Archives: Children

Very Important Things I Learned from Books: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

ALEX_cover

Bad days happen (often on days when you have to go to your job – work shmork), so we want to make sure you’re armed with every possible weapon against them.  Your defense should start with a well-stocked refrigerator, a cache of Hugh Grant movies, and a brand new copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. This book told us everything we need to know about bad days and how to avoid them for good!

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Very Important Things I Learned From Books: Madeline

Madeline Cover

Madeline epitomizes French class and rebellious chic for 6 year old girls. (Because who are you REALLY if you’re not classy and chic in first grade.)  She might be the smallest girl in her class, but Madeline’s not even afraid of a mouse, you guys. In a sea of same little yellow hats, this girl knows how to stand out. Let’s take a look at some of the very important things we can learn from  Madeline: AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Inner Monologue of a Toddler Using a Smartphone

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What babies are REALLY thinking while they drool all over your phone… AFTER THE JUMP!

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My Modern Family

Modern Family

Growing up an only child I never ate at a kid’s table during the holidays, I couldn’t complain about mom and dad to a sibling, and hide and seek never worked.  But when my family exploded …MORE AFTER THE JUMP

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Open Letter: to NYC Moms

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Dear Women All Over New York Carrying Strollers Up The Subway Stairs,

How do you do it?

I think I would throw in the towel after one trip during rush hour and head to temple to beg God to give my newborn the power to walk.

Those strollers are huge, ridiculously so, and just about the most annoying thing a person could have to maneuver onto a packed subway car.

How do you not resent that beautiful little face staring up at you while you use all of your bicep strength to carry a bed-on-wheels up a flight of unforgiving concrete stairs? I resent people for so much less!

I must applaud your dedication to your child’s comfort, as well as your commitment to supporting public transportation. Oh, and to the women with double strollers for multiple babies – just stop. You are clearly angels come to Earth and the world needs you to use your powers for a greater good.

Adam thinks he’s a writer.  He kindly requests that you pretend he’s a sleepwalker and don’t wake him up from this delusion. You can follow him on Twitter at @FakeAdamCecil.

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Believe!

Jamie Tworkowski Quote

I love this quote.  Let’s all be that “other person” today – a screaming invitation to believe better things.  Sure, the cronut made me believe in better things.  Dry shampoo made me believe in better things.  But 3 year-old Emily makes me believe in better people.

I had a big ole lump in my throat watching her video.  The bottom line – if you have a lot of something, don’t hold onto to it – give it away to someone who needs it more.  See her beautiful story …after the jump!

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Bad Boy, Bad Boy, Whatcha Gonna Do

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I like a tatted up guy as much as the next girl, but I like these bad boys most of all: rough riders with hearts of gold.

They come out in full force – sometimes an entire gang at once – to meet children who are victims of child abuse.  Signaling their arrival with booming exhaust pipes, skull caps, and long beards, they’re a scary bunch.  But that’s the point – they’re using a bad reputation for good.

…Read more about this incredible group AFTER THE JUMP!

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