Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
Does someone in your home know the difference between a Divergent faction and a Hunger Games district? Did your kids watch the Harry Potter movies and discuss all the changes (for better or worse)... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
If you have preschoolers or a new baby at home, you're in luck this month. Stellar books for preschoolers show the joy of baby's first word, exhausting efforts to get a noisy barnyard baby to sleep,... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Anyone who thinks that "binge watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not only... 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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Polly Conway
TV Editor
Things are getting better for women in film and TV, from Divergent's Tris to Frozen''s supersisters Anna and Elsa. But female characters haven’t fared so well in the video game world, where they're... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories reinforce body and gender stereotypes. Girl characters are judged by how pretty they... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Start the new year with a great read. Check out our picks, which include brand-new releases as well as a few notables from the end of 2014.  Age 3 to 7 First Snow, by award-wining author-illustrator ... read more
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Liza Fowler
Marketing Specialist
Just in time for the holiday season, Common Sense and Target have partnered to bring you Common Sense ratings and reviews of video games, movies, and TV shows right on Target.com.  If you're looking... read more
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