Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Big Kids

Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Why is the shortest month the one with the most to celebrate? Fear not -- we have books to recommend for all ages that are just right for Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month.... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Turning to celebs to look for role models is a tricky business, especially when it comes to admiring their appearance. For many actresses, athletes, and artists, keeping their bodies slim or muscular... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The first commercial fail of the Super Bowl is in, and the winner is Carl's Jr. The burger chain's attention-grabbing, super sexy "Au Naturel" ad is tasteless, sure, but it's also out of step with... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How kids think, feel, and act about their bodies is a critical piece of their self-esteem and overall healthy development. Common Sense Media's new research report, Children, Teens, Media, and Body... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
Hundreds, if not thousands, of video games are published every year across a variety of platforms, from handheld and mobile to console and computer. Most of these are perfectly fine for almost... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
During a recent visit with old friends, they decided the time was right to watch one of their longtime favorite movies, Roxanne (the 1987 Steve Martin romcom based on Cyrano de Bergerac), with their... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
To this day, the only movie that has directly given me nightmares is Watership Down. I saw it when I was 7 or 8, and I'm sure that my parents had only the best of intentions. Yes, it was based on a... read more
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