Texting while driving is continuously cited as a reason behind many deadly accidents. Mobile text messaging apps that alert parents to text messages sent on the road may be a part of a solution.
Adornment or mutilation: The teenage wish for a nose piercing has one mother caught in a parenting dilemma as she and her husband try to balance the desires of their 16-year-old daughter with the guidelines of their Jewish traditions – and, maybe a little squeamishness.
Jessica Simpson baby born, finally, according to her publicist. Jessica Simpson's pregnancy captured the attention of pop culture hounds for month, fueled by Simpson's own penchant for attention. Now that her baby girl, Maxwell, has been born, America's tabloids must find a new obsession.
May Day is a day of dancing and maypoles, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the history and culture south of the border and Leap Day is always silly fun. Our happiness expert writes that no holiday is too small to celebrate as a family.
Screen-Free Week runs through May 6, and while it may be difficult, parents should not exempt themselves from the celebration. So, turn off those iPads, stash the mobile phones, and have a week of screen-free powered-down fun. We'll make an exception for Modern Parenthood.
May Day is a historically joyful day, with traditions that include spirited dancing, singing and the proliferation of colorful decorations, making it the perfect reason to gather together family and friends to celebrate the coming of spring.
A kiss from some random dude vs. college? The Disney Princess archetypes infuse in the hearts of young girls everywhere. But a new campaign for a college-bound princess is a twist on the fairy tale.
Kids on the margins have long had to deal with societal pressures and the need to conform to certain norms. But a recent focus on bullying and gender norms is a reminder that society needs to do a better job of recognizing and responding to such pressures.
Alicia Sliverstone has been in out of the headlines recently due to a viral video showing her pre-chewing food before feeding it to her son. Now the actress is back, defending the practice and perhaps setting herself up as the new poster mommy of premastication.
Baby names are the latest hospital service at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. The medical center boats an app and website that offer suggestions and virtual baby blankets for parents struggling over monikers for their babies-to-be.
In pursuit of happiness, parents can find joy in daily routines. While changing up your day can add novelty, our happiness expert believes that there is pleasure to be had in the repetition of reading a daily newspaper or even sweeping the floor.
Mother's Day 2012 is coming up, and the recent Ann Romney versus Hilary Rosen flap has focused attention on the issue of mothering as a job. If it's the hardest job of all, as our blogger believes, why don't parents get the same training as workers in other tough jobs?
Parenting with limits can be hard to do, especially with teens. Every parent wants to give their child the world, our teen experts acknowledge. But they also say great parents know that limits are important. Research shows that many teens actually appreciate boundaries.
Charles Taylor: His conviction of war crimes in Sierra Leone is a moment for pause for an American mom to think about the world between diapers and carpools and playdates.
Spanking debates are perennial: When a complete stranger approaches a mom to weigh in on it, parenting peer pressure becomes very real – if you're not being judged for one thing, it's another.