Weekly Roundup: Best Books, Toys, & Games of Sept 27 – Oct 5

Looking for new books or toys? For the perfect birthday gift? Have you started Christmas shopping early? We’re here to help! Every week companies, publishers, developers, and inventors send us media, products, and services from all over the world. We pair each submission with five evaluators. The best products and services earn our award. Our evaluators are not only experts, they are parents and educators just like you, so they … Read More

Bully Awareness & Cyber Security – What You Need to Know

October is the month of witches, ghouls and goblins, and all things scary. School is clearly underway by now, bringing our daily routines back on track. October is also the month to take a step back and examine some of our behaviors- both online and off.

Cyber Security Month and Bully Awareness Month are both observed in October, and while they both go hand in hand, we’d like to reflect on ways we can all be better citizens both IRL and digitally. Read More

Teaching Kids Royal Manners

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was chosen to represent her class and give flowers to the King of Sweden.

To prepare for the royal visit, she brought a lovely dress, got a haircut, practiced shaking hands, giving a courtesy, walking with good posture, and speaking politely. Read More

Let’s Be Careful With Our “Dear Mom Who ______ ” Posts

I saw another one this morning. I was scrolling Facebook with my morning coffee when a post from a page I follow caught my eye. It started out the way so many of them do… “Dear Helicopter Mom at the Playground…” I kept reading because sometimes the “Dear Mom” posts surprise me and are sweet and encouraging. Unfortunately this one was judgmental and sarcastic. Read More

8 Mosquito Bite Facts and Myths

What’s more dreadful than the blistering heat in the summertime? How about feeling like a real-life mosquito magnet every time you go outside? Read More

5 Ways to Save Yourself from Device Addiction

Facebook addiction. Constant texting. Sneaking Candy Crush. Oversharing. No, it’s not your kids — it’s YOU. When it comes to managing your kids’ screen time, there’s no shortage of ideas for setting limits. But what about your needs? Recent studies (and digital detox stories) on parents’ screen habits point to device-distracted moms and dads as a growing problem for kids. Read More

New Mom’s Choice Awards® Blog

Welcome! Mom’s Choice Awards® is pleased to introduce our brand new blog. Our focus here will be on providing useful, thought-provoking, and uplifting content of interest to parents, families, and educators. We look forward to expanding this blog and our online community as time goes on. How to Get Involved We’re always looking for people who would like to contribute to our community! Are you interested in writing a monthly … Read More