Baby Registry List For The Modern Parent

Baby Gift Guide 2015

2015 Baby Registry Guide Note from the Editor: This is a compilation of our staff favorites with a heavy hand from my wife and me.  We very specifically chose items for not just moms, but for dads too, because we know that today’s parent buyer consists of more than moms. Our search revealed how often […]

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The Mother/Daughter Roller Coaster

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By: Shannon Ralph “Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and […]

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “Your Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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The Single Worst Part Of Becoming A Parent

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By Halina Newberry Grant Like a lot of people, I had many opinions about parents and parenting before I became a mom. I had strong ideas about things like handling public tantrums, whether mommy groups were for me, and whether I would return to work full time. I also knew that—like everything in life—there’s the […]

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The List

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By Meika Rouda I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions because I always break them but I do resolve this year to get my shit together. I am going to wrap my brain around all those little knit picky things that keep taunting me and eliminate them from my consciousness by taking care […]

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Urban Outings: Three Toddler Friendly Hikes In West LA

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By Halina Newberry Grant Equipment: 1 rugged stroller Running shoes Small diaper bag Light layers Sand toys When I moved to LA from NYC in 2012, I was certain of one thing; no more gyms! Though I knew I was moving to the “Gym Body Capitol of the Free World” (my quote) I felt that […]

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Pie Fight!

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By Jillian Lauren I smashed my iPhone and I’m up in the mountains. Gah! Anyway, hello from Big Bear, where it is actually cold and there is actual white stuff on the ground! As we wound up the mountain road and the first dirty, slushy patches of snow appeared, Tariku screamed like he had won […]

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The Modern Definition Of Family

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By Alexandra Temblador Family portraits in America have transformed over the years from a stiff and formal painting over the fireplace to an old black and white photo in a wooden frame to today, a bright and colorful LCD photo on cell phone home screen and Facebook pages. And just as the portraits have changed […]

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Gift Ideas for Kids

Best holiday gift ideas for kids 2014

For Kids   Distressed Surplus Canvas Tent I love this tent for kids and the design is fun for indoors or out for boys and girls alike.  It’s on special at Restoration Hardware for $229. 3D Play Carpets  These three dimensional carpets encourage imaginative and creative play.  They are $150 on IVI 3D Play Carpets.  […]

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