Parenting

The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Kids

The 10 Coolest Alexa Skills for Kids

With thousands of Alexa skills available, finding the best ones for your kid can be a challenge.<p>From teaching manners to leading dinosaur-themed …

Kids

9 Things You Never Knew About Your Child's Day at School, Straight From a Teacher

While parents understand that a lot happens in between dropping their child off at school and seeing them at the end of the day, many don't recognize exactly what it's like. Along with the books, tests, and classroom assignments, your child's world is revolving around actively turning into a little …

Teaching

Curious Kids: If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Kids

The 11 Things New Parents Bring Up The Most In Therapy

"I feel so alone."<p>It’s a fact: life changes when you become a parent. And even if you think you’re prepared for the lack of sleep and change in routine (not to mention changing diapers!), adjusting to parenthood can bring challenges you never expected you’d face.<p>We asked a group of therapists to …

Social Media

New Findings Prove Kids of Working Moms Become Happy Adults

Back in 2015, preliminary results from a Harvard study revealed that daughters of working moms are more likely to be employed, hold supervisor roles …

Harvard Business School

Breastfeeding runway model Mara Martin was a hit with Instagram users

CLOSE<p>Mara Martin is competing to be a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, and caught everyone's attention when she breastfed her daughter down the …

Des Moines

True life: I wake up feeling exhausted every day

I can vividly remember the last time I remember feeling truly rested. I was on vacation with my family, and my dad and I had started a tradition of …

Motherhood

Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers Patience is Important for Safety | Fatherly

Waiting is hard for young children who spent infancy being picked up, fed, and entertained. But it’s also inevitable. Around toddlerhood — really as …

Parenting

U Up? These Hilarious New Mom Texts Get *Very* Real

While I considered myself well-researched and prepared for postpartum life, nothing seemed to help me through those endless nights like the …

Motherhood

11 Hilarious Moms Who Nailed Parenting

Some parents don't need a parenting book, they're just <b>BORN</b> with the knowledge of what makes a <b>parent great</b>. Oftentimes, what is best for you is a nice …

Humor

Ask Amy: Father-son driving lesson takes wrong turn

<i>Dear Amy: My son recently received his learner’s permit to drive.</i><p><i>The other day, backing out of a driveway, he hit our neighbor’s mailbox.</i><p><i>My husband was with him and admittedly was not paying attention at that moment.</i><p><i>The owner was nice about it, and they agreed to have my son and husband replace</i> …

Lifestyle

Jessa Duggar Has the Most Epic Response to Fan Who Asks Why Spurgeon Isn't out of Diapers yet

The mommy police are on duty again! Jessa Duggar shared an adorable photo of her and Ben Seewald's son Spurgeon riding a tractor on July 16, but it …

Duggar Family

8 Helpful iPad Apps That Make Toddler Life a Heck of a Lot Easier

Whether you're heading out on a road trip with your mini me in tow or you just need a little help once bedtime rolls around, there's probably an app for that. And while we definitely don't advise plopping your kids in front of a screen for hours on end, sometimes technology has its benefits.<p>From …

Kids

The One Thing I Didn't Expect About Motherhood

When you become a parent, some things can still come as a shock, even if you consulted parenting websites, experts, books and your friends and family …

Disney World

The Only Cleaning Trick You Need To Know If You Have Children

Bonus points: If you can get your kids to actually do this all for you.<p>There’s a Magnatile between your couch cushions, a rubber ducky under your pillow, a SpaghettiO stained rash guard on your bathroom floor. You definitely have kids (or a really, really messy spouse). Here’s a nifty trick for …

Cleaning

Traveling With My Kids Is Stressful And Exhausting. But This Is Why I Do It Anyway.

Every time we travel with our six kids, I have this moment of panic where I ask myself: <i>What have we done?! What WERE we thinking? Why did we come to</i> …

Kids

Baby Shoot Fails

9 hours ago<p>You're so proud of your little one. You made feet for children's shoes and you want everybody to know about it in one of those witty …

Parenting

True Story: The One Time I Disobeyed My Mom She Kicked Me Out

By Onicia Muller<i><br>“Get out of my house! You think you grown?!</i> <br>After seven long years of high school (it’s a Dutch/Caribbean thing), I had less than a …

Parenting

The 25 essential baby books every nursery should have

<i>Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with</i> The A.V. …

Books

Prime Day Board Games/Kids’ Toys from $5: Jenga, Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube, more

As part of Prime Day 2018, Amazon is running a number of notable sales on kids’ toys from Melissa and Doug as well as a series of deals on board games for the whole family. Everything ships free as these offers are only available to Amazon Prime members. Starting from under <b>$5</b>, head below to find …

Board Games

Dad Blogger Reminds Other Fathers That Their Day Doesn’t End When They Leave Work

Australia-based dad Brad Kearns soared to viral stardom back in 2016 when he wrote a Facebook post about the hilarious struggles he faced at home …

Parenting

Improve Your Kids' Reading Comprehension by Having Them Predict What They're About to Read

Reading with your kids is important. We all know this. If you’re like me, you dive into book after book with abandon.<p>But it turns out that by plowing …

Lifehacks

As a pregnant teen, I felt like a failure. But then I realized failure wasn’t an option.

I lay on the table in an Atlanta hospital room almost a decade ago, watching as my doctor sliced me open and yanked two slimy, screaming balls of fire from my abdomen.<p>I couldn’t describe the emotions that overtook me the first time my daughter and I locked eyes; I just knew I had to protect her. My …

Lifestyle

“Mommy loved me more.”

Research on parental favoritism has explored both the perceived as well as real preferences parents have toward their children. Various studies have …

Psychology

An Interactive Soap Dispenser that Educates Kids About Proper Hand Washing

mySafeguard is a concept of a smart soap dispenser with the purpose of teaching kids all about hygiene by making hand-washing a fun experience. It …

Personal Hygiene

Nickelodeon AR app makes slime fly out of your TV

Nickelodeon is launching an augmented-reality app that will let kids see slime, SpongeBob, blimps and other effects specially timed with programming.<p>The free Screens Up app, which launches for iOS and Android Tuesday, will add slime and special effects to Friday's Kids Choice Sports awards show. …

Augmented Reality

Amazon Prime Day: 10 magical nursery must-haves

Usually when celebrities post swimsuit photos on Instagram they don't exactly look like your average beach-going mom, but former Bachelorette (and …

Motherhood

How to Be a Friend to Someone Struggling With Infertility — Even When You're a Mom

If you’re over 25, chances are you often glance at your Facebook or Instagram feed and see shot after shot of pregnancy announcements, ultrasound …

Fertility Treatment

Kids save up to make dad’s Mustang dreams come true

It took this son at least two years to pull off the ultimate surprise for his dad.<p>Coby Oregon knew his dad always wanted a blue/green 1966 vintage Ford Mustang. After searching far and wide, he found one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.<p>Coby and his brother decided they'd give him the gift of his dreams …

Baton Rouge