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Build Away & Water Play with New Sesame Street Toys

You can buy new Magna-tiles and a splash pad on Amazon!

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Understanding Miscarriages: 7 Questions Answered by a Doctor

“The keys here are remembering that you are not alone in experiencing miscarriage, and that is normal and healthy to grieve your loss.”

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Aubrey Plaza’s New Book Is Not Like the Others & We’re So Happy

“Gather ‘round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before…until now.”

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Lockdown Made Me a Better Parent. Here’s Why

“In the beginning, I have to say, I was a terrible parent. Every morning I would be glued to my phone, checking the latest coronavirus numbers and getting stressed about our lack of progress, all the while totally ignoring my children.”

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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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Will Our Preschoolers Remember Sheltering in Place?

“Today was hard but you fought a dragon, you had a playdate, you learned limits, you grew—a virus notwithstanding.”

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This 11-Year-Old Just Designed a T-Shirt for Target & Here’s Why

Hallie is a more than a designer, she’s a true hero.

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Harriet Tubman: A Tribute to a Legend Who Truly Fits the “Bill”

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
I absolutely love writing poetry. I love it so much that in my own blank space of thoughts, I constantly make up poems about anything in my head. Something about the rhythm and melody…

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Clever, Organizational Hacks for (Almost) Every Room in Your Home

Life and stuff can be categorized, put in files and bins—but it takes effort.

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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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This Is the Best Time to Go to Toy Story Land, Thanks to This Insider Tip

Wondering how to beat the lines at Toy Story Land? Read on! 

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Is Interfering in Your Kids’ Best Interest? It Depends

At the end of the day, I’ll do anything it takes to keep my kids safe.

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Sorry, Cable: Netflix Reigns Supreme on American TV Screens

A new survey says Netflix is pretty popular in the United States.

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Chip & Joanna Gaines Have a Very Special Surprise Coming in 2018!

You might even say it’s their most original design collab and creation yet.

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Every Viral Parenting Moment in Google’s 2017 “Year in Search” Video

In 2017, parents, families and parenting took front and center in Google searches.

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This Is What It Feels Like When Your Holidays Are Touched by Grief

Two years and 337 days ago on a harsh December night, my children’s father died. At just 44 years old, his heart stopped beating and he slipped from life into death as the world slept. I was left to deliver…

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How I Recovered from the Most Epic Mom Fail

Recently, I booked a special trip with my eight-year-old son, Jack. We were going to Cancun, Mexico to meet up with friends of mine and help on a service trip. We were spending three days helping to support a dad…

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I Never Thought I’d Be a Stay at Home Mom, but Here’s How My Attitude Changed

This Spoke contributor’s views about valuing her worth shifted once she started staying home.

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Why Letting Go of Chores Has Made Me a Happier Mom

Chores can be overwhelming. We all know how much work goes into raising a family and running a household. Here’s why letting go has made me a happier mom.

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How My Household Is Learning the Meaning of This One Simple Word

Is it really too much to ask that my kids learn that no means no?

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Even After a Rough Day, My Kids Offer This One Incredible Reminder

Having a baby is one of the scariest, most exciting, and best things that’s ever happened to me. It’s something a lot of women look forward to. Me, I never really knew that I wanted to be a mom until…

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This Doll Will Help Your Child Sleep (Really)

photo: Lulla Doll/ Facebook
When you’re a sleep-deprived mombie you’ll try pretty much anything to get your tot to stop bouncing off the walls and just go to sleep. If that describes your current situation to a “T”, then you’re…

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My Struggles with Mom Guilt and the Need to Overcompensate

Photo: my husband, Joe
It’s not uncommon for me to overbook my weekends. Sounds familiar? In fact, I do it often and the result is always the same stress and anxiety that I unnecessarily put on myself. Last Saturday was…

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When I Realized I was Teaching my Son to be Sexist

Twelve years old, I was riding my bike down our neighborhood hill as fast as I could. I remember beating my neighbor friend to the bottom of the hill and enjoying the thrill of winning against him. He was one…

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Parents Tweet Conversations With Their Kids & Prove Parenting Is Awesome

Kids say the darndest things – and with these funny parents, those things immediately go on Twitter. We’ve rounded up the most hilarious 140-character quips from kid to parent. Scroll below and see how many you can relate to.

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16 Things I Want My Kids To Learn In Reading Harry Potter

Photo: Flickr
My growing years would never be the same without the story of Harry Potter — the bespectacled boy who lived. I’d forever be thankful to my English high school teacher who lent her Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s…

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Must-Try Indoor Activities for Too Hot/Cold/Rainy Days

From art museums to indoor flower gardens, here’s where to go to keep kiddie cabin fever at bay (and your sanity intact).

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Suit Up for Summer in Maternity Swimwear Even Non-Pregnant Mamas Will Love

Beat the heat this summer suited up in these 9 flattering maternity swimsuits for every bump and budget.

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Mom Writes Emotional Note to Son, Thanking Him For Her Degree

 
Photo: Jelina Shappard via Facebook
Graduating college is an accomplishment anyone would be proud of and an opportunity many are thankful for. For Jelina Sheppard, a mother who graduated Cum Laude with two Bachelor degrees, her experience was something…

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How to Have a Bucket Load of Fun With Just a Bucket

You’ve never had this much fun with a bucket until you’ve done all 8 activities on this list.

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Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

These cookies are truly magic. Why? They feature Hershey candy cane kisses, only available during the holidays. Red Tricycle’s San Diego Editor, Leah makes these on a yearly basis. She loves that the recipe is easy and produces delicious, wow-worthy…

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Chewy Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies (Dairy Free)

Chances are you’ve got that one cookie recipe your grandmother taught you memorized down to the last teaspoon. If you’re looking to bake outside of your comfort zone, you’ve got to try these delicious and dairy free Oatmeal Coconut cookies…

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Perfecting the Packed Lunch, “Weelicious” Style

In Catherine McCord’s newest cookbook “Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox”, she shares her ingenious tips and tricks, amassed through her gigantic food empire, for packing that perfect school lunch.

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Little Kids, Big Swords: Fencing for the Pre-School Set

One of the great tragedies of modern, 21st Century life is how rarely these days one finds an opportunity to announce, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father, prepare to die.”  Much less to whip out a…

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5 Quirky Locations in Northern California

While the strangest things could happen in your own backyard or during your morning walk, sometimes it’s great to see a little bizarre or strange way outside your home. Like making a jaw-dropping bulldozer building as your pit stop or…

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