• teachers, this is what parents need you to know about at-home learning
    Homeschooling
    Teachers, Here's What Parents Want You to Know Right Now
    No one is prepared for the transition to homeschooling and remote learners. Both teachers and parents have been thrown into this without warning. Let’s work together to do what is best for our kids. Let’s tell each other what we need, and hel...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 5 ways for talking about the Tooth Fairy with young children
    Losing Baby Teeth
    Is The Tooth Fairy Real? 5 Ways to Talk to Kids About It
    When I was seven years old, I lost a baby tooth. I had lost several teeth already and I informed my parents that this time, I wanted to keep my tooth. I was not going to be leaving it out for the Tooth Fairy. What my parents did not know, howeve...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Should you throw a period party for your daughter?
    Menstruation
    Should I Throw My Teen Daughter a Period Party?
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 10 best presidents
    Presidents' Day
    10 of the Best Presidents' Day Books for Kids
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Two girls blowing with bubbles gifts
    Kids
    The Ultimate List of Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Baptism shoes, dress, and necklace
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Best Baptism Gift Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom doing Chinese New Year crafts with her kid
    Holidays
    8 Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids
    The 2020 Chinese New Year will begin on Saturday, January 25. Celebrate the Year of the Rat with your kids using eight fun Chinese New Year crafts we rounded up on Pinterest.  More: This Christmas Tree Craft Is Perfect For Kids! Year of the Rat ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • one-year-old on Christmas
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Ultimate List of Christmas Gifts for One-Year-Olds
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • couple announcing pregnancy on christmas
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • family with their irish twins
    Kids
    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Twins
    Imagine finding out you’re pregnant again while you still have a newborn. The term “Irish Twins” refers to siblings born within a year of each other, and it definitely does happen. While birthing two babies in the span of a year has its cha...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • mom and dad looking at newborn, considering changing baby
    Baby Names
    What If I Want to Change My Baby's Name?
    If you’re starting to regret the name you chose for your newborn, you can definitely change it. In many cases, the name change procedure is extremely straightforward. But as long as both parents agree to the change, it’s completely doable.  ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • woman cozying up and avoid stores during the holidays
    Holidays
    5 Tips for Avoiding the Stores During the Holidays
    If you dread the holidays because crowded stores and bright lights spike your pulse, there is a solution. Just stay out of the stores. This holiday season, keep your sanity and stay in your flannel pajamas. We have five tips that will help you ma...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • newborn baby being weighed on scale
    Pregnancy
    How Much Will My Baby Weigh?
    Can you predict your new arrival’s weight? There are a few clues that can help you guess. But there’s no way to fill in the weight on the birth announcement until the nurse places your bundle of joy onto the scale.  The average baby is born...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Smiling baby with blue eyes
    Pregnancy
    What Are The Chances My Baby Will Have Blue Eyes? A Genetic Explanation
    What color eyes will your baby have? When a new addition is on the way, it’s only natural to wonder about their appearance. Will your baby have blue eyes? There is no way to be totally sure, but you can make a good guess.  More: What Are the ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • kid lying to mom
    Kids
    How Lying To Your Kids Can Impact Them As Adults
    New research suggests that lying to our kids—even those little white lies that help us with discipline—makes it more likely for our kids to hide the truth when they get older.  Many parents have pretended to leave their kids at the playgrou...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Mom correcting her child
    Kids
    The Ultimate Guide to the Tone of Voice to Use When Disciplining Kids
    Many parents use a stern voice while disciplining, but an empathetic and understanding tone is actually more effective. The key is to be genuine about it. More: 10 Signs Your Child is About to Have a Temper Tantrum Tough Love or Laissez-Faire? ...
  • Baby Boy With Down Syndrome in NICU
    Pregnancy
    The Causes of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy and How to Test for It
    You may have heard about genetic testing for Down Syndrome during pregnancy. But what exactly is Down Syndrome? What are your chances of birthing a baby with this condition? Researchers do not know a lot about what causes Down Syndrome, but they ...
  • Lady Checking Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    What Are The Chances My Baby Will Be Born With a Cleft Palate?
    Cleft palate is one of the most common birth defects in the United States. A cleft palate occurs when the tissue of the roof of the mouth does not join up. This causes a separation.  There are different types of cleft. It can be split in the fr...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • red hair baby girl
    Pregnancy
    What Are the Chances My Baby Will Have Red Hair? A Genetic Explanation
    Wondering if your baby could be a redhead? Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in the world. Just 1-2% of all humans have red or orange hair. However, in Ireland and Scotland, about 20% of the population are redheads.  Could your little o...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • woman talking to grandma about family health history
    Pregnancy
    Compiling Your Family Health History Before Conceiving
    When you decide to try for a new baby, consider doing a bit of research into your family history. Why? You will want to know whether your future child is disposed to any illnesses or genetic abnormalities, so you can best prepare.  More: Should...
    Elisa Cinelli