Carly Gloge on Stopping the Toy Shaming

Carly Gloge on Stopping the Toy Shaming

by Carly Gloge

When Amazon recently announced that they were removing “boys” and “girls” categories in toys, I had a moment of celebration, but could sense the eye roll from many toy professionals.

Industry veterans have explained to me on several occasions that as much as the press and I like the idea of gender neutral toys and female action figures (check out #wheresnatasha), they simply don’t sell.

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To Carrie Southworth Johnson on Mother’s Day 2015

To Carrie Southworth Johnson on Mother’s Day 2015

by Coddy Johnson

Dear Carrie,

One day many years from now, when we are old and gray, and when our daughters have grown, and when we are grandparents or even great-parents, and when the years remaining in our lives can be counted on one or two hands, we will sit together, just like this, on a Sunday morning.

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The Daring Life of My Mother

The Daring Life of My Mother

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

At the age of 22, my mother pulled together her life savings ($2000), strapped on a back-back and left on a worldwide adventure. Her two-year journey had her hitchhiking through Europe and Africa - making friends, breaking hearts, and always dodging danger by the hair of her chinny chin chin. She stomped grapes in the South of France for under-the-table cash. She learned to fly small planes over Sudan, counting animals for government surveys. She slept in broken-down cars on Egyptian streets. And there always seemed to be snakes. 

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5 Steps You Can Take to Stop Bullying

by Ayesha Madni

Bullying is a hot topic. It’s been the subject of New York Times articles. It’s in SalonSlate, and The Atlantic. It’s the subject of several books, including journalist Emily Bazelon’s Sticks and Stones. Even President Obama has spoken about it. The issue is everywhere these days, and everyone is talking about the most dramatic cases, including an instance where a gay student committed suicide after being targeted by what his parents called “intense bullying.”

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Guest Post - Resources for Starting Preschool With Food Allergies

by FARE

Sending your young children to preschool can be especially stressful when they have food allergies. For children with food allergies, providing a safe and nurturing environment at preschool and daycare requires planning and effort on the part of the school and parents.

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Coping With Anxiety Around Starting Preschool

by Allison Latona, MFT

Summer's end is nearing!  Both you and your kids may be anticipating a new school year, with new teachers and classrooms, or perhaps starting school for the very first time.

The transition to preschool can be filled with excitement and challenge.

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