Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two.


Recent Articles
  • Pediatricians to Tweak ‘Outdated’ Screen Time Recommendations for Kids

    There are plenty of I-know-this-is-probably-not-a-good-idea moments as a parent -- those times when you let your child do something or eat something or play something that you think might not be the healthiest way to go.

  • The Acronyms Teens Really Use on Social Media

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Watch “CNN Special Report: #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” an Anderson Cooper documentary, Monday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. (CNN) — For the sake of this story, I’d like to invent a new acronym: IAVS, which means, “I am very sorry.” The reason for the apology stems from […]

  • #IWishMyMotherKnew: Elementary Students Open Up for Mother’s Day

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life.  A few weeks ago, a Denver teacher did something that really got our attention. Kyle Schwartz handed out Post-it notes and asked her third graders to complete the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew … ” She does the exercise every year to learn more about her students, but this year, she posted a few of the children’s replies to Twitter with the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew. […]

  • Judge Reportedly Scolds Lawyer for Bringing Infant to Court

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) — When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reportedly reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing — a hearing she asked the judge to reschedule because she was on her six-week maternity leave […]

  • Baseball Sensation Mo’ne Davis’ Impact on Girls and Boys

    My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom. Now we check to see when she and her team, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, will play again (Wednesday night against Las Vegas) and celebrate her girl power achievements. She’s the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League […]

  • Is Drinking with Your Kids at Home a Good Idea?

    I probably think about the dangers of drinking more than the average person because there is alcoholism in my family. As a parent, I am slightly obsessed with figuring out what I can do to make sure my children, 6 and 8, don’t have problems with alcohol when they get older. So, on this the 30th anniversary of the national drinking age being raised to 21, I’m asking myself the following question: Am I better off never letting my girls […]

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Some Schools Monitoring Students’ Posts

    Just as parents are grappling with how to keep their kids safe on social media, schools are increasingly confronting a controversial question: Should they do more to monitor students' online interactions off-campus?

  • HALLOWEEN GRINCH: Fat Notes Replace Candy

    I know whose house I would avoid on Halloween if I lived in Fargo, North Dakota. Instead of handing out candy, a local woman called into a radio station, saying she plans to pass out letters to trick-or-treaters she feels are "moderately obese."