Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

We Recommend

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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Angela Zimmerman
Editorial Content Manager
The vast and varied media offerings of 2014 kept us engaged and entertained all year long. We saw anonymous messaging apps sweep high schools across the nation, watched YouTube personalities become... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
What stands out in quality TV this year are shows that blend education and an engaging package. From Neil DeGrasse Tyson's fascinating explanations for worldy phenomena to a reality show that offers... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
From the traditional ("Hansel and Gretel") to the totally out there (an Adventure Time take on Dickens), this month brings books for every age and interest. Our Holiday Gift Guide offers even more... read more
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