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On Parenting: February, 2014

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/28/2014

When a parent is on the injured reserve list

It’s common enough that we should think about it more: How do you keep a family running when you are injured?

By Alison Rice  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting; injury

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Please, Oscars, ‘Let It Go’ before bedtime

I asked the Academy if they’d tell me when Idina Menzel would perform at the Oscars. They said, basically, “Actually, we’re not.” But this is what we need.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oscars, parenting

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Shedding baby weight: Let’s be real

The chatter about how people who were ridiculously thin to begin with are ridiculously thin again just weeks after giving birth is another example of how celebrities are an unrealistic—and often unhealthy—influence on women when it comes to body image.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting; postpartum weight loss

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014

How to choose a backyard play set for your child

HANDY GUIDE | Materials, amenities and price tag are three major issues to consider when buying a playset.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/20/2014

When to give a parent parenting advice

When can you ever tell a parent that maybe they need some help, well, parenting? Can you?

By Amy Joyce  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, parenting advice

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Those Olympics commercials do it again

Olympics commercials are killing us. Here’s the latest. Thanks P&G.

By Amy Joyce  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  moms, olympics

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Parenting accomplishment: We took our kid to church and survived.

Church seems like such a simple thing. Not so when there’s a child in tow.

By Shani George  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parental accomplishments

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/18/2014

How to take care of your marriage when you have a child with special needs

That 80 percent divorce rate for parents of kids with autism is an urban legend. But raising a child with special needs can present extra challenges. Here’s how to work around them.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting; special needs children; parenting a child with special needs

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Win if you do, win if you don’t: De Blasio keeps school open despite snow.

Bill de Blasio kept schools open today. People are angry, but maybe he’s right.

By Amy Joyce  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow day; parenting

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2014

SO. How’s your snow day going so far?

So how’s your day going so far? This is what’s up at my house. Probably not too dissimilar in your world.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow day; parenting

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/12/2014

The 4 easiest Valentine’s Day food ideas for kids

Some Valentine’s Day recipes just say they’re really easy to do. These actually are.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, snow day, Valentine's Day

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Snow day, schmo day. Let’s do this!

Snow day, schmo day. Yeah, we’re sick of it, but let’s try to enjoy it.

By Amy Joyce  |  05:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snow day; parenting

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Parenting book round-up

Recent releases cover everything from teaching social skills to talking about sex to balancing work and home responsibilities.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting books, parenting; parenting books; parenting advice

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Teachable moments from the Olympics

From getting up when you fall down to it being okay to make mistakes, the Sochi games are full of life lessons to share with kids.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics, parenting

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Gold medal Olympics commercials: #ThankYouMom. Killing it.

Tear-inducing commercials during the Olympics hit home for all parents, not just the elite Olympians.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympics, parenting

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Hoffman overdose may raise questions about drugs — now’s the time to answer them

With Hoffman’s death, kids may be wondering what happened. Now is the time to talk.

By Amy Joyce  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting; drugs

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/06/2014

All Joy and No Fun: Jennifer Senior on her new book

Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun, talks about her popular new book, and why parents are doing okay.

By Amy Joyce  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, parenting book

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Update on our Hands Free Mama challenge

Mari-Jane continues her quest to be a less busy mom, and spend more quality time with her family.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:36 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hands Free Mama Challenge

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Teaching empathy: What kind of parent are you?

Parents have been so focused on how their kids feel, they forget to teach kids to think about how others feel.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bully, empathy, on parenting

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Girl toys, boy toys? Oy.

Upset that your girlie toys are too girlie? It’s not just you.

By Amy Joyce  |  05:07 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  on parenting, toys

 

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