Parenting

Do You Know When You Should Really Take Your Kids to the ER?

According to new research, many parents don't know how to handle certain urgent medical issues.<p>Would you take your child to the emergency room if he or she got a minor burn? What about if your child swallows a pill or starts choking?<p>If you're like half the parents surveyed for a recent study, you …

Babies

What to Say Instead of "What Is It?" When Kids Show You Their Artwork

When little kids create a work of art—say, a drawing or painting or pipe cleaner sculpture—adults typically respond in two different ways. There’s …

Jackson Pollock

Eminem Is ‘Proud’ Of Daughter Hailie After Drama With Ex-Wife Kim — She’s ‘The Very Best’

Eminem is super proud his daughter Hailie Scott Mathers has achieved so much despite the issues he’s had with her mom, Kim, HollywoodLife.com has …

Celebrity Gossip

Why I'll Never Judge That Mum Who Has Her Kids Out Shopping At Midnight

<i>Why do poor people drag their kids grocery shopping at midnight? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

In the Middle of the Night

Carolyn Hax: How to teach an old horndog new tricks

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hello, Carolyn: I’m wondering the best way to confront my father about his behavior in respect to women. I’m the 25-year-old eldest of my father’s five children. My sister and I were conceived with my mother, who left him some 20 years ago. His actions</i> …

Lifestyle

The Amazing Story of One Girl Who Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at Age 8

This little girl was diagnosed with breast cancer as a child. Two years later, her family is still reeling—emotionally and financially.<p>When Chrissy Turner was just eight years old, she found a painful lump under her nipple. Initially, doctors weren't concerned about the spot—but after conducting …

Cancer

Esther Rantzen: Decline of the housewife leaves children with no-one to talk to

The decline of the housewife and the addiction to being busy is leading a generation of children to depression and anxiety, Esther Rantzen has warned.<p>The Childline founder said that children have no-one to turn to because their parents are constantly working and have no time to talk to them about …

Mental Health

Serena Williams' Tweets Are The Epitome Of New Mom Bliss

So endearing!<p>Serena Williams appears to be loving motherhood.<p>The tennis icon and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., on Sep. 1.<p>While having a new baby comes with a lot of chaos, diaper blowouts and sleep deprivation, there are also …

Serena Williams

3 Rules for Low-Cost Living, From a Dad Who Shares a 1,000-Square-Foot Condo With 5 Kids

Embracing minimalism is key.<p>Like many young couples, Adrian Crook and his wife moved from the city to the suburbs when they had their second …

Family

Hero Mom Buys Cute Unicorn Toy Knowing It Will Scare the Sh*t Out of Her Kids

When Jessica Mags bought an adorable stuffed unicorn toy, she knew that her kids would love it. However, she also knew that it was going to scare the absolute sh*t out of them, as the sweet fantastical creature's face goes from cute to creepy (read: terrifying) in a split second.<p>"Can't. Stop. …

Kids

The Unique Challenges—and Charms—of a Third Child

As a mother to three boys, ages 7, 4, and 2, I’m often asked about my family dynamics by moms with two kids (especially ones who are considering …

Epidurals Don't Stall Labor, Study Says

If you're worried that an epidural could slow down your birth, this study says you can rest easy.<p>Longer labor is linked to adverse outcomes, so doctors usually reduce or discontinue epidurals to avoid prolonging the main stage of labor. But a study in <i>Obstetrics & Gynecology</i> suggests there aren't …

Pregnancy

The 8 Best LEGO Sets to Buy in 2017

01 of 08<p>You really can’t go wrong with the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box. Whether you already have a LEGO collection or are just starting …

Lego

The Best Board Games for a Successful Family Game Night

In a screen-focused world, board games can seem antiquated to some, particularly kids. But in our family, we have found that putting down the tablets …

Board Games

My Kids Are Extroverts, And I Am Exhausted

I only have three kids, but there are currently five children walking around my house right now eating all of the food I just bought. Taylor Swift is …

Introverts

Screens can cause addiction even among very young children

Regulators and programme makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and …

Heartwarming Photos Show Triplets' Journey In And Out Of The NICU

Each baby weighed three pounds at birth.<p>When Tom and Jackie Ochenkowski learned they were expecting, they were thrilled and looked forward to telling their daughter Brooke that she was going to be a big sister. But at her eight-week ultrasound appointment, Jackie found out they were getting a …

Pregnancy

Moms worry trick-or-treating as ‘Moana’ is ‘cultural appropriation’

The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes.<p>An article on raceconscious.org by …

Cultural Appropriation

Top Christmas toys for 2017: Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Hamleys reveal the best gifts for kids

Christmas is just around the corner, and with the festive season finally here many high street stores have already revealed their top toys of the …

Lego

Parents Turn Son's Wheelchair Into Elaborate Halloween Costumes

"Halloween is just a day when we can just stop looking at the actual wheelchair and look at the boy in the costume," the boy's mother says.<p>When Halloween night rolls around, all eyes in Melrose Park, Illinois, will be on Anthony Alfano.<p>The 8-year-old has cerebral palsy and gets around in a …

Holidays

Why Are Millennials So Afraid of Freedom? I Think We Know

0<p>An extremely insightful and rather frightening op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times looks at why Millennials are “so wary of freedom.” It’s by Clay …

New York Times

This Adorable 2-Year-Old Got a Spooky Surprise

Mom captures toddler’s epic reaction to cute, then creepy unicorn stuffed animal.<p>A mom’s video of her 2-year-old son basically having a (funny) nervous breakdown over a toy with multiple personalities is taking over the Internet this week.<p>Jessica Magyar posted a video to Facebook of a unicorn toy …

Cats

What Grievances Do You Have With Your Friends Who Have Kids?

When you don’t have kids but have friends who do, issues can arise. Their lives change dramatically as a parent while yours largely remains the same, …

Helicopter Parents Are Now Calling Grad Schools And Impersonating Their Kids

For the snowflake generation, the coddling does not end at high school graduation. Helicopter parents not only continue to hover once their children …

Conservative View

Dolly Parton opens up about not having kids: 'God has a plan for everything'

You're never too old to have a second childhood, and if Dolly Parton is any measure, it seems like a whole lot of fun.<p>The 71-year-old legendary country singer has recently released her first children's album, "I Believe In You," and during her visit to TODAY Monday agreed with Matt Lauer that yes, …

Entertainment

Aldi releases wooden toy range for Christmas and kids will love it

With Christmas fast approaching and major stores releasing their lists of this year’s most popular toys and gadgets, one budget store is taking …

Kids

Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays

(Reuters Health) - When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small U.S. study suggests.<p>The study focused on kids who are eligible for therapy …

Autism

How Do We Raise Boys to Not Be Like Harvey Weinstein? Mayim Bialik Weighs In

As the world continues to process the disturbing allegations against Harvey Weinstein, parents are also wondering how they can better the way boys are raised. In a new video, Mayim Bialik shared how she plans on raising her two adolescent sons to respect women and those around them.<p>After talking …

Harvey Weinstein

Why you need to start treating your parents like grownups: Vaz-Oxlade

If you have a parent who is irresponsible with money, you need to recognize this is not your problem.

Canadian News

Forget the Cake: Blake Lively’s Daughter Wanted Steak For Her Birthday

No sweets for one-year-old Inez—she skipped the smash cake and went right for the steak.<p>Mom of two Blake Lively stopped by <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> on Friday to chat about daughters James and Inez, who are 2- and 1-years-old, respectively.<p>“You know, it’s super-calm at our house,” the …

Blake Lively