Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Junk Food Ads Tips
Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn. According to one study, kids see one food commercial every five minutes during Saturday morning cartoons. Most of... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Are You Spying on Your Kid?
Technology has been a great boon to parenting -- we can now keep in touch with our kids via cell phone when they're out of reach, send a handy text when we we're running late to pick them up, even... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
My Kids' First iPad
Before there were any apps for kids -- before there was an App Store, even -- my 2-year-old son was quite handy with the iPhone. Incoming call interrupting his Sesame Street podcast? Decline! Not... read more
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Tips for Battling Stereotypes
Storytellers have always relied on stereotypes as a shorthand way of explaining characters. Stereotypes are easily recognizable and understandable -- like the dashing-but-clueless Prince Charming or... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies with Surprisingly Sexy Scenes
During a recent evening of channel-surfing, I was pleasantly surprised to come across Splash. Ron Howard's 1984 comedy about an everyguy (Tom Hanks) who falls for a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) is a movie... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
10 Best TV Role Models of 2012
Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, iCarly -- these are the characters our kids are growing up with, and the examples they set can make a big impression on kids' developing minds. As parents, we want... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
8 Ways to Save (and Spend) on "Free" Apps
Question: Can a free app actually cost you $100 -- or more? Answer: Yes, if your kids make in-app purchases without realizing that they're spending money. Free apps with in-app purchases (also called... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
My Kids' First Wii
Why we got it: I love hanging out with my kids. But I've learned that there are some activities that I enjoy a lot more than others. For instance, I love playing board games, but I loathe playing "... read more
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