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The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

TV

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

<b>1. How adored she is.</b> No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.<p><b>2. How to cook.</b> She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them …

Parenting

The Letter I Gave My Daughter on Her 10th Birthday

Let's get one thing straight, I'm no Brent Almond. He of Designer Daddy fame has been sweetly tucking hand-drawn cartoon monsters and superheroes into his son's lunch box every day for this entire school year. He's the kind of dad that makes the rest of us look like lazy bozos. I can't even begin …

Parenting

How to Really Encourage Your Daughter's Leadership Abilities

One of the most defining moments of my college career is a time I don't often think about anymore. At the time, of course, it was completely nerve-wracking. It was the middle of the first semester of my sophomore year, and I had decided to drop my Organic Chemistry class. To do so, I needed to have …

High School

Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying'

Picture this: You are alone in your house with the person you trust most, and it's been a long day. Unfortunately, you two are getting into an argument about something you really care about. You're feeling emotional and vulnerable, and your loved one just doesn't seem to understand at all how …

Parenting

How to Make a Lego Key Holder

How to make a Lego key holder/hanger and note board. Tired of losing your keys? Well keep them safe and in one place with this fun Lego key holder. …

The Important Thing About Yelling

I cherish the notes I receive from my children -- whether they are scribbled with a Sharpie on a yellow sticky note or written in perfect penmanship on lined paper. But the Mother's Day poem I received last spring from my first-born daughter left a profound impact.<p>It was the first line of the poem …

Parenting

What I Know One Year After Giving My Teenager an iPhone Contract

In 2012, I sat down and wrote a list of rules for my teenage son, Gregory, to follow after receiving an iPhone for Christmas. He read it, laughed at how on point it was and agreed to it. The viral, global response and professional opportunities spawned from that piece simply reflect life's wild …

Networking

What I Hope My Daughter Always Sees When She Looks in the Mirror

My Tegan,<p>You are 20 months and three weeks old today, my precious girl who is full of words and life, whose day has a rhythm that you dance to -- routines that help you to thrive, feel safe and secure in your expanding world.<p>If they're taken away -- because we have company, because we sleep away …

Parenting

Sh*t Every New Parent Should Know

<b>It does not go by so fast.</b> People who tell you "it goes by so fast" do not have babies or small children at home. It goes by so slow. But you know what? That's good! There's more room for error! Be grateful.<p><b>They're up all night to get lucky.</b> Because their stomachs are so small, newborns need to eat …

Parenting

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Parenting

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After A Year Of Parenting, Only One Thing Is Certain

In which comics artist Grant Snider, who is dad to a 1-year-old baby girl, gets at the ultimate truth of having kids.<p><b>For more of Snider's work, visit Incidental Comics.</b>

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cooking Safety

A friend of mine was at home one evening with her three sons, ages 8, 6 and 1, and her mother. Her husband was away on a business trip. A fire started in the microwave in the kitchen and quickly spread to other rooms. She told her 8-year-old to grab the baby and get outside. Then she got her …

Catchfire

What Should Be In Your Baby's Medicine Cabinet

What Should Be In Your Baby’s Medicine Cabinet<p>Are you preparing for your first child and wondering exactly <b>what you will need to keep him clean and</b> …

Must-Haves For A Comfortable Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a magical time. Your body goes through a great number of amazing changes to grow a new human being. But many of these changes can be …

Engaging Wall Art for the Modern Nursery

A modern nursery is one with clean lines, and unique finds. Engaging your baby with artwork that has been chosen just for them is a rewarding task! …

Hot Baby Names: The 16 hottest choices of 2013 (so far)

What will you name your baby? The hot baby names making the most dramatic leaps up the popularity list at Nameberry so far this year include names inspired by a beloved literary character, a historic president and a new pope; the name of a cuddly animal and a term for a laid-back attitude.<p>Our 2013 …

Countdown to Baby: Things to do the month before baby arrives

Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, the month before the little bundle of joy arrives can be a hectic one. There are so many things to do …

Tips for Introducing Your Dog to the New Baby

Long before having babies, many people are already parents to their beloved four-legged friend. Are you the proud parent of a fur baby? If so, once …

Pets

Chicco's New NextFit Convertible Car Seat Is a Game Changer When It Comes to Installation

You know you're an experienced car seat installer when you actually get giddy over a new seat that claims to fix your biggest issues with the whole …

Sprout Home Q&A of the Week: How To Baby-Proof Your Houseplants

<i>For this week's Sprout Home, expert Tara Heibel is answering common questions about baby-proofing your home's plants. She's providing some helpful hints and tips to make sure you're choosing the best greens for you and your family.</i><p><b>Q</b>: I have a 7-month-old who is really into plants. I love plants, …

Plants

Child Safety Basics for Your Home

Accidents are the leading cause of death for children. Most of these deaths could easily be prevented, so it is, therefore, important to keep your …

Home Improvement

How to Baby-Proof Your Home [Infographic]

Crawling around your home on your hands and knees may seem a rather strange thing to do, but if you are the parent of a baby just learning to move …

5 App-Enabled Baby Monitors That Work With iOS Devices

1. Withings Smart Baby Monitor<p>2. Philips InSight Wireless Home Monitor<p>3. Belkin WeMo Baby<p>4. BabyPing<p>5. iBaby Monitor - M3<p>While baby monitors have …

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health -- and yours.<p>Baby Sleep: Get the Facts<p>During the early days of life with a newborn, you're focused on what's best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a …

Merci, Baby! 15 Cute Shower Thank-You Notes

Blissful Bear Cards<p>gorgeous postcards<p>letterpress thank-you notes<p>Paper Source Cards<p>custom Mommy-to-Bee cards<p>$80<p><i>from</i> etsy.com<p>adorable onesie</i> …