Postcards from the Hedge: How to Be Tourist at Home

We’ve got the secrets to having a little at-home vaycay no matter where you live.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat the Dinners You Cook

Photo: Matt Armendariz
As a mother of three, I’ve developed effective strategies over the years for how to get them excited about eating what I make. As any mom will attest, preparing three meals a day for your family is no…

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How to Cut Your Family’s Hair at Home (& Not Ruin It)

We’ve all seen the “don’t cut your own bangs” meme but there may come a time during this Stay at Home era that you’ll have to (gulp) cut your kid’s, or your own, or your spouse’s hair. We’ve got you.

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Airbnb Hosts Enrolled More Than 1 Million Listings in Cleaning Protocol

Bookings for listings opted into the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol are more likely to be for family stays. 

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Chaheati Black MAXX Heated Chair

This Heated Chair Is a Must Have for Sports Parents

Everyone in your family is going to want one.

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Trader Joe's Elote Blend

Make Room in Your Spice Cabinet, Trader Joe’s Just Released “Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend”

This mix of salt, chili pepper, cheese, chipotle, and cumin is delicious on corn or roasted vegetables, but you can use it on many other things as well. We do!

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How Do I Tell My Only Child They’re Getting a Sibling?

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Before answering this question, I always begin by asking a parent to imagine what it would be like if their spouse or partner made an announcement one day, out of the blue, that went something like this: 

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NYC Allows Babies to Be Assigned “Gender X” on Birth Certificates & This Is Huge

This new law is a major milestone for the transgender and non-binary community.

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I Gave Birth to My Baby—& My Startup—at the Same Time

“I believe new moms are more motivated than most.”

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Pot While Pregnant? Marijuana Goes Mainstream for More Moms-to-Be, Study Finds

More moms-to-be are using pot during pregnancy for morning sickness, according to a new study.

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What Every #HeroMom Keeps in Her Purse

Every mom is a superhero and they know what to tote to come to the rescue.

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Get a Free Car Seat with This Car Rental Company’s Awesome Offer for Families

A new partnership is making it easier for families to travel in comfort and safety.

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Later School Start Times Make More Well-Rested Middle Schoolers, Study Finds

Any parent who has had to wake a teenager to get ready for school can attest to the fact that starting the school day later definitely some its benefits.

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Have Baby, Will Travel

I’m a mom.

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I have a demanding but flexible job.  I have an incredibly supportive husband. I travel internationally, primarily to developing countries.
As any mother can attest, decisions about work travel and babies are…

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How Answering My Son’s (Nonstop) “Why’s” Helped Us Both

Photo: Daiana Lorenz
Children ask questions… a lot of them. In fact, the incessant ‘why’ questions of a toddler are well documented in the discourse of parenthood and are often one of the most recognizable and predictable features of small…

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5 Birthday Party Favors They’ll Actually Use

Skip the bulk toys and tiny plastic whistles and give out favors that kids will use long after the party is done.

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Shocking Research Uncovers Only Eight States Require Time for Recess


photo: Shared Schoolyard Project
Understanding recess should be pretty simple, right? Kids gleefully head outside to run, play, and burn off all that pent up energy between spelling tests and multiplication lessons. According to new guidelines, however, that short…

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Why My Husband and I Kiss in Front of Our Kids

Photo: Malakhi Helel
“Awww, gross!” That’s what my 12 and 9-year-old kids say when they see my husband and I kissing. It’s delightful to see their faces of disgust and embarrassment as my husband and I take it a step…

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Amazon’s New Pilot Program is a Big Win for Working Moms

Photo: Ken Wolter
As many working moms can attest to, balancing work life and family life can be rough. Last week, Amazon announced it is experimenting with a 30-hour work week to improve the lives of its employees. Because it’s…

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What’s the Difference Between Macaroons and Macarons?

It’s Macaroon Day, so let’s set the record straight on the difference between macaroons and macarons.

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Sensational Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a holiday classic and it doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. There are three main reasons why we love this version: you don’t need a mixer, you don’t have to refrigerate the dough, and the end result…

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Date Night at the Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center

Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center has been at the forefront of the Seattle food and entertaining scene since 1995. Blue Ribbon hosts hands-on cooking classes, team building events, and also has a successful catering division. Their mission: bring family…

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Behind the Totally Awesome ASAP Sitters with Ewa Harr

ASAP Sitters—your Totally Awesome pick for best childcare resource in D.C—is all about setting high standards for childcare. To ensure the best fit for your family, the company finds, screens, and interviews each of its caregivers from among a lineup…

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