Sesame Street Debuts New Muppet With Autism

By Kalli Verbecky

Sesame Street just introduced their newest regular muppet, Julia. Other than being adorable and spunky, like most all muppets are, Julia is also the first muppet with autism.  Sesame Street has always had their finger on the pulse of what's going on with kids and families. Statistics sho... Read More

Scribbling and Playing – 2 New Boogie Board E-writers for Kids

By Anna Shirley

Without fail, whenever my kids pull out a Boogie Board to write, play or draw on, someone else asks me what they are. It's almost too simple to explain that sometimes it's just easier to hand it over to their kid and let them try them out. Yes, they are e-writers. They're for drawing or writing or ... Read More

My Husband Homeschools Our Kids But People Still Ask If He ‘Works’

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. The measure of a man is how he gives himself up for his family. I wish you could see the look on some people's faces when I tell them my husband homeschools our kids. I mean, first of all, homeschool? What is this, a cult? And secondly, your husba... Read More

Your Kid Is Not A Special Flower (and neither is mine…)

By Kalli Verbecky

School just ended in the great state of Utah where I live, and where my kids attend our neighborhood public school. As a mother, I personally am very proud of myself for surviving the last few weeks of school. Between the field days and the school performances and the class parties and the fi... Read More

Why Giving Your Kids Cash For Good Grades Is A Really BAD Idea

By YourTango

Here's why it hurts them more than it helps. We all want to raise happy kids who become successful adults, right? That's why we're so drawn to the idea that strategically dangling 'the right incentive' in front of our children will ensure their future. Like a helpful puppet-master pulling ... Read More

7 Things You Need To Do To Raise Adventurous, Active, Curious Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

We visited Iceland as guests of Animal Jam and Visit Iceland. Why would an online game for kids want to drag a bunch of bloggers to one of the most remote parts of Iceland? Because we are moms, and moms are role models for their children. Heard the phrase “If I can see it, I can be it”? Moms ca... Read More

Our Iceland Itinerary Giveaway

By Rachael Herrscher

If you follow us on Instagram you may have noticed I took off to Iceland for a week and I'm here to tell you it was AMAZING! A must do for anyone's travel life list. Missed the Instagram action? Check out the #AdventureStartsWithMe hashtag on Instagram for a bunch of amazing pictures from the group ... Read More

My 7-Year-Old Son REFUSED To Read — But THIS Changed His Mind

By YourTango

Thank you to my son for showing me that there are different ways to learn literacy. I'm an educator and I work with special needs children. My kids don't have special needs, so I wasn't prepared when my son was challenged by learning to read. At the end of first grade, my son was struggli... Read More

The Real (And Heartbreaking) Reason Kids Get Hooked on Social Media

By YourTango

By Lydia Kickliter When I was growing up, my parents loved to go to casinos. I became really familiar with something called "gambler's high."  I can recall this feeling — a sense of momentary and intermittent euphoria and gratification — as far back as in the game rooms of my youth as I begg... Read More

4 Ways To Measure Kids’ Success That Have NOTHING To Do With Grades

By YourTango

By Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye  Like most parents, you probably dream of academic and financial success for your children. You also want your kids to become noble, honorable citizens who make substantial contributions to the world. So, how do you know that you're on the right path guiding your chil... Read More