Jessica Sullivan

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Parents of captured journalist Austin Tice aim to publicize his plight

The parents of Austin Tice, a freelance journalist captured in Syria nearly three years ago, are launching an online ad campaign and petition drive this week aimed at revamping U.S. policies concerning Americans taken hostage overseas.<p>Tice, 31, a former Marine captain, had covered the Syrian civil …

Honey and Bloom: Stacking Birds Art Print

Baby girl gift with flowers and elephants. Organic placemat in pink, blue and yellow. Girl place mat for lunchbox.

26 Cool and Colorful Ways to Organize Your Kids’ Room

When you’re a kid (and a parent), keeping that room in order isn’t easy. Every parent knows all too well the frustration of wading through a river of kid stuff in an attempt to make some sense of the chaos yet <i>again</i>. If you’re overwhelmed by frantic, early-morning hunts for matching shoes or are …

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of

The dangers of Facebook to teens and young people is well documented. From online predators to cyber bullying, parties gone wrong to sextortion, it’s …

Mastering the Art of Tough Love

Yesterday, I blogged about how parenting has become a “religion” in America, where children have become the absolute centerpiece of the home and …

Parenting

Parenting Books that will be a life saver ~ The Child Whisperer, The 5 Love Languages of Children - A Thrifty Mom - Recipes, Crafts, DIY and more

Some of my friends were talking about issues we have been having with our kids (yes we are NOT perfect parents, nor do we have perfect children), and …

Cele|bitchy | Anna Faris on working motherhood: it’s ‘like a big sleeping bag of guilt’

Anna Faris covers the March issue Redbook to promote her sitcom, <i>Mom</i>. Have you seen the show? I surfed onto it by accident, watched an episode, and …

Should Parents Be Fined for Their Obese Kids?

If you have an obese child, imagine getting fined -- for up to $800!<p>This is what lawmakers are working on in Puerto Rico, where over 28 percent of kids are obese (versus 18 percent in the U.S.), reports <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>A new bill has been proposed that will allow teachers to notify school counselors …

"Me Too": The Humbling Moments of Parenthood

I took all three kids to Target the other day—alone—and I’m just going to pause here a moment for some clapping and confetti. I’m sure moms with …

Parenting

31 Real-Life Photos That Show What Romance Really Looks Like After Kids

According to pop culture, romance means candlelit dinners, walks on the beach, and sprints through airports to confess everlasting love. But as mom Julia Koumbassa puts it, romance when you're a parent is "when a trip to the grocery store without the kids counts as date night."<p>In the Valentine's …

'13 Reasons Why': A World without Hope

Once upon a time, a young novelist wrote a Young Adult novel about suicide. It became, in the words of The New York Times, “a stealthy hit with …

MonBaby Smart Button Monitors Baby's Sleep and Breathing Patterns

Each year nearly 4,000 infants 12 months and younger die unexpectedly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden Infant …

How to Stop Ruining Recess

<i>Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post published this wonderful piece by Angela Hanscom, founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program</i> …

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5 Things Moms Find Totally Sexy That Any Dad Can Do

Shares 204<p><i>There’s no Dummies guide for getting the mother of your kids turned on. But if there were, this might be it.</i><p>You know the old stereotype, …

Parenting 101: Hierarchy is crucial

BY VIRGINIA TRIOLI<p>My Italian grandmother had a dog called Bindi. A doe-eyed beagle with soft, warm, caramel-coloured ears, Bindi would always enjoy a …

Parenting

Celebrating Baby’s Firsts!

There is nothing more joyful or rewarding that those precious first-time moments you experience with your child. The first time they crawl, the first …

10 Futile Tasks That All Parents Keep Doing Anyway

There are so many moments in the day of a typical parent where we wonder–why bother? Why clean that mess, why issue that directive, why try <i>at all</i> …

Parents Might Be More Sneaky in Front of Sons

We know, parenting requires its fair share of sneakiness and little white lies. But if you have sons, that may be the case more often.<p>A new study …

How Do Parents Really Choose Their Children's Schools?

Parents want what's best for their children—they want to provide them with the best chance for success and the best opportunities, which means picking the right school is a priority.<p>However, a new study published by the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans suggests that parents don't always …

When You Want The Kind Of Love Your Parents Have

By Niki Russo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/17lW7hc<p>There are things you get too old for like your dad holding your hand while walking across the …

STFU Parents: Valentine's Day Overshare On Facebook

<b>4. Umbilical Cord Love</b><p>Umbilical cords have been fashioned into hearts for so long now, I’m almost ready for the fad to get taken up a notch. …

The Six Stages Of Dinner With Kids

<i>Annie’s gets how hard cooking for kids can be. Check out their 5 new soups to help you “choose good” here.</i><p>The majority of my day centers around …

Mom Charged with Neglect for Taking Son with Her to Adopt Brother

Mom took son out of school to go to Mongolia to adopt second child and was charged with neglect for breaking truancy law<p>Shutterstock<p>Have you ever …

Your Annual Classroom Valentine Sanity Check

<b>Clever homemade Valentines are wonderful…but only if you love doing that sort of thing.</b> If you feel the stress or “pressure to perform” ratcheting …

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Dear Exhausted Mom of Littles... (what I wish I could go back & tell my 23-year-old self)

In January, we celebrated my oldest daughter’s 10-year-old birthday and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned in the last 10 years. I’ve …