5 Must-Have Skills For Kindergarten Success

Help your preschooler transition to all-day learning with these skills.

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12 backpacks we love

New year, new backpack. Head back to school in style with one of these cool packs.

11 school lunch ideas that aren’t sandwiches (OK, maybe one)

The thing about lunches is, they have to eat them every day. Which means you need ideas to keep things lively. Behold, our fave school lunch ideas.

Help kids learn to cope with stress

Kids get anxious. Hard stop. But news flash: cortisol (some, anyway) isn’t only inevitable, it’s good for everyone. It’s all about healthy ways to deal.

Expecting

Pregnancy and swollen feet

While it’s not a lasting problem, it can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to wear shoes.

Becoming a single parent by choice

Sometimes you have to stop waiting for the right person to come along and just do the damn thing. That's exactly the case for blogger Alyssa Garrison who decided to take matters into her own hands and become a single parent straight out of the gate.

The Rundown on C-sections

Here's everything you need to know about giving birth via a C-section. 

How to deal with sleep problems during pregnancy

A baby bump can make a good night’s sleep seem impossible. Read on for tips to help you get a proper rest.

Baby

10 ways to boost your child’s brain power through...

Play is not only fun for your baby, but it’s good for brain development, too.

4 ways to help kids (and you) cope with needles

It’s always tough to see your little ones get shots at the doctor’s office, but we’ve got tips for helping with the discomfort.

An age-by-age guide to coping with separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is normal for babies and small children In the first two to three months. Here's how to deal as they grow older.

6 tips for surviving your maternity leave

Maternity leave might sound like a vacation, so you might be surprised when you go stir-crazy. Read on for tips on how to find support and thrive.

Toddler

The benefits of sharing a bedroom

For many parents, each child having his or her own bedroom is ideal. But sometimes it’s not possible, nor even preferable. Don’t sweat it. There are lots of benefits to bunking together.

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

How to curb your fussy eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

Preschool

Bringing kids to weddings (and other etiquette advice)

Three wedding pros share their tried-and-true tips for nice nuptials.

8 Ways To Make Your Child’s Old Toys Seem New Again

If your child is losing interest in her playthings, or you’re tired of finding abandoned toys all over the house, try these tips to regain a sense of order and keep things fresh at playtime.

So your kid’s in a cast… now what?

Not only are fractures and breaks painful for little bones, but thinking of ways to keep your little one entertained for the next six weeks until the cast comes off can seem an impossible task. Here are a few ways we’ve discovered can make life with a cast tolerable for your kid—and you!

Are We Going Overboard To Make Childhood Magical?

Birthday parties straight off of Pinterest. Over-the-top Halloween costumes. Fairy doors and fairy gardens. Elaborate responses from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. These days, it’s basically a full-time job to build whimsy into our kids’ lives.

School Age

Touchy Subject: Should You Pay Your Kids for Chores?

Sure, offering your kid money to vacuum, sweep or tidy their toys gives them more incentive. But should you? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

What to do when your child won’t stop talking

When is your child expressing themselves too much?

Navigating your child’s ADHD diagnosis

It may be part of your family, but ADHD doesn’t need to define your child.

Got A Shy Child? Here’s How To Help

If your child is uncomfortable socializing with the other children, she may be shy. Here's how to help her climb out of her shell.

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