Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
YouTube's statistics never cease to amaze: more than 1 billion unique users per month, over 6 billion hours of video watched per month, 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. Fine, but... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
A kid's age and interests are pretty reliable criteria for choosing presents. An eight-year-old who likes to build? Legos. A three-year-old obsessed with princesses? Elsa doll. (See our 2014 Holiday... read more
Erin Wilkey Oh
Senior Editor, Graphite | Mom of one
Teachers are more connected and tech-savvy than ever. This holiday season, get them gifts they’ll really appreciate. From digital tools that help them "tech up" their teaching to online memberships... read more
Seeta Pai
Vice President, Research | Mom of two
Do you have a teen who hardly reads? You're not alone. Common Sense Media's latest research report, "Children, Teens, and Reading," shows that adolescents aren't reading for fun much anymore, and... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a... read more
Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
I used to think that YA books were a waste of time. I mean, I didn't even read them when I was an actual teen. (OK, I did read a friend's much-dog-eared copy of Judy Blume's Forever, but that was in... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Now that Black Friday starts at many stores on Thanksgiving night, holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season's strongest sales pitches... read more
Amber Whiteside
Director of Communications | Mom of two
What do Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Book of Life, and Big Hero 6 have in common? They've all been awarded the Common Sense Seal!   An action-packed animated... read more


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