"The truth, for me, is that laughing with my kids is my favorite part of parenting. I honestly think I feel more intimately connected to them when we're making that post crack-up noise than at almost any other time. If you don't get stupid with your children on a regular basis, I encourage you to try it."

"With this burst of spring comes some much awaited outside time. My husband and I dug out our sunglasses the other day and took the toddler to the park down the street. Once we started playing, I noticed there was a nice sampling of the many types of moms at the playground."

"There are two people in my house with confirmed Influenza A. I am surrounded by the joy of it; surrounded like I’m the center of an enormously viral germ sandwich that is not at all delicious," wrote Omaha mom Lynn Kirkle.