A new study soon to be published in the journal Developmental Science finds that baby talk in a one-on-one setting, as well as how vowel sounds in words are exaggerated, are linked with better language development skills. One mom realizes that jokes are a big part of her baby talk repertoire.
Candace Cameron Bure has released a book in which she advocates for a "submissive" role as a wife to her husband. One riled mom reacts, then realizes there's more than one way to lead a household, especially after her son surprises her with the news that she is second in charge to dad.
The new Old Spice ad featuring moms having a hard time watching their boys acting like grown men, and smelling like them too, hits close to home for a mom of four boys currently engaged in a war of scents.
'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua is back to tell parents how to get the job done by making their kids more fiercely competitive. Meanwhile, one 'Kung Fu Panda Mom' bear hugs her kids, knowing control is an illusion.
Handwritten notes are an expression of love. Even a simple smiley face or the words 'I love you' in ballpoint pen are more than enough.
While keeping the big picture in focus can help keep families on a positive trajectory, this blogger lauds Anne Lamott's reminder, 'If you fixate on the big picture, the whole shebang, the overview, you miss the stitching.'
A new New Year's resolution: Create some un-resolutions to cut down on the parenting to-do list.
Supervolcano reports in the news are capturing the attention of many parents, but plugged-in kids might find a supervolcano of little surprise after what science fare they find online.
While the recent Snapchat breach has reignited calls for 'external' Internet safetyguards for kids, including monitoring and filtering, guest blogger Anne Collier suggests that focusing on 'internal' safeguards could help prepare kids to handle whatever threats come their way, online or off.
Winter storm Hercules: It takes a Herculean effort from one mom to set an example for her kids and help homeless adults, teens, and families through winter storm Hercules.
Tales from the road: The Suhay family meets face-to-face with virtual friends, vistis old haunts, and reconnects with family as they resurrect the lost art of the family road trip.
New Year's Eve: Need to keep kids occupied while preparing for a New Year's Eve party? Get them involved in the right kind of tasks.