During the course of the school year, my son’s school has needed volunteers for more activities and events than I could possibly recall. They need volunteers to run the PTA. To man the food tables at the annual “Donuts with Dad” and “Muffins with Mom” events. To supervise a slew of second-graders at the science center…
If you have a little kid, you probably have some kind of food battle raging in your home. They don’t want to sit in one spot long enough to eat a meal, they don’t want to eat that, or they don’t want to eat anything.
The world watched yesterday as Notre Dame Cathedral, a symbol of France and the Catholic Church, burned in a devastating fire that toppled its spire and destroyed most of its wooden roof. The cathedral was in the midst of a large restoration process.
At least once or twice a month, I notice that one of my son’s T-shirts has gotten too small or the hemline of a pair of pants has crept up too far, and I think to myself, “It’s time to put that in the ‘Donate’ pile.” Each time, I’m sure I will remember which item is ready to head out the door.
By my calculations (i.e., a quick Google search), I see that Game of Thrones Season 8 is about to premier on Sunday evening. It is, as basically everyone knows, mercifully in its FINAL season.
Parents of multiple children have long admitted that as each additional child comes along, the parenting standards get lower.
Nobody likes going to the dentist. Well, okay, that’s not true. At least one person who shall remain nameless (Lifehacker Managing Editor Virginia Smith) says she relishes the experience.
A decade ago, at a time when mommy blogs were rising in popularity and we all should have felt united under the umbrella of survival, the phenomenon of the Mommy Wars flared up. These so-called wars, which centered around how one chose to parent, pitted stay-at-home moms against working moms, breastfeeding moms…
When my son was in preschool, I saw an idea floating around my parenting circles: Choose a sentimental book and, starting in kindergarten, have his teacher write him a note on a page in the book. Do this every year through high school. On graduation day, give him the book.
Think for a moment about how it feels when your boss gives you a compliment about your work on a project. Now think how it feels when you overhear your boss singing your praises to another manager.
Our inner critics can be downright nasty to us. They tell us we’re not smart enough or talented enough or attractive enough. And even if, deep down, we don’t believe that’s true, the inner critic can be hard to ignore. After all, it’s our own voice and our voice should be trustworthy.
Every now and then, I feel it happen. I feel myself getting sucked into an argument with my eight-year-old son over the simplest of things. The type of outerwear needed on a particular day, maybe, or where a certain toy should be stored. And because he and I are a lot alike (let’s call us tenacious), we both have a…
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for introducing peanuts to infants, continuing the decades-long shift in practice from delaying the introduction of food allergens to introducing them early and often.
Those acceptance letters are (hopefully) rolling in, and it’s just about time to make the final decision: Where will your kid go to college?
When my son was 4, he—like most 4-year-olds—needed to move. A lot. In addition, he was the type of kid who did well when he was able to get extra sensory input, even during down time.
A native speaker and a non-native speaker walk into a bar.
Sometimes, when you’re out and about in the world, you may find that it would be really helpful to have a tape measure.
If you’ve been wondering what to do with those old car seats taking up precious space in your home, Target will take them off your hands later this month.
There is a certain scenario that my son liked to play with me when he was four years old. We’d make a house, a train and a ticket booth out of Lego Duplo blocks. A conductor would come to the house, pick up a guy and his Dalmation and take them to the dinosaur museum, which actually housed real dinosaurs and seemed…