I have felt strongly about news stories before, but none so strongly as this one. A family was removed from a Jet Blue flight because of their toddler's five-minute-long tantrum. More »How Society Judges Parents of Toddlers
Charlize Theron recently adopted a baby boy. She's not married, so this means she will be parenting solo. And she's not the only female celebrity who recently made the decision to become a single parent. Sandra Bullock, Jillian Michaels and Connie Britton have all opted to become single moms by adopting a baby without being married. More »Why Celebrity Women Are Choosing to Parent Solo
"Don't forget to hold his head! And keep his feet covered! And, please, don't walk while you're carrying him!" As my friend shouted instructions to the two of us sitting on the couch holding her baby, my other friend and I looked at each other and blurted in unison, "First-time mom!" As we giggled, I remembered what first-time motherhood was like for me. More »Moms Confess: My Craziest Worry when My First Baby was Born
Keep this list of on-the-go activities handy to reference while waiting in long lines or doctor's offices. More »Sanity savers: 14 ways to entertain an antsy kid
Let’s be honest, now that you’re pregnant, travelling can feel a little daunting. But with a little preparation and patience, flying during your pregnancy can be a breeze. Our five tips for pregnant women planning on air travel is just the ticket. More »How to Fly When Pregnant
Hey moms: If you have young children, you’d do anything to make sure they grow up healthy. But sometimes, being the best parent you can be means putting your own needs first – especially when it comes to your health. More »Message to Mom: Put yourself first for a change
If you'd prefer not to give your kids sugary Easter treats this year, fill your little ones' baskets these adorable, fun--and sugar-free!--alternatives to the traditional candy gifts. More »9 Awesome Alternatives to Easter Candy
I am, at this very moment, engaged in one of my favorite parenting games: bedtime whack-a-mole. Every time one of my kids pops out of their bedroom for another drink/snack/hug/kiss/announcement-that-he-has-a-diorama-due-tomorrow, I don't get a rubber mallet with which to bop them back into their holes-er, beds. For me, getting infants to sleep was comparatively easy. They can't get out of their cribs. But preschoolers? They get their second wind at 9 p.m. and can open doors. What's a mom to do? More »Kristi Yamaguchi's Tips: Fighting the Bedtime Battle
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day -- an excuse to celebrate all things Irish (and to drink a green beer!), and the day when many people honor the patron saint of Ireland. (Much of what we've been told about St. Patrick, including that story about banishing the snakes from Ireland, is pure blarney. But he did help instill Christianity in the country.) Whether you're actually Irish or not, you can help your kids get in the shamrock spirit with these fun, easy craft projects. More »From Shamrocks to Rainbows, 10 Fun St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids
Here’s my pitch to the Food Network. Instead of airing another cake-themed competition show, how about a half-hour cooking show where a father tries to make a recipe with the “help” of his two-year old daughter. More »Cooking With Toddlers
Your parents raised you, so you should automatically agree with them on ground rules for parenting, right? Exactly... and Elmo can actually play the piano. Whether it's a sign of the times ("Carseats are mandatory, even just down the street, Dad!") or a genuine difference of opinion ("I know you let us trick-or-treat alone, but my husband and I aren't comfortable with that"), disagreeing with your parents can make them feel like you're questioning their parenting skills. More »Do Grandparents Know Best?
Struggling to get a picky eater to gobble her vegetables? Sure, plenty of kids are reluctant to eat their veggies, but we know of more than a few grown-ups who also turn up their noses at broccoli, spinach, and other produce. Try these 6 smart strategies to get your picky eaters to love -- or at least tolerate -- their veggies. More »6 Best Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Love Their Veggies
A new study out of Canada suggests that some doctors are labeling children's immaturity as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and prescribing them unnecessary medications. More »Youngest Kids in Grade More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD
Five years old and wandering the streets of inner-city Chicago: No, I wasn't a latchkey kid looking for mischief. I was there as a punishment. See, I'd been throwing a tantrum in the car and my mother decided to teach me a lesson by making me get out of the car and then driving away. Her plan was to drive around the block and then come back and get me, a little shaken and hopefully a lot chastened. Unfortunately, she'd trained me too well. More »Scaring Kids to Teach a Lesson: Ethical?
Dear Whys Guy: "Why can't my husband dress my kids in cute outfits? When he's in charge in the morning, our little girls always end up looking like they dressed themselves-in the dark, in a wind storm." More »My Husband Can't Dress the Kids Right
Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi made a career out of hard-partying. Now she may do the same with motherhood. The reality star is reportedly three months pregnant and looking to profit from tabloid deals and product endorsement deals, according to the New York Post. More »Could Snooki's Baby Make Her Millions? The Bizarre Business of Celebrity Babies
Dozens of kids in baggy pink t-shirts emblazoned with the word "acceptance" bob up and down to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" in a flash-mob style video, but a civic group from British Columbia called Burnaby Parents' Voice isn't buying the message. More »Lady Gaga Video Made by Kids Protested: Anti-Bullying Message Questioned
A veteran of the homeschool-vs-public school-vs-charter/private school wars, I thought I'd heard it all when it came to ways to educate a child. That is until this weekend when a friend told me about her decision to "unschool" her child. More »Unschooling: No Lessons, Textbooks, or Classes
When I was growing up, the word "retard" was thrown around a lot. The most common use was "that's retarded," meaning something was stupid. "That's totally retarded" probably came out of my mouth on a daily basis in the 1980s. I would have also said something was "wicked retarded," since it was, after all, New England. More »How the "R" Word Crushed a Girl's Spirit
In the age of sexting and cyber bullying, you might assume that parents could easily monitor what they're kids are doing on the phone and online. But you'd be wrong. More »Do kids have a right to privacy when it comes to texting?
Diapers, bottles and... obesity? Being a new parent was hard enough before the once-charming baby fat became a medically recognized health risk. Robert Duffy, president of Marc Jacobs, encapsulated our societal confusion when he talked about parenting in a recent interview. More »Is Baby Fat on Babies Bad?