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Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

There are many times during the course of parenting that you find yourself somewhere with a kid, waiting for something to happen. You might be waiting for the doctor to call you back for an appointment, waiting for your food to arrive in the restaurant or waiting for the plane to land. You need something…
How to Make Certain Your Kid’s Safety seat Isn’t a Knock-Off

How to Make Certain Your Kid’s Safety seat Isn’t a Knock-Off

In more ‘Third Party Sellers Are Ruining Online Shopping and Putting Our Safety at Risk’ news, your kid’s car seat could be a fake. The federal government requires car seat manufacturers to prove their products can pass strict crash-test regulations. Once they’ve passed the tests, retailers like Target or Buy Buy Baby will decide which…
Make Your Kids Believe Your Favorite Reward Is Gross

Make Your Kids Believe Your Favorite Reward Is Gross

Sure, you could sneak around, hiding your favorite treats in the box of the blandest cereal in your pantry, devouring them in secret once the kids are safely in bed for the night. But why do that when you can brazenly enjoy it right in front of them because they believe that piece of chocolatey…
Discover the very best Sensory Play Products at the Dollar Shop

Discover the very best Sensory Play Products at the Dollar Shop

Sensory activities are a great way for young kids to explore and learn, and I’m a big fan of looking for ways to create these activities with items you already have around the home. But sometimes, you need to switch things up or stock up on a few new items to stash away for a…
Moms and dads: How Do You Deal with the Space In Between the School Day and the Work Day?

Moms and dads: How Do You Deal with the Space In...

When presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill yesterday that would lengthen the school day by three hours—to better align with the traditional work day—it raised a bigger question: Does the school day need to be longer or should the work day be shorter? It doesn’t appear that Harris is advocating for more instructional…
How to Address Your Tween Child’s Body Hair Issues

How to Address Your Tween Child’s Body Hair Issues

“Wow, you’re so hairy,” the boy standing to my daughter’s left said. He gazed in awe at her rounded seven-year-old arm, brown from the summer sun, and the silky, dark hair encircling it. It was the first day of second grade and the first time someone remarked about my daughter’s body hair. But I had…
The Very Best Method to Eliminate Your Kid’s Excess Toys

The Very Best Method to Eliminate Your Kid’s Excess Toys

Photo: Shutterstock Evil WeekEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We've got all the info you need to successfully be unsavory. There are many…
How to Get Work Done When Your Kids Are House

How to Get Work Done When Your Kids Are House

Everybody has a plan for working from home right up until the moment your kid wakes up with a runny nose and a slight fever. At that point, many parents will tell you it’s just about getting through the day. But sometimes, with the right mindset and tactics, you can have it all. I work…
Blackface Ought To Not Become Part Of Your Halloween Outfit

Blackface Ought To Not Become Part Of Your Halloween Outfit

With Halloween just two days away and all the last-minute costume-making panic that is sure to ensue, it seems like a good time for a friendly reminder: Blackface is still racist and should not be a part of anyone’s costume, child or adult. You can be LeBron James, Barack Obama or Beyoncé without darkening your…
Usage Your Kids to Get Your Method

Usage Your Kids to Get Your Method

Being strategic about what you say to your partner in front of your kids is pretty crucial. And most of that strategy involves what you don’t say. Around the time we realize that our kids are actually starting to understand our words, we’ve got to (mostly) rein in the cursing, we have to really consider…
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