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7 Powerful Things My Daughter Needs to Know Before Middle School

“Every part of you is beautiful and perfect, designed for anything and everything YOU want it to do.”

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Advice for Harry & Meghan & All Families Introducing a New Sibling

“Follow these tips and tricks to help to ease the growing pains families feel when introducing new siblings.”

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Helping Kids Understand the Difference between Tattling vs. Reporting

“There’s a difference between tattling and reporting. When kids understand the difference, they are more likely to report unsafe situations and real trouble.”

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Blaming versus Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

What does attribution style have to do with parenting? A lot more than you realize.

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5 Ways to Support Your Little Perfectionist

“Here’s what you can do if you notice a child struggling with perfectionism or their own inner-critic.”

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I’m Just a Mom, Doing Her Best

“If you see me out in public don’t think I’m the mom who has it all together, or the mom that’s a hot mess. I’m simply the mom doing her best.”

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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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The Former Ellen Show Stylist and Mom of 2’s Favorite 5 Kids Holiday Pajamas for Now and Later

For optimal mileage out of your kid’s holiday pjs this year without having to eye roll when you see a Santa-Claus-clad child rounding the corner in February, consider these 5 super cute holiday prints

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3 Words Every Kid Needs to Hear & They’re Not “I Love You”

“At the end of the day, that’s all parenting needs to be.”

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Hilarious Excuses to Try When the Tooth Fairy Forgets to Visit

We asked around and found a few crafty parents with very clever excuses you can borrow next time the tooth fairy fails to show.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Striving to Be a Less Productive Parent This Year

Photo: Amy Carney
Let’s get right to it: Our kids need us to stop being so productive in our parenting so that they can learn how to be productive in their own lives. Let’s run through what a typical day…

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Netflix & Chilll’d Is Ben & Jerry’s New Binge-Worthy Flavor

Netflix and Ben & Jerry’s are the perfect pairing!

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Moms

Rather than make resolutions you surely won’t keep, why not make a list of goals that you are positively going to accomplish? Bragging rights totally optional.

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This Dad’s Texts Went Viral After a Hamster-Related Meltdown

When he lost his daughter’s pet, this dad showed how much he truly loved dear old Chester.

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Research Sheds Light on Pregnancy-Related Body Shaming

Here’s what science has to say about pregnancy, weight gain and body shaming.

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Oh, Awkward! Top 10 List.

Photo: Kimberley Bosman Photography
Dear Confessional,  
I am a magnet. Seriously, if there’s an embarrassing moment or clumsy situation to happen, I may just be that person. Thankfully, as an adult, I have finally grown enough confidence to no longer get…

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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I’m the Mom and I’m Asking All the Questions

While most questions almost never get answered (why is the floor sticky, who did what to who, when are you going to learn, why did you do that, or where are you going), I am the mom and it’s my job to keep asking my kids questions, no matter the answer.

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Ground Beef Is to Blame for An E. Coli Outbreak, According to the CDC

This is what you should do to avoid getting sick from the outbreak.

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7 Things My Son Absolutely Needs to Hear—& Know—Before Middle School

“Trust that you are an amazing kid without needing to promote yourself or exaggerate a single thing.”

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When Her Inner Voice Became Mine

One mom explains how how feelings of inadequacy are inherited from mothers to daughters—and how she’s changing that.

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Kids Eating Too Many Cookies? Blame Social Media—Not Cookie Monster, Study Says

It’s like if you give a mouse a cookie, but in 140 characters or less.

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This 3-Step Daily De-Cluttering Plan Is So Easy My Kid Could Do It

We started our quest to keep the house clutter-free. And by golly, it has worked! 

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9 Celeb Moms Who Secretly Shop at Target

Even famous moms need a low-key Target run every now and then.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: September 21, 2018

Funny tweets to give you a laugh this weekend.

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My Son Was Born 10 Weeks Early & I’m Telling Every Parent What I Learned

“Every day can be a challenge, so it is necessary to have a ‘clear head’ throughout the process.”

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This Celeb Put Her Family First & It’s So Important for Every Working Mom

The singer is taking some much needed time off to spend with her new family.

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No, It’s Not Mom Brain—It’s Probably the Heat

Science says that extreme heat may actually affect the way your brain works.

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The Funny Reason This Girl’s Name Isn’t So Popular Anymore

Why the sudden and sharp dip? Blame our favorite online retail giant.

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