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The Best Drugstore Shampoos for Dry, Brittle Hair

Quality products don’t have to be expensive.<p><i>Originally appeared on InStyle</i><p>Never washing your hair—no matter how much time it’ll save you—isn’t a …

The $8 Foundation With Incredible Reviews & Reputations

Finding the perfect foundation is frustrating. There are hundreds of brands on the market that are all advertising different things. And, there are …

4 Expert moms weigh in on how to say “no” less often to toddlers

With some creativity, you can come up with alternative ways to direct them toward safe, acceptable behavior.<p>A study once conducted at UCLA concluded …

Fighting in front of your kids could help them become better thinkers

Kids hate it when parents fight. We are their world, and when we fight, their world feels scary. Kids who witness angry, scorched-earth battles between their parents are at a higher risk of aggression and delinquency, not to mention anxiety and depression.<p>But not all fighting is created equal, and …

The Science Is In. Spanking Children Does Serious, Long-Term Damage

Don't spank your children.<p>Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used …

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children.<p>The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know your …

Smart Homes

Meet LOOM, the Judgement-Free Wellness Hub for New Parents and Expecting Women

"There’s so much pressure for perfect parenting and perfect motherhood and we’re not trying to create space for that."<p>In a time where safe spaces for women are feeling fewer and farther between, and our access to reproductive health services especially in flux, women are taking matters into their …

CreateSpace

8 Realities of motherhood all future moms should know

It's easy to get freaked out reading all the books and talking to friends ... this should set your mind at ease.<p>Before we become mothers, our …

Parenting

9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Asks For Homemade Cards As Final Christmas Wish

"We want him to know that Christmas wishes come true," his mother said, "and that there are good people who care all around the world."<p>Jacob Thompson, a 9-year-old boy with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, loves the holiday season. But doctors have told him he may not live long enough to celebrate …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>Lowering an infant's risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is at the top of every parent's list. And if you're breastfeeding that can help.<p>A report out of the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that breastfeeding for at least two months decreases the risk of …

Breast Feeding

8 Secrets of Moms Whose Kids Rarely Get Sick in Winter

Flu season is upon us, and for working moms, that means doing everything possible to keep our kids healthy at school and at home. With predictions …

Millennial parenting: It’s the opposite of the way they were raised

About 30 years ago, germs were scary but blankets weren’t.<p>When I was a baby, America was fighting a war on germs. My parents spent hours sterilizing …

How to Parent Without Punishing ... and Still Have Well-Behaved Kids

Purchasing the Time-Out Chair and talking about how many times you’ve had to ground your tween/teen almost seem like rites of passage. While it's …

Terrific Turkey Books for Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is almost here! As the weather turns colder and we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to gather a list of fun turkey themed books …