A 9-year-old has developed his own app, 'Treehouse Wars,' with the help of his entrepreneur father, a game-creation website, and crowdsourced funding. Are mobile apps the new 'Tinker Toys?'
Diana Nyad completed a challenging swim from Cuba to Florida Monday in a demonstration of perseverance, bravery, and dedication fit to inspire adults and children for years to come.
David Beckham has announced plans to open a pie and mash restaurant chain with foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay, disappointing this mom and her Beckham fan family.
Miley Cyrus spurred a litany of online criticisms and guides for combating the not so subtle misogyny of her VMA performance with Robin Thicke this weekend leaving this youth pastor to wonder why Thicke escaped such criticism.
Colonel Meow, the feline Internet sensation, receives the Guinness nod as world's hairiest cat. Children will see a tiny living plush toy to cuddle, while parents looking into the jaws of housekeeping.
Back-to-school time resurrects the perennial earn or learn debate about pay for good grades. This school principal and father ponders the outrageous fortunes of a childhood with parents who cruelly believed that kids should work merely for the reward of insight and joy and self-improvement ... and not for cash.
Poll shows a majority of Americans say they pray daily. As families head to church on this long Labor Day weekend, this mom holds up a prayer to consider: To honor the common, indeed sacred, sense of humanity of each person as a fellow traveler: I don't need to be like you to respect you; you don't need to be like me to respect me.
The Twittersphere erupted with speculation that Drake's new album cover features a portrait of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy; Drake says 'no,' the illustration is of him as a child.
Twerking, Miley Cyrus-style, got this mom cogitating on 'danthropology' and the long line of dances kids are forbidden to do, from the lambada on back to Josephine Baker. Her basic rule for her kids is: Don't perform any move you wouldn't want to see your mom do in front of your friends.
Baby showers may bring to mind towers of pink and blue gifts, but presents should not take precedence away from the thrill and anticipation of a new baby.
News that an 8-year-old Louisiana boy shot and killed his grandmother after playing a video game has reignited public discussion of the link between violence and video games.
Back to school anxieties around getting the right "look" and managing complex academic and social calendars loom large as families gear up for the start of the school year.