Laura Mead-Wilson

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Toddler Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

Disciplininga toddler can feel sometimes like an uphill battle. After all, it's not called the "terrible twos" for nothing. Despite their small size, …

Moms don’t need more mugs and wine glasses. Here’s what they really want for Mother’s Day.

By Wendy Irvine<p>Every 12 months our inboxes groan with lists of “unique” gifts “mom would love for Mother’s Day.” Maybe it’s just me, but you know what moms don’t love? Lists that urge our kids to spend money they don’t have for stuff that has little to do with the bond between mom and child.<p>I can’t …

Parenting

A Psychiatrist Told Us Why Her Patient Killed Her Children

In 2016, Carol Coronado was sentenced to three life prison terms for the murder of her three daughters.<p>Rudy Coronado was working on his truck outside his home near Carson, California, on May 20, 2014, when his mother-in-law started screaming.<p>Rudy rushed into the house to reveal a gruesome scene: …

Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck

If you are a parent and have been suddenly thrust into the world of kids’ music, I am sorry. Most of the stuff out there is mind-numbingly bad. …

Getting a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of other issues with toddlers such as tantrums, meltdowns, crankiness, and a disagreeable demeanor. Sleep …

Dental Care

41 Tweets For Parents Who Run On Coffee And Wine

Bottoms up!<p>When you’re a parent, it takes a lot to get through the day. Or maybe it just takes coffee. And wine.<p>In honor of all the parents who run on these twin elixirs of life, we’ve rounded up some hilariously relatable tweets on the subject. Cheers!

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

5 things you only know when you're sleep-deprived

It’s been four years and two months since I last slept through the night. Funnily enough, four years and two months is also the age of my oldest child. No prizes for guessing there’s a link here. I struggle to remember what it feels like to go to bed in the blissful knowledge that the next time …

7 Bedtime Rituals That Work

An effective sleep routine for toddlers & kids starts with fun, relaxing bedtime rituals. Here's where to start.<p>Too many parents dread the pre-bed …

Photo of boy crying hysterically when meeting baby sister goes viral

A photograph that captured the moment a young toddler met his baby sister for the very first time has gone viral, thanks to the boy’s emotional …

I Co-Slept With My Son Until He Was 2. Here's What I Wish Everyone Knew

I had no idea what type of parent I would be until I had my first child, Timothy. You can try to plan out how you will act or react ahead of time, …

Parenting

11 Things You Need After Having A Baby (But No One Tells You About)

Baby number one joined a well-prepared household. For nine months, I rested in my baby-free bed and read about what to expect. I took classes on …

Learning to roll with being ‘good enough’ at work and parenting

By Michelle Hainer<p>A few months ago, an article titled “The New Midlife Crisis For Women” kept popping up in my Facebook feed. I wondered if they were talking about me, but it was a few weeks before I had time to sit down and read it without interruption.<p>The gist was that women who are either …

Work from Home

Potty Training Doesn’t Have To Suck, But It Probably Will. Here’s How To Make It Easier.

There comes a moment in every mom’s life when she throws her hands in the air and says, “Fine! I’ll potty train this kid! I cannot change one more …

Parenting

Moms Everywhere Are Ditching the iPad in Favor of Amazon's Tablet for Kids

Cheap, durable and pre-loaded with content ... what's not to like?<p>I believe that if you hear something once, it’s a rumor. Twice, it’s a coincidence. …

How Lisa Loeb Went from 90s Indie Sensation to Grammy-Winning Kids Musician

In 15 years of making kid's music, Loeb has established herself as one of the genre's top artists.<p>Last night, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb took home …

How to Truly Show Your Partner Appreciation In a Marriage

Because when validation doesn’t occur, people tend to look for it elsewhere.<p>When hearing people discuss the tenets of good relationships, the word …

Here Is How 3 Sleep Methods Looked A Year Later

The biggest myth about parenting is that you step in the realm with a furnished plan about exactly how you will address feeding, sleeping, …

The Husband Stitch Isn’t Just a Horrifying Childbirth Myth

When repairing episiotomies or tearing from birth, some providers put in an extra stitch “for daddy,” with painful consequences for women.<p>“Yeah, …

Staying home with kids is a job. So how does it fit on a resume?

Staying at home to raise a child is very much a full-time job, as anyone who’s done it or seen it up close can attest. Once a parent who has stepped out of the workforce is ready to step back in, however, finding the right words to describe <b>t</b>hat time at home to a potential employer can be a tricky …

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Feminism