Christmas travel: Holidays can be fraught with anxiety when a look or a comment from a grandparent can trigger self-doubt in your parenting abilities. Here are a few tips for ways to stand your ground and avoid conflicts during the holidays.
Antibacterial soaps: Study finds no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than good old soap and water. Are we trying to make our kids too clean?
Bindi Irwin: The daughter of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin has a boyfriend. Bindi Irwin's animal-activist background offers guidance for parents tracking their teens dating – tread gently, observe quietly, and try not to spook the wildlife.
Peter O'Toole: A father remembers the life of Peter O'Toole and looks forward to using 'Lawrence of Arabia' as a tool to teach his own son some real-life lessons.
Amber Rose: Shapely selfie of entertainer Amber Rose post-baby reminds one mom of four to stand tall and smile for the camera.
'Hobbit' returns: 'The Desolation of Smaug,' the second installment in 'The Hobbit' movie trilogy, grows a family's love of the classic children's book.
Learning from Newtown: Whether or not we believe in the right to bear arms, we must believe that our children should never again become targets. Can we learn from Mandela's principles of peace?
Holiday Gifts: One mother laments that cowgirl and pirate costumes for girls are virtually non-existent, while another finds proof that real cowboys do wear pink.
Duck Dynasty may seem like the bottom of the reality television barrel, but this blogger has found Duck Dynasty to be one of the only shows on television that is both genuinely funny and clean enough to watch with kids.
Newtown: A new mom reflects on the time when Newtown rallied around her family, and sees hope in the future as families brace for the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
Texas teen Ethan Couch: Ethan Couch receives ten years probation after killing four in a drunk driving accident. Could more attentive parents have helped curb what the defense called 'affluenza?'
Holiday Shopping Angel: Holiday shopping can be a major stress of the season, but one Nordstrom saleswoman brings joy to a weary shopper right when she needs it most.
Elian Gonzalez: As Elian Gonzalez claims his place on the world stage once again, this blogger takes comfort in his triumph: 'While we may want an easier, safer, freer path for our children, the more difficult way is often what makes rather than breaks them.'
Teens leaving Facebook: One mom knows the reason, and it's MUMPS (Massively Uncool, Middle-aged Parents).
Hour of Code Initiative: The week-long Hour of Code initiative strives to help kids better understand their ever-changing technological world – and maybe even get a job.