Author: Michelle Woo

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New parenthood is an isolating experience. You're not simply adding a new piece to the puzzle of your life—instead, it feels like this tiny person... [Read More]
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Lisa Ling is the host of the CNN investigative docuseries "This is Life with Lisa Ling." In season 5, which premiered this weekend, she travels... [Read More]
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Babies. You buy them diapers, but they decide to pee on you during changing time. You make them gourmet pureed meals, but they're most satisfied... [Read More]
Tags: Babies You - TV - Baby
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Parents, to curb your kid's phone usage, you may no longer need to hold their chargers hostage, yell out nightly countdowns ("Three more minutes!") or... [Read More]
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The kids are still vaping. So many of them are doing it, in fact, that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has put out a statement saying... [Read More]
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For many families, homework time is a struggle. And in an era of digital distraction, it is only getting tougher. Here are some hacks to... [Read More]
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When my daughter was very young, we would read the toddler classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? In the story, the title... [Read More]
Tags: Trick - Teaching - Kid
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My 5-year-old daughter's favorite songs at the moment include Weezer's "Surf Wax America," Oasis' "Wonderwall" and Matisyahu's "One Day." What my husband and I realized... [Read More]
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Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts. This week, we're going behind the scenes at Lifehacker. I'm Michelle... [Read More]
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Infant walkers, those wheeled contraptions that give babies who can't yet walk the sudden ability to walk, are bad. This has been long established. But... [Read More]
Tags: Infant - Walkers - Still
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When it's time to choose books to read, kids will often reach for old favorites. This isn't a bad thing—there are benefits in repeating the... [Read More]
Tags: Read - Books - Kid
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Have you ever come across a street entertainer who starts blowing a spectacle bubbles at the park or a festival, and all the kids immediately... [Read More]
Tags: Don't - Blow - Bubbles 
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For a while, I've resisted handing over my phone to my 5-year-old to let her watch YouTube Kids—there have been multiple times when I'd set... [Read More]
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In her book Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes writes about how she spent "every single morning" of high school trying to make her hair look... [Read More]
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It's come to this: Doctors are now being told to prescribe play. The American Academy of Pediatrics details the urgency of the matter in a... [Read More]
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After taking the obligatory front-door photo on my kid's first day of kindergarten, I noticed that her backpack looked a little droopy. [Read More]
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Caroline Ingeborn is the president and chief operating officer of Toca Boca, which makes digital toys designed around the way kids play. (My five-year-old... [Read More]
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As another school year begins, kids are entering new seasons of youth sports, which means it is time for the annual reminder: Chill, parents. [Read More]
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Little kids are much like cats—zealous in their simple pursuits. (And they'll always play in the toilet if given the opportunity, but that's a different... [Read More]
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P.E. class was a rough time for junior high Michelle. There was that day I was picked dead last for some team—I forget which. As... [Read More]
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