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Survey Says: Mother’s Day Is More Important Than Ever Before

After the pandemic, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the big day.

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I Want to Be the “Yes” Mom Again

“What I thought was going to be a few days off from school is now approaching the ten-month mark and I am very patiently waiting for the day I can start to say ‘yes’ again and again and again.”

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The Importance of Developing Your Child’s Sense of Humor

“A good sense of humor is just one of the tools I want to give my kids for mastery of their life.”

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Soul

Disney+ Releases Extended Sneak Peek of “Soul”

The movie will premiere Dec. 25 on the streaming service.

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Autism: The Grinch That Stole His Holiday Excitement

” I love to be around others. To joke, to laugh, to engage. To see emotion exude from the faces of those you love. And my boy, my sweet, nonverbal, autistic little love, he much prefers his own company at this point. Too many faces equal too many feelings.”

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Duncan Hines Holiday Cookie

Duncan Hines Gives You an Easier Way to Bake Holiday Cookies

You don’t even need to clean the pan afterwards.

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Tips for a Safe & Healthy Halloween

“These tips and tricks will help add festive fun to this upside-down year and your little monsters will be delighted, as always, to get dressed up and hunt for candy with their family.”

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Etsy Holiday

Etsy Reveals Top Holiday Gifting & Decor Trends

This year’s trends are all about finding ways to celebrate those we love.

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9 Tips to Help Get Your Kid to Wear a Face Mask

“As a parent, this is the kind of challenge you deal with all the time—whether it’s veggies or flossing, there’s always something you need your kid to do that they don’t want to do but hopefully these mask-wearing tips will help!”

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Frankford Unicorn Bunny

Chocolate Bunnies Have Never Been More Magical

Add a little bit of whimsy to your Easter basket this year.

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This “Frozen 2” Cookie Kit Is Your Kiddo’s Gingerbread Dream Come True

Forget about baking, this ready-made gingerbread activity makes it easy to build a Frozen-themed cookie castle.

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More Than a Wave-Jumper

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photo
Dear Confessional,
I’ve almost drowned three times. I’m a terrible swimmer. I am an adult woman with four children who swim better than I do—and yet I still pinch my nose under water and doggy paddle.…

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A Petition to Move Halloween Is Gaining Major Support

Should Halloween always be the same day?

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Are Your Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste? Probably, Study Finds

Is your child using the right amount of toothpaste to brush?

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When Is the Last Day You Can Use Your Gymboree Gift Cards? The End Is Near

Don’t wait to spend those gift cards––they won’t be good much longer.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Dec. 21, 2018

Nothing but the best parenting tweets––all for you!

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Why KIDBOX Will Bring You Holiday Cheer (And $10 Off Your First Box!)

The first and only personalized clothing subscription box for your kid, KIDBOX is a convenient way to dress your little one in cool brands

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Is It Safe to Rent a Car Seat When Traveling with Kids?

“It can be tempting to just rent a car seat at your destination.” But is it a good idea?

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Jason Bateman Played the Straight Man When His Kid Asked about the Easter Bunny

Jason Bateman is ever the straight man, even when it comes to questions about Santa, the Easter Bunny and more.

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Joanna Gaines’ Quotes about Being a New Mom After 8 Years Are Inspiring

Joanna Gaines gets candid about embracing “new” motherhood after eight long years.

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Amazon’s New Baby Essentials Registry Is All About the Kardashians

Now even your baby-to-be can keep up with the Kardashians!

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How to Scale Back Holiday Expectations for a Stress-Free Season

When the holiday season is just a tinsel-coated glimmer on the horizon, it’s easy to make grand plans. Why not host a neighborhood open house, make gifts and bake five kinds of cookies? It’ll be so festive! That is, until…

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People Are Psyched for the Kardashian Christmas Card This Year & Here’s Why

With rumors of more Kardashian on the way, this year’s Christmas card is taking on a whole new level.

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This Is Why I Won’t Shut down My Son’s Dreams, No Matter What They Are

All mothers want what’s best for their children, but sometimes it’s a struggle between expressing concern and exerting power or control.
As the mother of a 7-year-old, I still have the luxury of being in control of most aspects of…

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10 San Diego Restaurants to Visit With Out-of-Towners

Wow friends and family visiting from out-of-town with a delicious meal at one of these hip, family-friendly restaurants in San Diego.

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Pie’s the Limit: LA’s Tastiest Pie Shops

Whether your little Jack Horner just wants a slice or you’re looking for the best holiday dessert, we know where to get tarts to pie for!

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10 Ways to Play if You Only Have 30 Minutes

The next time your crew has half an hour to spare, bust out one of these quick activities everyone can play.

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New Study Finds Pet Dogs Help Reduce Kids’ Stress

Can dogs help kids feel calmer? It all depends if they’re close buddies.

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What Mothers Can Treat Each Other to on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and Google is overwhelmed with searches like “What to get mom for Mother’s Day” and “Brunch specials in my area.” Husbands are helping make secret, handmade projects with their small children and adult children are…

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A Delicate Balance

Photo: Self
I have always said that life with three kids is a delicate balance, easily upset by even the smallest of changes, such as illness, bad weather, or a sleepless night. Things can go from peaceful to utterly chaotic in…

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The Many Faces of Christmas Morning

Christmas is fast approaching and kids are excited to see their gifts… or are they? Here are some expressions you might see on their faces Christmas morning.…

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