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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Books That Teachers Read to Their Own Kids
Teachers have a knack for knowing how to connect with kids, and they're skilled at drawing out kids to talk about the characters and ideas in a story. So wouldn't it be fun to step inside a teacher's... read more
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Kids' Screen Time Shifts Dramatically Toward Phones and Tablets
My kitchen counter has changed a lot over the last six years. What used to be dedicated to a bowl of fruit, a coffee maker, various papers, and mail that I haven't gotten around to throwing away yet... read more
New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Who among us hasn't fibbed when the doctor asks how much alcohol you drink? Who takes the suggested daily amount of Vitamin C? Who engages in moderate exercise precisely 150 minutes per week? Thought... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Giveaway: Take Your Family to See "Spirited Away"
Director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece Spirited Away is about a 10-year-old girl who enters the spirit world to rescue her parents when they're turned into pigs by a witch. This magical... read more
Genius Ways Companies Get Kids to Do Their Marketing for Them
In 1975, there was one song every kid knew by heart: "Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun." By any measure, it was a viral success. Companies still... read more
Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Kid's iPhone
You've done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And with technology doing the heavy lifting -- sending updates, tweets, posts, and... read more
Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
The Best Shows That Tweens and Teens Should Watch This Fall and Beyond
The traditional fall TV season isn't what it used to be. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. These days, great shows are either released throughout the year or dropped digitally for binge-... read more


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