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Surviving the Unimaginable

Somehow the wise words of a 5-year-old and his bear-hugging hug were all I needed to help comfort me through our loss.

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No Matter How Hard It Is for You

“All I think about is who will take care of them when I’m gone, and if they’ll be taken advantage of or treated badly wherever they are.”

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Base-ically, the One Thing You’ll Need to Take Baby Home

The brand new Nuna RELX base for PIPA series car seats is loaded with brilliant features and superior functionality.

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Periphery Parenting: A New Approach to Try with Your Teenage Daughter

“Parenting from the periphery requires a new way of relating and a new approach. It means becoming comfortable with being the observer on the outskirts, the silent supporter, the cheerleader and champion, and ready when (and if) she needs you.”

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Raising Kids in a World Full of Spiteful Contempt

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about hate.
I assure you every fiber of my being loves raising my kids. But, certain aspects related to parenting deplete rather than bloat the love tank.

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How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus

Provide them with facts and reassurance in a calm manner. 

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This Macaron Slime Looks So Good & It Smells Delicious Too

This new slime collection features six different “flavored” macarons.

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The New Movie “Sonic the Hedgehog” Is the Perfect Family Valentine’s Day Date

In today’s digital world of smartphones, apps and games, it can be tough for parents to teach their kiddos about real life lessons. That’s where Sonic the Hedgehog comes in for the rescue!

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Recall Alert: Subaru Takata-Made Air Bag Inflators Recalled

The Takata air bag recall is still growing.

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Tackling Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums can be a hard stage for parents but life can be a little easier (for you both) by following these parenting tips.

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How to Teach the Art of Good Decision Making

How do you teach your kids to make good decisions? These 4 tips will help them learn how to make good choices, as well as help develop their confidence and independence.

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The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Enforced Summer Screen Time Rules

The screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics are pretty limiting, but this surprising suggestion worked to help reduce our iPad and television time, successfully.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Emotional Health

Talking to your children about their emotional health can be a daunting subject. Here are some guidelines to help you talk to your children about emotional health at every age.

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FDA Issues Safety Warning: Asbestos Found in Claire’s Makeup

Before you toss your whole kit and Caboodle—read this.

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Make a New Year’s Un-Resolution & Resolve to Let Yourself Off the Hook

Photo: Brooke Lark via Unsplash
For those of you needing motivation, a kickstart, or a fire under your buttto get out there and “kill it’ in 2019—this post isn’t for you. 
For those of you who are tired and just…

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Preschool Positivity Takes Flight with Nick Jr.’s Fresh New Show

This little bird encourages kids to never give up, aim high and develop big ideas.

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The TSA Might Take Your Kids’ Snacks at the Airport Security Line

Here’s what parents need to know about new security screening procedures affecting some airports.

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Navy Pier: Getting Better with Time

Navy Pier is opting for a facelift at age 100 and boy is she looking more beautiful than ever. Let us show you what the fuss is all about!

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How to Get the Nintendo NES Classic Edition Console Re-Release

After waiting for entirely too long, gamers are psyched for the return of this powerful mini retro console.

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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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Where to Get “This Is Us” Crock Pot Decals So Jack Can Live On Forever

Jack Pearson has an important reminder for you about your favorite kitchen appliance.

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Which Instant Pot Models Have Been Recalled? Some of Them Have Reportedly Melted

This isn’t the kind of “melt in your mouth” flavor we were going for.

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Disneyland Just Opened a Home Goods Store & We Want ALL the Things

As if we didn’t already love Disneyland enough…

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Is Your Child or Teen a Perfectionist? Here’s What Parents Can Do

As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I see this all the time in my work.

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10 Reasons Why It’s Awesome to Travel with Kids, from Our Friends at Lonely Planet

Does the thought of traveling with your little ones cause you to lock up your luggage and throw away the key? Here are the top 10 reasons to rethink your reluctance and take them with you.
(1) Children create an…

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What I Lovingly Mourn as I Watch My 4-Year-Old Grow

Four years and four hours ago your daddy and I welcomed you into this world. After a scheduled inducement where you broke my water the morning of anyway, we headed to the hospital bright and early for a day full…

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Here’s a Great Reason to Take a Photo of Your Stove Before You Travel

Headed out of town? Use this simple hack to ease your mind.

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This Dad Invented a Pool Nap Hack & You Might Love It

Dads are always doing something inventive. And this dad is no exception.

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3 New Picture Books That Are Pure Eye Candy

Sometimes a picture book comes along with illustrations so amazing you want to frame them and put them on your wall. We found three.

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Mom Love Languages: Ways Mom Says I Love You Without Saying a Word

Moms make the world go round. Maybe not literally, but I can assure you that many moms make the world go round for their families. Without a mom doing her mom duties, life wouldn’t flow smoothly, hungry bellies would not…

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