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What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying About Your New Baby – Kate Rope

Almost all parents worry about the health and safety of their newborn children. In fact, we’re evolutionarily programmed to scan our environments for any potential threat to the little life we are now charged with preserving. You might worry that your child will stop breathing in the night. That a car might leap onto the … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying About Your New Baby – Kate Rope

30+ Fun Photos Of My Family That I Took To Fight Boredom – ​Kate Weiland

My name is Kate Weiland. I’m a happy mother of three kids and the creator behind the delicious (and totally ridiculous) photography food series Our family bites (#ourfamilybites). I’ve always been a massive supporter of the fine arts and having taught Drama and Dance for many years, I was eager to get into the photography … Continue reading 30+ Fun Photos Of My Family That I Took To Fight Boredom – ​Kate Weiland

Why I can’t stop posting my kid’s photos and sharing him with the world – Philip Bump

Obsessive photo-sharing isn’t new to the social media world. The instinct has long been there; it’s just that it used to require a lot more overhead. In the 1970s, for example, there was the post-vacation slide show, in which relatives and friends of the lucky travelers had the bad luck to be buttonholed into two … Continue reading Why I can’t stop posting my kid’s photos and sharing him with the world – Philip Bump

10 “Harmless Things” You Say That Hurt Me: Mental Health Awareness — Uncustomary Housewife

I’m letting my heart spill out through my keyboard… metaphorically, of course, and I’m offering it all to you. Today, I’m going to talk about my mental health. This is something that I’ve worked to conceal for a long time, mostly because of the negative stigma attached to mental illness. I’m sharing for two main […] … Continue reading 10 “Harmless Things” You Say That Hurt Me: Mental Health Awareness — Uncustomary Housewife

Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

Lawmakers in France recently passed a ban on the use of smartphones in schools, impacting students in their early to midteens. In U.S. school districts where digital device policies are all over the map, parents and teachers are divided on how to curb or permit phone use in the classroom. Some schools have students stash their … Continue reading Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

The Top Five Parenting Hacks You Never Knew You Needed — I’m Sick and So Are You

I am tired. I am sick and I have a husband and a child at home that I homeschool and I don’t sleep well and my body hurts and I AM TIRED. So, “make my life easier in any way humanly possible” is my motto. Ask and ye shall receive! The internet provides and it […] … Continue reading The Top Five Parenting Hacks You Never Knew You Needed — I’m Sick and So Are You

Psychology Plus Family = A Thing – Savannah Esposito

The Importance of Psychology in Family Life Part 1 Monkey See Monkey Do Children repeat what they see. That is called Modeling Behavior in the psychology field. This is why I have stated that knowing your past and your childhood is essential for evaluating yourself and your own patterns. Often times when a child is … Continue reading Psychology Plus Family = A Thing – Savannah Esposito

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health – Jane E. Brody

Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi to its customers. There are other such cafes, to be sure, including seven of the eight New York City locations of Café Grumpy. But it’s HotBlack’s reason for the electronic blackout that is cause for hosannas. As its president, Jimson Bienenstock, explained, … Continue reading Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health – Jane E. Brody

How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People – Caroline Bologna

As deep-seated divisions, vitriol and disturbing news fill headlines, many people are wondering what happened to the qualities of empathy and kindness in our society. In the same vein, many parents are wondering how to raise kids who will be a force for love and goodness in the face of bitterness and hate. HuffPost spoke … Continue reading How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People – Caroline Bologna

My Tangled Relationship with My Daughter’s Hair – Leslie Kendall Dye

I fell in love with a photo I snapped of my daughter at a Christmas day wedding just a month after she’d turned four. I printed the photo and it now sits on a shelf above my desk, framed in silver. It’s difficult to describe precisely what the image suggests to me, but a lot … Continue reading My Tangled Relationship with My Daughter’s Hair – Leslie Kendall Dye

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