Michael Keller

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Horrible parents: a survival guide

Growing up with a difficult parent can be crushing. Is it possible to recover? Absolutely say the founders of a new website that helps people move on<p>There’s no such thing as a perfect parent – all of us who have children understand that, and we all buy, gratefully, into the concept of “good …

Parenting

How to Raise Kids Who Can 'Love and Be Loved'

Why modeling adult affection matters.<p>Forget about an apple a day keeping the medical doctor away<i>.</i><p>If you want to do something to ensure your kids experience backed-by-research benefits like:<p>· Higher self esteem<p>· Better parent-child communication<p>· Improved academic performance<p>· Fewer psychological …

Parenting

The Six Best Tech Gifts For Kids In 2016

It’s true that parents and play industry leaders alike have all focused on getting the family to “unplug” and go “offline.” I like this movement and do like the toys and games that support these activities however, there is nothing like a great technology gift that can really wow a child.<p>Tech gifts …

10 strategies to avoid raising a spoiled brat

When your kids talk back, forget to use their manners, refuse to listen, don’t pitch in, act out and act disrespectful— it takes the joy right out of parenting.<p>Not only are their unsavory behaviors frustrating in the moment, but as they continue, you probably worry about your ability to raise a …

16 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy

When we first posted this list of feminist kids’ books in December last year, my niece was only 14 weeks old. Now she’s one, and she’s walking, …

The Brilliant $20 Gadget That Will Keep Your Beach Umbrella Firmly Anchored in the Sand

If your favorite kids can’t stop asking “why,” if they love running their own experiments, and if they never stop learning new things, these 11 gifts …

Shopping

Five easy things to do with your kids this holiday that do not involve the internet or TV

The holidays may be the most magical time of the year, but they’re also fraught. Theres’ shopping to finish, packing to complete, last-minute work demands. If it’s tempting to simply plop your kids in front of the TV or iPad to while away the school break, here’s a suggestion: Don’t.<p>Futile as it …

Home Improvements You Can Refresh Your Space With

No matter how much time and effort you put into the design and décor of your home, there will always be room for improvement. Each space and each …

The OY-L Face Cream Literally Does Everything

If you're still obsessed with the dewy-skin look we've been seeing all over the runways, you're going to love the luminating OY-L Face Cream.<p>I was recently introduced to an up-and-coming natural beauty brand, OY-L. A quick bit of backstory: The brand was founded by Andrea Pierce-Naymon as an …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

Overhead Stability in the Snatch

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to …

Your Body Image Affects Every Area of Your Life

If you've been dealing with poor body image and hoped to sweep the problem under the rug, this might change your mind: Research has found that body image strongly affects happiness, and this effect reaches into nearly every area of your life.<p>A recent survey of 12,000 American adults in the journal</i> …

These Parenting Philosophies Are Deeply Anti-Feminist

There is nothing wrong with unmedicated childbirth, breastfeeding, or attachment parenting. But there is something wrong with the pressure we put on new moms.<p>It's a sad fact of history that men have spent a tremendous amount of time policing women's bodies. It's an even sadder fact that women have …

21 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted last year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Anagraphic's Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós …

From Baby to Big Kid: 15 Nursery Items That Will Grow With Them

Prepping a nursery can be a doozy. As tempting as it is to reach for the cutesy baby decor (we’re looking at you, rubber duck patterned wallpaper), the sensible side of you *knows* that it will feel outdated by the time your baby is walking. So, with the help of VTech, we’ve curated 16 items to …

16 signs your job is destroying your marriage

"Because we spend the majority of our waking hours Monday through Friday at the office, our jobs tend to easily spill into our personal lives," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, leadership coach, and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and …

Employment

Wisconsin Mom of 8 Opens Her Home – and Heart – to Terminally Ill Babies: 'No Baby Should Have to Die Alone'

In August 2012, Cori Salchert received a call from her local department of family services that would change her life forever.<p>“They said, ‘We have a …

Parenting

24 Genius Products You Need If You Have A Toddler

With a toddler you need all the help you get.

Baby tech is sold on fear, not practicality

Anxious parents can fall prey to fear-mongering marketers<p>Last night when I put my baby to bed, I closed the door, walked downstairs and made sure that the "parent" end of my audio monitor was turned on. My eight-month-old son wasn’t wearing a booty that monitored his oxygen levels or a onesie that …

What I Saw Through a Window That Changed My Parenting Perspective

It was one of those cold, late February nights when the witching "hour" seemed to be three hours and my husband had been gone a few nights for work. I barely grasped onto my sanity through the conclusion of bedtime and had just settled into the nook of the couch to read a book. Then, a quiet …