When– and How– Should You ‘Track’ Your Baby?

When– and How– Should You ‘Track’ Your Baby?

We got a question last week from a reader asking us about the best apps for tracking newborn feedings and diaper changes. To which my initial response was, “Apps? I used a yellow legal pad.” But then I remembered that was eight years ago, which might as well be 50 years as far as technology…
Do You Share Excessive About Your Children Online?

Do You Share Excessive About Your Children Online?

As parents, we do a lot of hand-wringing over how our children will handle social media as they enter their tween and teen years. This sort of stuff wasn’t around when we were their age, we lament. They aren’t mature enough to handle the responsibility, they can’t yet understand the longterm ramifications of what they…
If You See a Kid Do Something Kind, Inform Their Moms And Dad

If You See a Kid Do Something Kind, Inform Their Moms...

You know that feeling you get when the teacher waves you over for a quick chat at school pick-up? Or when another parent stops you on your way to the car and says, “Hey, I thought you should know...” Or when a neighbor calls out your name as you head up to the front door…
When to Let Your Kid Gave Up a Musical Instrument

When to Let Your Kid Gave Up a Musical Instrument

Photo: Uriel Sinai (Getty Images) For many parents, the following scenario is painfully familiar: Child becomes interested in a particular instrument after witnessing a performance on said instrument. Child begs for one of their very own. Also begs for lessons. Promises they will practice “every day.” Three months and several hundred dollars later, every practice…
If You See a Kid Do Something Good, Inform Their Moms And Dad

If You See a Kid Do Something Good, Inform Their Moms...

You know that feeling you get when the teacher waves you over for a quick chat at school pick-up? Or when another parent stops you on your way to the car and says, “Hey, I thought you should know...” Or when a neighbor calls out your name as you head up to the front door…
Ensure Your Kids Aren’t Betting on This Website

Ensure Your Kids Aren’t Betting on This Website

Screenshot: YouTube A couple of popular YouTubers, whose subscribers are largely kids, are coming under criticism for partnering with and promoting a site that entices users to gamble by spending money to open a digital “mystery box.” Jake Paul (17.7 million subscribers) and Bryan “RiceGum” Le (10.7 million subscribers) both have recently promoted MysteryBrand.net, a…
Should You Let Your Kids Curse?

Should You Let Your Kids Curse?

Over the holidays, I played a game with my family. My three nieces were at the table, so I did my best to clean up my potty mouth. I was so proud of myself for producing “crap” and “frick” instead of The Bad Words. Apparently, that was not enough; my first-grade niece turned to me…
These Are the very best Parenting Books

These Are the very best Parenting Books

New parenthood is equally exciting and overwhelming, joyful and terrifying. There’s no shortage of advice out there: If you search for “parenting books” on Amazon, more than 60,000 results will appear. On one hand, it’s nice to live during a time in which information is so readily available. On the other hand, how would you…
The Very Best Parenting Books Out There

The Very Best Parenting Books Out There

New parenthood is equally exciting and overwhelming, joyful and terrifying. There’s no shortage of advice out there: If you search for “parenting books” on Amazon, more than 60,000 results will appear. On one hand, it’s nice to live during a time in which information is so readily available. On the other hand, how would you…
Captivate Your Kids With a Toy-Sharing Membership

Captivate Your Kids With a Toy-Sharing Membership

We’re entering the season of boredom. The holidays are over and many of us are staring ahead into at least a few months of less-than-ideal weather, which means our kids are inside more, which means they’re bored. Yes, they probably just got a whole bunch of new toys during the holidays and yes, you’re still…
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