blood disorder that could lead to them getting leukemia.

Popular Baby Names in Newfoundland & Labrador, 2014

Olivia and Jackson were the most popular baby names in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014. more

Sensory play ice painting with frozen paint

This ice painting process art idea, taken from my new ebook and online art course for families Art Spark, includes the extra sensory element of coldness. It’s a fun hands-on activity, particularly good as an outdoor art exploration and for keeping cool on hot summer days. Show More Summary

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