In my family, movie watching is a weekend tradition, but choosing the right film, isn’t always easy. One of our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly has a unique way of deciding which movie his family will watch. On EW’s blog, The Family Room, Dalton Ross and his wife Christina Kelly let the readers decide. Each parent chooses a movie, and you […]
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There comes a time in every kid’s life when they begin to ask the tough questions about Santa Claus. Here’s a way as a parent you can help put their doubts to rest, especially if they have younger siblings around. Read the advice from Michelle Slatalla, one of our etiquette experts.
If you’re trying to keep your kiddies away from your iPad (and can only tolerate so many hours of holiday sing-alongs), you’ll need a few activities to prevent whining during your pre- and post-Christmas travels. Here are three games to try: 1. I Spy. Run through the alphabet, such as “I spy something that begins with the letter A.” Then let […]
For some of us, the holiday season is all about hosting, but for many more of us, it’s about driving over the river, through the woods, down the freeway, onto some back roads and then….a couple of hours later…into the driveway of a loved one. If you’re going to a place you’ve never visited (or that you visit infrequently), you […]
I am always willing to check out an app that could potentially add some fun to my day, make life a little easier, and these days, ease some of my new Mom worries. Our friends over at Mom.me have compiled a list of 9 must-have apps for new Moms, as well as soon-to-be Moms (note to self: download the “Lullaby” […]
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Random observations from a mother of three boys who grew up with two sisters, and so was wholly unprepared. 1. Boys are wild animals. Just watch any nature documentary footage of lion cubs wrestling, and imagine human bodies instead of cat bodies. Really, there’s very little difference. 2. They never get tired of having their hands down their pants; they just eventually grow […]