Mira Domsky: Why I work at the Pima County Public Library
Who doesn’t want to change the world? I’m trying to change my little part of it.
Top 10 Best Portable High Chairs
From clip-on chairs to boosters to stand-alones, I've pulled together the highest rated portable high chairs in every category.
What to do when your teen tells you they have a sexually transmitted infection
Helpful tips if your teen comes to you with a fear or diagnosis of an STI.
The false promise of being a ‘cool aunt’
I thought I'd spice up the lives of my friends who have kids. But that hasn't happened.
Teens tend to think marijuana use is no big deal, but they’re wrong.
Despite our culture’s increasingly casual attitudes about pot, research suggests that marijuana use can damage the developing teen brain.
After years as a single mom, adding a partner can be a challenge
Love notes, chore lists and other ways blended families have come together.
Why I don’t ask about my kids’ college grades
My daughters’ grades belong to them. They are the ones who will earn, and live with, the marks.
Top 10 Best Disposable Diapers
From the most affordable diapers to the ones with the best leak protection to the cutest ones out there, here's…
Why I decided to keep my baby's gender to myself
It occurred to me long ago that I'd want to refrain from putting any sort of gendered expectation on my son or daughter.
Athletic options for kids who have no interest in traditional team sports
As team sports become exclusive at younger ages, children and parents can consider other options.
I’m a gay parent, still trying to find my identity in the LGBTQ community
In the same way I feared the world would only ever see me as gay, I worry the gay world will only ever see me as a parent.
Yankees vs. Red Sox: Learning how to become a two-team family
“Dad, I don’t like the Red Sox anymore, I’m a Yankees fan now.”
Six ways parents can stay connected with their teen sons
It may seem as if teen boys don’t want to communicate, but they do. And they need to.
Two angry boys, one house
How to deal with all the grumpiness with two sons?
‘Girls’ series finale surprise: Motherhood doesn’t magically change who you are
Viewers waited to see if Hannah Horvath would become a selfless person now that she had a baby. Guess what?
This author wants to change the way parents consider learning and STEM
She believes fiction is one way to connect humanities-focused kids with STEM learning.
My daughter went to Mexico, and all I got was a giant dose of parenting perspective
How a spring break trip reminded me that kids need a lot more than one-on-one time with parents to thrive.
Senior Week and teens can be a disastrous combination. Here’s how we discouraged our son from going.
So many kids want to go somewhere for Senior Week. Here’s why we decided against it, and what happened instead.
Was the slab for my house damaged by the rain?
Pruning out mistletoe is the only real option for getting rid of it.
Top 10 Best Bottle Warmers
Whether you want the latest technology, an ultra-fast machine, or the most bang for your buck, you can get info…
Teaching my daughter the art of negotiation
I realized I had to teach my 9-year-old what it takes to get what you want.
Common Sense Media: What parents need to know
‘Fate’ has lots of over-the-top, consequence-free action and is best for teens.
The empty nest marriage: Deciding whether to stay or go
Seven months before our last child was to leave for college, my husband asked the most difficult question empty-nesters can face: Will we stay together?
Fostering heartbreak: Yesterday, a judge decided I’m no longer a parent
We’d reached a point of equilibrium, a point where we just expected another continuance. Instead, we got our hearts broken.
Top 20 Best Baby Rattles
I've curated the top 20 best baby rattles available today, with fun features such as teething elements, shapes to manipulate…
Helping a first-grader cope with life’s disappointments
Adult brains are both emotional and sense-making machines. Children’s brains are mainly just emotional.
Thinking about my “ideal” little ducklings and the way they were
Our children come back, fully evolved. They remember us in a gentler fashion and realize we are bound together forever.
My coffee date with my boyfriend’s ex-wife
It was like a job interview — except we were both applicants and neither of us knew exactly what we were applying for.
The last crane: On parenting a dying child
I took time for granted, hurrying through moments impatiently, as though moments were endless. It was a reckless parenting oversight, a gross newbie mistake.
Six things that will help parents incorporate lullabies in the bedtime routine
With all of the modern technology and parenting advice, I somehow overlooked this time-tested tool when I became a mom.
4 things kids (and adults) can learn from Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet
The show's portrayal of Julia is sensitive and nuanced, a hint at the years of research that went into carefully crafting this lovely 4-year-old friend for Elmo, Abby Cadabby and
Why all parents should care about kids and gender
The gender bias extends far beyond the toy aisle.
‘Smurfs: The Lost Village,’ ‘An American Tail’ and other films to watch with your kids
‘Smurfs’ has a clear girl-power message. ‘American Tail’ is streaming on Netflix.
Why being the mother of an only child breaks me daily
The ramifications of parenting an only child are pervasive. There’s almost nothing easy about it.
Living abroad with kids, unsure I could do it, and then the bomb went off
Could I handle a move to Islamabad with children? An explosion taught me I could handle anything.
How to ward off homesickness, bullies and other problems that could arise at your child’s first sleepaway camp
It’s normal for parents to be anxious about sending their kids to sleepaway camp for the first time. Here's how to handle 5 common problems.
Get your kids ready for Easter and Passover with these books
Books to read with your kids this spring.
Running behind? Here’s how to find a summer camp that still has spaces open.
You still have plenty of options at this point, especially if you know where to look.
A fearful first-grader refuses to be alone, and that means his single mom has no privacy
Her son is like a barnacle around her, and she’s starting to drown in his neediness.
She was pregnant and broke. Signing up for Uber drove her into debt.
Warren knew people who drove for Uber and enjoyed the extra cash, so she pawned her mom's gold ring to rent a car through the ride-sharing service.
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