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The Most Important Thing Our Kids Need from Us

“There is no secret sauce to parenting, there is not a magic ingredient. But this one thing always remains consistent.”

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Why I Think We Should Go Back to Simpler Times

It might surprise most people to know that through most of human history we were hunter-gatherers. For tens of thousands of years we travelled in small bands of “Sapiens,” foraging for our food.
In fact, it wasn’t until the “Agricultural…

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Made by Maddie

Nick Jr. to Launch New Series, “Made by Maddie”

The show features a fashion-savvy 8-year-old girl.

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Black Beauty

“Black Beauty” Is Coming to Disney+

The film will premiere on the streaming service in late 2020. 

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Calling All Influencers! Tinybeans Launches The Hive: A New Platform for Savvy, Social Parents

Are you an influencer who knows what the buzz is all about? Join The Hive!

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The Movie Premier Even Your Dog Can Attend

“Think Like a Dog” premieres on Digital on On Demand on June 9! Here’s how to make a night of it.

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The Game of Life

Can You Believe It? The Game of Life Is Celebrating Its 60th Anniversary

Check out these little-known facts about the iconic game. 

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These Are the Funniest Parenting Tweets of 2019

“”Your hair is not a napkin” is something I apparently say now, apparently.”

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The Completely Unexpected Career Choice I Made after Becoming a Mom

“It wasn’t easy to take on a completely new job which I knew nothing about and was a total shift away from my original career, but once I drew on everything that I had experienced as a mother, it made everything that much easier.”

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The Awesome Burger Is Nestle’s New Plant-Based Option

Vegans rejoice with this awesome alternative!

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Dollar Tree Is Closing Hundreds of U.S. Stores & Upping Its Prices, Too

Better grab those Pinterest hack dollar store finds while you still can!

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Feb. 1, 2019

Take the chill off with our roundup of hilarious tweets.

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Disney’s New Streaming Service: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

The new service is coming soon and here are all the details.

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Walmart Could Launch Its Very Own Subscription Streaming Video Service—& Soon

Watch out Netflix and Hulu: Walmart wants in on the streaming video action, too.

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Sorry, Cable: Netflix Reigns Supreme on American TV Screens

A new survey says Netflix is pretty popular in the United States.

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With Toys”R”Us Out of the Picture, Could Popular 80s Store KB Toys Come Back?

You remember KB Toys, don’t you? They’re hoping you do, too.

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Whole Foods

Shopping at Whole Foods? Amazon Prime Members Can Get This Special Perk

As if Amazon Prime members needed another reason to love Whole Foods.

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Now You Can Buy IKEA Furniture You Don’t Have to Assemble

Those brilliant Swedes have come up with a solution to our furniture building nightmares!

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Is Amazon Buying Target? It’s a Very Real, Amazing Possibility

Before you trade in your REDcard for a Prime membership, take a moment to look at where this reported retail coup is coming from.

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Moms, Let’s Get Real about All This Holiday Season Madness

I generally do not go attend poorly reviewed movies or restaurants. As a single mother who works full-time and writes a weekly blog, my time and money are precious commodities, not to be wasted on schlocky movies or uninspired dining…

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This Is the Real Reason I’m Truly Thankful for Family

As usual this time of year, I often think about all the things for which I feel thankful—of course, family always comes to mind first. I’m especially grateful my children had the opportunity to meet their great grandmother.

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Momolutions

Tis the season. I’m not talking about elves on shelves, the crazy rush from a last-minute trip to Target, or the buzz from spiked eggnog.  I’m talking about the seasonally mandated look back/look ahead we all know and love as momolutions:…

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Holiday Stress: The Power Is In Your Hands

When I was growing up, the term holiday stress did not exist in my vocabulary. Christmas was fun, joyful, a time to see my entire family, (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents) and of course, get presents. And back then, it was…

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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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Baby Grow: The New Gear Sharing Service That Delivers

Tight on space, money or time? This subscription for new parents lets you use the stuff — and then lose it!

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‘The Little Prince’ Is Going Straight to Netflix

The beloved story about a pilot, a little prince, and their travels is headed to Netflix. After being recently dropped by Paramount, The Little Prince, which includes breath-taking CGI and stop motion animation, was acquired by the popular streaming service…

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One Cool Thing: A School in an…Airplane?

An airplane converted into a kindergarten classroom? Crazy or genius? We’re going with downright genius. If our kids’ kindergarten class was held in an awesome old airplane, we guess that those tears and tantrums during morning drop-off would totally subside.…

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San Diego Kids Love to Explore Leo Carrillo Ranch

American actor, cartoonist, conservationist and preservationist Leo Carrillo may have been born in Los Angeles, but his roots are firmly grounded in San Diego’s Old Town. Carrillo’s family was well established in San Diego, and in 1937 when Leo had…

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Insider’s Guide to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker

Are visions of sugarplums dancing in your child’s head?  Pacific Northwest Ballet is putting on a spectacular performance of the all-time holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. With sets by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and various adaptations to the…

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Party Favors

Celebrating a birth? A birthday? We’ve got a few tips on new, local services that can make getting together the party hats and candles easier–and so successful. Looking for serious help planning a big birthday, school fundraiser, neighborhood bash, or…

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