Laura Roe Stevens

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Laura Roe Stevens

I'm the mom to a precocious, soccer-crazed five-year-old boy, the wife of an amazing husband and also the mom of an eleven-year-old weimaraner, who, not surprisingly if you know the breed, is actually the one in control in our family! I'm also the parenting editor for DivineCaroline and am driven to give a voice to the hardest working and least recognized sector of our society—mothers. Currently I live in London and have almost gotten used to the daily need for wellies and a brolly (umbrella). I'm a veteran journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fit Pregnancy, Forbes, Inc., Parents and Parenting magazines. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, or juggling a family, aging parents and a demanding career— I hope the parenting section provides insight and more importantly, gives you a home to share your experiences! I look forward to hearing from you!

Stories by Laura Roe Stevens

Every day we hear another tragic story on the news regarding children in America. The horrifying incidents range from the latest victim of sexual...
“Not again!” I sighed in disgust as I read a newspaper article outlining the latest recall of millions of toys and baby gear by Fisher-...
Always being “on” can seem like a curse for busy moms. Fortunately, smartphone applications these days can be your saving grace. At a...
When I was a child, my mother, who worked full-time and raised four children, rarely ever came to my school; my siblings and I took the school bus...
On March 14, 2010, a couple in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, discovered their 3-month-old baby dead in bed with them. According to AP news reports, the...
I recall telling at least one of my friends that “I’m not above bribery” when it comes to getting my children to behave. I recall...
Jennifer Winther always wanted to give birth at home but “never had the courage to plan it.” So she delivered her first child at her...
In this economy, many moms are working overtime—literally. Whether you’ve always worked full-time and are more stressed now than you...
Today was a fun day out with my family. And amazingly, I spent only $8.00 on parking, $4.11 on water and snacks, and however much gas driving...
Ever have a day that keeps getting worse? That’s today for me. After managing to put a hysterically wailing four-month-old in his car seat...
When I read “Kindergarten Cram,” a New York Times op-ed by Peggy Orenstein, I completely empathized with the author’s plight....
“Time’s up,” I say to my seven-year-old son.  He’s sitting hunched over in the corner. All I can see is the top of his...
Have you had a baby this year and found yourself wishing your partner were a little more involved? It goes without saying that you’re thrilled...
There really should be rules for elementary school birthday parties, don’t you think? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought, especially...
It goes without saying that choosing a pediatrician for your family is an important task. Parents experience tremendous stress about all the...

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