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  • Five on Friday...

    Five on Friday...

    What's up buds? Yay it's Friday! Although, I am not even sure I really get weekends anymore.  Our life is so busy right now, I feel like I never stop working on my To Do List. Today I am linking up with the crew for the 5 on Friday link up.  If you…
    - 17 Jan 14, 12:19pm -
  • Christmas Days and New Year's Eve!

    Christmas Days and New Year's Eve!

    Continuing with my top 10 of 2013 and getting caught up...9. CHRISTMAS!!!  We had such a wonderful Christmas season! The kids are at great ages and we are having a blast!  Every year I say it and I probably always will, but this was the best year y…
    - 9 Jan 14, 3:58pm -
  • 2013 Top Ten, errr Eight....just a little late!

    2013 Top Ten, errr Eight....just a little late!

    Hey, hey remember me??!  My name is Rachel Brown and I once blogged here.  Okay, that is done.  And not awkward at all ;).So I stopped blogging for awhile.  Life got really busy and I could not justify spending time on it.  Then once one is so b…
    - 3 Jan 14, 5:07pm -
  • Five on Friday - Fall Fashion!

    Five on Friday - Fall Fashion!

    Happy Friday y'all!!!  I am linking up again with Darci and the crew!Today's Five on Friday is all about Fall Fashion! This past weekend I bought Glamour's 1,001 Best Ever Fall Do's and Don'ts and OMG - I actually loved it and got something out of…
    - 6 Sep 13, 10:55am -
  • All a Mother's Heart Can Handle

    All a Mother's Heart Can Handle

    Blog hiatus thanks to some of the busiest weeks of the year = one big post with lots of pics and me crying about my kids growing up too fast...shall we? :)In one single week this year, Owen turned 7, the kids started school, Bree turned 4 and we had…
    - 5 Sep 13, 11:49am -
  • 5 on Friday

    5 on Friday

    Well it has been a hell of a week and I am calling it a win if I can get one blog in for the week....so here is our week in 5.... ONE - This week was all about football!  Owen had his first scrimmage Monday night and last night was his first REAL…
    - 2 Aug 13, 10:44am -
  • My FIRST 5 on Friday!

    My FIRST 5 on Friday!

    So I have been reading all my fave bloggers' posts every Friday and they are linking up with the fun crew doing Five on Friday. I am loving it!  I finally had a Friday where I had a few hot seconds to do my own this week!!! FIVE: Check out at my bra…
    - 26 Jul 13, 1:28pm -
  • 4th of July is our FAVORITE

    4th of July is our FAVORITE

    It was a great July 4th this year.  A really really great one!
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -
  • This Season

    This Season

    So if you follow me on insta (if you don't you should! I post tons of cute pics all the time :) ), you know that I took down Suburban Strut.  It was not an easy decision and it was one I thought about for a long time.  I am not trying to make the b…
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -
  • Routine Cravings

    Routine Cravings

    This Summer has been a great one.  We have had tons of fun, made great memories and enjoyed the kids being home with an easier schedule.But let me be honest. I need the routine back like Owen Brown needs bacon - I am craving it!!  I received my new…
    - 25 Jul 13, 2:53pm -

Free Range Kids

  • newA Question About What is Considered Bullying

    A Question About What is Considered Bullying

    Hi All! I have a friend doing research on bullying. His question(s): Has any minor incident been classified as “bullying” at your school? If so, what was it and how was it dealt with? Frankly, I’m curious too. No one is in favor of bullying. (N…
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:34pm -
  • Meet Superintendent / Thought Leader / Former Terrible Student Michael Hynes

    Meet Superintendent / Thought Leader / Former Terrible Student Michael Hynes

    It’s time for us all to become familiar with the work of Michael Hynes,  superintendent of  the Patchogue-Medford School District on Long Island and passionate promoter of PEAS: the physical, emotional, academic and social growth of kids, not jus…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:12am -
  • The Case Against Starting Serious Soccer Lessons Too Soon

    The Case Against Starting Serious Soccer Lessons Too Soon

    Money, time, car travel, lack of free play: There are a lot of costs to starting soccer ultra-soon, ultra-seriously. This post is excerpted from a much longer one sent to us by Jon Mikelonis, father of boys 11 and 9. He writes, “My wife is from Bra…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:19am -
  • 19 Is the New 60, When It Comes to Activity Levels

    19 Is the New 60, When It Comes to Activity Levels

    A recent Johns Hopkins study found that today’s kids are so inactive that by the time they reach 19 they have the activity level of 60-year-olds. I have a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, “19 is the New 60,” looking at childhood sluggi…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 11:12am -
  • Gentleness On My Mind: Glenn Campbell, a Boy, a Bathroom and Non-Hysterical Times

    Gentleness On My Mind: Glenn Campbell, a Boy, a Bathroom and Non-Hysterical Times

    What a lovely memory Ike Brannon shares in The Weekly Standard. He was 5 years old, traveling with his cousins on a camping trip. The year was 1970, and Glenn Campbell was one of America’s biggest stars, country or otherwise: …One afternoon I had…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 10:11pm -
  • Non-Coddled Puppies Grow Up to be Best Guide Dogs

    Non-Coddled Puppies Grow Up to be Best Guide Dogs

    Woof woof woof! Er…I mean, chew on this: A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the way a puppy’s mother raises it may be the key to the dog’s success, or failure. A research team at the Uni…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 10:38am -
  • Brainwashed into Believing Things are Bad
    This is a topic covered often by commenter Donald Christensen, who points out that repetition turns into belief. So when the media repeat the same type of stories day after day — murder! kidnapping! danger, danger, danger! — our brains soak it up…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:26am -
  • Surge in Child Loneliness From 2007 to Present, Coinciding with Advent of iPhone

    Surge in Child Loneliness From 2007 to Present, Coinciding with Advent of iPhone

    This remarkable piece in The Atlantic by psychologist Jean Twenge looks at the emotional demographics of Millennials. She has been doing generational research for 25 years, and writes that: Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generat…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 11:57am -
  • Mom Makes Daughter, 18, Send Endless Selfies Proving She is Where She Says She Is: Love or Abuse?

    Mom Makes Daughter, 18, Send Endless Selfies Proving She is Where She Says She Is: Love or Abuse?

    An exchange between an 18-year-old and her mom has gone viral, reports the website Shareably: Kaelyn is 18, has graduated high school, and is going to be leaving for college shortly. Before she leaves, she decided to have a movie night with long-time…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 11:48am -
  • HELP NEEDED: Mom of Girl, 11, Wants to Go Free-Range, Needs Some Neighbors to Do The Same!

    HELP NEEDED: Mom of Girl, 11, Wants to Go Free-Range, Needs Some Neighbors to Do The Same!

    Here’s a note from a mom containing some common questions: Dear Free-Range Kids: I would LOVE to allow my very active 11-year-old to go out and play like I used to.  You are probably going to roll your eyes or heave a heavy sigh when you read my c…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 11:56am -

Girl's Gone Child

  • when to howl back

    when to howl back

    I used to call out to her frantically. "Bo, come back! WAIT, WHERE ARE YOU GOING!?" I didn't want to lose her so I would dress her in bright colors or wild prints that were easy to spot against crowds. In those days I could barely make out her sil…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:55pm -
  • The Month(s) in Moments: April & May

    The Month(s) in Moments: April & May

    Some incredible things that happened over the last two months, in no particular order: my brother-in-law got married to someone we all adore and the girls wore flowers in their hair. Archer turned twelve years old. Our couch (and bed) finally came af…
    - 72 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 3:42pm -
  • In defense of complicated coffee orders

    In defense of complicated coffee orders

    The following post is sponsored by Little, Brown and Co and the new book Penguins of America -- written by bestselling author, James Patterson and his son, Jack, who came up with the idea for this book when he was five years old. Congrats, Jack and J…
    - 75 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 12:41pm -
  • We did it! Because of you. THANK YOU.

    We did it! Because of you. THANK YOU.

    A few hours ago, our Pans kickstarter campaign came to an end. I watched the clock as it ticked down and had one last ugly battle cry -- of which there have been many -- over the last four weeks.Over the course of 28 days, 21 hours and eighteen mi…
    - 78 days ago, 30 May 17, 5:58pm -
  • sprinting toward the finish line...

    sprinting toward the finish line...

    We are in the home-stretch with just over four days to go of our Kickstarter campaign and as of this morning we have TWO angel backers who are EACH coming through with 5k if we can get 250 more backers by Saturday, 9:30am PST.  So! If you haven't ba…
    - 83 days ago, 25 May 17, 4:24pm -
  • in transit the scenery blurs

    in transit the scenery blurs

    1. He turns twelve tomorrow. An age that is as between as it gets. I remember when he turned ten, feeling like, here we go... and now, here we are, pushing through space between months and years and numbers that mean more than they did, even last yea…
    - 86 days ago, 22 May 17, 2:40pm -
  • PANS on Kickstarter is Now Live! Thank you so much for your support!

    PANS on Kickstarter is Now Live! Thank you so much for your support!

    photo by Angela Boatwright after our tease shoot in January Yesterday, a little after 9am, our Pans Kickstarter campaign went live.  ED: I meant to post this yesterday but in typical HA HA OH, YOU fashion, I had to pick a "sick" child up from schoo…
    - 3 May 17, 12:13am -
  • It's a Girl (and an Update) #PansFilm

    It's a Girl (and an Update) #PansFilm

    I know it's been very quiet around here for the last several months and you will see why on Monday, May 1st (three days from now!) when, with the help of my incredible team, I will be launching our Kickstarter campaign for my first film, (and fifth c…
    - 28 Apr 17, 2:29pm -
  • 8 Sanity Saving(ish) Tips for Moving with Kids

    8 Sanity Saving(ish) Tips for Moving with Kids

    If there is one thing in this world I feel like I can competently give advice about, it's moving. I've lived in Los Angeles my entire adult life (coming up on 18 years this summer) and in those 18 years have moved 11 times. 4 of those 11 times I had…
    - 24 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • The Month in Moments: March

    The Month in Moments: March

    our last day in the old houseI haven't done one of these in a while but this month was easily seventeen months long so I'm posting some photos... some workshopped, some not... some cropped and filtered, others unfiltered and raw as they should be.Thi…
    - 4 Apr 17, 2:13pm -

Kidzworld

  • Everything, Everything Blu-ray Review
    Everything, Everything just won the 2017 Teen Choice award for best Drama Movie. Check out Kidzworld’s review of this unusual film about first love now out on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Dear Dish-It Discusses School-Related Problems
    Having school-related issues? Click the link on Kidzworld to read all of Dear Dish-It’s advice on the matter
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Try Out NBA Live 18 For Free
    Get an early chance to play the newest NBA Live for free with an upcoming demo. Check out the specifics for NBA Live 18's early access trial at Kidzworld.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Movie Review
    Check Kidzworld’s review of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Are these animal heroes still on top of their game as they face the ultimate fate?
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Our Favorite Indie Games
    Independent games bring some of the most original ideas to our consoles. Take a look at our favorite indie games over at Kidzworld.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review
    Kidzworld reviews the Blu-ray for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Tween Greg and bro Rodrick are up for attending a cool video convention. Can a road trip with the family get them there?
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • The Struggle to Switch from Summer Mode to School Mode
    Having a hard time adjusting to being back at school? Dreading the idea of having to go back to school soon? Check out this article for some advice to help you cope through the matter.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • The Dark Tower Movie Review
    Check out Kidzworld’s review of the long-awaited movie about good, evil and co-existing worlds, The Dark Tower based on the Stephen King novels. Will it please fans and newbies alike?
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • Dear Dish-It Answers as Many Crush Questions as Possible
    Did you recently write in about a crush problem? Check out this article for Dear Dish-It advice on as many crush issues as possible.
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • What is the Xbox One X?
    Coming this holiday season, we'll have our hands on the new Xbox One X. Check out Kidzworld to see what makes this new Xbox so special.
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 3:00am -
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  • Breastfeeding Diaries

    Breastfeeding Diaries

    Today I am over at The girl in the red shoes talking about my breastfeeding journey so far.Check it out HERE.Also, I am have been MIA lately. Life has been crazy! Riley is 5 months and on the move. Brayden has been having some seizures and had an MRI…
    - 19 Feb 14, 1:28pm -
  • Baby Weight

    Baby Weight

    Loosing the baby weight the second time around has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Only third to having a sick child and my high risk pregnancy with Riley. The day I found out I was pregnant (12-31-12) 154lbsThe day I delivered (9-10-…
    - 30 Dec 13, 9:46am -
  • Catch up

    Catch up

    Our holiday season has been great so far. We wanted to make a point to focus on us and our family and what we want. Makes for a much less stressful holiday season. We are excited for our first xmas as a family of four and having Riley's first xmas.…
    - 18 Dec 13, 3:09pm -
  • Happy Holidays and a Birth Announcement

    Happy Holidays and a Birth Announcement

    Hope you are having a magical holiday season!
    - 15 Dec 13, 9:29pm -
  • 3 months old (and MIA)

    3 months old (and MIA)

    I guess I really have been MIA when I noticed my last post was Riley's 2 mo pictures, LOL.  Riley is 3 months old!!! Big girl is growing so fast.Wearing 3-6mo Gap/ON and 6mo Carters. Diapers size 2. She likes to sit (assisted). Her head control is a…
    - 12 Dec 13, 2:44pm -
  • 2 months old

    2 months old

    Ok kiddo seriously, I want to keep you tiny.Which we surpassed about 4 weeks ago. Girlfriend has had a major growth spurt and looks like a 4 mo old to me. She looks bigger in pictures and is still a new little babe but holy cow she's big for 2 months…
    - 12 Nov 13, 7:52pm -
  • Life Lately.....

    Life Lately.....

    Sitting down to write these days is a luxury. Good thing for Instagram, its quick and simple.Little miss Riley is such a doll and growing like a weed!! We have moved into 3-6 clothes. She looks like a baby now and not a newborn. She is smiling, sucki…
    - 4 Nov 13, 6:30am -
  • Canvas Winner
    The winner of a FREE 8x10 canvas is:Sarah @ Classy and FabulousCongrats. Please email me and I'll get your code to you.livelovelaughblog at yahoo dot com
    - 1 Nov 13, 6:30am -
  • Canvas review and GIVEAWAY

    Canvas review and GIVEAWAY

    Recently I teamed up again with Easy Canvas Prints and as always I love my canvas! I am obsessed with my canvas collection and this is a great addition.I love this picture of the kiddos and this is going to look beautiful hung up!We are also giving a…
    - 25 Oct 13, 6:00am -
  • T Shirt Review

    T Shirt Review

    We recently had the opportunity to create and review a custom t shirt from allied shirts. Since D loves his T's I let him design one for himself.It turned out really great. The site is really easy to use and it comes fast! Always great to partner wit…
    - 24 Oct 13, 9:19am -

PBS Digital Studios: THNKR (YouTube)

  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupporthttps://youtube.com/devicesupporthttp://m.youtube.comFrom:YouTube HelpViews:336067540ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
    - 2 Jun 15, 8:00pm -

Pigtail Pals: Redefine Girly!

  • Q&A With “Powered By Girl” author Lyn Mikel Brown
    “Powered By Girl” is part critical commentary on a “lean in”, “TEDified” view of girl power and versions of the “exceptional girl” breaking down barriers on her own when in actuality they have benefited from a support system of adults…
    - 13 Sep 16, 9:07am -
  • Girls Who Change the World and the Women Behind Them
    Book review “Powered By Girl”, Lyn Mikel Brown. Author Q&A to come tomorrow! Every page of my copy of “Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists” (Beacon Press) by my colleague Lyn Mikel Brown is highlighted like the photo…
    - 12 Sep 16, 2:01pm -
  • Finding Dory Is Perfect, Except When It Isn’t: Gerald and Becky
    This weekend “Finding Dory” opened to enormous box office success, which is important for a sequel driven by a female character. My family and I join in on the positive reviews, we all really loved the film. Except for one really important part.…
    - 20 Jun 16, 7:15pm -
  • You Are Needed To Shine
    A late night request to my community — Whether you are awake late into the night with me now or you read this in the morning or days later, I need something from you.   For two days I have had women messaging me, telling me they too were raped. Th…
    - 8 Jun 16, 3:37am -
  • Little Girls and Dangling Earrings
    Originally written May 8, 2015 (Thank you, Facebook, for the tour through Memories!). Updated May 10, 2016.  Here’s the thing about rushing our girls prematurely through girlhood – if they act like miniature teenagers during their childhood they…
    - 11 May 16, 9:40am -
  • Sexism From The Back Seat: What Women Want
    While driving with my children this morning we heard an obnoxious morning radio program ask a trivia question for listeners. “What do forty percent of women wish they had?”   My kids – my kids, who live in the epicenter of media literacy, crit…
    - 3 May 16, 5:44pm -
  • Daughters, Boyfriends, and Terrified Dads
    My kids, ten and eight years old, both have their first crushes. Nothing more than “playground love” and I can see why my kids are crushing on the other two individuals. I adore the other children, they are great kids with fun personalities. Whil…
    - 2 May 16, 1:50pm -
  • File under I Need Feminism Because…..Twin Peaks and Bosses
    I need feminism because…My husband is at dinner with his boss and his boss’s boss at a restaurant where the waitresses dress like this. The name and logo of this fine establishment are a play off women’s breasts. The company’s website  invit…
    - 5 Apr 16, 8:54pm -
  • Mom and Daughter Question the Gendered Difference In Boys’ and Girls’ Clothing Sizes
    If you’ve shopped for children’s clothing in the past few years you understand not all things are created equal. Despite parents loudly supporting moves to get away from gender stereotypes in the children’s marketplace and a new bunch of small…
    - 22 Mar 16, 7:27pm -
  • Big Shake Up In the Princess World
    A big shake up in the world of twelve inch princesses – the license for the Disney dolls has shifted from one toy giant to another. What does this mean for the toy industry, but more importantly, what does this mean for your child and the marketing…
    - 8 Jan 16, 3:17am -

San Francisco Chronicle: Poop Files

  • Super-Crafty Halloween Contest winners are here!
    First of all, let’s agree that the word “winners” is misused here. Because when people are taking the time, effort and historical research to dress their kids up like Hunter S. Thompson and Frida Kahlo, there are no losers. But there must be wi…
    - 3 Nov 15, 7:13pm -
  • Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest – entries are here!
    Every year, I tell myself that the Super-Crafty Costume Contest couldn’t get any better. And then, on the eve of the contest, someone sends a photo of their 3-year-old dressed as Nux the War Boy from “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and all is right with…
    - 30 Oct 15, 2:21pm -
  • Super Crafty Halloween Costume Contest 2015 – enter now!
    The Poop parenting blog has been on hiatus for something like 12 years, and both my kids are in their 40s now. Mostly these days I’m writing 4,000 word history articles for the San Francisco Chronicle and 140 character tweets. I’m not even sure t…
    - 19 Oct 15, 7:24am -
  • Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest – the winners are here!
    Before we start, apologies that these winners are being announced so late. I know that historians looking back on this will have no context to the tardiness, but just trust me, it’s freaking late. Pretty sure I saw someone putting up Valentine’s…
    - 6 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • My favorite pro-Giants costume of the 2014 World Series run
    This is the time of year that I sit at my desk reading incoming e-mails, with my face frozen in a permanent grin. Since we put out the call for entries last week, I’ve been receiving dozens of Super-Crafty Halloween Costume Contest e-mails, and onc…
    - 27 Oct 14, 2:29pm -
  • The Super Crafty Halloween Costume Contest returns!
    I haven’t written on The Poop in something like 47 years, I’m pretty sure my own kids have left college and are “finding themselves.” Our original blog banner with the little baby head appears to be missing. But our annual costume contest is…
    - 23 Oct 14, 8:19am -
  • Thunderdome of Sappy Parenting Commercials … help us pick two finalists!
    Here’s how this crazy experiment came about: I was watching TV with my wife and suddenly found myself in a big fat puddle of embarrassing ugly cry, thanks to an Extra Gum commercial about birds and college and heartbreak — something like that. It…
    - 22 Jul 14, 7:37am -
  • Field Trip: 5 Reasons to Visit Legoland
    There are a lot of amusement parks out there. Not all of them sell mouse ears in the gift shops. If the general, well, awesomeness of “The Lego Movie” wasn’t enough of a reminder, we’re here to make the case for driving right past Anaheim thi…
    - 3 Jul 14, 11:00am -
  • Field Trip: Camp Mather Survival Guide
    As the summer vacation season arrives, we revisit our Camp Mather survival guide, originally published in 2012. Despite last year’s devastating Rim Fire and some related water issues, not much has changed at San Francisco’s 90-year-old family cam…
    - 5 Jun 14, 11:00am -
  • D’oh, a deer: Capturing the video and missing the parenting moment
    Perhaps I watched “Footloose” too many times in the 1980s and 1990s, but I anticipated that my biggest parenting struggles would involve knock-down-drag-out battles between myself and my kids. Even when I still was a child I knew I wouldn’t be…
    - 27 May 14, 1:16pm -

The Guardian: Children's Books (< 7)

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