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5 Ways to Keep Restless Kids Happy During Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t banish fidgety kids to the corner! Try these smart tactics―from magic tricks to waiter service―to keep them engaged.

How to Parent a Kid Who's Nothing Like You

When your kid’s personality is the opposite of yours, parenting may take some extra love and understanding.

9 Ways to Get the Kids to Bed On Time    

You’re ready to hit the hay; your child is anything but. What to do? Experts share advice on how to get your kids to sleep at night.    

7 Perks of Being an Older Mom

More women than ever are waiting to have kids.

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.) 

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.)

Do Turtles Make Good Pets?

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

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

10 Dinnertime Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.