A Smile Can Change Everything: Meeting Bullies with Kindness

What if instead of fighting back, or even ignoring, we met each bully with kindness? What if we recognized that bullying comes from deeper hurts and that we don’t know the whole story? What if we understood that those who seem the most unloving and unlovable are the ones who need our love the most? Read More

The Science of Selfies

If you have a tween or a teen, the recent news that more people have died from taking selfies than from shark attacks probably came as no surprise. More than 90 percent of teens post photos of themselves online. And though the risk of death is highly unlikely, parents are naturally concerned about this trend that seems to be the very symbol of a self-absorbed generation. By understanding the real reasons… Read More

The Struggles My Autistic Sister Faced from Bullying

Growing up as the oldest of three children, I assumed the responsibility of the supporter and role model. My siblings and I were all very close in age, so my brother and sister were able to learn from my mistakes and capitalize on fun activities they watched me do. I loved my mentorship role and still find myself holding on to it each day. However… Read More

2015 Winter Holiday Bucket List for Families

Cold fingers and red noses. Cozy blankets and hot chocolate. These are sure signs of one thing–winter is here!  As we start hunkering down in the chilly weather, the holidays are fast approaching.

 

If you have kids, you know how excited they get to around the holiday season.  My kids ask daily, “How many more days?” I came up with a Holiday Bucket List for my kids to help the days move by faster.  Make your own or use ours and check them off one by one!

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Cooking with Kids & Healthy Eating! Interview with Kitchen Club Kids

As the holiday season approaches, many of us have plenty of family time ahead to look forward to! In preparation for a season that often means many hours spent in the kitchen, Mom’s Choice Awards® had the chance to chat with Larry Puzniak, father of two young boys (2 and 4) and co-author/creator of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning Kitchen Club Kids books. Read More

Weekly Roundup: Best Books, Toys, Apps, & More of Oct 31-Nov 8

Another week, another roundup! We are so excited to share with you the newest additions to the Mom’s Choice Awards® family! These books, toys, games and puzzles have gone through a rigourous evaluation process where our consumer evaluators check for content, production quality, price, and more. Read More

A Mom’s Trip to the DMV: Disney Training for the DMV

Yesterday I took my son to get his driving permit at the DMV. There was no school for him due to a teacher development day. The other three still had school so I was up by 6:00 to make breakfast and drive them. My kids are never… Read More

I’m Grateful, But I’m Not Sorry

I used to be one. A chronic apologizer. I hadn’t noticed how often I uttered the words I’m sorry until a friend called me on it: “Why do you always say you’re sorry?! Haven’t the women who came before us apologized enough? Read More