Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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Losing Teeth and Other Signs of Growing Up – Parenting Twins Article

I remember, about 6 years ago, the twins started crawling. They had a whole world literally at their fingertips and the entertainment possibilities were endless. For small moments of their day, as they fearlessly roamed our apartment, Mommy was off the hook. I felt all those things that moms feel whenever their kids reach new stages in development: Overwhelming joy at this new tiny bit of increased free time, pride in my brilliant “grown up” kids, fear that they’ll get…

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This new “salad frosting” product gets everything wrong about kids and vegetables – Parents Article

It’s no secret that lots of kids don’t want to eat their veggies, and that many parents will do just about anything to entice them—from puréeing carrots into pasta sauce to adding ten minutes of Paw Patrol for every pea that’s not spat out. In a bid to relieve parents of some of this hassle (and to trick kids into consuming more greens), Kraft has introduced a limited-edition version of its Classic Ranch Dressing, calling it Kraft Salad ‘Frosting’ and disguising…

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Easy and Delicious Chew Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Parents Article

I really wanted a good chocolate chip cookie, but the gluten free ones I purchased recently were quite unsatisfactory for me. My 9 year old son, Ike, wanted to do some baking with me and chose to make cookies. The first batch we made was coconut macaroons and then I decided that while we already were in the middle of baking, might as well make some chocolate chip cookies. I was trying to find a recipe that didn’t call for…

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The Great Pet Moms Controversy – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed a bit of a controversy last week, just before Mother’s Day. I posted a meme that generated some passionate responses, and for once it wasn’t about Trump or gun control or vaccinating your kids. This was about pet moms – more specifically, why they’re not actually moms. I know, I know, calm down. I heard all the comments, and this week on the podcast, I responded as best…

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Be Kind and Feel Better, Research Shows • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Doug Gentile I wanted to take the opportunity here in our blog to share research by our very own Science of Parenting co-founder, Douglas Gentile. Gentile was instrumental in launching ISU Extension and Outreach’s Science of Parenting. In 2011 Science of Parenting began with audio podcasts and a blog, and we have now grown to a one-stop, online source for trustworthy research on popular parenting topics. Gentile and his team recently published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.   Kindness…

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Who Has It Worse? Everyone! – Parents Article

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting. But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name…

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Parenting On Empty – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Exhaustion is the number one parenting complaint on a long list of them. It’s valid, it’s real, and it’s very old news. Oh, you’re tired? Tell me something I don’t know. Sorry, but being tired isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion tireds! Being tired and parenting anyway! I call it “parenting on empty.” But I should probable just call it “parenting” because we all do it. And it’s impressive AF. Every parent is tired. We’re tired because of…

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What Not to Expect When You’re Expecting – Parents Article

A few years ago, I ranted hard against a couple who created a list of guidelines for visitors who wanted to stop by and meet their newborn. They were essentially expecting friends and family to barter for an audience with their baby via handouts and housework. It made little sense that a couple with such bizarre manners and expectations would have anyone visiting them, let alone enough people who it required rules and regulations. After all, this was a generic…

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Chores for Children According to Age – Single Mum, Parents Article

Chores for Children According to Age As parents, it’s natural to want to provide and do everything for your kids. But doing so might end up being counterproductive. No matter how painful it is to watch your children struggle with new chores the first few times, fight the urge to do it for them. Asking […] The post Chores for Children According to Age appeared first on Single Mother Survival Guide. This is only a snippet of a Single Mum…

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