By Aubrey Hirsch for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Sony recently confirmed that they’re going ahead with a female-led superhero movie, the first since Elektra flopped back in 2005. It will hit the big screen in 2017, fully 12 years after the last
Activities and Play
Walking across the blacktop of my son’s elementary school after the last bell rang, I couldn’t help but scan the faces of the boys at the handball courts. “You’re out!” a blond boy called, tossing back his hair to reveal a streak of dusty
Our kids are shaped by what they see and do. Very young children can become wired for overstimulation by screen time as well as the kind of commercial playthings that use sound, light, and movement to hold their attention. Here are plenty of toy
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.
Thank you to Amy Tokic of PetGuide.com for contributing this post. Check out their helpful site for more articles about caring for your pets. Happy National Pet Day! It’s true; pets get a day all to themselves. On April 11, 2014, dogs, cats,
I don’t know about you, but we love crafting in our house. The only problem is that with three kids under 5, finding time to plan and execute elaborate craft projects is usually beyond me. Luckily, we have found some simple ways to
By Julie Shaffer Two days after Christmas this year, my daughter, Lucy, went through a surgery to have a feeding tube placed in her belly. Lucy has a condition called Rett Syndrome (for more info visit www.rettsyndrome.org). Early on in her life it stole
I am thrilled today to be hosting a guest post from one of my heros, Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting. Today’s article is adapted from his new book, The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears.
My goal with crafts is usually to stay out of craft stores. Have you ever ended up spending more money to make hand-crafted gifts than you would have spent otherwise? I’m not just talking about my former roommate who wound up in the emergency
Welcome to Mothering’s 2013 Natural Toy Guide: a collection of the highest quality natural toys and gifts available this holiday season! We’ve carefully selected each item based on its superior materials, uniqueness, value and, of course, its fun-factor. Check out the items found in all