Parenting Tips

5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t
5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Memories of Typing and Home Ec are far, far away when we consider the Facebooking, Tweeting teens… >>

Want to Lose Weight Fast? Eat Like a Baby
Want to Lose Weight Fast? Eat Like a Baby

We’re not going to advise you to revert to pureed bananas, baby food jars, and tiny spoons. But… >>

Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men
Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men

If you're trying to get pregnant, switch off the television. So say researchers who found a link… >>

Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn't Cry Help
Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help

Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation
5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>

8 Brilliant Ways Babies Are Smarter Than You Think
8 Brilliant Ways Babies Are Smarter Than You Think

Chubby, cherubic, and drooly, sure. But babies are much more than lovable lumps, according to… >>

Why We All Need a 'Designated Texter'
Why We All Need a ‘Designated Texter’

Have you seen any of the sobering anti-texting-and-driving commercials for AT&T’s “It Can… >>

10 Fun Lunch Box Notes
10 Fun Lunch Box Notes

Pack a smile along with your child's lunch with these easy, creative note ideas. >>

10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes
10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes

When packing up kids’ lunches, stick with food that’s easy-to-transport, wholesome, and full of… >>

“The Parenting Moments I’ll Never Forget”

From baby's first laugh to the joy of high school band concerts, here are some of the simple… >>

The No-Fail Guide to Packing Kids' Lunches
The No-Fail Guide to Packing Kids’ Lunches

Here's how to easily and efficiently pack a meal that stays safe, un-squished, and delicious all… >>

Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants
Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants

When I saw this recent New York Times story about a growing industry of college sorority rush… >>

Women on Fire! This Week's Hottest Story
Women on Fire! This Week’s Hottest Story

The Most Surprising Story to Go Viral This Week: The Atlantic magazine's "Why Women Still Can't… >>

Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off
Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off

Once upon a time—40 years ago this month, to be exact—a revolutionary piece of… >>

The Fit, Fun School I Wish My Kids Could Go To
The Fit, Fun School I Wish My Kids Could Go To

It’s easy to sound the alarm on childhood obesity—and share the shocking stats (rates have… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst
Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst

Great and not-so-great advice from their mothers: Anna Quindlen, Alec Baldwin, Sissy Spacek… >>

The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts
The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts

Alana Chernila knows what it's like to try and get dinner on the table for her family, day in… >>