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May 12, 2014
April, May, and June are big testing months in school. And now that most schools have adopted the new Common Core Standards, test-day anxiety is striking earlier than ever -- as early as kindergarten…
May 01, 2014
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9, 2014)! Stumped about how to thank your child's favorite educators? Here are a few easy and affordable ideas -- many under $…
April 29, 2014
Are you a Pinterest addict? It's ok if you are — I am, too. One too many hours have been spent pinning, and repinning, and perusing boards.So, we thought it might be fun to see what ideas our readers…
April 18, 2014
We all know that slight sense of dread when we hear the words "And now we're going to play a little game..." at a baby or bridal shower. Am I right, ladies?While the shower hosts always have the best…
March 31, 2014
If you have taken every Buzzfeed quiz and are still hungry for more, check out our fun personality tests geared toward parents! For example, try our latest one: "Which Modern Family Parent Are You…
March 13, 2014
The teen years can be one of the biggest challenges of parenting. Angsty, sullen, moody kids all yearning for more independence, and show it by acting out, behaving irresponsibly, and being just…
March 06, 2014
My grandfather (still jigging at age 92!) is 100% Irish-American, and I have many fond memories of fun St. Patrick's Days past with my crazy relatives. (One of my uncles used to hand out potatoes to…
March 03, 2014
Fellow parents of soon–to-be-kindergartners, can we all just say it together now:  HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?As I stare at the kindergarten registration packet in front of me, it hardly seems real. How…
February 26, 2014
With the 86th Academy Awards airing this Sunday -- and some more winter weather in the works (two thumbs down!) -- this seems like the perfect weekend to have an Oscar-themed movie night!I've…
February 20, 2014
Parents of gifted children quickly find out that giftedness isn't all straight A's and easy, breezy days. Gifted kids may struggle with a surprising set of social, emotional, and academic issues,…