Education

The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

Fairy Tales Meet Augmented Reality (Spoiler Alert: The Kids LOVE It)

By Erin Caserio

This post is sponsored by Little Hippo AR. Buy Little Hippo AR books at your local Walmart. A few days ago I got a call from the school, and a sad little voice on the end of the line informed me that he had a “sick tummy” and would like to come home. I headed over to the school, gathered ... Read More

Science Says: A Conversation is Worth 30 Million Words

By kara

Have you ever heard of the 30-million-word-gap? Here’s the gist: A study done in 1995 revealed that children from lower-income families heard about 30 million fewer words in the first three years of their lives than those from higher-income families. And why did that matter? Well, the study als... Read More

Dear Politicians: Your Time Has Passed

By Rachael Herrscher

My 8th grader came home from school today and told me about the conversation they had in Home Economics. Her teacher told the kids that if they ever had an active shooter in their school, that in her classroom, they would arm themselves. They would grab knives, throw microwaves, do whatever they cou... Read More

Apple Shareholders Call For Company To Tackle “Growing” Evidence Of Device Addiction In Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

“It would defy common sense to argue that this level of usage, by children whose brains are still developing, is not having at least some impact,” the letter reads, “or that the maker of such a powerful product has no role to play in helping parents to ensure it is being used optimally.” ... Read More

Moms, Get the Big Stuff Right

By Guest Post

Every mom worries about failing her kids. We wonder what we will do if our kids turn against us, grow up to hate us or end up disliking their lives. These are natural worries, but these fears can drive us crazy.  They can also drive us to focus on minor details, hoping that if we can control... Read More

NO! My Child Will Not Participate In Your Ridiculous School Fundraiser

By Rachael Herrscher

It's inevitable. Your child WILL come home from school with a fundraising packet.  Your child will have been hyped up (and emotionally manipulated) by an assembly, bribed with chintzy prizes, and sent home with a stack of sales materials and the hopes that they will sell enough to earn that ... Read More

October 14th is National Home Fire Drill Day

By Erin Caserio

LOOK, people. If we can get pumped about “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and “National Donut Day” than you better believe I’m going to expect you to all sit up and pay attention for this next bit… October 14th is Home Fire Drill Day! Kiddos practice at school, but that’s a different bal... Read More

The 11 Stages of Back To School in GIFs

By Erin Caserio

Back to school is upon us, friends. My social media feeds and text threads are full of moms waving the white flag on the summer and counting the days until the school starts. Don't get me started on the back to school SHOPPING.  Back to school stirs up some feelings, amirite?  ... Read More

One Simple Way To Raise Children To Be Leaders

By Guest Post

Whether they admit it or not, almost every parent entertains visions of greatness for their child from the moment he is born. He’ll be a businessman, or a college professor, or maybe even the President of the United States. Unfortunately, it’s often hard to move beyond daydreams and work towa... Read More