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Make a Splash! The Best Swim Schools in DC

It’s never too early to learn life-saving water skills.

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Your Kids Need Rest. Here Are 7 Ways Creativity & Art Can Help

How to change the strange twilight zone of getting all the rest we ever wanted and not getting enough rest at all.

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Could This Be the Secret to Reducing Stress?

“We finished our collection process with a new sense of ease and smiles. I wasn’t looking at my watch or checking my email. I was just out there observing, seeing, noticing with Meadow.”

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5 Clever Ways to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

You can help reduce your kid’s stress about returning to school with these creative ideas—one of which may involve performing some epic dance moves.

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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What Experts Say about Anxiety & Kids

How you can best validate your kid’s feelings—the physical, emotional, and the connection between them—according to the experts.

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15 Books to Encourage Confidence in Kids

Give your kids the words they need to read to be confident and stay strong.

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If Your Kids are Anxious about Back to School & How to Help

These tips will give your kids the toolkit to ground themselves and reduce anxiety no matter what life throws at them.

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Check In with Your Children

“They need to be assured that while life is messy, we can all get through it together.”

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Motherhood: How to Survive the First 3 Months

“Be like water” and other helpful advice I wish I’d known when I first became a Mom.

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The Creative Guide to Preparing Your Kids for School

Whether your child is filled with excitement or dread, these fun activities will support them through their journey so that they can succeed.

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Our Favorite New Family Cookbooks

You and your sous chefs will love these new cookbooks filled with tasty and fun recipes perfect for the next family meal.

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14 Baking Kits to Make You Feel Like a (Cake) Boss

If you think baking fancy cakes and treats is only for professionals, these baking subscription boxes will change your mind.

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Keep on Giving: 24 Unique Subscription Boxes for Mom

Your favorite gal will love our carefully curated collection of goodies that arrive in these under-the-radar subscription boxes.

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6 Great Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Clashes at School

Instead of rushing in to immediately fix the problem, there are ways you can help empower your child to navigate complicated relationships on their own.

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Battling with Your Kids? Try This Secret Weapon

Curiosity is your child’s Achilles heel—try out “The Knowledge Attack” on your own brood today and watch the fighting stop…at least temporarily.

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How to Handle the Stress & Anxiety of Heading Back to School

Anxiety has been one of the most common health impacts related to COVID for teens—here’s how you can address it and help prepare your kids for this coming year.

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What Your Kid’s Teacher Wants You to Know This Year

Guess what? They can tell when your kid has had too much screen time.

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28 Phrases to Help Calm an Anxious Kid

Simple things like “let’s count to 20 together” are a huge help.

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15 Ways to Ease Back-to-School Jitters (According to Experts)

Help that back-to-school anxiety with these handy tips and tricks.

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Help Is on the Way: Online & App Resources for Expectant & New Parents

Get answers to your pregnancy and baby questions without having to leave your home.

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Back-to-School Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Our readers weigh in and share the best BTS tips out there.

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Great Gifts to Celebrate New Grandparents

From sentimental jewelry to cool tech they’ll love!

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Tips for Starting (& Keeping) a Successful Bedtime Routine

If getting your kids to dreamland is tough, look no further. We’ve found the solutions to your problem.

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Unpacking Back-to-School Feelings

You can be both nervous and excited at the thought of your child walking into a classroom with their peers, and so can your child. Here’s how to navigate those big emotions.

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Tips for Navigating the Return to School

We might be excited to return to a sense of normalcy this school year but that doesn’t mean we aren’t nervous. Here’s how to stoke the positivity and conquer the year ahead.

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The Benefits of Pre & Postnatal Massage

Massage isn’t just a feel-good activity—there are loads of unexpected advantages for new moms like better sleep, improved lactation and a faster postpartum recovery time.

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A Teacher’s Advice for Parents Navigating Back to School

“Using my years of experience as both a mom and a primary educator, here are some simple tips to help balance a new routine and tackle the new year feeling confident and empowered to make this the best year yet for your little learners.”

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20 Back-to-School Traditions to Try This Year

Start the school year off with a new family custom. Here are our favorite ideas.

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6 Ways to Explore Nature with Preschoolers

Going outside gets them physically moving, which can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep—and more sleep at this age is always a win, both for children and tired parents!

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The Simple Truth to Happy + Healthy Kids

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Who do you think gets to spend more time outside? Free-range chickens, prisoners or kids? 
The answer is free range chickens get to spend the most time outside, followed by prisoners who are mandated to have 2…

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Our Editors’ Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Take advantage of the savings and finally treat yourself to a luxurious, celeb-approved blanket, scented candles that will transport you somewhere exotic and moto boots that will make any outfit.

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3 Tips for Getting Out of the Post Pandemic “Funk”

Exercise can increase your feel good hormones but if you are rolling your eyes at the thought of hitting the gym, know that a dance party in your living room can be just as effective.

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This New Platform Puts Expert Mental Health Care for Your Kids At Your Fingertips

No matter how many parenting books or advice columns you read, it can be challenging to navigate emotions and stages and to know what is “normal” for our kids. That’s where this first-of-its-kind service, Little Otter, comes in! Little Otter …

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