Crowdfunding is giving parents the chance to put their money where the ideas are, to produce the toys and entertainment they want for their kids. Products such as "Lammily" – the 'average Barbie' – and the popular GoldieBlox building sets are examples of crowdfunding at work.
One mom realizes that her husband is a better partner in parenting when he has a chance to geek out with his pre-baby interests.
One study published by Pediatrics has lead to multiple reports that smart phones and parenting don't mix. Before telling parents to ditch their mobile device, it's important to read the entire study.
Sheryl Sandberg has launched a new 'Ban Bossy' campaign which aims to let girls in leadership shine by removing negative labels such as 'bossy' placed on girls taking charge. What other words for powerful, leading women should be banned?
Mario Day: Gaming is usually not something kids and parents see eye-to-eye on, but Mario Day gives one mom the chance to reflect on bonding with her son over the characters of the popular Nintendo game series.
Zaineb Abdul-Nabi made history during the 2014 Oscars as the first American-Muslim woman to wear a hijab on the red carpet and on stage at the awards. One writer points out that it is her work in film that should define her, and not her head covering.
On National Salesperson Day, one mom takes a look at how kids can be natural-born salespeople when they want something badly enough.
Alexa Ray Joel is following in her father's footsteps, choosing a smaller stage for her venue. The daughter of the "Piano Man" will be playing New York City's Cafe Carlyle this April.
Teens growing up in a networked world face a lot of concerns, from maintaining privacy to asserting self image. Research presented in the book 'It's Complicated: the Social Lives of Networked Teens' provides the teen perspective.
Artist Nickolay Lamm is on his way to crowd funding a new line of dolls to take on the Barbie empire, inspired by average teen girls.
Fast food is never the best option, but it is often the easiest, especially when wrestling a car seat.
National Pancake Day is a way to enjoy one of the world's favorite breakfast foods and give back to the community. One mom remembers a special breakfast with her sons that provided not only pancakes, but also a hilarious memory to last a lifetime.
One mom is starting the anti-drug chat with her daughter – really early. Thinking a decade or so in advance, this mom tackles a parenting topic likely to shift a lot more in US culture before her daughter even hits her teens.
Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. 'Human Barbie,' is distraction from real news coming from Ukraine. Parents need to lead their kids through the clutter of the Internet to find, and understand, the important headlines.
In countries such as India, shifting traditional family models create a new need for a formalized foster care system that ensures all children a family atmosphere, regardless of family size.
Who you are now matters more than who you were in the past, and it is never too late to offer forgiveness to yourself, and ask forgiveness from others.