What I Didn’t Understand About Being a Working Mom Before I Was One

It goes without saying that working mamas are absolute badasses, but there was a lot I didn’t realize until I became a working mom myself.

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How to Stay Sane While Caring for a Toddler

Caring for yourself while caring for a toddler is just as important. Here are ways to cultivate (and maintain) your sanity during these energetic years.

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What Would You Do for a Klondike Chair?

It’s a totally one-of-a-kind hanging chair!

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In Search of Alone Time

“In an attempt to find some alone time, I realized that I am blessed to never feel alone, even when one set of footprints, my own, trails behind in the snow.”

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Working Moms, a Pandemic & Our Breaking Point

“We need you to treat us like you would expect to be treated. We are your employees, your constituents, your friends, your neighbors, the people passing you on the street. And we are tired. We are struggling. We are barely making it day to day.”

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The One Sentence That Changed Me as a Mother

“I had become the awful mother I believed I was but then I heard another mother say something that hit me so hard it felt like a physical blow.”

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How We Helped Our Toddler Gently Bond With Baby

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If your family is growing, you’re probably wondering how your family dynamic will change with the addition of a little one. As a mother, you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect .…

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When Your Business Partner Is Your Life Partner

“If you’re managing to stay afloat at work and home right now, you’ve got to high five yourself—and your partner. Remember, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t in this together.”

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11 Things You Must Learn to Love if You Want to Have Kids

“If you are about to have kids, or are thinking about trying, just remember that you won’t sleep until they are 18, your coffee will always be cold and they will repeat all the bad words you say.”

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14 Secrets to Being a Happy Parent

Simple steps to becoming a happier mom and dad.

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10 Things You Can Do to Help an Introverted Child Thrive

Got a kid who needs a little help speaking up for themselves or taking on awkward social situations? We’ve got tips and tricks here from moms and experts who’ve lived it.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Apr. 26, 2019

Because what’s the weekend without a few funny tweets?

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7 Mindful Ways to Welcome in the New Year With Self-Care

Protect yourself from burnout this season by ringing in another year with self-care.

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My Two Different Daughters & My Two Very Different Parenting Styles

“My initial approach to parenting was one-size-fits-all. But as the kids grew, we found that this approach wasn’t going to work.”

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I Never Imagined How Much My Marriage Would Change After Kids

This is what I learned about my marriage after having kids.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: July 13, 2018

We’re not going to lie, Twitter can be like parenting––some weeks are better than others.

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The Most Hilarious Tweets About Mother’s Day

We found the real truth about mom’s special day.

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You Have to See Dwayne “The Rock” Johsnon’s Precious Birthday Instagram for His Daughter

The action star recently let everyone know just how sweet and sentimental he can be.

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13 Signs You’re on Your Second Baby

When your second comes along, you get a little more realistic in your parenting goals. Here are a few signs you’ve loosened up a little for Baby #2. Sound familiar?

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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

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Traditionally, Mother’s Day is the only 24-hour period in which a thankless job is praised indefinitely. Or so we hope. While we all love to believe, we celebrate the dedicated women in our lives—Mothers, Grandmother’s, Aunts,…

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4 Tips for Raising an Introvert

Photo: Michal Parzuchowski
My 8-year-old-son, Jack, is an introvert. We can certainly debate the “nature vs nurture” argument here, but seeing as though my daughter is an extrovert and Jack has been an introvert since he was a baby, I’m…

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My Husband and I Haven’t Been Alone Since Our Daughter Was Born and It’s OK

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Before having a baby, I have always made it a priority to spend quality alone time with my husband. During the week, we’re two ships passing in the night, crossing paths an hour a day, tops, so…

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What a Mom Really Wants for Christmas

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What does a mom want for Christmas?
That’s easy. Every mom’s automatic response is something along the lines of Oh, I don’t need anything. I just want my family to be healthy and happy!

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Tips for Explaining Your Need for Alone Time

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There’s a man sitting on my couch right now. We just did bedtime together. He read with two girls, while I had a second grader read out loud to me. Then he brushed two sets of teeth and…

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This Mom’s Honest Account of Bedtime Is Relating to Parents Everywhere

Whether it includes drawing a relaxing, warm bath (or trying to), quietly reading a favorite book (or trying to) and kissing your little one goodnight, a bedtime routine can be tough on a parent.
In a recent Facebook post that…

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Just Opened: Upper Westside Play Gym

This new west side play space offers padded space and toys to explore, as well as baby sign language and Kung Fu classes.

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Daddy Dates & Mommy Time: Parent and Me Valentine Outings

Romance is lovely and puppy love is grand, but there’s something about the love between a parent and child that’s unmatchable. Make a date with your little Valentine for some special one-on-one time!

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Say Hola to the Most Relaxing Beach Vacation Ever

It’s time for a vacation — a real vacation a la the type you used to embark on pre-kids — at the Azul Beach Hotel in Mexico.

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Happy Mom Tip #28: Spend Some Time Alone

This week’s tip: Spend Some Time Alone
A Harvard study indicates that a bit of solitude can make us more capable of empathy
towards others. Empathy is one of the foundations of happiness, in part because the social connections empathy…

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