A Mom's Defense of Facebook Oversharing

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Some may call it oversharing, but Kathy Zucker finds no issue with documenting her kids' lives on social media. In fact, she sees it as a gift. "Of all the thousands of pictures my parents took of me as a child, I have exactly ten," Zucker, the founder of, writes in an opinion piece for Read more

'Kids Are the Worst' Instagram Account Basically Sums Up Parenting

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Is your newsfeed full of parents posting angelic shots of their perfect kids? When you're scrubbing marker off the walls and trying to keep your own little angel from taking off her diaper for the hundredth time, it can be hard to relate. Enter Salt Lake City mom Anna Macfarlane, who created an Instagram account called Kids Are... Read more

Sandy Hook Students Plan Touching Super Bowl Performance

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26 brave students will make the trek from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, to the Big Easy for Sunday's red hot Super Bowl match-up to take part in the pregame festivities. The Sandy Hook School Chorus will sing "America, the Beautiful" in front of the packed stadium and in front of millions at home watching... Read more

After School Shooting, Pediatricians Recommend Turning Off the TV Around Kids

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It seems we're all still deeply saddened by the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and as we try to make sense of what happened, it's understandable that you might be glued to your TV or internet news reports to hear the latest developments. But, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)... Read more

Visiting Santa: Yay or Nay?

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I believe there are two types of children in this world: those who adore sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what they want for Christmas, and those who wouldn’t go near a strange fat guy in a red suit even if he were covered in gumdrops and handing out winning lottery tickets. My kids... Read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

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No, this gift isn't for baby -- it's for the older kid in your life. The hot toy this year has got to be the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer. Not only is it fun and has tons of cool games and apps, it will hopefully get your kid away from your gadgets for a little while.... Read more

Photographing Kids for Holiday Cards

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Every year I put tons of thought into my holiday card (see past photos here). I come up with a theme, I get props, I go all out. My friends have begun to expect, even anticipate what I'll put out every year. So when one of my friends was telling me that she couldn't... Read more

Child Development Milestones — Does Your Kid Measure Up?

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Have you ever been concerned your child wasn't developing on track? The answer to that question is probably yes. As a mother and a speech pathologist -- almost every parent I've talked with has worried, at some point, that their child might not be within the normal range for some development milestone. As a first... Read more

5 Lessons Learned From Our First Trip to the ER

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Nobody wants to think about having to take their child to the hospital in an emergency, but kids do get hurt no matter how much babyproofing you do. Last week I had the unfortunate opportunity to take my own 2 1/2 year old son, Holden, to the emergency room after he suffered a... Read more

What Happened When Daddy Went Out of Town? A Better Mommy Emerged (Eventually)

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Last week my husband went out of town for work (the nerve), and he took all sanity and order with him. Here’s a diary of how the week went, and what I learned about the parent I am and the parent I’m not (but need to be). Day one: I have this image it will... Read more