If Parents Wrote Conversation Hearts

Since 1902, conversation hearts have been spreading sweet and sentimental messages of love on Valentine’s Day. Always in good taste, the mushy musings of LET’S KISS and PUPPY LOVE have made our tender hearts swoon since we were kids. But once we had kids, however, conversations of the heart began sounding a little less sugary. If […]

8 Things I Never Understood About My Mother — Until Now

When it comes to motherhood, it’s hard to say who shapes who more — the mother or the child. And even though moms parent with varying moments of warmth, understanding, rigidity, and spontaneity, devotion remains at the heart of each and every one. But mom’s unconditional love doesn’t mean her methods are always easily understood. […]

50 Thoughts Every Parent Has During a School Performance

Ah, school programs. The excitement. The nerves. The music. The little voices. It’s enough to make your parental cup runneth over with pride. But pride isn’t the only thing we feel as audience members. Take a look at 50 thoughts every parent has during a school performance.

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 […]

Boy Wonders: 10 Things I Wouldn’t Change About My Parents

It’s Boy Wonder again. I’m back writing because some people thought the last thing I wrote about 10 things I wished I could change my parents was harsh. It wasn’t really a big deal. All my friends want to change things about their parents and besides, I talk to my parents about this stuff all […]

Boy Wonders: 10 Things I Wish I Could Change About My Parents

It’s me, Boy Wonder, and I’m on winter break right now which means I’ve been home with my parents a lot lately. Mostly it’s been fine, but there are things they do that bother me a lot. There’s a lot of stuff I want to do that they won’t let me do and things I […]

25 Things Every Parent Should Make Time For Again

As parents we’re required to do a lot of things: comfort, heal, love, protect, provide, and teach. And along with each of these parental responsibilities, our hearts are called to do the same for our partner, friends, extended family, and ourselves. But that last part gets a little tricky sometimes. We’re often so busy doing […]

Santa Doesn’t Do Jack

Santa’s a big fat thunder-stealing jerk. Click here and comment for a bonus chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!

16 Things You Should NEVER Say to the Parent of a Toddler

Rude people say what? Click here for a list of the worst verbal offenses to parents of toddlers.

The Truth About Toddlers

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! I kid, I kid. Always wanted to say that. Click here to read all about the stuff nobody tells you about parenting toddlers.