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The Age You Need to Push Kids to Stay Active (According to Studies)

This is the age that kids stop being active and it’s sooner than you think.

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When Your Fourth Grade Son Is Called “Gay”

His bravery, day after day, in this single act of noble defiance makes me feel like maybe I’ve done something right after all.

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Today I’m Taking on the World like Wonder Woman

“I may not have the gold bracelets and lasso like when I was younger and watched my idol fight on TV while wearing the same outfit, but friends, I have my Wonder Woman mug to fill me up with the strength to take on today.”

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4 Reasons Why My 13 Year-Old Is Not Allowed on Social Media

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Ok. it’s 2019. I get (well not really) that people feel like their fetus needs to have its own Snapchat. But can we please take a minute to talk about this. I have a…

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The More You Talk to Your Babies, the Smarter They’ll Be as Teens, New Study Finds

Having conversations with your baby before they can talk can have a life-long impact.

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“Black Beauty” Is Coming to Disney+

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

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4 Ways to Get Your Daughter to Stop Saying “I’m Fine” (When She Isn’t)

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I hear “I’m fine” a lot throughout my days. If you are a parent of a pre-teen girl, I am sure that you do too!
“How are you?”
“I’m fine.”

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“Do you want…

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Parenting, aka- The Perfect Puzzle

Recently I was talking to my friend who was struggling with her sons new habit. Screaming at the top of his lungs. What do I do, she asked me? So I suggested squirting him with a water bottle every time…

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Why You Should Talk to Your Kids about Sex Education

As we watch our children develop, we continually measure and talk to them about their height and weight development throughout their childhood. We don’t measure them once and then never talk about it again. We need to view our child’s sexual development in the same way—sexual development does not equal sexual activity.

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10 Tips for Raising an Independent Thinker

Raising kids who march to the beat of their own drums can be a delicate balancing act.

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I Love Each of My Children Differently. Here’s Why That’s Okay

“As my kids grow into adulthood, I’m learning how to love them differently.”

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5 Reasons I’ll Never Give Up My Kids’ Early Bedtimes

An earlier bedtime is one small, but critical change that’ll improve everyone’s sleep at home.

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Dads with Daughters More Likely to Share This Mental Health Issue, Study Finds

As many as 1 in 20 days suffer from post-natal depression, a new study has found.

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Here’s How to Stop Fighting Over the Radio with Your Kids

Trade in that “Kidz Bop” for classic rock before it’s too late.

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Our Kids Need to Learn the Value of Self-Care, Too

“There is no stress-free life for anyone, including children.”

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My Rule for Raising Siblings: What You Do For One, You Do for the Other

“I always followed one rule: What you do for one, you do for the other.”

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The New “Incredibles 2” Trailer Is All About Mom’s New “Job”

The new “Incredibles 2” trailer gives supermom a whole new meaning.

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The Name Game: Picking the Perfect Name for Baby

What’s in a name? When it comes to the name of your baby, a lot of meaning, planning and opinions from others. Find the perfect baby name with these tips.

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“Eighth Grade” Trailer Proves This Is the Movie Every Parent of a Teen Must See

Get ready for eighth grade flashbacks of your own when you watch this trailer.

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How to Teach Our Girls Why Self-Worth Is So Important

At just 3 and a half, my daughter is already acutely aware of what other people think of her.

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Parents Just Don’t Understand These 5 Common Teen Situations

It had been one of those days. One of my teens and I had gotten into a huge fight during which she loudly and rudely shouted, “Dad, you just don’t understand!” before retreating to her room in a huff.

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5 Thoughtful Ways of Building Trust with Your Teens

Building a relationship of trust with your kids is tough. It’s a process years in the making, and the earlier you begin, the better. When your kids become teenagers, that trust will be even more important to maintain. But when…

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This Is Why You Might No Longer Be a Millennial

If you were born between 1977 and 1983, experts say you might be a Xennial. Here’s why.

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Best TV Shows to Watch with Your Family

The internet and television channels are competing with each other to provide a treasure trove of entertainment. There are shows and movies for all tastes and all ages. And even then, finding a show that caters to all tastes and…

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The Reason I Don’t Like To Plan Ahead

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I cleaned out the basement because we’re getting ready to remodel the space and finally put all of the kids’ endless piles of crappity-crap underground. I’m really excited about the renovation, and it’s not just because…

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Shifting Your Understanding: Learn Why Your Teen May Give Into Peer Pressures

It’s so easy to forget just how pervasive peer pressure is as a kid and how susceptible kids are to peer pressure when they’re young. In fact, it’s one of the big differences between adolescents and adults.
Teenage Peer Pressure…

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Dad Bods Are Real! Men Gain Weight When They Become Fathers, Study Confirms

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Breaking news: Dad bod is now backed by science! According to the American Journal of Men’s Health, men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index. According to the study, men may gain…

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Move It, Mama! Six Awesome Gym Alternatives for the New Year

Time to re-evaluate your exercise routine? Instead of getting back on the same old treadmill, try one of the following workouts, and torch calories at an impressive rate.

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Pretty as a Painting: An Atlanta Parent’s Guide to Commissioned Portraits

What better way to memorialize your kiddo’s precious baby face or unruly cowlick than with a beautifully rendered oil, pastel, or charcoal portrait. Take a look at our broad strokes that paint a picture of what the portrait process is actually like with one of Atlanta’s amazing artists.

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Best Father’s Day Present: The Mix Tape

Yep, we’re dating ourselves, but in searching for the perfect gift for Father’s Day, we were reminded of one of our favorite all time gifts to give: The Mix Tape. Before CD burners and playlists, mixed cassette tapes were a…

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Parents now have a multitude of high tech gadgets at their disposal –from bottle warmers to iphone apps –to help with the heavy lifting of childrearing (how did our parents ever manage?), but sometimes the best ideas are decidedly low…

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Best Father’s Day Present: The Mix Tape

Yep, we’re dating ourselves, but in searching for the perfect gift for Father’s Day, we were reminded of one of our favorite all time gifts to give: The Mix Tape.

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Before CD burners and playlists,…

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Baby, You’re A Star (Sign)

Each day with your child reveals new mysteries and adventures. As you watch them turning into the person they’ll become, do you sometimes wish you could see into their future? The next best thing is one of Dabney Oliver’s AstroCutie…

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

The talk. You know the one. Have you had it yet? Scared? So was Amy Lang when her young son approached her about the facts of life, even though she’s trained as a sexual health educator, adult educator, and personal…

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