LifeStyle: Family

I never wanted my daughter to play with dolls, until this happened

Thursday  00:01,   11 january 2018
Today's Parent

A mother who thought she didn't like the idea of dolls realizes the valuable lessons they can provide.“Feminism?” I said, surprised at her: She had three girls and was always posting intriguing questions on social media, like, “When should my[...]

Why mommy drinks: The scary truth about #WineMom

Wednesday  22:36,   03 january 2018
Today's Parent

We joke about using wine to cope with all the whine. But what if the thing that makes everything better poses serious health risks? Is it still funny?This is a story about moms who drink. A generous pour as we prep dinner, sipping as we slide[...]

My life as a "secret child": What it's like to discover you're born from an affair.

Wednesday  22:35,   03 january 2018
Mamamia

“And your dad?” A question I have been asked countless times, by countless people. It seems natural for most people to ask about someone’s father. It’s on every medical form you fill out, it’s a ‘get to know you’ question for many and for most[...]

7 parenting trends we hope will finally die in 2018

Thursday  00:30,   28 december 2017
Today's Parent

From ridiculously elaborate cake-smash photos to handmade leprechaun traps (they're a thing!), here are the parenting trends that I'm so totally over.Some trends—like putting cookies out for Santa—stand the test of time, becoming beloved[...]

Thank-you notes are the worst and we should totally ban them

Thursday  00:30,   28 december 2017
Today's Parent

The point is to teach kids the importance of expressing gratitude, and I don’t think obligatory thank-you notes teach them that.Which, yes. I had brought with me on[...]

This dad-to-be staged his own 'maternity' photo shoot. And the pictures are too brilliant.

Thursday  00:30,   28 december 2017
Mamamia

When one couple in the US discovered they were expecting, there was no ultrasound polaroid held between them in a social media announcement. They did something completely different and, understandably, it’s gone[...]

Why spanking now could lead to relationship violence later in life

Friday  00:06,   15 december 2017
Today's Parent

A new study has found that kids who are spanked more are more likely to exhibit relationship violence when they're older.The study, which was released this week in the journal Pediatrics and conducted by researchers at the University of Texas[...]

One woman is horrified by how her friend is getting her children to sleep.

Friday  00:06,   15 december 2017
Mamamia

For most people, the idea of giving alcohol to a baby or child is horrifying. But it seems there are still a few parents out there who are open to the idea. Questions pop up occasionally in online forums: “Will brandy help my colicky baby?” or “Is[...]

I just started home-schooling my kid and this is what I’ve learned

Friday  23:50,   08 december 2017
Today's Parent

My kid and I are new to home-schooling, so we're both learning as we go.A post shared by Désirée Fawn[...]

The 5 Most Appalling Things Parents Have Done at Kids Birthday Parties

Friday  23:50,   08 december 2017
Mom.me

Check yo’self before you wreck yo’selfFor the record, there are some truly awful parents in this world who have, I’m sure, done some truly awful things at children’s birthday parties. This isn’t about them. Heinous criminal activity aside, what[...]

Men: Can we have it all?

Friday  01:21,   01 december 2017
Today's Parent

All parents wish they could have it all. But all of us have to give up a part of ourselves for our kids. There must be a way to balance things—for both men and women.At the time, I was a freelance writer and my wife was a PhD student. We lived in a[...]

5 ways your baby says “I love you”

Friday  01:21,   01 december 2017
Today's Parent

The early days of motherhood can seem thankless, but look for these little cues that your baby is falling totally in love with you too.Recognizing love isn’t quite as easy as tracking your baby’s developmental milestones, such as the first laugh or[...]

Disciplining a Disrespectful Child Doesn't Work, But This Does

Thursday  19:50,   26 october 2017
Working Mother

You can’t punish an emotion. At the park one day, I watched a mom get angry at her children. Her toddler handed her a cheese stick and said, “Eat.” Mom unwrapped it. All hell broke loose once she handed it back to him. Her tween was taking selfies[...]

Mummy blogger trolled for exercising in department store

Thursday  19:50,   26 october 2017
9Honey

'You're desperate for attention from strangers'Sia Cooper, 28, who runs a successful fitness program for mums called Diary of a Fit Mommy, was blasted on Instagram with followers telling her she should train in Walmart because ‘she’d fit [...]

Mother races against time to fund research trial for son's fatal disease

Thursday  19:50,   26 october 2017
TODAY

<p>Children with Hunter syndrome gradually lose the ability to walk, talk and eat, and most die by their teen years. There is no cure. Melissa Hogan is determined to find one.</p><p></p>At least, not yet. Hogan's shock soon turned into[...]