March 19, 2019

And you thought the political sphere was contentious. Last night’s tweet from Sesame Street has celebs and regular people alike debating this question: would you prefer to be stuck on a deserted island with Elmo, Grover, Oscar or Cookie Monster? See some of the hilarious replies below.

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Super Grover was the clear winner in yesterday’s poll — where we asked which Sesame Street character you’d choose to join you on a deserted...

February 1, 2019

Consider us enlightened. In this week's survey, we asked you to weigh in the view that "intensive parenting," is stressing out parents and kids alike. Take a look: only 16% of you disagree outright, with nearly 85% of you either agreeing that we could stand to back off a bit, or admitting that you're not sure where you fall on this. We received too many insightful comments to share, but agree that as we evaluate our own parent...

January 11, 2019

Yesterday, we asked you if you'd be on board with a "fiver party," where guests of a fifth birthday party are asked to skip the gifts and just contribute $5 for the birthday boy/girl to spend as they choose. More than a third of you love the practicality of it all, while 43% don't like the idea, with one of you pointing out that this "takes the fun away" from opening gifts. And 21% were either on the fence ("as long as other m...

January 10, 2019

If only this story were about a reboot of one of our favorite nineties shows... until then, we're talking about "fiver parties" It's a fifth-birthday-party trend where guests are asked to give five dollars as a gift. The pros: it's affordable, no unappreciated gifts and the birthday boy/girl can learn how to save up for something they really want. But not every five-year-old will be hip to the idea, and some say this is turnin...

January 4, 2019

We've heard of bans on fidget spinners, Pokémon cards and electronics, but get this: a Connecticut school district just banned parents from showing up to have lunch with their kids. The school district argues that the growing number of lunchtime visits is a security issue and has become disruptive. Some parents claim they stop by to help their kids -- by opening milk cartons, assisting with social conflicts, or just to sneak i...

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