Kids & Parenting

48 Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Check this list twice, put your favorites in your shopping cart, wait for the gifts to show up on your doorstep, wrap them in a pretty bow, and watch as mom opens with awe. Consider this to be the easiest and most successful Mother’s Day yet. (You can thank us later.) 

8 Unusual Boy Names

Even the most creative spellings of popular names sound the same. Ensure your little one doesn’t have to share a name with any of his classmates with these unusual, unique baby boy name picks.

5 Ways to Make Conversation With Kids

Who knew talking to a 5- (or 15-) year-old could be so hard? When Minecraft, Lego sets, and “Whew, summer reading, huh?” don’t break the ice, here are some trusted tactics from the pros—including a preschool teacher and a theater director. (And if all else fails…ice cream.)

This Brave Mom Is No Longer Allowing Her Child to Do Homework

She told her daughter’s school in a straightforward e-mail that’s gone viral.

Do Turtles Make Good Pets?

Some pets only look low-maintenance. Get the facts before adopting a turtle, hermit crab, or iguana.

6 Ways to Display Your Kid’s Artwork

Instead of letting your child’s drawings clutter your fridge door or countertops, hang a few artfully and don’t feel guilty about tossing the others.

The Most Popular Baby Names From Around the World

Though these names are the most common for newborns in other countries, they’re sure to stand out here in the U.S.