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Jennifer Aniston Confesses to Drinking Friend's Breast Milk (VIDEO)?

Post by Suzee Skwiot. We're about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friends, so there you have the perfect reason to start re-watching all 10 seasons, reminiscing of the show, and maybe testing your Friends trivia knowledge. TestShow More Summary

Children’s Book Review, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Children's Book Review by Susan Stephenson, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a children’s picture book, written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and published by Walker Books, 1993. From the publisher:Go...Show More Summary

12-Year-Olds Need a Babysitter?

Readers — Here you go, from commenter Laura: Dear Free-Range Kids: Just me venting.  I subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, and in their fall movie previews in their current issue, they preview “St. Vincent”, a film starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.  Melissa and her 12 yo son move into this new area after a divorce (continue reading...)

Free-Range “Annedroids”

Readers — Here’s a note about a show I had not heard of. This post comes to us from David Kleeman a “playvangelist” at the PlayCollective, a research and strategy company in New York. For 25 years, he ran the American Center for Children and Media. SEE ANNE PLAY by DAVID KLEEMAN Finally, North America has (continue reading...)

Hospital Bans Mom For Taking Photo of Her Son

Post by Jodi Meltzer. Can you imagine this? Citing the patient privacy law (HIPAA), a security guard at a  hospital allegedly threatened a mom with jail time for taking a photo of her 7-year-old son while he had his hearing checked recently. Show More Summary

Why I Refuse to Let My Kids Eat School Cafeteria Lunches

Post by Jodi Meltzer. Antibiotics, GMOs, and junk food... oh my! There are just too many questionable ingredients lurking on the typical cafeteria tray for my taste. Even though it would save me precious time, I just can't let my kids...Show More Summary

Videos of Crying Kids Are Not Cute -- Even if They Do Go Viral

Post by Lisa Fogarty. A few days ago, my daughter did something cute. I filmed her on my iPad and sent it to her grandparents. Then, I couldn't resist, I decided to post the video on Facebook. But first I hesitated because I thought:...Show More Summary

Preemie's First 80 Days Captured on Inspiring Time Lapse Video

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Walker Colt Pruett was born on April 25, and spent the next 80 days of his life in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Like about one of every eight infants born in the United States, Walker was born premature, at just 26 weeks. Show More Summary

5-Year-Old REALLY Doesn't Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up (VIDEO)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Being a big sister is a rough job, y'all. Just as 5-year-old Sadie Miller of Phoenix, Arizona, can tell you, it comes with a lot of tears. But maybe not for the reason you're expecting. Turns out, the little girl was not too happy to find out that her lil' bro is getting older. Show More Summary

Top 10 Toys for Kids on Planes

Post by Judy Dutton. My 2-year-old nearly got me kicked off a plane. The reason? She refused to sit in her seat during takeoff, and that was just takeoff. How would I survive the next five hours? Suffice to say, long plane flights with kids can shave years off a parent's life. Show More Summary

Baby Copies Pregnant Mom's Walk With a Perfect Waddle (VIDEO)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Parents are a child's first teacher. And face it, that little mumbling and teetering tot learns everything from you: how to talk, how to stand, and even how to walk. And at some points, you can be amazed just how incredible their impersonation of you can be. Show More Summary

Dog Apologizes for Stealing Baby's Toys With Gifts Galore (VIDEO)??

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Stealing from a baby is just asking for trouble. Just look to Charlie the beagle, who quickly learned his lesson when the dog stole toys from his human sibling. He did, however, apologize to the baby girl once she started crying by showering her with every single imaginable toy. Including a PlayStation controller. Show More Summary

Cute Little Girls Has Meltdown When Dad 'Steals' Her Nose (VIDEO)

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Who knows how it started or why it amuses most children so much, but the "I got your nose" game has helped millions of parents get out of tricky situations (read: tantrums) by stopping them dead in their angry or...Show More Summary

Action Movie Kid, Dad To Rule The Viral Marketing Galaxy As Father And Son

In case you were worried about the fate of ActionMovieKid and his dad as their 2015 Toyota Sienna #SwaggerWagon gets caught in the space station's powerful tractor beam, let the "Fictitious scene with stationary vehicle" disclaimer put...Show More Summary

Canadian mountain biker lands head first in video

Heartstopping helmet cam footage shows the moment a mountain biker spectacularly wiped out after misjudging a jump.

Dad Takes His Own Daughter on Her 'First Date' (VIDEO)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. For parents, spending one-on-one time with kids is important, especially when other siblings are in the picture. And teaching them that they're valued and respected? Well, that's always the goal. But now it seems that one dad's mission to spend some quality time with his 3-year-old daughter has completely backfired. Show More Summary

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014 by Susan Stephenson, As usual, although I published a huge list of ideas and activities to help celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014, I’ve come across more wonderful ideas. Show More Summary

Little Boy Has Total Meltdown After Finding Out He's Going to Disney World (VIDEO)

Post by Lisa Fogarty. I would have given my left arm as a kid to get a gift like this one from my parents. The best dad in the world secretly bought tickets to Disney World for his two young children and came up with a creative way to break the happy news to them. Show More Summary

Dad Left Home Alone With Baby Panics When She Won't Stop Crying (VIDEO)

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. When it comes to crying babies, fussy infants, or tantrumy toddlers, many parents reach for the path of least resistance: Technology. It's not exactly a surprise, being that, well, crying babies, fussy infants, and tantrumy toddlers can be really stressful and unpleasant to be around. Show More Summary

Two Cut Jews Cover L-rde

@ftrain called this a pro-circumcision music video, but I'd probably call it anti-intactivist, and pro-mohel, with some factoids about the benefits of circumcision for sexually active men penciled in. It says a lot that the strongest...Show More Summary

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