Kids Attempt to Finish 15 Famous Movie Quotes to Adorable Results

We’re big movie buffs at home. When we’re not watching flicks, we’re quoting them. (I’d even go so far as to say much of our daily communication depends on them.) When we’re not quoting Elf, Enchanted, or Zoolander, we’re borrowing lines from Finding Nemo, The Sandlot, and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Why? Because these scripted sayings […]

12 Popular Clichés … According to Kids

“See? It’s a piece of cake!” I said to my 7-year-old son as he finished up his multiplication homework. “What cake?” he asked. “What?” “You said there was cake.” “No, I said it was piece of cake. As in, it’s easy.” “A piece of cake is easy? I don’t get it,” he said. Why would […]

How to Get Your Tween to Listen in 57 Easy Steps

If you thought being a tween was hard, you should try parenting one. At an age when friends rule and parents drool, being heard can prove challenging. But there’s good news, moms and dads! Deep, meaningful conversation with your tween can be yours in just 57 easy-to-follow steps!

10 Ways Parents Have it Easier, According to Kids

“I can’t wait to be grown up!” my 7-year-old grumbled while putting the finishing touches on his famous American project. “Why is that?” I asked. “Because grownups have it easier.” Oh honey, if you only knew. Just as I opened my mouth to launch into the whole “you don’t know how good you kids have […]

“Are We Those Neighbors?” That Time My Kids Damaged My Neighbor’s Property … Again

From first pets and bike rides to sleepovers and school projects, childhood is filled with wonder, laughter, and difficult lessons. And while many of these lessons are taught inside classrooms and homes, some of the biggest can be learned in our own front yard. Living in the suburbs of Southern California, my family shares a […]

5 Dreams for My Sons

As the mom of two sons, I’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about the men my boys will one day become. Will they be kind? Will they be fair? What careers will they choose? What will they be passionate about? As eager as I am to discover the exciting answers to these infinite questions, […]

16 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Kids

As the mother of tween, I find myself bargaining with Father Time on the regular. In my futile attempt to negotiate the amount of time I have left with my growing boy, the diminishing number of seasons, vacations, and even weekends he has left at home remain at the forefront of my mind. My younger […]

The Readers Respond: Weird Things My Kid Collects

Kids are weird. Don’t misunderstand, I mean that in the nicest possible way. Between you and me, I think kids are so wonderfully weird because they haven’t quite realized that people are watching them. The general public will forgive and even celebrate weird kid behavior because it’s awesome, and perhaps even more than being awesome, […]

I Want Your Embarrassing Toddler Photos!

  I’m creating a slideshow on Babble’s Toddler Times of embarrassing toddler photos – you know, the ones you totally HAVE to take for future blackmail because they are just THAT good? I’m asking for your photos if you’re interested in contributing! I know these awesome pics sometimes involve butt nudity but I’m not even gonna […]