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Dragons: Race to the Edge–More Than Just Another Hiccup.

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, but I’ve been a Netflix power user for years and it would take a lot more than a few free movies to influence my opinions. When my kids were young, say under 10, it was easy to get them...Show More Summary

A Baby Named for the Circus

A baby boy born in Maine in 1841 was named after a famous circus of the day. more

Dreading that daycare drop-off? Here are 8 tips to make it easier

Worried about that daycare drop-off and the separation anxiety that goes with it? Experts say that's normal. These tips can help.

10 things I wish I’d known about raising a boy

Editor's note: This story was first published in 2014; we think these truths about having a boy stand the test of time! Agree? Disagree? Weigh in on our Facebook page.When you have a girl, you know that you can always fall back on your own childhood memories to guide you as a parent. Show More Summary

Trying To Keep Parenting Perspective After the Maddy Middleton Tragedy

. Here are some thoughts from readers on how to keep a rare but horrific danger in perspective, especially when tragedies like the murder of Maddy Middleton become part of the weave of everyday life (and Facebook posts), no matter how removed we may be from the town or time when they occurred: I thought […]

15 Honest Love Notes For Couples Who Keep It Real

A sincere, heartfelt love note can mean the world -- to a certain type of person. But if that kind of traditional romance makes you queasy, then we've got you covered. Below, we've compiled 15 honest Someecards that say more than a Hallmark...Show More Summary

Parent Bingo

Indulgent, neglectful, authoritarian. Three types of parenting. Just seeing the letters that spell these words out sends chills up my spine. The names alone are enough to scare me. I don't want to delve further into descriptors because I know I'll identify with 8 out of the 10 characteristics posted. Show More Summary

The Manager in My Home and the 5 Words That Changed Everything

Every couple of weeks I patiently untangle the knots of strawberry-blonde hair that sit at the base of my child's neck. As I sat on the corner of the tub the other night, gently loosening an especially stubborn clump while my daughter chattered about her day, I couldn't stop the tears. Show More Summary

The Milestones That Matter Most

The day those two pink lines appeared, I felt the world stop moving. It was a wave of joy, fear, and squealing family phone calls. My brain was buzzing, and a giddy smile lingered across my mouth. I could hardly wait until my husband got home. Show More Summary

Sometimes, You Have to Actually Turn the Car Around

I relearned an important lesson this week: With kids, sometimes you have to follow through on all those threatened consequences. If you keep telling them you're going to turn the car around if they don't behave, and never actually turn the car around when they continue to act like... Show More Summary

Mormon Mom: Church's Refusal To Accept Gay Boy Scout Leaders Is 'Tragedy'

After nine years and countless hours of service, Jordan Montgomery spent last Saturday completing the very last task he needed to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable for Boy Scouts. For his project, the 17-year-old wanted to support Ricky’s Retreat, an AIDS hospice in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Slams Lawyer Who Claimed He Called Her 'Disgusting' Over Breast Milk

Former television personality Donald Trump lashed out at Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer who claims he called her "disgusting" for asking to leave a deposition to pump breast milk, calling her a "vicious, horrible person." "She wanted to breast pump in front of me and I may have said that's disgusting, I may have said something else. Show More Summary

5 Gorgeous Photos Of What It Looks Like When Women Forgive Each Other

Giselle Noelle Morgan's introduction to girl-on-girl hate started early. She was 14 years old when an eighth-grade girl sent her a death threat on MySpace. "The hostility, anxiety, and sheer terror that resulted from this message created...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Let me guess: your days involves a million loads of laundry, carpool, a 9-5 job, maybe a side hustle. Oh, and that never ending call for one... more... thing... It is amazing that you haven't exploded from being pulled in so many directions! If you are like the rest of us, you end up dropping the ball somewhere. Show More Summary

13 Things Parents Don't Want to Hear From Non-Parents

When I was a non-parent, there were certain things parents would say to me that drove me crazy. "Just wait until you have kids" and "You don't understand what real love and sacrifice is" topped the list. But now that I'm a parent and have been for seven years, there are some things non-parents say to me that drive me equally bananas. Show More Summary

11 Tips For Making the Most of Your Family Vacation

Some of my favorite childhood memories were made during family vacations. Even seemingly bad moments on vacation can bring a family closer together. Lisa Heffernan, a mother to three adult children in Bedford Hills, New York and co-founder of the parenting website Grown and Flown, remembers one family trip that didn't go as planned. Show More Summary

'LEGO' Documentary Directors On The Gender Imbalance Of Toys

LEGO has been heralded as one of the few gender neutral toys on the market, yet the company came under fire in 2012 when it released LEGO Friends, a line full of pastels that was aimed at young girls. In 2014, though, LEGO released its Research...Show More Summary

Family Walks Thousands Of Miles From Disneyland To Disney World In Memory Of Daughter

 For this Texas family, Disney World has a special meaning. The Cobb family reached the Florida theme park last month after walking 4,000 miles from Disneyland in California, to honor their daughter they lost to cancer, WKMG reported. Show More Summary

What Parents Should Really Teach Their Children

I think I'm what some people call a natural-born-teacher. It's in my blood; teachers sprout from my family tree for generations upon generations. It's no surprise that as a parent, I've been an education task-master. You think preacher's kids have it rough? Think about being a teacher's kid. Show More Summary

Tired Of Sad Faces, Boy Collects Smiles After Losing His Parents

When faced with loss and sadness, a smile can make a difference. Just ask 6-year-old Jaden Hayes. Jaden lost his father two years ago. Earlier this month, Jaden's mom died in her sleep (Yahoo! reports that the cause of death is still unknown). Show More Summary

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