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5 Tips for Supporting Your Child This Back-to-School Season

It’s no wonder that one of the biggest indicators of children’s success in school is parental attitude toward school. Here’s how you can help.

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7 Tips for Talking to Kids about LGBTQ

“Even at an early age you can teach the value of empathy and respect for others, as well as open the door for any future conversations regarding their own identity.”

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A Kid’s Guide to the Venice Canals in Los Angeles

Looking for something fun and out of the ordinary? The Venice Canals are a perfect outing for families of all ages. Moms love tucking their little bundles into the stroller for a scenic walk while older kids dart around looking…

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Bedtime Hack: Take a Neighborhood Pajama Walk

“Take your kids on a short walk at night in their pajamas and you’ll create a safe space for dialogue, building memories around the place you call home, and deepening their sense of place in the city where you live.”

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L.A.U.G.H: The App That Uses Art to Calm Kids

Check out this new (free!) app developed by a local artist that reduces anxiety and stress and provides a creative outlet for kids.

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Gerber Celebrates Winner of 10th Annual Photo Search

She was chosen from more than 327,000 entries.

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Finding Your Place at the Table

“Find the place where the friendships you choose offer unconditional love and will grow, standing the test of time.”

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We Must Help Our Girls Take Off Their Masks

Photo: Jamie Brown/Unsplash
Superheroes have made a real comeback these last few years and I am especially pleased to see the burgeoning popularity of girl power and empowerment with heroines such as Bat Girl, Super Girl and Super woman. Girls need strong…

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New Study from LinkedIn Explores the Barriers Working Mothers Face

There are steps companies can take to make life easier for working parents.

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Write It Right: Commonly Misspelled Words to Master

It’s National Grammar Day! From understanding double negatives to common misspellings, it’s never too early to teach your kiddos grammar skills. Here’s an easy place to start.

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Science Has an Awesome Reason to Get Lost in a Good Book with Your Kid

Reading with your kids is a great way to bond, but it also has some amazing health benefits, too.

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What Your Teen Can Teach You About Social Media

“As parents, maybe we can learn from our teenagers and acknowledge that there is so much more to social media than the negatives.”

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Why Traditions are Worth Keeping

“Traditions also provide a constant for us in an ever-changing and fast-paced life. In that way, they ground us.”

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5 Awesome Ways to Be a G.I.R.L.!

How Girl Scouts helps her to be herself, make friends and help the community.

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How to Keep Your Friends after Having a Baby

Maintaining your social circle is more critical than ever as a parent. Here are 6 ways to make sure you keep connecting with your friends, even after having a baby.

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This New Indie Song Will Be Your New Mom Tribe Anthem

Austin-based band has a new track out and it’s just for all the moms out there.

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Top 10 Expert Tips from LA’s Best Organizer

Expert advice on how to organize your kid’s stuff.

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Ways I’ve Learned to Find and Choose Joy

First: People can relate more to your pain than your joy.

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Sometimes amidst the busyness and chaos of being a mom, we forget who we even are anymore. Being a parent means making sacrifices and…

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The Secret’s out on The 5th Avenue’s Latest Family Production

Whether you loved The Secret Garden as a kid or you simply want a magical night at the theater with your kidlet, The 5th Avenue’s latest production of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic won’t disappoint. Here’s why.

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Hygge: The Art of Living a Cozy Life

Have you heard the Danish word hygge? Up until last week, I had not. But then I mentioned it to a friend and she had heard of it and tries to live a hygge filled life. I think we would…

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Will Kids Remember The Little Arguments?

Photo: RealMomsWingingIt.com
“MOOOOOOOOOOOMMM-OMMMMMMMMMMM!
Tyler is not playing with me.”
Silence.
Tyler: “Mom, Evan clearly agreed he would play MY choice of game next and now he’s reneging on that promise!”
5-year-old Evan:  “That’s because I don’t EVEN KNOW what ree-wig…

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Giving Back Advent Calendar: 25 Simple Ways for Your Kids to Give Back

 
Photo: Rebecca Green
I love, love the holiday season. But every year I feel like I spend inordinate amounts of time making sure our family focuses on the real meaning of the holidays and not just the piles of…

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Inside Camelot Kids Child Development Center with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Camelot Kids Child Development Center just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome A+ Pre-School and Daycare in Los Angeles. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and…

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After Kids’ Deaths, IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers & Chests

June 28, 2016- IKEA is recalling 29 million chests and dressers in the United States following many injuries and three deaths caused by them tipping over.
The recall involves the chests and dressers belonging to IKEA’s Malm line.

Photo: Ikea…

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Blackberry (B)rambles: On Tradition

I haven’t lived in Seattle all that long. At my core I’m a spiny east coaster who, upon relocating, didn’t have a clue what it would be like to live and raise my son on the ‘other side.’ It was truly the…

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Aw! 2-Letter Word List for Scrabble-inis

When it comes to Scrabble, the littles need their own 2-letter word list.

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Opening Reception Night of 12 at Winston Wachter Gallery

It’s hard to imagine two more disparate worlds than fine art and sports, but Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Robin Layton has merged the two in a remarkable show entitled 12, showing at the Winston Wachter Fine Art gallery downtown. Fans…

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Word Play: A Dictionary for Seattle Parents

Whether you’re new to parenting, new to Seattle or new to both, this dictionary will help you parent like a pro in “R Town.”

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Word for Word: A Dictionary for Atlanta Parents

ATL addendum. Whether you are a non-native or new parent, here’s a lesson on the local lexicon.

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A Parent’s Guide to the LA Puppet Festival

There are puppets galore, with everything from puppet making to puppet shows to puppet sweets to a puppet march! Save this handy guide as a template for family fun at the LA Puppet Festival.

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