Ellen and Rachel

Ellen and Rachel

Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.

Keep ‘Em Healthy When You Hit The Road

Keep ‘Em Healthy When You Hit The Road

Don’t let your summer trip get derailed by the unexpected. 6 clues to smooth sailing with the kiddos.

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MAMAS LOVE: Best Parenting Tweets of the Week!

MAMAS LOVE: Best Parenting Tweets of the Week!

Thanks very much to HuffPost for these hilarious tweets from moms and dads reporting from the trenches. Can you relate?

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News U Can Use: Music Lessons Do WHAT For My Kid??

News U Can Use: Music Lessons Do WHAT For My Kid??

Musical training in childhood has long-lasting effects on the brain. You won’t believe the kind of bang-for-your-buck you (and your child) get!

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The Power of Good Grammar

The Power of Good Grammar

We love sites like this! Fun and funny ways to ramp up your grammar game.

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News U Can Use: Talking To Kids About Sexual Consent

News U Can Use: Talking To Kids About Sexual Consent

How soon should you start having “the sex talk”? And how does consent to have sex figure in here? The experts’ answers may surprise you.

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Mother’s Love Changes a Child’s Brain

Mother’s Love Changes a Child’s Brain

It’s not like we didn’t know, but it always helps when research provides medical evidence for what we thought all along …

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News U Can Use: Are Your Kids Using Snapchat?

News U Can Use: Are Your Kids Using Snapchat?

Find out what it’s about and weigh the risks and benefits before you say yes!

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News U Can Use: Beat The Back-To-School Slump

News U Can Use: Beat The Back-To-School Slump

September back-to-school time is exciting and full of promise. But returning after the holidays? Not so much

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Yes, your small guys can make some too. To avoid the make ‘em and break ‘em routine, take a look at these suggestions …

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News U Can Use: No Stealing Kisses Allowed

News U Can Use: No Stealing Kisses Allowed

Wow! Take a moment to read this essay. It really got us thinking a bit deeper about a lot of things having to do with “kids being kids” and the prevalence of sexism. Hmmm. Food for thought.

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