Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Big Kids

Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Best Family Movies of 2017
From superpowered adventures to book-based favorites to amazing true stories, these movies offer the best of 2017 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained us, made us think, and gave us plenty... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Must-Have Apps for Family Travel
Traveling with kids is always an adventure. And anything longer than a trip across town requires some strategic planning to keep kids entertained, civil, and -- ideally -- learning along the way. In... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Nostalgia Gifts for Digital Kids
Tech toys and gadgets are always big winners with kids when it comes to holiday gift giving, but a new trend is shaking things up in a big way: nostalgia. The "good ol' days" are back and better than... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Plugged-In Families Can Have a Device-Free(ish) Holiday
What's topping your kids' holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access, and games. With a little planning -- and kids' assistance -- you can balance your family's tech... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
So many kids love watching videos on YouTube, it seemed like a slam dunk for Google to create a special app specifically for the online video service's youngest fans. And while YouTube Kids offers a... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know Before Buying Google Home or Amazon Echo
If you've seen the commercials, you know that Google Home and Amazon Echo -- the sleek, voice-activated home assistants that do everything from turn off your lights to read your kids a story -- are... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Giveaway: Take Your Family to See "Howl’s Moving Castle"
Howl’s Moving Castle, one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most successful films in Japan and worldwide, is a charming book-based fantasy about a mysterious wizard named Howl and the whimsical characters living... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions
Son won't turn off his video game? Daughter obsessed with "likes" on Instagram? It may not be entirely their fault. Like the high-octane sugar in a pint of Ben & Jerry's and that irresistible... read more
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