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Thanks, Science! A Kid-Friendly Antifreeze Alternative May Be On The Way

18 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

Since antifreeze is not only super-sweet but also super-toxic, researchers have long been looking for a less dangerous alternative that can be stored in a garage without temptation to little people. And now, they've finally found one... in the kitchen. More » Thanks, Science! A Kid-Friendly Antifreeze Alternative May Be On The Way is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Republican Says Brutal Craiglist Attack On Pregnant Woman Is ‘God’s Punishment’ For Legal Abortion

19 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

It's terrifying that someone who holds this fundamental, literal belief of the Old Testament is actually entrusted to help pass legislation. More » Republican Says Brutal Craiglist Attack On Pregnant Woman Is ‘God’s Punishment’ For Legal Abortion is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

How to Give Your Child a Cultural Education

If you asked your kids what culture is, would they know? Today’s society seems to have little focus when it comes to cultural education; however, understanding culture of all types is necessary for a child’s social and academic development. Show More Summary

Carmel school secures restraining order against violent 9-year-old student

A fourth grade student has been banned from attending an elementary school in Carmel, Calif., after officials took the 9-year-old boy to court for allegedly violent behavior. The unnamed boy has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among other learning disabilities, and according to court documents, amassed a 58-page disciplinary record during his 21 instructional months at

The Baby Name Fifinella

The very rare name Fifinella is at least 100 years old and can be linked to theater, literature, sport, war, feminism and music. more

Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Divorce?

Coping with divorce is never easy, but you can make things a lot easier if you choose a strategy that allows you to divorce without going to court. Staying out of court reduces time, expense, and trauma for everyone involved, especially the children. Show More Summary

Young bike riders make wrong turn onto San Francisco freeway

A YouTube user named Scott Brio posted a clip of some 40 to 50 kids on bicycles riding along San Francisco’s Highway 101 South freeway past the UPS building on Sunday afternoon at about 3:45 p.m. Brio writes that the young cyclists were holding up traffic by riding in the middle of the freeway and

Corn Fritters

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten Vegetable/canola oil, for frying Note: If I’m making these for the […]

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

If your family is one of the millions that have been affected by the recent Polar Vortex-induced weather craziness and you’re spending more time inside than usual, we’ve got some great ideas for fun, imaginative, affordable indoor play. Show More Summary

Oregon dad accused of blowing pot smoke into his own baby’s mouth

An Oregon father was arrested for allegedly blowing marijuana smoke into the mouth of his own baby on several occasions, according to KATU-TV. Christopher Robert Kling, 22, faces charges of child endangerment and application of a controlled substance to the body of another person, which is a Class A felony, according to KATU. Beaverton Police

Straight Talk on Parenting + The Opposite of Spoiled

Vicki Hoefle, author of The Straight Talk on Parenting. Topic: A no-nonsense approach to growing a grown-up. Issues: Creating a blueprint of where you want to be; understanding that parenting is more about on-the job training and less about being perfect; bedtime bedlam, morning meltdowns; sibling squabbles; sass and backtalk; the trouble with tech. Show More Summary

Photo of kids climbing on Vietnam Women’s Memorial sparks debate

A photograph of children treating the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., as if it were a jungle gym is blazing across the social media universe and raising questions around how children should act around monuments honoring the deceased. An artist named Matthew Munson was visiting the memorial when he captured the moment. Munson told

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Encourages A Love of Reading

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? I have always loved reading, and it’s very important to me that my daughters develop a love of reading too. We […]

Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

As a parent of three girls, I get some run of the mill questions and comments: "Are you going to try for a boy?" "Wait until their teenagers!" insert crazy laugh "Are you going to try for a boy?" "That's a lot of weddings! Cha-ching!" "Are...Show More Summary

Raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money

Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled. Topic: Raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money. Issues: Why we need to talk about money; how to start the conversation; the allowance debate; the smartest ways for...Show More Summary

Learning Lessons From A Little Boy

"This is not a joke!" "Yes it is." "No, I'm not fooling around." "Why not?" "Because this is serious." "No, it's not." The boy is 4 years old -- 4 1/2, he's quick to correct. Yet we still struggle mightily with how to discipline him....Show More Summary

3 Words That Made My Relationship With My Kids So Much Better

A few weeks ago, our family of five shuffled from one of my oldest's volleyball games to another. Coolers loaded, activities tucked into bags, water bottles filled (and refilled). I spent a fair amount of time wondering about my younger two. Show More Summary

Social media celebrates birthday of bullied tween, when no one RSVPs to his birthday invite

When a Canadian mother learned no one RSVPed to her son’s birthday invitation, she posted a message on the Peterborough Moms Swap and Buy Facebook page inviting members to text birthday messages to her son’s new cell phone. Melissa Camus’ son, Odin, has Asperger’s syndrome and has been bullied at school. She wanted to help him out. “I

15 Simple Savings Tips for Families

Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly...Show More Summary

How I Taught My Kid to Lie, Cheat and Steal

I took my 4-year-old, Eddie, to a big-box store whose name I dare not say for fear of repercussions, though it starts and ends with a "T," and its logo is a bull's eye. As I pushed him past a display of string cheese, he pointed andShow More Summary

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