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Now That You're a Stepmom: Tips of the Trade

We stepmoms can sometimes get lost in the day-to-day... pick-ups, drop-offs, dinner, money... the "who-is-going-to-be-where-and-when." When we get lost, it helps to have a few tips -- some step-life strategies -- in your back pocket (or your tote, or your beaded clutch). Show More Summary

Watch What Happens When a 3-Year-Old Budding Artist Is Left Alone With Her Little Brother

Peanut butter baby This video was taken in 2004. It is THE video that gave us our 30 Seconds of "fame." (And an all-expense paid trip to Chicago) Emily was 3 and Ethan was 18 months at the time. Posted by Gina Gardner Brown on Saturday,...Show More Summary

28 Moms You Should Follow on Instagram

Instagram is often how I start my day, and before you judge me for being on my phone let me explain... I don't watch the morning news that is filled will negativity and shocking stories. I scroll peacefully through my Instagram feed "liking" along the way. Like. Show More Summary

Hilariously Honest PTA Form Goes Viral

Mom of three Dee Wise Heinz is no stranger to time-consuming PTA fundraisers -- from making endless treats for bake sales to selling wrapping paper to making appearances at nighttime events. When her daughter, who is in the seventh grade...Show More Summary

Mom Busted for Breastfeeding ... While She Was Driving

Post by Tanvier Peart. How would... Who would... Why?! As a parent, there are some decisions you need to make for your child's well-being, and this sure as hell isn't one of them. A 44-year-old Washington mom thought it was a good idea...Show More Summary

These Students Are Fighting Their School Dress Codes With 1 Powerful Statement

Every week it seems a different school is cracking down on the student dress code, and with back to school in full force, some students are fiercely fighting the new rules. When Cape Cod Regional Technical High School updated its dress...Show More Summary

Apparently Naked Newborns and Their Dads Don't Mix!

Asher Resnik was just a week old when he decided it was the perfect time to become a viral sensation - by pooping on his dad's back during a newborn shoot. The photographer, Gigi O'Dea, told us, "This image was particularly important...Show More Summary

Packing Healthy School Lunches with Pearls Olives to Go

Thank you to Pearls Olives to Go! for sponsoring this post on healthy school lunches. All opinions are my own. What children are eating in schools is a hot topic. […] The post Packing Healthy School Lunches with Pearls Olives to Go appeared first on Happy Mothering.

A Missing Kid and the Benefit of the Doubt

. This is how it’s SUPPOSED to work: Dear Free-Range Kids: I feel very fortunate that we live  in Northern Alberta, Canada, where the kids play outside all day, all year! Last summer, we had the biggest scare of our lives.  It was the last day of school and I was resting in my bedroom […]

TODAY Parenting Team: Easy ways to keep your kids fed, organized and stylin'

This time of year can be as intense for parents as for kids as everyone struggles to get ready for school. These tips will make it easier.

Creepy Weirdos Are Hacking Baby Monitors For Fun, So Everyone Needs To Stop Using The Factory-Default Passwords

The Internet is dark and full of terrors, so for the love of God please change the password on your baby monitor. More » Creepy Weirdos Are Hacking Baby Monitors For Fun, So Everyone Needs To Stop Using The Factory-Default Passwords is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Ya Just Have to Love Those Temperamental, Terrific 12-Year-Olds

After being the oldest in elementary school then adjusting to being the youngest in a brand new middle school, finding your way around a bigger place, having many teachers, meeting lots of new kids, finding your body changing, more expectations...Show More Summary

Children’s book promises to put your kid to sleep — and some say it works

Are you at wit’s end with getting your toddler to sleep? Have you tried everything from singing “Twinkle Star” dozens of times to rubbing your child’s back endlessly? Enter The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, a children’s book designed to send your child to the Land of Nod. Self-published by Swedish author Carl-Johan Frossen

Teach Kids How to Not Get Hit by a Car

A sure sign that kids are back to school is that crossing guards are in place, directing the careful choreography involved when kids and cars share the road. The problem, of course, is that we don't have crossing guards at every corner...Show More Summary

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

I just treated myself to some nice, new, fall clothing for work and classes. It has been a while since I needed to show up at an office, or sit in on a class, and I want to look and feel fantastic as I step back into that world. Although...Show More Summary

Hilarious 'alternative' PTA fundraiser: Forget the bake sale, just give us cash

A PTA at a school in Texas allegedly sent a hilarious "alternative fundraiser" form to parents asking for cash in lieu of bake sales and walk-a-thons.

No more forgotten book reports: 5 brilliant schedule hacks for your family

How paint swatches and empty photo frames can help you master your family's schedule.

Air travel with kids: is early boarding actually helpful?

Being among the first to board the plane isn't necessarily easier when you're flying with little kids.

1 Mom Is Sharing Her Story About Secondary Drowning to Help Educate Parents

This is Darcy McQueeny's three-and-a-half-year-old son laying unresponsive over six hours after jumping into a pool without a life vest for less than thirty seconds. When he was yanked out of the water, he was completely conscious, though...Show More Summary

Female Names from Early Cinema, Part 4

Names spotted in old issues of Photoplay magazine: Naturitch, Quirentia, Sabra, Teddy. more

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