May 30, 2024

Family Life

Family Life

Prepare Yourself
ByCheryl Maguire

The Season Of Pool Lounge Chair Turf Wars Is Upon Us

After having a run-in with a “chair hog” on a recent trip, I asked experts for the scoop on proper poolside etiquette.

TikToker @dashofmandi shows how to make potsticker stir-fry using Trader Joe's products.
Please, and Thank You

I Make These 8 “Lazy” Trader Joe’s Dinners On Repeat

They’re cheap, easy, and a hit with the kids (and my wallet).

10 RV Parents To Inspire Your Family's Big Adventures
#YOLO

14 RV Families To Inspire Your Travel Adventures

“Livin’ in a van, down by the river” has never sounded better, TBH.

A mother comforts her child on an airplane.
Expert Advice

What To Do When Your Kid Is Terrified Of Flying — And Your Family Travel Depends On It

Your guide to navigating this common, totally normal fear.

get in my belly

The Absolute Best Costco Meals & Meal Hacks

We asked, you answered.

Trader Joe's offers many salad kits, including the popular Vegan Ranch Crunch Salad Kit.
Yum

I Tried Every Trader Joe’s Salad Kit. Here’s How I Rank The Top 10.

I used to hate salad kits... until I went to Trader Joe’s.

Mental Health

I Keep Hearing About A Therapy Called Brainspotting. Is It Legit Or Bogus?

A Therapist Shares The Red Flags Your MIL Is Toxic AF

This Woman Nails Why The Post-Divorce “Glow-Up” Is Real

A Therapist Has A PSA For Parents Of Kids With Big Feelings: You Cannot “Fix” This

This Mom Doesn't Go Anywhere Alone With Her Kids Until She “Scouts” The Location First With A Second Pair Of Hands

I'm Messy & I'm Done Having Feelings About It

This Mom Is Baffled By How Some Parents Are So "Chill" At The Playground

An Environmental Psychologist Shares 6 Interior Design Tips To Boost Your Teen’s Mental Health

Is TikTok's “Burnt Toast Theory” A Helpful Mindset — Or Is It Just a Load of BS?

Scheana Shay Gets Real About Postpartum OCD

This Mom Made Her Daughter Assemble An Apology Gift After Bullying A Fellow Student

Turns Out, There’s A Science-Backed Trick To Getting Teens To Listen To Unsolicited Advice

This Mom Got Diagnosed With Postpartum Rage & Her Take Is Honestly Hilarious

Elmo Asked His X Followers How They Were Doing & The Response Was Too Real

What A Psychiatrist Says You Should Know If You're Considering Anxiety Meds For Your Kid

Melissa Joan Hart Reveals Personal Experience In Gut-Wrenching Speech During A Senate Gun Violence Roundtable

E.T. Don't Phone Home
ByMorgan Music

Drew Barrymore Accepts Her Kids’ Anger On The Cell Phone Issue

Drew Barrymore shows solidarity with parents struggling not to give in to tweens who want cell phones like their classmates.

Ask An Expert
ByDeirdre Kaye

Are Balance Bikes Worth It? I Asked A Physical Therapist For Her Perspective

Here’s the scoop on these trendy toys and motor learning.

Ewwww
ByDeirdre Kaye

My Kid Has Impetigo. WTF Is It, & How Do I Keep Their Hands Off It?

It’s so... crusty.

Bookworms, Unite!
ByDeirdre Kaye

PSA: Barnes & Noble Is Giving Kids Free Books Again This Summer

Well, this is even better than a free pizza.

No Days Off
ByMorgan Music

Dustin Nickerson Totally Nails What Saturdays Are Like For Parents

Comedian Dustin Nickerson’s take on the day where the difference between parents and non-parents is the most obvious.

Sad Grad
ByMorgan Music

Dad Skips Son's Graduation To Attend Stepdaughter's Award Ceremony

When he rejects his father’s offer to “celebrate another time,” his stepmother’s reaction left him questioning, “Am I The A**hole?”

We Asked An Expert
ByArielle Tschinkel

Do You Spend Double On Twin Birthday Gifts, Or... What’s The Etiquette Here?

How to ease the sting on your wallet while celebrating twin siblings equally.

get in my belly
ByTeam Scary Mommy

The Absolute Best Costco Meals & Meal Hacks

We asked, you answered.

Expert Advice
ByArielle Tschinkel

What To Do When Your Kid Is Terrified Of Flying — And Your Family Travel Depends On It

Your guide to navigating this common, totally normal fear.

dare to dream
ByJen Swetzoff

What This Kids’ Movie Taught Me About The Power Of Imagination

Turns out, I got the message loud and clear, too.