Kate Gosselin, LaToya Jackson To Guest Host on The View

Embroiled in her own views on domestic life, reality-TV mom Kate Gosselin will take her turn as a guest host on The View. According to, the star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will appear at the infamous women's table on Sept. 14 and 15, filli...

Cookie Dough

Each week, our friends at Cookie Magazine bring us the best of what's cool for kids and parents. This week: A twirly dress, some retro blocks, and three ways to store your stuff.

Kids Drinks - The Good, the Bad, and the Sugary

Ah, the soft drink aisle. Shelves and shelves stacked with bubbly and brightly colored liquids, all seemingly engineered to attract children. Milk? Forget it. Water? How can that compete with a sweet and slippery orange drink that promises a taste ex...

As Bus Driver Dies, Teen Takes The Wheel And Saves Kids

Camp counselor Rachel Guzy's quick thinking saved lives. Credit: New York Post / Splash News
A 16-year-old New York girl is being hailed as a hero after stopping a bus Tuesday with nine children on board when the driver suddenly died. "I just did...

Octomom: Behind the Scenes

Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, has 14 children. She also has financial troubles and a rocky relationship with her mother. But we knew all of that already. What we don't know is what life is like in the Suleman household on a daily basis. Thanks to ...

Cookie Dough

Each week, our friends at Cookie Magazine share their favorite products for parents and kids. This weeks picks will keep your little one dry in the rain, get rid of wrinkles on the fly, and help the whole family save water.

Will Your Child's Name Affect His Personality?

My son wants to name his unborn son Maverick. Do you think this will undermine his personality? - Concerned Grandfather Dear Grandfather: A maverick is an independent spirit who doesn't bow to convention. (During the 2008 presidential race, ...

'Octomom:' The TV Special, Airs Aug. 19

Nadya Suleman takes her brood to the park. Credit: Jason Mitchell, FilmMagic
A new TV special on the life of "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is causing controversy before it even airs. Suleman and her 14 children are the subject of a two-hour TV s...

Mattel To Offer Twilight Barbie

Vampire Barbies? Twilight's Bella and Edward get their own dolls. Credit: Mattel
Like Barbie? Love Twilight? If so, Mattel has a doll for you. That's right, Edward and Bella, played onscreen by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, are ...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by a...

Kids Would Stay in Burning Buildings, Survey Shows

Does your child know what to do in a fire? Credit: wili_hybrid, Flickr
OK, class, what is the first thing you do if there's a fire? Most children don't know that when there's a fire, the first order of business is to get out of the building. S...

Cookie Dough

Each week, our friends at Cookie Magazine bring us the best of what's hot and cool for kids and parents. This week: Cool cocktail napkins, a warm bedtime owl, and the cutest eco-friendly diaper covers we've ever seen.

In My Opinion: Planet Jackson is No Place For Kids

Who should raise the King of Pop's kids? Credit: Getty Images
Planet Jackson is a strange and alien world. What most of us consider the laws of reality apparently don't apply there. And what goes on in the minds of its inhabitants -- and tho...

Safety Gadgets Gone Too Far?

Parents want to know their children's whereabouts, and some parents are spending hundreds of dollars on sophisticated devices that would turn Ward Cleaver into James Bond. Big Mother is watching you?

Breaking News: Duggar GrandBaby Gets a Name

Joshua and Anna Duggar are expecting a baby girl. Credit: TLC
She may not be born yet, but the newest addition to the Duggar family, the first grandchild, is already making headlines. Joshua and Anna Duggar, who star in TLC's reality show 18...


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