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Banana Bread Can Save the World

“My son’s despair, like a siren big and loud, showed me the depth of the need we all have for connection. I wanted to sink into all of it right along with him, but then I remembered the one thing in our family that lifts spirits and moves mountains of bad moods into laughter and smiles.”

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Being a Wife & a Mom Can Be Enough because WE Are Enough

Photo: Zahed Ahmad
Someone says, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” I cringe. I get nervous. I pause to collect my thoughts but on the inside I’ve already asked myself 100 questions.
Who am I? What are my interests?…

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8 Surprising Benefits of Music

“The benefits of music are astounding and far-reaching and has been proven to offer therapeutic benefits and even aid in brain function and language development.”

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A Love Letter to Moms

It is hard being the sun and rain and night and day for these little ones, but remember to honor and love yourself as much as you do your children.

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Moms, Honor Yourself for Everything You Are

“Do you remember a time in your life when you refused to be pushed aside? That doesn’t have to go away just because you have children.”

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How to Listen More Intently to Your Children, Even When It’s Hard

Here are a few simple tricks I’m implementing.

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There’s New Birth Control out, but It’s Not for Ladies (for Once)

In 2018, the largest clinical trial of a hormonal male contraceptive will get underway.

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Disney Just Released a Peek of The “Star Wars” Park and It’s Amazing

This glimpse of the new “Star Wars” themed land will blow you away.

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Jingle All the Way! Memory-Making Sleigh Rides

Whether or not we get a White Christmas in the DMV remains to be seen but there are nearby places you can go dashing through the snow.

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Why Today is My Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my…

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Working Moms Work 98 Hours per Week, Study Says

If you’re feeling like you don’t have any time to relax, you might be right if you’re a working mom.

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Just (Re) Opened!: NYC’s Oldest Toy Store

Bet you don’t know what it is. Come help this NYC institution celebrate a fresh locale — and 85 years!

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You are here.

Have you ever noticed that there’s no sense of contentedness when you’re a parent? You barely make your way home from the hospital before people are already asking you when you’re planning to have your next. I can distincly remember…

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See This Magical Art Installation Before it Sells Out!

“Camera Obscura/Gowanus” is a an exhibit that uses simple science to amazing effect!

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Grody to the Max: This New Exhibit Goes to Extremes

“Life at the Limits” at the Museum of Natural History is gross — and totally engrossing!

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Don Quixote at McCaw Hall

Let Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) sweep you away to another world in the form of Don Quixote. A classic ballet first revitalized and imagined by Alexei Ratmansky and performed by PNB in 2012, the expansive production is back for…

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Hit the Beach! 5 Amazing Lake Tahoe Hot Spots

Heading up to Tahoe for the summer? Read our guide for the area’s must-visit beaches (and yes, they all have bathrooms!).

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Swapping Kids’ Clothes is a Snap With ThredUP

From Fed Up to ThredUP  

Frustrated over how quickly your child grows up and out of their carefully-chosen duds? Looking for a way to rotate in some key pieces without spending an arm and a leg? An ingenious new idea…

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Explore: Benicia

Longing for a day along the waterfront that’s not fraught with dodging tourists on rent-a-bikes? The chilled-out atmosphere of downtown Benicia brings together the natural beauty of the Carquinez Strait with enough restaurants, shopping, art studios, and other amenities to…

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Swapping Kids’ Clothes is a Snap With ThredUP

From Fed Up to ThredUP  

Frustrated over how quickly your child grows up and out of their carefully-chosen duds? Looking for a way to rotate in some key pieces without spending an arm and a leg? An ingenious new idea…

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