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How to Manage Family Conflict during COVID

“We can’t change that facts, but we can be prepared with strategies like the ones suggested above to help smooth over the struggles brought upon by the unprecedented difficulties we are all living through at this time.”

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Your Birth Plan & COVID-19

“When working on your birth plan, remember that it isn’t a set of rules. It’s a helpful guide of preferences for you, your support team, and your provider to discuss and agree to—especially during this season of uncertainty.”

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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When Your Empty Nest Is Suddenly Full Again

“We were getting into a groove. Just beginning to rediscover each other and to remember who we were before these other people came along a couple of decades ago. And then, abruptly, that all came to an end. In a matter of a week, both kids were home.”

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Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for the second year in a row. 

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Federal Workers May Soon Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Nonmilitary government employees may get this much-needed benefit soon!

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5 Ways Parents Can Keep Their Kids Safe Online

Essential ways to keep up with kid’s online lives and help protect their online activity.

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What’s a Baby Prenup?

Designate diaper duty!

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This Popular Party Supply Chain Is Closing 45 Locations (Here’s Why)

Five percent of the retailer’s stores are closing.

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Funniest Tweets of the Week: Apr. 12, 2019

Because you need a little more funny in your life.

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Do You Share Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Accounts? Here’s What You Should Know

If you share your streaming services with the fam, you’re not alone.

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It Doesn’t Matter If Kids’ Parents Are Straight or Gay, Study Finds

A new study reveals that it doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, because all parents are created equal.

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Toy Mogul’s Bid to Save Toys”R”Us May Be a No-Go

Time is running out to save Geoffrey the Giraffe.

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This Mom’s Viral Open Letter Asking Her Husband for More Help Is All of Us

This blogger penned the note to her husband several years ago but it’s just now going viral online.

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This Is Why I Don’t Worry About Being the Best-Looking Mom

When I was in middle school—the most awkward of awkward adolescent stages—I read an article in a teen magazine entitled something along the lines of “Are You The Fat Funny Friend?” (In retrospect it was probably called something less offensive.) I remember…

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Let Them Get Bored! (& Other Ways to Avoid This Summer Slippery Slope)

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As we head into summer, it can be helpful to set clear expectations for our kids, in order to avoid challenges and ensure that everyone in the family has fun. The summer months tend to create a relaxed…

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Think You’d Love Ocean-Front Property? Try Living in a Floating City

Communities built on the open ocean could soon be a thing.

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Most Kids Call the Shots in Vacation Planning, According to Study

A new survey reveals how much influence kids really have on deciding where families travel.

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The Benefits of Shoveling Snow

Many parts of the country get a lot of snow. We’re talking five months of cold weather, sleet, ice and snow. In Michigan we have had snow in October and we have had snow in late April. So when you…

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Don’t Have Hulu? You’re Missing Your Favorite Disney Movies

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Hulu is giving parents another reason to choose its services over its competitors. In an everlasting battle with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Hulu has announced another multi-year deal with Disney. In this new agreement, Hulu is gaining…

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How Sick is Too Sick For School? Turns Out, We Don’t All Agree

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As a working parent, you may need to make a swift decision in the morning about whether to send your sick child to school or skip work to stay home with them. While…

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Ten Things That Surprised Me About Being a SAHM

I had a long teaching career planned and never planned to be a SAHM. Here are ten surprising things I discovered on this long, strange trip called life.
In my “first life” (aka my first marriage) I was the full-time…

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10 Parents Confess: The ONE Thing They Regret Saying to Their Kids

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Once you make a promise to a kid, they will hold you to it. And if you say something you regret, they’ll never let you live it down. Wouldn’t it be great if we could take “backsies” on…

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Raising Compassionate Kids During the 2016 Elections

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In a land founded by oppression you would think compassion would be in our blood. Yet, if you tune in to any of the election talk this year you will see that, sadly this is NOT the case.…

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5+ Secrets for Better Pictures at the Playground

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I have this horrible, dirty mom secret. I hate the playground–  like for real hate it. I am sure when all of my kids are a little older I won’t hate it so much, but for now, I hate it.
Right…

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10 Thoughts Every Sleep Deprived Parent Has

Exhausted? Baby won’t sleep through the night? Have an early waker? See if any of these sleep-deprived parent-isms ring true with you.

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Prepare Yourself: Hulu Makes Largest Kids Programming Deal Ever!

Hulu announced an expansive new content licensing agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group that will make full prior seasons of top rated kids titles from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney X D available to stream on Hulu. The deal,…

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5 ways photography helps fight my working mom guilt

I’ve been a mother for nearly 12 years, and I have been a working mom for all 12 of those years.  While I have been fortunate enough to work with my children in tow, being a working mother comes with…

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