Kristen Mullen

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Bossy, easygoing, tiger: what sort of a parent should you try to be?

David Cameron has stepped into a minefield with his plan for parenting classes and backing for the American ‘Tiger Mother’ Amy Chua<p>Samantha Cameron said last year that her eldest child, Nancy, then 11, was keeping a diary of growing up as the prime minister’s daughter. She said of Nancy: “She’s …

15 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 this year by a number of pediatricians …

5 Ways to Use Facebook As a Highly Sensitive Person

<b>Imagine you are standing in Grand Central Station.</b><p>People are moving past you in a blur. It is a sensory-overload of sights, sounds, smells. In some ways, it is beautiful, or even invigorating. For some people, however, it is completely overwhelming. Personally, as much as I love New York, I need a …

Every Newborn In Finland Sleeps In A Cardboard Box For The Most Brilliant Reason

If you were born in Finland in the last 60 years, chances are good that your first naps were taken in a cardboard box. That box you slept in was also …

8 Smart Things I Did as a Working Mom

I've made any number of mistakes as a mom, as my kids are only too happy to note. My personal favorite was the time that, from a business trip in Chicago, I decided my daughter was faking an illness, so I told her to get to school. When she protested that she was nauseated, I told her to "take a …

On Sadness, Family, and the Parenting Lessons of ‘Inside Out’

This weekend, my wife and I took our three sons — 8-year-old twins and their 2-year-old brother — to see <i>Inside Out</i>, which had been described to me by …

Parenting

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again. Newport, you see, has no less than nine cities to explore.<p>The "Nine …

How to Give Your Kids the World

I have heard it all. Seriously, I have heard every single excuse people have for not traveling with their children. The children are too young. There are too many of them. They're just not good travelers. How about, you don't have enough money or too few vacation days. Well, I have a secret. Not …

Conscious Parenting: What Parents Can Do To Raise Conscious Children

Today’s episode is a real eye-opener. Especially if you’re a parent, hope to someday be a parent or — you <i>have</i> parents. <b>Honestly, I believe this show</b> …

'No-Drama Discipline' wants parents to swap punishment with teaching

In their book "No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind" (Bantam), Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson make a compelling case for using a child's misbehavior as an opportunity to teach and nurture. Their approach stems from the …

Going Outside: Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

By Carly Hill<p>There is nothing more natural than breastfeeding your baby. It’s such a short and special season that you get to bond with and nourish …

This Is Why Your Baby Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

BuzzFeed News speaks to experts to find out why babies aren't designed to sleep all night. It's got more to do with evolutionary biology than you might think.<p>"How's the baby doing? Sleeping through the night yet?"<p>This line will be familiar to parents of small children. The unbroken, "normal" …

The Wired Family: Screen Time and Tech Etiquette Strategies

When I was a little kid, the only gadget was an Inspector and screen time wasn't really an issue because <i>Pee-Wee's Playhouse</i> was only on once a week. …

Dad bloggers push Amazon to rename Amazon Mom program

A push to convince Amazon USA to change its Amazon Mom membership program to the more inclusive Amazon Family is gaining momentum, thanks to a group of dads who've dedicated the campaign to their stalwart leader, the late Oren Miller.<p>Miller, who died on Saturday, was an early champion of the …

The Weight of a Mother's Love –

Image via Shutterstock<p>Hi there, Mama.<p>You may not know me, but I know you. I’ve walked in your shoes (slowly of course, so my toddler’s little legs …

Parenting

Sisterhood of Motherhood: Where Moms Get Encouragement, Not Judgment - Carrots 'N' Cake

Hi, friends!<p>I’m excited to share a new partnership with you! I’m working with Similac to help promote their Sisterhood of Motherhood, which is such …

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Online Life

28 Genius Hacks Every Lazy Parent Needs To Know

Because you deserve to be a little lazy with all that you do.

Raising a Well-Mannered Parent... No Invoice Required

You couldn't have possibly missed it this week -- the story about a 5-year-old boy from England who was given an invoice for missing a friend's birthday party that was held at a dry ski slope in Plymouth, Devon. The invoice was tucked into the child's school backpack, and the mother had charged the …

Management and Parenting: What do They Have in Common?

If you are in a management position and have children, this is probably an easy question to answer. For those of us who are in leadership positions and watch others who have children, the question is probably also an easy to answer. <b>Parenting and executive leadership have a fair amount in common.</b> …

4 Ways To Tell Whether You're A Manager Or A Leader

Too often these words are used interchangeably. I've seen managers who are, in fact, leaders and so-called business leaders who are really nothing more than managers.<p>The nuances in meaning are slight, but the business results produced by the two are drastically different. If you search online for …

4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People

German novelist and playwright Gustav Freytag wanted to understand how storytelling impacted the human psyche. He wondered, “What makes a story so engaging that it changes a person’s behavior?” After studying William Shakespeare’s work, Freytag designed a map of storytelling—a key that explained …

Leadership

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Jacob Morgan

When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow …

13 Questions Mindful Leaders Ask Daily

Don't forget to check in every day with the most important person on your team: you.<p>It's easy to become absorbed in the day-to-day grind of entrepreneurial life, to do only the next task on your plate and lose sight of the bigger picture. But is merely getting things done enough?<p>Forcing yourself to …

Financial Services

The Top 8 Street Style Trends: Spring 2015

Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping ground, is the largest indicator of whether last season's runway trends have actually taken offor if the style set has simply gone rogue. See the top 8.<p>Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping …

11 Real Women Share Their Opinions on Breastfeeding in Public

We quickly discovered that everyone has a stance about this new mom behavior.<p>Last month, Julia Wykes was breastfeeding her five-month-old son at a Starbucks in Canada when a woman complained to the male barista. She requested that he ask Julia to stop nursing her child in public because "it's …

Breast Feeding

How to Honor the Real Isis: Goddess of Magical Healing

When you hear the acronym "ISIS" lately, unfortunately, you probably recognize it as an acronym of terror and brutality. This is a shame, because "Isis" is a word that has much to offer us. Isis was an ancient Egyptian goddess worshipped all across the Mediterranean and beyond, and now is the time …