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20 Must-Read Children’s Books by Chicago Authors

Add local talent to your bookshelves with these Chicago-based authors. . . you might even be surprised by one very well-known name.

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13 Black-Owned Etsy Businesses We Love to Support

Handmade dolls, brightly printed crafts and the most amazing artwork and jewelry are available from these Black artisans.

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Parents & Kids Are All Abuzz “About” This Beloved Black-Owned PDX Book Business

This local Black-Owned-Business is helping parents have bold conversations with kids.

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How I’m Winning the Battle against Self-Loathing

“Many days I still don’t feel great about myself, but there is one thing that has changed—and it is the little people who are looking at me to be their mirror.”

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5 Reasons Dads Are So Important to Their Daughters

“Daughters need great fathers. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the father-daughter relationship.”

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5 Constructive Ways to Get Your Kid off Screens

“It’s more important than ever to raise your child with a healthy relationship with technology. Here are 5 ways that you can constructively reduce the screentime in your home.”

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This Author Compiled the Ultimate List of Diverse Reads for Teens & Tweens

This author compiled a reading list of over 500 books to help teens and tweens have conversations about race, poverty, homelessness, anxiety and more.

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How to Love Your Body So Your Daughter Can Learn to Love Hers, Too

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Images are so powerful as they can inspire us to imagine potential. This is why my presentations include a plethora of pictures. I show audiences all kinds of girls: different ages, ethnicities and expressions—so they can embrace the…

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10 Books That Help Kids Understand & Get Through Puberty

Thanks to Common Sense Media’s top ten book picks, talking about puberty just got a whole lot easier (and a whole lot less embarrassing) for everyone.

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Beloved TV Shows That Defined Our Childhood (& 7 Present-Day Picks Your Kids Should Be Watching)

Take a walk down memory lane to reminisce about the shows you watched as a kid––and discover some great present-day shows your kids will love too.

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How to Help Your Kids Build a Healthy Relationship—With Their Health

As both dad and doctor, here’s how parents can have meaningful conversations with their kids about their health.

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#ArmMeWithGames: 20 Games for Good During Scary Times

We asked leading game designers, researchers and educators for recommendations of games for young people growing up in the shadow of mass school shootings.

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10 Things to Say About Yourself in Front of Your Kid

It’s important to be positive, especially when it comes to self-esteem.

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How to Raise a Girl with a Healthy Body Image

There’s one subject I really feel I just can’t screw up: helping my daughter to develop a healthy body image.

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I Realized My Teen’s Life Is More Stressful Than My Own

“I was shocked. I’d never thought that she and other teenagers had so much to deal with, but I was wrong.”

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The Secrets My Childhood Diary Reveals to Me about My Own Tween Girl

“There is sass, there is eye rolling and there are meltdowns.”

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Actress Busy Philipps Has an Empowering & Important Tip for All Parents

Actress Busy Philipps recently shared a parenting tip about empowering her kids with what she doesn’t say and it’s really something all parents should think about.

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10 Things You Need to Let Go of Every Day

Nobody said being a parent was easy. Kick these worries to the curb and lighten your load already.

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How I’m Teaching My Son to Be Confident in Himself—& Why It Matters

I want my son to view fitness and health as something fun, not a chore and not something we do because we hate our bodies.

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How to Talk to Teens & Tweens About the Dreaded “P” Word (Yup, It’s Puberty)

It is not easy being a teen today. I know, every generation thinks the next one has it so much more complicated, but it’s true! Kids today have to navigate a much more complex world than I did 25 years…

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Donate Your Used Dresses to Help a Worthy Cause for New Year’s

This foundation is helping young women have the best holiday possible.

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How My 3-Year-Old Gave me the Perspective to Accept My Body

Perspective is something I’m working on these days.

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I’ve lived with body image issues for as long as I can remember. I’ve never been small enough, skinny enough, or toned enough. There’s always something that…

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Why I Embraced the Bathing Suit Body I’ve Got

With summer having wrapped up, I find myself thinking back to Coop’s first time in a swimming pool, which also meant that it was my first time to wear a bathing suit since he was born.

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Girl Scouts’ Guide Helps Parents Talk to Daughters About Weight and Body Image

Talking to your daughter about body image isn’t easy, but the Girls Scouts have your back.

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How One Mom Explained the Word “Fat” to Her Kids Is Fantastic

When this mother heard her daughter call her fat, she didn’t get mad. She taught her the truth about the word.

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Female Boxer Alicia Napoleon Is All The Inspiration You Need To Love Your Looks

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Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon, a NY-based female boxer has faced and defeated plenty of opponents in the ring — but it’s her total knockout against critics focusing on her looks that will empower women everywhere.…

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10 #BodyPositive Moms You Need to Follow

These moms slay body critics all day. Discover their social media feeds for true inspiration.

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The One Thing Girls Need To Stop Doing In Order to Grow Up Successful

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If you could help your daughter be more successful in life by changing just one thing, would you do it? If you nodded yes, then you’ll want to stop everything and immediately watch the TED Talk below to…

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How To Raise Girls Without Body Issues, When You Never Managed To Fix Your Own..

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Once at a family reunion, when I was 16, one of my aunts, upon seeing me, loudly announced,
“Oh, Lord, look at Sissy, she’s going to be BIG like the rest of us!”

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5 Tips for Encouraging a Healthy Body Image Before Puberty Hits

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After you have raised a child through puberty, you can become very good at spotting a child who is in puberty. One of the first clues I notice is a change in how they look. Before they start…

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The Hell That is Bathing Suit Shopping: A Triplet Mom’s Perspective

Last year’s bathing suit, which I loved, is worn out and faded so I hit the mall searching for a new one.
People, it didn’t go well. I tried on a bunch of tankinis but the fitted tops made me…

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Why I’m (Finally) Letting My Daughter Watch the Oscars Red Carpet This Year

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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media 
As kids get older, it’s harder to control what media they’re exposed to. When my daughter was young, I could shield her from any Oscars red carpet hoopla and all the…

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My Toy Sh*t List: Toys I Would NOT Mind Watching Burn

Friends,
I am so sick of toys. Toys are EVERYWHERE. They find their way into every single room in this house, they are in my car, they are scattered throughout our yard.  They go missing at random and cause epic meltdowns.…

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Hiding my Insecurities From my Daughter

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While chatting with a close friend the other day, we started talking about the periods in our lives when we felt the most confident in ourselves. As I listened to her tell me about how she felt,…

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Why It Hurts When People Say I Look Like I’m Having Twins

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It took many IUI procedures for us to get pregnant the second time around. Thankfully on the fourth try the procedure worked and we were blessed with pregnancy again. My partner and three-year-old son are very…

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