When we decided to try a holiday gift guide for the first time, it was important to us that it both reflect who we are as parents and be useful to you as readers. The result — Toys Mom Won’t Hate — should be the best of both. It features toys we actually want our […]Full Story »
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The teen and I read a lot of the same books; my literary tastes peaked at young adult, and Disney-Hyperion publishes some of our very favorites. Percy Jackson, Ghallagher Girls, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story top our list. Though she’s well beyond the age of reading together, we are frequently reading the same […]Full Story »
We were introduced to Skylanders last year when one of the tween’s friends brought her collection over for a sleepover, but we didn’t really learn much about it until this year. When the boy got Skylanders Giants for his birthday, he and the tween played pretty much nonstop for the rest of the summer. Then Swap Force came out, […]Full Story »
Dolls are a classic Christmas gift for a reason; little girls love their dolls. A doll has topped our girls’ Christmas lists more often than not, but they have definitely come a long way since Janice and Jen hoped for their dolls. Now, girls want Barbie and LaLaLoopsy and Moxie Girls. They want Monster High […]Full Story »
I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Kids don’t belong on social media, but your kid is using it responsibly. And you’re supervising everything. So that makes it okay, right? Wrong. It’s not about what they may see or say online. It’s not even about the cyberbullying that is so rampant. The fact […]Full Story »
A few weeks ago, the tween came to me and asked if she could join the wrestling team. They were having callouts with preseason conditioning, and she happens to be between sports. While my gut instinct was “Wrestling? No,” I couldn’t really think of a compelling reason why not. Volleyball and softball had just ended; […]Full Story »