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Thursday, May 6, 2021
How to Make the Most of a Day Without the Kids

How to Make the Most of a Day Without the Kids

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Photo: Martin Novak (Shutterstock)If you are a parent of a child or children who live at home with you, I’m going to take a wild guess here and say: You need a break. And no, a break does not constitute one masked-up hour in a grocery store, trying to limit the number of things you…
Teach Kids What Makes a Good April Fool’s Day Prank (And What Doesn’t)

Teach Kids What Makes a Good April Fool’s Day Prank (And...

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Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock)April Fool’s Day is nearly here, which means all your unfunny friends are about to announce their fake pregnancies, marking a day that is often more annoying than amusing. However, young kids love to pull pranks, and it can be fun to bask in their utter glee—if we teach them what makes…
The Best Ways to Survive a Road Trip With Small Children

The Best Ways to Survive a Road Trip With Small Children

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Photo: Youproduction (Shutterstock)As more of us get vaccinated and begin looking toward a somewhat more normal summer ahead, you may be thinking a good old-fashioned road trip is in order. It’s also possible that while you’ve been locked up for a year, you’ve forgotten how to survive while trapped in a vehicle with young children…
Use a Book Light for Nighttime Diaper Changes

Use a Book Light for Nighttime Diaper Changes

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Photo: UvGroup (Shutterstock)One thing about babies is, they don’t just dirty their diapers during the day, when everyone is awake and alert and ready to tackle the job. You’re going to do plenty of nighttime changes, too, and you’ll need to illuminate the situation at least enough to ensure you’re doing a decent job—but not…
Why Your Kid Needs a Plant

Why Your Kid Needs a Plant

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Photo: Switlana Sonyashna (Shutterstock)We all benefit from having something to nurture—maybe now more than ever, if the spike in dog adoptions during the pandemic is any indication. And putting them in charge of caring for another living thing is a great way to teach kids responsibility and empathy (with your help and guidance to keep…
How to Create a Digital Baby Book

How to Create a Digital Baby Book

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Photo: PeoGeo (Shutterstock)It’s nearly as cliché as every new parent’s plan to “sleep when the baby sleeps”—you buy the sweet baby book with all its spots for keepsakes, photos, and handwritten memories. You’re going to document baby’s first tooth, first haircut, first word, first everything. You tuck it away on a bookshelf for safe keeping,…
These Are the Best Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Little Kids

These Are the Best Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers for Little Kids

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Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock)I’m not religious, but I’ve always loved celebrating the secular version of Easter. It feels like it marks our official emergence from winter, with all of its baby chicks, pastel eggs, floral napkins, and grinning bunnies. I’m here for all of it—and this year, that means creating baskets for my toddler-aged niece…
How to Parent Like Harry and Meghan

How to Parent Like Harry and Meghan

Photo: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images (Getty Images)Even those who were highly anticipating Oprah’s interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably found themselves stunned at various revelations made throughout last night’s two-hour special. Pick any number of headlines you’ve probably already seen—from Meghan’s suicidal thoughts to concern from at least one member of…
Ask New Parents If They’re Ready for Visitors

Ask New Parents If They’re Ready for Visitors

Photo: Phattana Stock (Shutterstock)Welcoming a new baby into your life can be a wonderful, joyous time; it can also be exhausting and overwhelming as hell. Especially if it’s your first child, it’s hard to predict how you’ll feel in the immediate aftermath—and whether you’ll want visitors around much (if at all) in those early days.…
How to Help Your Teen Manage Their Relationships During the Pandemic

How to Help Your Teen Manage Their Relationships During the Pandemic

Photo: oneinchpunch (Shutterstock)The list of experiences that teenagers are missing out on during the pandemic can feel endless. Two different classes of high school seniors will look back on their final year of childhood as one of the most boring and isolating of their young lives. Most of the biggest and best milestones went virtual,…

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