Author: Michelle Woo

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Fingerlings are this year's Hatchimals. Or, if you don't have a clue what either of those words mean, this year's Tickle Me Elmo. This year's... [Read More]
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News stories about parents forgetting their children in cars are most concentrated in the hot summer, but kids also die of hypothermia in parked cars... [Read More]
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When you're a kid, there's no party like a slumber party. Staying up late, learning how to burp the alphabet, eating candy until you puke—what's... [Read More]
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As a parent, you often don't remember how much easier life was pre-kids until you try to do something basic, like stay in a hotel.... [Read More]
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My friend Karen says her son Christopher's devotion to garbage trucks began when he was around 18 months old. He would go nuts whenever he... [Read More]
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When I hear from adults who live with anxiety (and that's 40 million of us in America), many say that the only thing that... [Read More]
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If you're having guests over and you only have time to clean one room, make it the bathroom. [Read More]
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If you're looking for some bedtime reading to send you into a spiral of paranoia, check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's constantly-updating recall... [Read More]
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My daughter is onto me. As I read bedtime stories to her, sometimes I'll stop, point to a word, and in my most convincing voice,... [Read More]
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I once embraced the joy of living a mostly sedentary life in the winter months. Hygge was my jam. 'Tis the season for wearing fleece... [Read More]
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The television lineup at our house is usually strictly divided: there are shows for my kid (80%), shows that my husband and I watch (19.5%),... [Read More]
Tags: Shows - Rock - Watch
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In a new study by researchers at the University of Toledo, toddlers who were given fewer toys played more creatively and were more engaged in... [Read More]
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The most wonderful time of the year is also an awfully hazardous time of the year, based on the 15,000 holiday decorating injuries reported annually... [Read More]
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On Monday, Facebook launched Messenger Kids, a version of Messenger for young children. Here are my running thoughts:... [Read More]
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It's Computer Science Education Week, and Apple is offering thousands of free coding sessions at all Apple Stores. There are all sorts of workshops happening—at... [Read More]
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Today Facebook unveiled Messenger Kids, a new kids-only version of Messenger for children under 13 who aren't old enough to have a Facebook account of... [Read More]
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No word receives as much lexical scorn as "irregardless"—I felt a shiver just typing it. But unlike the made-up terms it often gets lumped in... [Read More]
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Like most kids who are five, Jia Jiang's son Brian hears "no" often. But unlike most kids, who might see the word as their invitation... [Read More]
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"This is like ... date night," I said to my husband as we were sitting in the bleachers, watching our four-year-old at her weekly... [Read More]
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You finally snagged the toy that's been on the top of your kid's Christmas wishlist for months—now you just have to wrap it up, shove... [Read More]
Tags: Fine - Christmas - toy
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