daniel tiger being comforted by his mom
Ages 2-5Ages 6-9DisciplineFeaturedMedia & TechnologyParenting StylesReviews

Daniel Tiger has a New App for Parents and it is Awesome

I was bored-browsing through the app store the other day, and Daniel Tiger’s face caught my eye. I’ve downloaded multiple Daniel Tiger apps in the past, including “Day & Night” (about helping kids to get ready for bed and ready for school in the morning) and “Stop & Go” (for …

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ActivismAges 10-12 (Tween)Ages 2-5Parenting StylesPolitics

No, I’m Not Scaring My Kids By Discussing President Trump

Like many other parents, I woke up on November 9th afraid for the future and struggling to find the right words to explain the election to my children. Though I didn’t know exactly what to say and the end result was probably far from perfect, I shared my fears about President …

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FoodParenting StylesScience

How I Became a Reasonable Mom

Next week in Washington, DC, I’m taking part in a panel discussion on what it means to be a reasonable mom. But I didn’t exactly begin my “mom life” as anything resembling reasonable. There was a long period of time when I believed a good birth had to be a drug-free …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 13-17 (Teen)Ages 6-9Media & TechnologyParenting StylesPlayReviews

To Monitor or Mentor: A Review of Screenwise by Devorah Heitner

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Screenwise: Helping Kids Survive (and Thrive) in Their Digital World, by Devorah Heitner. This new book, officially out today, explores the intersection of childhood, parenting and all these devices that we are all carrying around all the time. As someone …

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Ages 2-5DisciplineIdentityParenting Styles

Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …

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FoodParenting Styles

Forget Pintrest: Real Advice for New Stay-at-Home Parents

I recently made the transition from full-time working mom to “stay-at-home and occasionally get work done” mom, and I’ve never been happier. And by happier, I mean my life is pleasantly chaotic, and by pleasantly chaotic, I mean pleasant for at least 20 minutes a day, but mostly just chaotic. …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)BabiesFeminismIdentityLanguageParenting StylesUncategorized

No, My First Name Ain’t “Mama”

I consider myself a fairly open-minded person about any number of things. My kid comes out as pangender? No problem, as long as they’re happy and safe. Gay marriage? You love each other and want to be together in sickness and in health? Who am I to say you nay? …

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Logical Fallacies
Parenting Styles

Skeptical Parenting

Skeptical Parenting Being a parent is the hardest job any of us can have, but being a skeptical parent offers it’s own set of challenges.   There are several issues that come up when you are trying to raise your children to think critically and skeptically that the average parent probably …

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FoodHealthParenting FailsParenting Styles

Why I Think the Food Allergy Parent Who Ruined Halloween Is Probably a Hoax

Last week, the internet exploded in outrage over a Connecticut parent demanding that people pass out Necco wafers and carrots to keep her food allergic child safe and included on Halloween. Holy Peanot Butter, I have never seen so many happy haters.  Every stereotype about pain in the ass food allergy …

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HumorParenting StylesPodcast

Listen to the FIRST EVER Grounded Parents Podcast!!

It’s the first episode of the Grounded Parents podcast! Kavin came to DC, and Emily and Jenny hung out in her hotel room! And we recorded it! Many exclamation points! We talked about the having it all myth, Target and gendered toys, breastfeeding, circumcision, sleep training, GMOs, vaccines, Dr. Amy and …

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