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Toe-Dip Trips Are the New Travel Trend, According to Experts

If you’re ready to travel, take a toe-dip trip.

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Two-Wheeled Adventure: Bike Trails for Kids Near Akron

There’s no better way to explore than on a bike!

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Dear Laundry, My One & Only True BFF

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for always being there for me.”

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6 Toddler Milestones to Get Excited About

Toddler milestones are no less exciting than baby’s first smile and tooth. Here are 6 biggies to celebrate!

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The Best Hidden Picnic Spots Around LA

Dine al fresco at these secret LA parks and gardens.

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Why You Need a Mom Break and How to Take One

“Remember mama, you are a vital part of your family. You’re more than just a worker, you are a life-giver and source of inspiration. So treat yourself and give yourself a break.”

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A Love Letter to Moms

It is hard being the sun and rain and night and day for these little ones, but remember to honor and love yourself as much as you do your children.

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4 Things Moms Will Love about Target’s Newly Redesigned Stores

Target’s remodels have us running to our local bullseye retailer!

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8 Books to Help Your Kid Prepare for New Sibling

A new brother or sister sounds like a great idea, but once the squalling bundle comes home, it can be a different story! These books can help.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Jan. 18, 2019

Grab your daily laugh with this batch of funny tweets.

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Topanga from “Boy Meets World” Is Pregnant with a Boy of Her Own

This “Boy Meets World” star is ready for the world to meet her own boy soon.

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buybuy BABY Offers to “Save” Baby Registries Stranded by Babies”R”Us Closure

The news that Toys”R”Us is shuttering its doors forever has been met with panicked moms-to-be.

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Hit These Local Family-Owned Shops for Your Last-Minute Gifts

You are down to the last hour to get your holiday shopping done! Head to one of these local family-owned stored to find just the right gifts for your most loved ones.

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Why This Father is Driven to Recruit 10,000 New Foster Parents

Foster parenting has created a sense of urgency within me to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Perhaps it is due to the children’s horror stories that I have been witness to, and have watched come…

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My Stress-Free Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Kids Party (It’s Possible!)

With three kids between the ages of 5 and 13 years, I’ve attended an endless array of kids’ birthday parties. The mom-pressure to host the most extravagant party for your child is overwhelming. What’s with all the bells and whistles?…

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How Foster Parenting Has Transformed Me

“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”

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It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late.  Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…

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This Incredible High Tech Coloring Pad for Kids Makes Saving Art Easy

This new notebook will keep your kids’ artwork in the cloud rather than all over your house.

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Why I Think “Mom Jeans” Rock!

I rock granny panties and mom jeans. You might consider them a fashion abomination, but my mom jeans and granny panties have faithfully served me. Abandon them? I will not.

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Why I’m Saying Yes To Sleepovers This Summer!

Photo: Bruce Szalwinski
Sleepovers, one word that elicits that look from moms of all walks of life. That look of dread, that look of defeat, that look of annoyance, that look of horror. One word that makes Moms from all…

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Mom Let Her Daughter Eat ‘Whatever She Wanted’ & Now She Eats Her Veggies

This mom taught her daughter that too much of a good thing is actually real.

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This Little Girl Who Thinks A Water Heater Is A Robot Is The Cutest Thing You’ve Seen All Day

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There’s really nothing quite like sweet, innocent puppy love — or in this case robot love. Check out the video below of an adorable little girl who stumbles upon an abandoned water heater in the street and…

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My Son Might be a Mad Scientist

Photo: Bing Images
Remember Doc, the white haired, mad eyed inventor from Back to the Future? The scene where Marty goes to visit Doc in his workshop and walks through a cluttered kitchen where a complex Rube Goldberg machine is…

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Would I Be a Better Mom if I Stayed Home?

 I don’t like the what if game. I think we lead ourselves down an unhappy road if we start playing the what if game with the choices we’ve made in our lives. We’re on the path we’re on for a…

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Research Reveals the Age People Outgrow IKEA

Photo: rarye via Flickr Creative Commons
As parents, we know the joy of IKEA: $5 stuffed animals, wooden toys that won’t break the bank, and cute kids’ decor galore. And that’s just the kid section. A study done by Priceonomics,…

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NYC’s Best Behind the Scenes Tours For Kids

Let your kid see how the magic happens in arts, sports and more!

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An Abandoned Parking Lot Becomes an Urban Park in the Sunset

An expanse of asphalt gets new life as park, complete with a skate park, urban garden, hay bale maze and more. Get all the details on this magical new space in the Outer Sunset.

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Riverfront Paths & Hidden Staircases: The Country’s Best Urban Trails

You don’t have to leave the city to get your hike on. Explore one of these cool urban trails instead.

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Pick of the Crop: 7 Farms You Must Visit This Summer

From traditional farms complete with veggies, chickens and pigs, to farms that boast a little more carnival than cow, we’ve rounded up the best green acres to visit this summer.

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Keeping Track of Milestones When You Have 3 Children

As a mother of a seven-year-old, a five-year-old and our youngest, who is 20-months, it’s important to keep track of all the notable events that have occurred during this enchanting period of young childhood. It’s tiring, for sure, but it…

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Lowline Lab: See the Park of the Future Before It’s Too Late!

Go underground to get inspired (and smarter) with the kids at this cutting-edge green spot that’s closing soon!

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A New Park You Need to Google Now

If you’ve been searching the Eastside for a new place to play, look no further. This just-opened space, within Google’s Eastside campus, is packed with recreational fun.

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E is for Elephant: 5 Storybook Characters We Love

We’ve rounded up our five favorite elephants for your pint-sized pachyderm collection.

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Your Before Baby Bucket List: 15 Things to Do Now

Follow our to-do list and savor those last moments of freedom before your newborn steals your heart and changes your life forever.

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