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Movie Re-Releases Are Designed to Torture Parents

Post by Jeanne Sager If you're the type who follows the box office buzz, you might have heard that feel good family flick Dolphin Tale took The Lion King 3D down a peg or two this past weekend. Too bad it won't last. This two-week stint...Show More Summary

'Twilight' and 'True Blood' Just Got Kid-Friendly (VIDEO)

Post by Jeanne Sager Raise a glass of True Blood and kiss your Robert Pattinson posters, vampire loving parents, it's time to celebrate! For the first time... ever, we fans of the fang can finally share the love with the kids without worrying that we're corrupting them. Show More Summary

Bratty Little Brother Bombs Big Sister's Dance for Huge Laughs (VIDEO)

Post by Jeanne Sager If you are a girl with a younger brother, chances are that headline made you nod your head and say something along the lines of, "Uh huh, he WOULD do that, wouldn't he?" There's a solidarity among big sisters of bratty little boys, a kinship that lasts over the years. Show More Summary

Kids of Same Sex Parents Deserve Books About Them Too

Post by Jeanne Sager When Jaclyn Roth went searching for children's books for her 6-month-old daughter, she noticed a trend. There were no stories about a life like Jessie's. Even in the new millennium, it seems, the books written about...Show More Summary

Meanie Administrators Force Parents to Make Their Own Kids' Lunch

Post by Jeanne Sager A whole bunch of parents are flipping their wigs because their kids' Tampa-area elementary school has just banned takeout food deliveries at lunchtime. Gasp! Can you imagine? What EVER is a parent going to do now?...Show More Summary

Halloween Shouldn't Make Parents Go Broke

Post by Jeanne Sager I used to think Christmas was an expensive holiday if you were a parent. But now that my kid is old enough to choose her own Halloween costume, I'm ready to wring my hands and cry like a baby. I kid you not. I almost cried when my daughter informed me she wanted to be a cupcake for Halloween this year. Show More Summary

Babysitters Who Used Tot as Crime Decoy Don't Justify Helicopter Parents

Post by Jeanne Sager From the day we started trying to have a child, I promised that I would not be one of "those" parents. You know, the "OMG, I can't trust another living soul with my little snookums because I have to be in control of EVERYTHING" parents. Show More Summary

Mom Grieves Baby's Loss By Filling Breast Milk Bank in His Honor

Post by Jeanne Sager There's no perfect prescription for dealing with the loss of a child. Every parent will grieve differently. But Jennifer Coias has found a way to cope with saying goodbye to son Jude that's particularly beautiful. Show More Summary

'Fat' Is a Banned Word in Our House

Post by Jeanne Sager. My daughter came to me after lunch with a request. "I ate a little more than half of my sandwich. Can I have some cake?" To most moms, this would be an easy question to answer. But I always pause before I wade into a discussion about junk food with my 9-year-old. Show More Summary

Don't Use My Autistic Son as a Reason Not to Vaccinate

Post by Jeanne Sager. Shannon Des Roches Rosa isn't the sort of woman you'd expect to see on Capitol Hill, advocating for vaccines for children. After all, when Rosa's son Leo was diagnosed with autism in 2003, the California mom swore off immunizing her kids. Show More Summary

Hot Holiday Toys of 2014 Put to the Test (PHOTOS)

Post by Jeanne Sager. Well, Black Friday is here and Christmas will be before you know it. While Santa is checking his naughty or nice list -- twice -- the kids are taking stock of the hot holiday toys and loading up their own lists....Show More Summary

Hot Holiday Toys of 2014 Put to the Test by Real Kids (PHOTOS)

Post by Jeanne Sager. Well, Black Friday is here and Christmas will be before you know it. While Santa is checking his naughty or nice list -- twice -- the kids are taking stock of the hot holiday toys and loading up their own lists....Show More Summary

'Penguins of Madagascar' -- What Parents Need to Know

Post by Jeanne Sager. Trying to figure out what movie to take the kids to over the long Thanksgiving break? Penguins of Madagascar is Dreamworks' attempt to get families into theaters over the holiday, cashing in on the following its built up over three Madagascar films. Show More Summary

The Most Common Baby Name in America Revealed

Post by Jeanne Sager. Let's face it: even if you are a traditionalist when it comes to baby naming, you don't want your kid having to sit through school with five other boys or girls who have the same name. You want your baby to be special!...Show More Summary

Mom Resorts to Selling Her Wedding Ring So She Can Afford to Adopt a Baby

Post by Jeanne Sager. Zaundia Klingbeil and husband Enoch were two weeks away from becoming approved as foster parents when the call came. A woman was pregnant, and she wanted to place her child for adoption. Would the Klingbeils beShow More Summary

Lena Dunham's Mom Had Perfect Response to So-Called 'Sexual Predator' Daughter?

Post by Jeanne Sager. When actress and director Lena Dunham was accused this weekend of outing herself as a sexual predator in her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, her response was one many a mother has thought over the years. Dunham says she was not molesting her younger sister when she took a peek inside 1-year-old Grace's vagina. Show More Summary

How the Season in Which Your Baby Is Born Affects His Personality

Post by Jeanne Sager. If you gave birth in the spring or summer -- or you have a summer baby on the way -- listen up. Scientists are back looking at the way the season of your birth affects you, and they've got some bad news for parents of the kids born when it's warm and sunny out. Show More Summary

25 Top Chapter Books to Read With Your Child at Bedtime?

Post by Jeanne Sager. Chapter books. Two words that are harder on parents that one would expect. Sure, we're proud when our kids "graduate" from picture books, but all too soon we know they won't need us to come into their bedrooms at...Show More Summary

The Perfect Time to Get an Epidural Revealed

Post by Jeanne Sager. Picture it. You've waddled your pregnant self into the maternity ward, huffing and puffing and ready to blow the house down. The nurse takes a gander down below, and yup, you're dilating and definitely in labor....Show More Summary

Making the Choice to Skip a Grade: How It Turned Out for One Kid

Post by Jeanne Sager. The year I turned 16 was a big one. I got my driver's license. I got in my first car accident. I dated my first boyfriend. I broke up with my first boyfriend. I started dating the man who would become my husband. Show More Summary

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