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How to Raise Investment-Savvy Children

You send your kids to school to be book smart. You teach them life lessons so they'll be street smart. But what's the best way to set them up to be money smart? Startup investor and lawyer David W. Bianchi had this very question in mind...Show More Summary

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Toddlers

As we teach our toddlers new things, there is plenty that we can learn from them too. Here's seven life lessons we can learn from toddlers. More » Life Lessons We Can Learn From Toddlers is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect...

Finding Strength on the Vulnerable Journey to Autism Diagnosis

When I was young I told myself that I never wanted to be married or to have kids. Maybe I knew it would call on all my vulnerabilities; I felt at that time those vulnerable feelings were only a sign of weakness. My husband Shawn and I have two amazing kids currently 7 and 5. Show More Summary

Parents Share Story of Accidentally Backing Over and Killing Their 18-Month-Old Son

wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather Two months after Brian Bayers accidentally hit his 18-month-old son while backing his truck into the driveway, the parents are speaking out about this unthinkable tragedy - and hoping to spread awareness...Show More Summary

Unconditional Love: The Easiest, and the Hardest Part

Unconditional love isn't in what we feel or say, it's in what we do, and what our children hear.

Katie Holmes’s Throwback Photo Proves That Suri Cruise Is Her Mother’s Doppelganger

I mean, I always knew Suri resembled her mother, but it wasn’t until yesterday when Katie Holmes participated in a time-honored Instagram tradition that I realized the two are practically twins. Katie posted a #TBT photo of herself at age three, and honestly, if you had told me that it was a photo of a three-year-old Suri, I would have believed you. Show More Summary

Kids With Special Needs Become Superheroes In Mom's Awesome Photo Series

When mom Renee Bergeron took superhero-themed photos of her son with special needs, the little boy was so overjoyed with the experience that she decided to offer her services to other children like him. The result is an inspiring photo...Show More Summary

Hallmark's 'Put Your Heart To Paper' Mother's Day Campaign Highlights Transgender Man's Experience

As part of an ongoing social media campaign, Hallmark has launched a "social experiment" in which participants are asked to talk about their loved ones on camera without using the expressions "I love you" and "thank you." The Valentine's Day installment of "Put Your Heart to Paper" followed Tiffany and Banana Republic in featuring a same-sex couple. Show More Summary

8 Universal Parenting Struggles, According To Infomercials

Parenting is a dangerous job filled with spills, injuries, and disasters lurking around every corner, at least according to these insane infomercials. More » 8 Universal Parenting Struggles, According To Infomercials is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Focus On Your Words, and You Can Change Your Life

It was a normal Thursday afternoon. I pulled my red Prius into the garage after a long day at school, ready for the weekend. Our car ride chatter was nothing short of normal -- with my teenage son, I've learned that some days are talking days, and some are best to be left quiet -- and that words matter. Show More Summary

Shooting Victims' Clothes Displayed As Art Activism To Help Get Guns Off Streets

Blair Holt was shot and killed while he shielded another classmate from the bullets a gunman sprayed on a CTA bus in Chicago in 2007. His father is a police officer and his mother is a fire department chief, and that’s what they hadShow More Summary

Mama Is Gonna Fly the Coop!

When you become a mom, there are lots of firsts. These "firsts" are celebrated, photographed, written about, shared and framed. The first day home with baby, first birthdays, first real meltdown, first day back to work. Now, I'm about...Show More Summary

The 1 Sign a Mom Needs a Friend

My daughter had two playdates set up with kids in her school this past Winter, and I was excited to meet the moms as well as the children she spoke so much about. Neither one of the moms knows that I write about marriage, divorce, relationships,...Show More Summary

See the 9 funniest Facebook posts from parents this week

Sometimes, as parents, you have to either laugh or cry. We choose laughter.

Experts Confirm That Ikea Will Put Your Relationship To The Ultimate Test

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Ikea, the furniture company that jokingly refers to certain products as "husband killers," is bad for relationships. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, relationship experts say that a trip to Ikea will lead to an argument. Show More Summary

What I Learned From the Other Team

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails -- or sugar and spice. There was a recent conversation around the office water cooler about the pros and cons of sons or daughters. The consensus was that, if given a choice, more women would choose...Show More Summary

Our New Normal

When our dog had a seizure at the foot of our bed in the wee hours of last Tuesday morning, our first reaction was to yell at him. Normally Achilles starts the evening sleeping on our younger daughter's bed, then at some point migrates...Show More Summary

Building a Childhood

Kids and building go hand in hand: Make it bigger, higher, better, greener—whatever strikes their fancy that particular day. Not only are building toys a good time, but they‘re also great for parent-child bonding, and have been shown to improve motor skills, hand-eye coordination, social skills, cooperation, creativity, spatial skills, and more. Show More Summary

Action Movies Gave Us All The Parenting Advice We’ll Ever Need

When we look for role models as parents, the logical place to turn is to our heroes and heroines in the movies. Who could possibly be a better paragon of protectiveness and family leadership than the stars of our favorite action films? More » Action Movies Gave Us All The Parenting Advice We’ll Ever Need is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Getting Dumped... By Our Nannies

I've never really lost a friend, only picked up more along the way, including those from my childhood, from college, graduate school and on into adulthood. I never had to break up with any girlfriends (except one mom stalker friend, but that's another story). Show More Summary

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