There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.
- Read This Before Your Kids Ever Walk to School Alone
Do you let your kids walk to school alone? Moms are divided on the topic and whether or not it's a smart and safe idea at any age. Our tips for ensuring a safe and seamless morning stroll were popular among moms during these chaotic first few weeks of the back-to-school season.
- Easy Does It! Seven Kid-Friendly Crock-Pot Desserts
When you think of Crock-Pot cooking, what immediately comes to mind? Chili? A hearty stew? How about . . . brownies? We found seven kid-friendly dessert sweets that gain even more flavor and richness cooking in the Crock-Pot than they would for the typical 30 minutes to one hour on the stove, and our readers were quick to pin, save, and try out the recipes!
Keep reading to see what else had our moms talking this week!
- Time to Bake the Doughnuts! Eleven Healthier Kid-Friendly Doughnut Recipes Doughnuts are a popular trend on the food scene right now, but the calorie- and fat-laden breakfast food just won't cut it for breakfast on a regular basis. These 11 recipes inspired moms to treat their kids without overindulging them.
- Build-A-Bear Recall! Twenty-Six Thousand Stuffed Sulleys
Look out for this furry blue creature! Build-A-Bear is recalling about 26,000 of its Sulley stuffed animals in the United States and Canada, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. The eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children, though thankfully no injuries or incidents have been reported.
- Twenty-One Mouthwatering After-School Snacks From Celebrity Chefs
Our roundup of last month's Snack Attack Series was one that no mom wanted to miss! We found 21 inventive and easy ways to satisfy kids' after-school hunger — without spoiling their appetites for dinner. A must read for every busy mom with kids heading back to school.