How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

How to Potty Train Your (Stubborn) Toddler in 3 Days

To win the war of the wills with my adorable-but-stubborn 3-year-old, Charlie, I have to give him choices. “Milk or water?” when he asks for juice; “Do you want to play with your books or your blocks?” when he demands to wat ...
10 Surprisingly Useful Things to Do With Baby Shampoo

10 Surprisingly Useful Things to Do With Baby Shampoo

One day, you have a teeny, tiny baby, and only the most gentle baby shampoo will do. But little wisps of hair don’t require many suds, and before you know it, you’ve got a toddler with a full head of tangled curls and half a bottle of bab ...
10 Tips for Nursing in Public

10 Tips for Nursing in Public

For every new mom who can proudly yank up her shirt and give her baby lunch in the middle of a baseball stadium, there is another woman who breastfeeds her baby in restrooms, parked cars or pumps at home and brings a bottle to avoid the dreaded ̶ ...
Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

“Have children,” they said. “It will be fulfilling,” they said. And so you did. It was nothing at all like the books said. So much harder than your mom made it out to be. And way more amazing than anything you had ever done ...
Gluten-Free Kid Food Favorites

Gluten-Free Kid Food Favorites

Birthday parties, field trips and other childhood pleasures can be a minefield of potential health dangers if your child has gluten intolerance. Most parents will pack along a safe-to-consume food alternative”¦but if the “special” ...
5 Terrific Teacher Gifts

5 Terrific Teacher Gifts

They teach our children left from right, fractions from percentages, similes from metaphors. They teach them how to speak in an “inside voice” and to raise their hands instead of shouting out the answers. And if you’ve got little o ...
Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

In an ideal world, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner would be a warm, festive experience, where everyone remains sober, no one brings up old family feuds, and children sit with their napkins in their laps and chew with their mouths closed. I wish this ...