Parents magazine helps moms and dads navigate every aspect of parenthood from pregnancy through the school years. We get to the heart of the latest news and recommendations on kids' health, safety, nutrition, behavior, and more to give parents the tools to raise healthy and happy children.
Sure you’ll use these nursery staples in the daytime, but it’s after the sun goes down that they really shine!
We scoured the market for the latest gadgets that can help you reach your parenting goals.
The secret to raising a reader? Knowing which book to give your child after he’s just finished one he loved. Colby Sharp, the co-founder of The Nerdy Book Club Blog, selected follow ups that will be the perfect match. These ideas are page-turners!
So many new ideas to get you out of your rut—and your kiddos out the door!
Early childhood is prime time for establishing a healthy microbiome. The more good critters that move in now, the more likely they’ll crowd out or compete with bad bacteria your kid will encounter down the road. Start by making some adjustments to the food you serve. Gail Cresci, Ph.D., R.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, shares four ways to keep your little one’s gut well fed.
When are they ready for a sleepover? To have their ears pierced? Ride a bike? We’ll help you find the sweet spots so you can make sure your kids’ milestones are unforgettable—in a good way.
Watching him learn hard lessons about the past made me focus on the right way to teach him about the future.
If this trendy cooker found its way to your kitchen, these recipes are perfect for getting you started on becoming a devotee.
Looking for books to help build emotional intelligence in your child? Check out our age-by-age guide—and head to your local library for these classics.
This possessive phase may be challenging, but it can give you insight into your toddler’s growing mind.
You just never know when someone’s two cents will be worth a million bucks. Here’s what parents learned when they least expected it.
Raising a toddler can be one haunting job—it's all a part of the parenting thrill!
Trendy kid furniture can be crazy expensive, but you can get the look for a whole lot less by customizing what you already own. Cool!
Think of these seven themed ideas as fun #lunchgoals. They’re quick to prepare because we’ve used 25 healthy, kid-approved packaged products.
The options overwhelm—clothes, makeup, dinner kits, even wine!—so we tested more than 75 subscription boxes to find the all-around best for saving you time and money. Getting the mail has never been so much fun.
When a beauty product earns raves for convenience, performance, and value from discerning customers like you, it’s cause for celebration. Which is why we’re pleased to present this year’s Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards! We had 300+ moms (including beauty pros) test close to 700 recent launches in hair, makeup, and skin care. Behold, the 30 smartest buys.
Get organized without getting overwhelmed: These hacks and apps can help streamline your life—and none of them takes longer than 15 minutes to finish.
Look around—there’s a whole slew of gym-worthy equipment to break a sweat on. Strive to get this surprisingly legit workout.
If you are being treated for depression but still aren’t feeling like yourself, you might have one of these often-misdiagnosed illnesses.
Extend the fun! These four day-trip destinations are perfect for turning into a long weekend.
These 5-minute mental makeovers will help you find your happy—fast.
Expecting? Your changing body could affect your tattoos or body piercings.
Updated FDA guidelines make it simpler to choose lower-mercury fish that's safe for kids.
Just a few of the many reasons it feels like your baby will never, ever just go to sleep.
When you need to cuss but can't use your favorite curse word, try these swear word alternatives from real parents who use them in front of their own kids.
It’s the secret next door, or even in your own home. Someone has reached a breaking point, and now a child is in danger. In an exclusive visit to a national child-abuse hotline, we learned from trained counselors who take anonymous calls from desperate parents—and find ways to keep children safe.
In one corner, the well-loved veteran slow cooker. In the other, the newly popular but misunderstood pressure cooker. The winner? You and your family, since each of these delicious recipes works in either appliance.
Your child has infinite filibuster tactics to avoid being rushed out the door or whisked off to bed. But these wise ideas are sure to bring a calmer a.m. and p.m.
Follow these easy tips and get your toddler to start eating meat in no time!
These boozy goodies are perfect for the mom or dad who's still a kid at heart.
Parents magazine worked with charities across the country to create projects that help kids and animals in need, all while teaching your own children the spirit of giving.
Get to know six contagious conditions that lots of kids have but few parents talk about.
Yes! With these recipes from the cookbook Rise & Shine, you and the kids can have fresh, wholesome, and delicious meals even on the busiest mornings.
Throw a bash to be remembered with these clever cost-cutting ideas. Happy birthday, indeed.