long-haired kids have been going gaga for an odd-looking plastic product that sells for about $15. Why? Because the Tangle Teezer, dubbed “magic” by its ever-growing fan base, combs knots out of hair in a way that’s miraculously pain-free.
More on Shine: Long Hair on Little Boys: Why People Freak Out About It
Even the New York Times Style section has noticed, calling the product “a truce in hand-to-hair combat” in its story on the Teezer’s rise to stardom on Wednesday.
“You may have also spotted the Teezer, which comes in bold colors like glittery purple and hot pink, around swimming pools, where parents use it to take out children’s knots (one brush is called the Magic Flowerpot),” the story noted. “Or perhaps you’ve heard from celebrities like Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger, who have all talked or tweeted about their Teezers…”
More on Yahoo!: British Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Hill Brings Hair Care Collection to Walgreens
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 2:06 PM EDT
long-haired kids have been going gaga for an odd-looking plastic product that sells for about $15. Why? Because the Tangle Teezer, dubbed “magic” by its ever-growing fan base, combs knots out of hair in a way that’s miraculously pain-free.Parents with squirmy, Read More »from Tangle Teezer: The Hairbrush With a Cult Following
What's the right age to have a baby?
Yet due to a series of medical and social advancements (the Pill to IVF treatments), we've extended the age at which women can choose to start families - with the age for first-time moms climbing up around the world. The road to motherhood has more routes than ever before - some less traveled than others.Related: 50 baby names inspired by flowers!
Even though we can start having babies at a later age (and even though many young women are very happy to do so), there's still the biological pull to put those maternal instincts to work. A lot of my childless 20-something friends are starting to wonder: What's the best age to have a baby?
And so it's an interesting time, right now. The generational gap between parents is wider than it's ever been - with 21-year-olds and 41-year-olds living the new-mom experienceRead More »from What's the Best Age to Have a Baby?
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Back in January my oldest son turned 5, which means we now find ourselves swept up in back to school preparations. He will be starting kindergarten in less than two weeks, despite my frantic attempts to prolong our summer. Our late nights followed by lazy mornings will vanish in a swirl of bed times, early-morning alarms, breakfast before school and the frantic scramble for shoes/homework/pencils/backpack. I am rather conflicted about sending my baby off to school. Half of me is so relieved (seven hours without him sassing me or bossing his brother!) and the other half is in deep mourning (we are going to miss him!). I have found a lot of comfort in the familiar ritual of back to school shopping. It's been a while since my mom took me to the store to pick out new tennis shoes and a backpack, but it's just as thrilling for me now as it was then! Check out these 7 cool back-to-school items, courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids' Fall 2013 collection. - By Kayla
MORE ON BABBLE
Read More »from Get Geared Up: 7 Awesome Back-to-school Products to Buy Now
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
I am not a parenting expert. I don't even play one on TV. I don't even have teenagers yet. But I do have four kids who at this point are reasonably able to clean and feed themselves, and with that comes a certain luxury of looking back and wondering why I got so stressed about so many things. As for those in the position I was in a few years ago, the best I can do is offer my reassurances to those who are in the thick of it. Whether your worry is actually kinda ridiculous (I freaked about my newborn hiccuping) or more traditional (ugh, potty training), it's really going to be okay.
-By Joslyn Gray
MORE ON BABBLERead More »from 7 Parenting Problems that Seem like the End of the World... But Aren't!
Making the game safer makes sense for everyone.
Full disclosure: My son does not play football and I don't know if he ever will. Despite my husband and I jokingly fantasizing about him QBing for Michigan someday (my husband's from Flint), we're not pushing the sport. Alex isn't even six yet and while we play a lot in the backyard (he throws a perfect spiral, just saying), joining an organized league hasn't come up. And I'm fine with that. Because, full disclosure, football makes me a little nervous. More nervous than any of the other sports he already plays. But here's the good news: that anxiety is beginning to wane. And here's why:Read More »from Can Youth Football Really Be Made Safer?
For over a year now I've been working with the NFL on their efforts to improve head safety for players at the youth level. They teamed up with USA Football's new Head's Up Football program, which is tweaking the way the game is played (safer tackling technique, more attention on proper equipment fitting). While football certainly isn't the only sport with injuries, it does see the most head
Babysitter with Young GirlWhen parents look for answers on everything from bath time to potty training, they might turn to classes, SuperNanny, or the Web (ahem). Sometimes, though, the best lessons come from someone right in front of your eyes: your own nanny. Not only have nannies taken care of kids of all kinds, they also have the gift of perspective-meaning, they can see things about you that you can't. So you can get interesting insights into childcare and parenting, like these priceless pieces of information other moms like you learned.Our nanny taught me everything!
Related: 6 reasons I DON'T feel guilty for hiring a babysitter
"I had never even held a baby before having my first child and I was at a total loss about motherhood. Seriously. My nanny showed me how to feed, change diapers, put the baby to sleep, you name it. And she taught me that I needed to be extremely gentle and calm, because babies pick up on everything. I never could have done it without her."-Meredith Roberts Quill, a mom of Read More »from 8 Ways My Nanny Taught Me to Be a Better Mother
edited by Chelsea ZalopanyRead More »from Baby Gifts Fit for the Future King
The great Kate wait is finally over! The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. Here, we've pulled together a slideshow of our favorite baby gifts, worthy of the little prince.
See more from Vogue:
Best Met Gala Looks of All Time
Michelle Obama's Best-Dressed Moments
The Sexiest You: Lingerie Guide
Vogue's Most Beautiful Wedding Photos
- Disney Baby | Parenting – Wed, Jul 31, 2013 3:38 PM EDT
Tips for second-time momsThis week, I realized Ingrid (my youngest) is as old as Adair (my oldest) was when Ingrid was born. My girls are close together - just 16 months apart. As I reflect back on that time, I am full of all sorts of emotions. Parenting two children that close together has been no easy feat. It is every bit as challenging as it is wonderful. Some days I feel like a seasoned mother, then my girls throw me a curveball and all of that confidence sneaks back under the covers. From one mama to another, here is some advice if you are expecting your second child…Read More »from 15 Things to Remember when You're Having Your Second Baby
1. First of all, congrats!
Even though you may feel worried or anxious about being the mom of two, don't fret. A baby is a blessing and so you should celebrate! Congrats to you, mama!
Related: 45 British royal baby names for your little prince or princess!
2. Confidence is key
The best thing about expecting a second baby is knowing you've done it before. You've delivered a baby. You've mothered a child. Be proud of your experience and hold onto
- Vanity Fair | Parenting – Wed, Jul 31, 2013 3:27 PM EDT
Kate Middleton and Prince George (left), Princess Diana and Prince William (right)Barely-a-week-old Prince George is already doing his famous family proud. It seems his royal highness has inherited more than just his mother's good looks-he's heir to Duchess Kate's thrift, as well, given word he's expected to wear previously worn robes to his christening later this month.
See more: Celebs Bare All: Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston Go Nude
Sort of, anyway: since the baptism of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, over 30 royal newborns have entered the Church of England in the same, custom-made christening gown. But after Lady Louise Windsor's ceremonial naming in 2004, the frayed frock was deemed too delicate to be used again. So instead of being swaddled in the 172-year-old gown, Georgie will make his dapper debut in a perfect replica of 1841's original outfit.
See more: 2013 International Best-Dressed List
In order to ensure the replica's longevity, we'd suggest entrusting the heirloom to Princess Anne-she has a knack for what some
A lesson learned in motherhood.
Motherhood is quite a humbling journey, isn't it? From trying to conceive, to watching your body grow and change while pregnant, to labor and delivery, to then trying to raise happy, well-adjusted kids - it's a daily rollercoaster ride with many opportunities to grown and learn. I realized the other night, as I nursed my 3rd baby to sleep, then held him in my arms 30 minutes past the time since he had fallen asleep, that one of my biggest lessons I've learned as a mom is to never say never. I had once proudly proclaimed that I would never nurse my babies to sleep because they needed to learn to be good, independent sleepers. Three children later, this is just one of the many examples of how I've eaten crow as a mommy. But it doesn't start or end there; read on to see a list of all the times I've eaten crow in the last 8+ years.
1. Before I had my first child, I said I was never going to leave my career to stay home with her.Read More »from 7 Ways Motherhood Has Made Me Eat Crow!
I loved my job too much, and she needed to grow up to
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- Curtis Stone's Top Recipes for a Stress-Free Holiday PartyTue, Dec 3, 2013 1:51 PM EST
- This is Our New Favorite Roast ChickenTue, Dec 3, 2013 3:26 PM EST
- Wait, What? According to New Study Most Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Fa …Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:43 PM EST