Technology-parenting fail: Has it happened to you?

Model and mom Peaches Geldof was out walking her 5-month-old son in a stroller, talking on her cell phone, when the stroller hit a bump...

Transgender dad pushes for right to lead breast-feeding group

A transgender man who gave birth to his first child last year is so grateful to La Leche League for helping him breast-feed that he hoped...

Missy Franklin's dilemma: Go pro or go to college?

Missy Franklin swam into our hearts, and won four gold medals, at the London Olympics. What's next: College, or lucrative endorsement...

Buddy, champ or sweetie: What's in a nickname?

Expectant parents agonize over what to name their little bundle of joy. Of course, after kiddos arrive, those carefully selected names...

Motherhood may make you smarter, new study says

By Rachael RettnerMyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Having a child may improve a woman's memory, a new study suggests. In the study, women...

Dad punishes son with "Homeless" sign

Another case of "creative discipline" has hit the news: A Maryland dad forced his son to carry around a sign that said "Homeless, Won't...

Octuplet mom: 'I feel ashamed' about food stamps

After vowing never to go on public assistance, octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is accepting food stamps because of dire financial straits. "I...

Empower, don't scare: How to talk about school shootings

In the past week, we’ve learned of two school shootings where kids have been terrified, injured, and even killed. The parents and kids of...

Child's toy freaks out Al Roker: Can you relate?

Have you ever had a toy that made your kids go “Awwww” while you went “Aaaaagh?!” Al Roker (father of three) feels your pain. Roker...

Over-medicating ADHD... or over-blaming parents?

Does bad parenting cause ADHD? It seems crazy to even ask the question, but some concerned doctors and parents say that’s exactly what a...

Olympics' baby-seat policy prompts wails of protest

Your flights are booked, itinerary organized, and every few weeks you sneak a peek at those nearly impossible-to-get tickets to the ...

Mom calls cops on her bickering teens

Fed up with her bickering kids, a Salem, Mass., mom called upon the cops to arrest the oldest two, who are teens. “I want them both out...

Why the 'crying kid' meme is just mean

Of all the internet memes that were hot in 2011, the one that most deserves to die next year is the "kids crying" meme.  Yes, “funny”...

How to teach kids good money habits over the holidays

Reality check: 80 percent of all college freshman say they've never had a conversation with their parents about managing their money...

Food fails! 8 ways we're making our kids fat

Bribing kids to eat their broccoli, banning sweets and offering too much 100 percent fruit juice can backfire on even the most...

Are sleeping pills the new drug of choice for moms?

The New York Times has proclaimed that sleeping pills are the new "mother's little helper." Do you agree? Do you lie awake in bed,...

The hot toy for the holidays is... a pooping dog?

What's more disturbing: the fact that retailers are already trumpeting the "hot toys" for Christmas, or the fact that one of those hot...

How to survive awkward conversations with your babysitter

When it comes to the people we trust to watch our children, some conversations have a way of getting .... awkward. Fast. Say your...

Has cursive seen the writing on the wall?

If you were asked to quickly jot down a grocery list, would you type it into your smartphone? Or print it? Or use cursive writing?...

Is school right to ban pajamas ... for parents?

Get the kids up, feed them breakfast, make their lunch, drive them to school. So far so good. What am I forgetting? Clothes. For myself....