Danielle Jefferson

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New Clues Emerge About Why Autism Is More Common In Boys

Autism spectrum disorders are roughly five times more common in boys than girls, for reasons which have long eluded doctors and researchers.<p>Now, a new study lends support to the so-called "female protective model," which suggests it takes more extreme genetic mutations to produce symptoms of autism …

3-Year-Olds Are A**holes

I have two children. Before I had kids, everyone warned me about the terrible twos. <i>Watch out, when your kid turns 2 they become wild and uncontrollable. All they say is "no" to everything and good luck, because that year is going to suck big time.</i><p>Well, I am here to tell you that "everyone" was …

I Didn't Have Sex for a Year, and I'm Still Married

Married parents have been under attack lately, from all angles. This month, we've heard that longtime married couples in the kind of egalitarian and committed partnerships that the women of my generation -- raised under the '80s roof of divorce and disappointment -- strived for don't have sex as …

Device-Free in Disney: A Survival Story

Recently, I was facilitating a parent workshop on building tech-healthy families. It was a roundtable discussion and we were really able to dig into specific examples, challenges and strategies around technology and parenting. Later that night, I started thinking about their stories, their …

Teaching Kids About Race & Racism

<i>By Gabrielle. Image of bell hooks — if you know the photographer, please share.</i><p>February is quickly coming to a close, but before it’s officially …

Two Toy Trends on the Horizon

I spent last week trawling the 375,000 square feet of the American International Toy Fair in search of what little girls will be screaming for over the next nine months. From super modern ride-ons to a girly LEGO world to gateway toys hoping to scoop up toddlers and usher them on to already hugely …

6 Secrets Every Parent (and School) Should Know About Academic Success

You would do anything to insure your children's academic success, right? Helping with homework, meeting with teachers, arranging for tutors -- whatever it takes to give them that little extra boost. You also care about your kids' health -- and want them to eat right and get enough physical activity …

The 10 Toddler Commandments

<i>Written by Serge Bielanko for Babble.com</i><p>Ahhh, those lovely 10 Commandments taught to so many of us at a very young age by little old ladies in Sunday school rooms, or well-meaning parents, in a burst of boring talk.<p>Broken by most us by the time we hit 30 -- cheaters, liars, jealous jaded fools that …

Jason Biggs' Wife Posts Instagram About Son's Circumcision, Ignites Heated Debate

Actor Jason Biggs' wife became the center of a heated debate when she posted about her newborn baby's circumcision on Instagram.<p>Author Jenny Mollen, who gave birth to their son, Sid, on Feb. 15, posted some photos from the child's circumcision to her Instagram on Tuesday.<p>"Today was not a good day …

How Exposing Your Kids to the Arts Can Be a Game Changer

When I was growing up in New York City's Washington Heights, you had to hop on the 1 train to get exposure to arts and culture at a museum downtown. It simply wasn't part of the uptown neighborhood like it is now.<p>However, although times have changed, lack of accessibility to the arts remains a …

Dads' Age Linked With Kids' Mental Health Problems (STUDY)

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 02/26/2014 04:34 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Men planning to have kids may want to keep an eye on their biological clock: A growing body of research suggests that children born to older fathers are at higher risk for psychiatric and academic problems.<p>In a new …

C-Sections May Boost Child's Risk Of Obesity (STUDY)

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/26/2014 05:07 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Babies delivered by Caesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming obese later in life, a new study suggests.<p>In the research, which included more than 38,000 people from 10 countries, the odds of being obese …

It Is Not My Job to Make My Kids Happy

<i>Written by Lisa Endlich Heffernan</i><p>Being a parent is a really tough job. Many argue that it is the toughest job. Yet, speaking only for myself, I made parenthood far harder than it needed to be by taking on jobs that were not mine. My job is to love and care for my kids, to make them feel safe and …

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

This week, a 10-year-old girl was kidnapped in front of her own home in Missouri with a tragic ending. This is an unfortunate reminder that there are predators out there and parents need to be proactive to try to prevent more children from becoming victims.<p>Not every child abduction can be …

37 Ignorant Things These Sisters Commonly Hear About Adoption

Mom Kim Kelley-Wagner has created a photo series showcasing some of the hurtful things she and her two daughters have heard regarding adoption. She writes on Facebook:<p>I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why …

18 Ways My Life Has Changed Since I Had Kids

The saying is that everything changes when you become a parent. Sure, I had heard that, but before I had kids I didn't truly realize that everything would change. Everything. From my hair to my clothes, how I chose my apartment to how I decorated it, how I eat to how I go to the bathroom, my entire …

The Truth About the Post-Baby Body

I'll never forget the first time my husband happily fondled my fat roll thinking he had gotten ahold of my left breast.<p>It's late at night and we are all tucked in under the covers. My husband snuggles up behind me and wraps an arm around my waist. He leans in close and whispers in my ear, "Roll …

The Family Dinner

At both of my sons' annual checkups, our pediatrician asked me the same question:<p>"Do you have family dinners together?"<p>At first, I thought this was a coded question about the latest episode of "Vanderpump Rules," but after an awkward silence, I stammered, "Um... well... a couple of nights a week, I …

This 4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom -- And They Keep Getting More Amazing

<i>By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts</i><p>I started following @2sisters_angie a little over a year ago. Back then she was posting the typical stuff you see from moms on Instagram -- pics of her daughter at the park, pics of her daughter eating breakfast and lots of photos of her daughter playing dress-up.<p>You …

Balancing the Husband-Wife Balance

I'm the last person who should be giving out advice to parents.<p>I'm THAT dad who lets his kids wear their pajamas to the café. I believe the TV is a legitimate form of babysitter. And I've been known to display glimpses, (albeit, controlled) of Damir Dokic type behavior when my children are on the …

Viral Style: Cyborg Sneakers, Superhero Jackets, and Satellite Sweatshirts

The week in fashion and tech was out of this world.<p><b>GOOGLE EARTH-INSPIRED COLLECTION OF THE WEEK</b><p>Check it: LA-based label FourTwoFour on Fairfax has dropped a new collection for Spring/Summer that's out-of-this-world cool... well, nearly. A range of loose-fitting monochrome sportswear shapes have …

Pick Your Nose Party Cups, Funny Paper Cups with Photo-Realistic Images of Noses Printed on the Side

The Pick Your Nose Party Cups by Fred & Friends are a set of 24 funny paper drinking cups that have photo-realistic images of noses printed on the …

Samsung Gear Fit Wearable Tech for Active Mobile Consumer

This year, not only Samsung releases Samsung Gear second generation, the company also releases <b>Samsung Gear Fit</b> for active mobile consumer. It’s a …

Wearable Tech

The ARC Plasma Speaker: Today's Hits At 30,000 Volts!

The ARC Plasma Speaker looks a little like some guy’s weekend garage experiment — half-baked and barely functional — but the reality is surprisingly …

Christian Dior AW2014

Christian Dior AW2014

Classic Arcade Wristwatch from ThinkGeek

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The Journey of an Oscars Necklace

How all that bling makes it to the red carpet.<p>There's so much to pay attention to during the Oscar's, but I pretty much black out after the red carpet. My eyes are on the dresses, the accessories, and all the bling. Oh, the bling!

Today's Style Secret

We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

High-Octane Hues and a Sense of Ease at Dior

There was a sense of ease about this collection that had been missing in all of Simons’ previous work at the house — and it was pleasing to see its …