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Using Common Sense: Media literacy skills help kids navigate what’s true...

Parents are consuming a mountain of information from multiple media platforms as they follow news about COVID-19, protests following the death of George Floyd,...

Estate planning: A global pandemic is a stark reminder to make...

Creating an estate plan is something that often sits on parents’ to-do lists for years — one of those unchecked boxes we’ll get to...

Building anti-racist families

Twelve-year-old Jarem Bailey stood in front of a crowd of about 400 peaceful protestors. He paused, momentarily unsure. His face reflected the deep emotions...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Staying active during quarantine (and after)

We first sensed something strange was happening while looking for bottled water during a quick trip to Los Angeles in early March. We visited...

Self-compassion, stress and children with psychological disorders

Parenting is challenging, but the challenges can be so much greater when you're raising a child with a psychological disorder. A clinical psychology doctoral student...

When a son becomes a father, during a pandemic

Fewer distractions are more welcome these days than a text message that reads, “You guys home?” The messages come every few days from our son,...

15 ways to celebrate dads on Father’s Day: Sunday, June 21

On Sunday, June 21, we will celebrate dads and all they do. Here are a few ways to be festive with food, fun and...

Shop local! 7 great cool-dad gifts for Father’s Day

Support local shops when you do your Father's Day shopping! Here are seven great finds our editorial team recommends.

When racism reared its ugly head in my own neighborhood

Our son was incredulous and angry when he and his friend returned to our home after a walk around the neighborhood. "Somebody called the cops!"...

Georgie and the Giant Germ helps kids (and parents) process COVID-19...

Georgie and the Giant Germ might look like a coloring book for kids — and it is. But it's also a guidebook for parents...

Being a mom: What’s changed, what hasn’t, in 30 years

A young East Valley mother talks with her own mom about parenting challenges both new and timeless.

Is screen time a COVID-19 parenting panacea? I wish!

Screen time. In my mind, this term stands for a conglomeration of tablet-based kids’ games, Cosmic Kids Yoga, and — most of all —...

Common Sense launches Parent Trapped podcast for families sheltered at home

Parent Trapped, a new podcast, aims to offer comic relief — along with common sense advice — for parents who fear they are dropping...

Mother’s Day: The Coronavirus Edition

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we all know brunches, spa days and many of the usual traditions and gifts are not going to...

Surprise! Self-isolation suddenly puts self-care center stage

With newfound “me time” during the coronavirus lockdown, local moms are prioritizing self-care, and finding creative ways to recharge.

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