Every year the Social Security Administration provides information on the top 1000 baby names in the US. With monikers in the top spots being shared by more than 15,000 babies during the given year, and those at the bottom being selected by less than 250 families, the list is
From dinosaurs to the stars, most young children are naturally excited about science. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm sometimes fades as kids grow older, especially if science has been taught to them in a dull way or is somehow perceived as being uncool. You can help
When I was a kid, I loved the television show Let’s Make a Deal. I especially loved the segment in which the host, Monty Hall, would ask a woman from the audience to find some obscure item in her purse, such as a paper clip
At home, you work hard to provide your family with tasty, healthy meals. But when you’re traveling, the meals fall apart. Soon you’re ordering fast food and trying to silence that inner scream: “Those chicken nuggets aren’t really chicken!” Here are some tips for
We recently asked our Facebook community the question, “If you could share ONLY 5 words of advice (no more, no less) with a brand new parent, what would they be?” The response was overwhelming, with nearly 2500 parents offering their wisdom. We’ve selected 50 of
Well, I certainly hope my kids don't need a perfect mother, because they definitely don't have one. Despite my frequent and overpowering guilt over my imperfect parenting, I am starting to believe (hope...) that it is actually a GOOD thing that my children have
In mainstream, modern Western culture, we parents of young kids often practice silo parenting, "My home, my kids, my stress; your home, your kids, your stress." Some say that this mindset is actually The Missing Ingredient in American Attachment Parenting.
A cheap, remarkably entertaining activity for kids is a BYOB event. By that I mean Bring. Your. Own. Box. We know there are significant downsides to too many toys and too many structured activities for kids. That’s why a BYOB event is refreshingly different.
Parades, barbecues, fireworks: kids love the 4th! And sparklers are becoming an ever more popular way for little ones to celebrate. But are those burning sticks safe for tiny hands? Many experts say no. If you decide to skip the hot sparklers this year,
Whenever we tell friends that we’ve just returned from a long family road trip they stare at us in astonishment. “How do you do it?” they gasp. “Don’t you use a DVD player? Don’t your kids drive you crazy?” Here's our secret.