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Amazon’s Reading Programs Will Keep Your Kids Turning Pages This Summer

Two programs will get your K-12 kids excited about books!

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20 Easy Ways to Tell Kids You’re Proud of Them

Any parent can share these simple words of encouragement and small acts of kindness.

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5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Hear

“Here are some gems of advice that I have received from others who have walked this path alongside me, before me, and some of my own.”

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Turning My Worry into Wonder

“I wonder if she knows I would take all her struggles, confusion, and pain as my own and carry them for her if I could.”

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Senior Bus Tribute

Bus Drivers Set Up 22 School Buses to Spell “2020” to Honor Graduating Class

The drivers also wrote the names of each senior between the buses.

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StickTogether Puzzles

Sticker Mosaic Kits Offer a Fun Jigsaw Puzzle Alternative

The puzzles are assembled in a method similar to paint-by-numbers.

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This Second Grader Is So Passionate about Getting Back Her Stolen Pencil

You have to watch this girl’s passion for her perfect pink pencil.

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Feeling Down? Try Cleaning. This Research Says It Makes You Happy

Cleaning creates a sense of satisfaction, but it’s not just because you can see the floor again.

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This 11-Year-Old Just Designed a T-Shirt for Target & Here’s Why

Hallie is a more than a designer, she’s a true hero.

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Mariah Carey’s Iconic Christmas Hit Is Now the Subject of a New Film

Get behind-the-scenes to learn the secrets of your favorite holiday song.

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Marathon Runner Mom Breast Pumped for More Than 26 Miles

This mom pumped as she ran the New York City Marathon.

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At This High School, Helping Your Community Earns You P.E. Credit

These students earn credit outside the schoolyard and in their neighbors’ yards.

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This 3-Step Daily De-Cluttering Plan Is So Easy My Kid Could Do It

We started our quest to keep the house clutter-free. And by golly, it has worked! 

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Tweets of the week- 4.20.18

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: April 20, 2018

Thank you, Twitter parents for making us laugh this week.

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3 Easy Ways I Got My Kids to Love Cooking

One mom shares her simple tips to make kitchen time with your kids that much easier and more fun.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: January 19, 2018

 
Parenting can be a messy business, but we also like to make light of it (so we can survive). Thankfully there’s an entire army of parents on Twitter who share our joys and these are just some of the…

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The One Thing Every Productive Parent Has in Common With Each Other

At times it seems as though my parenting mode is simply “survival mode.” I start off running but by the afternoon my productivity starts slipping. I am ready to throw in the towel on everything, but then, backup arrives. As…

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The Boss Lady Mom’s Guide to (Mostly) Getting It All Done

I’ve recently adopted the practice of setting daily goals, and it has really helped me find that sense of accomplishment that was missing for so long after I had my daughter. Once I had a tiny human depending on me…

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Embracing First Place in the World

“Mom,” says Sam. “Do you know what a telomerase is?”

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“No,” I said. “I don’t. Can you explain it to me? I might know it by a different name. (Thinking to myself that he had…

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I Went Back To Work And I Hated It

Some of my stay-at-home-mom friends started going back to work recently. It got me thinking about moving in that direction as well. Because, well, the grass is always greener on the other side, right?

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Often,…

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Letters to My Kids on their First Day of School

Pinch me. Are we really here?
Though this has been a day we’ve known would come-and have been anticipating-our last first day of school stateside has finally arrived. My daughter Madeline has entered her Senior Year and my son, Jackson,…

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Why This Normally Mundane Chore Gives Me Awesome Mom Power

I would not exactly be what you call a neat freak. A bit of a germophobe, yes, but not a neat freak. This is why it is surprising to me that I have come to realize my love for running…

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The Commencement Speech No One Asked Me to Give (Yet)

Photo: Paul Schultz
 
I wrote a commencement speech that no one asked for. Here’s why:

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By virtue simply of having 654 children, I spend a lot of my life with today’s youth, and I…

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How To Bottle Feed A Breastfed Baby Who Doesn’t Like Bottles (ANY Bottles)

It doesn’t happen overnight. Consistency is key. Be patient with yourself. Don’t give up. These are all things I tell my clients in regards to getting organized, and they are true. Cliché but true, and so far I have found…

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How I Finally Got My Children to Leave the House On Time

photo: Matt Bauer via flickr

Getting out of the house without yelling at times requires some divine intervention…

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A while back, it didn’t matter WHERE we were headed, there would be “incidents” that prevented us…

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5 Signs a Toddler Is Ready for Some Independence

Photo: Marisa Svalstedt
Raising a child is an entirely new world filled with constant discovery. I’ve whined over how hard it can be, taught that patience is a virtue, and I’ve seen with my own eyes how truly amazing it…

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Why I Have 4 Kids And Am Still Selfish

Whenever my mother wanted to hurt me, she would tell me I was selfish. It stung.
Because it’s true.

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We are all born selfish, after all ― I look at my baby and I see…

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Overcoming My Personal Breastfeeding Fears

With my previous two children nursing outside my own home gave me all sorts of worry and anxiety. In fact, the only places I would nurse, if I really had to, were secluded bedrooms in other people’s homes. Never where anyone…

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Power Moms of the Food World

These 11 women of the food industry are giving the term “power mom” a whole new meaning.

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A Dinner Date to Celebrate: Where to Commemorate School Accomplishments

Celebrate that aced test or successful presentation with an extra special meal. These restaurants offer festive and family-friendly fun, perfect for toasting your little scholar!

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Your Biggest Parenting Milestones of the First Year

Your baby may get all the cheers for reaching milestones in the first year, but don’t forget about all the big accomplishments you make. Do these sound familiar?

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Grow, but stay this way forever.

My Mom whom always takes splendid, transcendentalist moments out of her day to absorb the beauty of her surroundings and to basque in the glory that is nature, always thought it important to instruct my sister and I to do the same…

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