25 Ways to Annoy Your Tween


By: Shannon Ralph My daughter called me a hypocrite today. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that I was being a bit hypocritical at the time. But that’s my prerogative as a parent, right? These little creatures who have taken up residence in my home have already stolen my youth, my free […]


To My Son On His Gotcha Day 2015

adoption blog

By Jillian Lauren   It was T’s “Gotcha Day” last week, which is adoption-speak for the day we finally held him for the first time. I write him a letter every year, trying to preserve for him (and me) a snapshot of who he is at that moment in time. It has been six years. […]


Fathers In Today’s Modern Family

dads in America

By Alexandra Temblador The commercials on Super Bowl Sunday of 2015 showed us what’s hot and interesting in the world right now: dads. With so many Super Bowl ads designed around fathers the message is clear: dads are taking on a new role in society. There are 70.1 million dads, according to the 2008 census, […]


How to Start Planning Your Family Vacation Now

Planning a family vacation

By Alexandra Temblador A vacation. You know you want to take one this year, and if you have kids, you better believe they will be asking about the family trip soon. The average cost for a family of four’s vacation is about $4,500 so if you want a hassle-free and affordable vacation for you and […]


Baby Registry List For The Modern Parent


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 […]


The Mother/Daughter Roller Coaster


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 […]