Just in time for Father's Day, there's a new children's book for dads everywhere to enjoy with their kids.
"Because I'm Your Dad" is a silly and sweet story of the special relationship that every father has with his little one - or in this case, with his little monster.
"Because I'm your dad, I'll make sure you know to pogo stick. I'll go to all your soccer games, even when they're far away. And when you fall asleep in the backseat, I'll carry you inside.
The book is written by Frank Zappa's son Ahmet Zappa, which might explain the following line: "Because I'm your dad, you might have an...
Planning to take a summer vacation road trip with your little ones? Long car rides can lead to fights, tears and total meltdowns.
But fear not! We've got a great list of apps that are sure to keep kids entertained for miles and miles!
For little girls who love to play dress-up, check out the Barbie® Fashionistas® Endless Closet™ app. They can mix and match trendy looks for the dolls and even create their own custom designs!
Barbie® Fashionistas® by Mattel, Inc. on iTunes
Apptivity™ Hot Wheels™
For an action-packed adventure, download the Apptivity™ Hot Wheels™ app - it...
In 1897, Henry James published a novel about a young child shuttled back and forth between her irresponsible divorced parents.
Although the premise is more than a century old, "What Maisie Knew" is perfectly re-told in modern day New York in a film adaptation that's both beautiful and hauntingly sad.
The movie shows a bitter custody battle through the eyes of the six-year-old at the center of the dispute.
Maisie's parents Susanna and Beale (played by Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) are spoiled and selfish, using their daughter as a pawn in a messy divorce when not neglecting her entirely...
So as I mentioned in my Tech New Year’s Resolution post, I never stick to my New Year’s resolutions and this year was no different. I pretty much fell off the wagon immediately after I wrote my original post but flash forward to May and I have revisited #3 - Monitor my finances weekly.
In my case, it’s because I live in one of the MOST expensive cities in the world - Vancouver, Canada. Right now, gas is $1.49 per liter, which means every week I fill up my awesome back-saving minivan, it costs me $90. Ouch!
To help monitor my finances I have been using a product called NeatDesk. It’s...
Meredith O'Brien, a longtime ModernMom contributor, explores the idea of blogging - and where to draw the line between sharing personal anecdotes and overharing in her new novel.
Below is an adapted excerpt from Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing by Meredith O’Brien (used with permission from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. 2013):
Maggie Kelly -- a married, Boston area mom of two -- started an anonymous blog at the urging of her friend and former college roommate Diane Kimball after Maggie became increasingly dissatisfied with her life choices.
Her blog Maggie Has Had It had been launched...
We are officially in the age of Pinterest - which means that almost every great dinner party involves these fantastically decorated, over-the-top delicious desserts straight from the virtual pinboard. And how behind the curve do you feel when you steal great recipes from your girlfriends?
Luckily, Krystina Castella has the perfect book to push you right to the front of the pinning pack. "Crazy About Cookies" has about 300 of the most decadent, beautiful, and inventive cookie recipes for any occasion.
Do you have difficulty finding your way around a piping bag? The best part about this...
Helen Moon’s "Cherish the First 6 Weeks" is the ultimate survival guide for all parents to follow after the birth of their child. After reading this book, I now have the confidence and key take-away points needed for my own first baby’s precious first 6 weeks, as he is due in early August.
Moon has incorporated her expertise to create the ideal master plan referred to as CHERISH, which will be my most used and “cherished” acronym.
“One of the primary characteristics of the CHERISH approach is to learn to pay attention to the needs of your baby, so that you can follow your instincts, think...
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown is available now on Amazon.
There are few relationships in this world more complicated than the bond between sisters: the snarled ties formed by blood, birth order and shared history.
Eleanor Brown explores the relationship between three sisters who find themselves back in their hometown - and living back in their family home - when their mother is diagnosed with cancer.
Rosalind, Bianca and Cordelia were named by their father, a Shakespeare scholar of mild renown with a passion for all things Bard.
As adults, they've carved out lives that are as different...