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Considering a Pet? These Five Moms Share How They Decided It Was Time for a Furry Friend

Growing your family is a big decision—whether you’re considering an additional child or a four-legged friend. You’ll need to think about how your new family member will affect your day-to-day routine, your big future plans, your finances and so much…

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Finding Family in a Far Away Land: An Adoption Story

“I love retelling my adopted daughters about the day we met or my older children about the day they were born. The little details mean the most.”

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8 Things You Can Do to Support Adoptive Moms

“The adoption process is challenging, and it can be confusing at times how to support those moms who are going through or have gone through that process. Here are some supportive ways you can help.”

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Thinking About Adopting? Start Here

“It is essential to prepare yourself for what’s to come—doing the research and getting prepared is well worth the effort once you have a baby in your arms.”

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Check out the Top 100 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs Right Now

FlexJobs annual list also highlights fast-growing careers for remote jobs.

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The Other Parent: Second Parent Adoption

“Learning that my parental status is completely optional to our legal system is a bag of emotions that I’ll be lugging around for the rest of my life.”

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What to Say to Someone Who Experienced a Miscarriage

When someone you know or love suffers a miscarriage, you may feel lost and don’t know what to say or do. Read this to help guide you and help ease their pain.

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Where to Adopt a Pet in San Diego

We’ve rounded up 8 local rescue organizations where you can adopt your very own furry (or feathered!) friend. Read on to find your new best pal.

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These New Face Shields Were Inspired by an Eight-Year-Old

The graphic is made of perforated film for clear one-way visibility.

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Where to Adopt a Dog Now in Los Angeles

See the precious pups looking for a “furever” home.

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This Author Compiled the Ultimate List of Diverse Reads for Teens & Tweens

This author compiled a reading list of over 500 books to help teens and tweens have conversations about race, poverty, homelessness, anxiety and more.

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Animal-Loving Kids Will Love This Incredibly Unique Camp

Annenberg PetSpace Kids Camps offers little pet-lovers an opportunity to learn all about (and be with) animals in this week long camp.

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Gerber Celebrates Winner of 10th Annual Photo Search

She was chosen from more than 327,000 entries.

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Universal Studios’ “Secret Life of Pets” Ride Set to Open Next Month

This new attraction has all your fave pals from the lovable films.

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What You Need to Know Before You File Your 2019 Tax Return

Parents know that few things in this world are certain, except for potty training and taxes.

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Campbell’s Wants to Save the Snow Day

They are offering families a fun reprieve via limited-edition snow day activity kits.

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The Day I Became a Mom

“Every step closer to my baby was filled with future boo-boos and band-aids and kisses and pool splashes and homework and Saturday morning cartoons and pajama days and movie nights.”

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This Kindergarten Class Cheered On One Special Boy at His Adoption Hearing

An entire kindergarten class showed up to celebrate this Michigan boy’s adoption.

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Feel-Good Adoption Stories That Will Make Your Day

When the world gets a little bleak, these stories will restore your faith in the power of a family’s love.

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The Touching Story Behind One Family’s #AdoptionDay Photos

A beautiful story on how one family came to be despite all the odds.

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The Elf On the Shelf Just Got a New Furry Friend

Just imagine all the endless new elf situations you can dream up.

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Want to Impact the World? Raise Helpful Kids!

A child’s ability to care about and help others needs to be nurtured in their early years. In fact, it is most sustainable when “helping” becomes part of family life. Here are five, fun ways to develop helpfulness in your kids.

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10 Companies with Awesome Parental Leave Perks

There’s a growing number of companies that recognize the need for and the long-term benefits of offering meaningful options and benefits for new parents.

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Your Parenting Journey: March & April 2019 Spoke Writing Contest

They say life is a journey, and none more so than the experience of parenting.

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Connecticut’s Soda Tax Proposal Is a Healthy First in the Nation

This tax could earn the state some seriously sweet cash while making residents healthier.

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This City Now Offers Free Public Daycare for Kids Ages 0 to 3

The financial burden of childcare just got a little bit easier for these parents.

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FAO Schwarz Is Back! Inside New York City’s Favorite Toy Store

The more than 150-year-old brand debuted its new location on November 16 to much fanfare (and fans), and we were there. Read on for the inside scoop.

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​How Do We Break the Social Stigma of Being Adopted?

One adopted parent speaks out about a painful, but all too common experience.

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NYC Allows Babies to Be Assigned “Gender X” on Birth Certificates & This Is Huge

This new law is a major milestone for the transgender and non-binary community.

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Microsoft’s New Paid Family Leave Policy Is Actually a Pretty Big Deal—Here’s Why

Microsoft’s new policy could inspire other companies to follow suit.

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This Build-A-Bear Employee’s Act of Kindness Makes Up For Everything Else

One person and one stuffed animal can make a huge difference.

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