Crib notes: Do you think Pre-K gradutions are silly or sweet?

Pre-K graduation gets violentPreschool graduations have always been a tad bit controversial. Where some find ridiculous amounts of...

Crib notes: Kids with sidewalk chalk -- Delights or delinquents?

Graffiti can be a real blight on a neighborhood. Taggers can give a community an unseemly appearance, making it feel unsafe and lowering...

Crib notes: A kid birthday party at a gun firing range. Cool or crazy?

For kids' parties, most parents hire a clown or maybe rent a bouncy house; perhaps they'll make it a pool party if the weather's nice....

Crib notes: Do you sit through the whole recital?

Do you ditch the recital after your child's performance or do you stay till the bitter end? Plie, Pas de bourrée, smile at the audience....

Crib notes: Suckers or stickers: Do you let you kids eat candy?

Whoever coined the phrase, "It's so easy, it's like taking candy from a baby," likely hadn't ever tried to pry a lollipop from a...

Crib notes: Is this generation of moms too overprotective?

The world often feels like a big, scary place. As parents, it's our job to do everything we can to protect our kids. But, some are...

Crib notes: Tell us one thing you do that makes you a good mom.

As moms, so often the voice we hear in our heads is a critical one. It's a voice that reminds us of all the little things we're failing...

Crib notes: Have you ever left a sleeping baby in the car -- even for just a minute?

You know how they always tell you to never leave your babies alone in the car -- not even for a minute? One poor mom in New Jersey found...

Crib notes: Would you pay to get your kid into the V.I.P room -- at the middle school dance?

No, it's not a joke. A middle school in L.A. really is offering  students the chance to buy their way into a V.I.P room at an upcoming...

Crib notes: Blackface: Not okay in Hollywood or in second grade.

If you’re a little white kid and you get assigned to dress up as Martin Luther King, Jr. for a wax museum day class project, what do you...

Crib notes: Hilarious teachers wanna dance

The end of the school year is fast upon us, which means it's prank time. Seniors often spend a lot of time plotting the perfect prank, in...

Crib notes: Lysol doesn't kill dirty dancing.

Chaperones, just because you want kids to keep it clean on the dance floor, doesn't mean you should spray them with Lysol. We know the...

Crib notes: What's to love about being a mom? What's not to love?!

Being a mom's not easy and it's not for the faint of heart. Sometimes, during a particularly trying day or time, it's easy to forget all...

Crib notes: Bye-bye bake sales

Moms in Massachusetts can put away their measuring cups and mixing bowls because they won't be up all night making cupcakes for the...

Crib notes: What's your idea of the perfect Mother's Day?

While kids eagerly await Christmas and the arrival of Santa, as moms, we eagerly await the arrival of Mother's Day. The day where we...

Crib notes: A website guaranteed to make you feel like a great parent

If you're a mom, chances are, at least once a day, you worry that you're a bad one. Maybe you worry that you're a bad mom because you...

Crib notes: When should you stop helping your kids bathe?

When you're pregnant, the hospital offers a class teaching you how to bathe your newborn. They don't, however, offer a class, or any...

Crib notes: Is it okay for little girls to wear make-up?

When it comes to make-up, how young is too young? Recently, a mom at Mommyish admitted to letting her preschool-aged daughter wear...

Crib notes: Kiss the cook -- you know you love it that he made dinner, again

Is your man a whiz in the kitchen? Chances are, he can cook circles (and not just the frozen waffle kind) around his dad. As the Globe...

Crib notes: Will you take part in Screen-Free Week in your house?

Today is the first day of Screen-Free Week. If you're reading this, chances are, you've chosen not to participate (or are just cramming...

Crib notes: Everybody cries sometimes, even Mom.

To everything there is a season... A time to laugh, a time to weep. But, as moms, sometimes we feel we should only have (or at least only...

Crib notes: Beyond the jeans, is there a "mom" look

Can you spot a mom a mile away? Is there something about our hair or our practical shoes that gives us away as the moms that we are?...

Crib notes: Pink for Boys. Blue for Girls?

Is today's fascination with gender-neutral clothing for kids merely the latest retro fashion trend? These days, we associate pink with...

Crib notes: Are car DVD players the best or worst invention of all time?

Vehicular DVD players: the greatest thing since sliced bread or the root cause for the downfall of civilization? Love them or hate them,...

Crib notes: After leg amputated, Army mom cherishes the simple things

Just a day before she was scheduled to fly home, one mom in the British Army was seriously wounded in a mortar attack. While on guard...

Crib notes: Kids, where are your manners?

We remember to teach our kids their A,B,C's, but sometimes we forget to teach them manners. No, we're not raising a bunch of rude kids,...

Crib notes: Expectant mom won't give up hair dye during pregnancy

Hey baby, I've given up caffeine, sushi, and a lot of cheese, not to mention alcohol for you. But, I'm drawing the line when it comes to...

Crib notes: Will girls really be wearing PJ's to prom?

After the wedding dress, the prom dress may be a gal's most significant bit of attire. But, if Teen Vogue is right, lots of teen girls...

Crib notes: One mom tries to love her 'cushy tushy,' for her daughters' sake

We can whine and complain about how the media and celebrities determine what the ideal female body should look like. We can whine even...

Crib notes: Do you help your child sell Girl Scout cookies?

Who's selling those Girl Scout cookies? The Scouts or the rents?It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was Girl Scout...

Crib notes: Athletic and brave girl says: "Here goes something..."

Watching professional athletes successfully complete daring acts, one often thinks, "Yeah, they're great at it now, but what was it like...

Crib notes: Are school spankings legal in your state? You might be surprised.

Back when I was in elementary school, my teacher used to paddle my behind if I got out of line. Something your grandpa used to say or...

Crib notes: When should you pierce your little girl's ears?

It's a girl! So, when are you going to pierce her ears? Before you leave the hospital? At her three-month check-up? When she turns 13?...

Crib notes: Should "Bully" movie's rating be lowered so more kids can see it?

We bet you can guess what the new documentary, "Bully," is about. We also bet you can guess who its target audience is. But, can you...

Crib notes: Are parents asked to attend too many mid-day school functions?

Between the invitations and requests to attend daytime swim meets, the mid-morning concerts and the requests for volunteers, sometimes...

Crib notes: Who is that amazingly capable woman? It's Supermom!

Batman and Superman  have nothing on us moms. We have amazing superpowers and we don't even need silly capes or leotards to unleash those...