Youngsters

10 No-Nonsense Tips For Parents

I’m not a worrisome mom. At least not about the small things. The biggest thing that keeps me up at night is worrying my kids won’t have anyone to eat lunch with at school. My kids are 1 and 2...Read More
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    Looking for drinks for a summer party? Or planning on handing your kids off and drinking by yourself on the front porch? Great idea, either way. Transport yourself to West Egg and pretend its the 1920s with these five cocktails inspired by ...

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  • 5 Steps For A Great At-Home Movie Night

    When you don’t feel like spending half of your kids’ college fund on movie tickets, popcorn, and sodas, a DIY movie night at home is a pretty great substitution....

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    Handling “I’m Bored!”

    There are two words that I currently hate more than most.  I would happily take a handful of crude potty words or even a few of the milder swear words instead of …

    I’m bored!

    Ugh!

    I don’t know if it is the sight of him standing amongst all the Legos, toys, and art supplies as he says it or the electronics that not only cost a lot but are carelessly left around the house.  Maybe it is the dramatic way that those words are expressed or the annoyance that I am met with when I suggest the park, playground or store. READ MORE

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  • Things That Are Not Okay

    Driving safely is a passion of mine. Car crashes are the #1 cause of death to young people yet for some reason we aren’t doing enough to change this or even talk about it. Every day around 110 Americans die in car crashes and most are...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    A Piece of Advice

    I know so many friends, family, and acquaintances having babies in the next six months it’s ridiculous. I am so incredibly happy for all of them and while I do have tons of advice to pass on, the one thing I want them to know: never say never. Any time you have ever uttered the words “my kid will NOT do that” know that you’re child will in fact do just that. READ MORE

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  • Selfishness Is A Virtue

    Before I had kids, I thought that the best moms were the June Cleaver’s of the world. They seemed to live and breathe only to care for their children. Sending each one off to school with a homemade lunch, accompanied by a handwritten love...

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  • This Three Year Old Knows How To Argue!

    “Linda, honey, listen.”  Are your kids this creative at arguing?...

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    Daring Baby Escape

    Come one, come all, and witness this teeny tiny Houdini’s escape! READ MORE

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    Jill Robbins

    Two Random Parenting Fails

    I think we’re good parents most of them time, great parents some of the time. But other times, we just suck. Here are two examples of our less than shining moments in parenthood. Keepin’ it real. READ MORE

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  • Who The Flicka?: Jennifer Lizza

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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  • A Letter To My 20-Year-Old Self

    Dear 20-year-old Lois, Please go take a cooking class. I know you won’t do it, but see that nice flat stomach you have in the picture?...

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