Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
When Social Media Targets Women, Turn It into a Teachable Moment
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a spate of social media attacks on female public figures, from actress Ashley Judd to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling's daughter, to Dancing with the Stars contestant... read more
Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
7 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2015
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
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Simple Rules for a Healthy Media Diet
Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie "bad"? The truth is, there is no magic formula. A healthy media diet is... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Family Fun and Drama in Kids' Books for March
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
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Silliest Videos Your Kids Are Watching Are Not on YouTube
Just when you thought you had YouTube figured out, your kids have discovered a new form of video entertainment: the 6-second, looping "micro-videos" of Vine. Short, funny, and distinctly clued into... read more
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
7 Weird and Wonderful Surprises from Toy Fair 2015
In today's digital age of tablets, cell phones, and Internet-connected devices, you have to wonder: Is there still room for toys? Well, if the products at the 2015 International Toy Fair were any... read more
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Guest blogger | mom of one
My Rule: Read the Book Before the Movie
My 9-year-old and I are on page 519 of The Book Thief. In eight long months of reading it aloud to him at night, there were several times when I questioned my choice of this particular bedtime story... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler's First TV Shows
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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