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In Defense of Thanksgiving

“Let’s slow down and enjoy November, its fiery show of leaves going out in a blaze of glory, the countdown to the Thanksgiving Feast, the constant reminder to ‘give thanks’ inherent in the name of the season.”

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The Best Halloween Decor & Yard Haunts Around LA

Trick-or-treating may be a no-go, but decked-out houses still abound!

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3 Words Every Kid Needs to Hear & They’re Not “I Love You”

“At the end of the day, that’s all parenting needs to be.”

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These Pajamas Give Back in a Special Way

The new fall lineup is beyond adorable.

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ScoobyDooTour

Jeepers! Scooby Doo Is Coming to a Town Near You!

The show, will feature a brand-new Scooby-inspired story.

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Haunted Spots for Low-Key Thrills & Chills

From tiny scares to big league frights, we’re showing you the best spooky spots to get your scream on.

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It’s Witchcraft! Make This Little Broomstick Bookmark in No Time at All

Today we’re celebrating Witch Day. Little witchy-poos everywhere will be over the moon for this sweet and simple little craft that they can actually use all year long.

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10+ Hilarious Yet True Tweets about Toddlers

Toddlers: keeping parents on their toes since the beginning of time.

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4 Must-Know Tips to Help Prepare Kids for an Earthquake

Every conversation you have with your child about emergency preparedness is part of the bigger aim of helping them develop that all-important attribute: Resilience.

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Parents Are Dying to Spend 30 Hours In a Coffin At Six Flags

30 hours on your own? Parents totally got this.

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What’s On: All the Halloween Shows & Movies Just for Kids

Check out this spooky lineup of Halloween shows and movies just for kids.

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The “Stranger Things” Halloween Album Will Turn Your Halloween Party Upside-Down

Move over “Monster Mash”— Halloween music just got a whole lot spookier.

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Netflix’s New Scare-o-Meter Helps You Pick Which Scary Movies to Watch

October brings streaming viewers a whole month of “Netflix and Chills” for Halloween.

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The Best Shops to Scare Up Cool Halloween Costumes

Whether you’re looking for this season’s hottest costume, a gently used one or a place with DIY options, we’ve scoured the city in search of the best costume shops and compiled a list of our favorites.

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6 Fool-Proof Hacks to Get Your Kids to Actually Clean Up After Themselves

Here’s how to get your kids to clean up after themselves.

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Kate Hudson Hilariously Stopped These Kids from Eating the Halloween Candy!

Check out Kate Hudson’s trick-or-treating “trick” for stopping the mad candy rush.

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Bedtime Just Got Awesome With These Unicorn Light-Up Slippers

You’re going to want a pair of these adorable slippers for yourself.

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What I’ve Learned by Playing Pokemon Go with My Kids

I used to struggle with an internal guilt. All the articles about the negative impacts of electronics on kids…On the other hand, how could this family fun be a bad thing?

On the other hand, how could all this family fun be a bad thing?

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You’ll Love This Toddler’s Giant Plastic Lovey

Every kid has that one toy: The frayed teddy bear or well-worn lovie that they carry around with them everywhere. For one-and-a-half year old Sylvie, that cuddly friend just happens to be a gigantic plastic owl meant to scare away…

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6 Mom Tasks That are Worse Than Changing Dirty Diapers

When you first think about having kids, there are certain things that probably scare you. You probably fear the usual things like the lack of sleep, changing poopy diapers, projectile vomit, or just the fear of being responsible for another…

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Does Nutella Really Cause Cancer? Here’s What You Need To Know

Photo: moogs via Flickr Creative Commons
A few scandalous headlines has parents everywhere tossing their Nutella in the trash. The delicious hazelnut spread has been at the center of controversy this week, with headlines reading “Study Warns Nutella Causes Cancer”…

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Brenda Walsh Has Cancer And Now I Have To Get A Mammogram

Photo: Daniel Oines, Flickr Creative Commons
I graduated high school in 1993 and, while I proudly accepted my degree on stage with 364 of my classmates, I also received a second degree that day.
I also graduated from Beverly Hills,…

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Britney Spears’ Sons Scared the Hoo-Ha Out Of Her & Her Reaction is Priceless

Photo: BritneySpears via Instagram
If performing in front of thousands of people in an arena doesn’t scare pop singer Britney Spears, one thing will– her kids! On Wednesday, her sons, Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden James, 10, filmed themselves doing…

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Rhino Kid

Photo: National Geographic Little Kids Website
My Big Bird (i.e., the oldest of my three kids, a seven year old) recently had a first grade animal project. He selected a rhinoceros. He had to make a poster with a series of…

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