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The Precious Gifts of Failure & Empathy

“Today I hope you will accept the gift of my admitted failures and give someone else a precious gift. The gift of your own failure, your empathy, tears, forgiveness…and love. We will be OK. Because we are in this together.”

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37 Time-Saving Food & Prep Hacks That Actually Work

Shortcuts are never a bad thing when you’re a parent.

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6 Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Help Make

There’s a way to outsource some of the cooking without paying someone else to cut the broccoli—and it’s right there under your feet asking what’s for dinner anyway.

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This Advent Calendar Will Change How You Think about the Holidays

The lead up to Christmas can be a crazy few weeks: so much to do and so little time. If we aren’t careful we can lose the magic in the rush to recreate a “perfect” family Christmas, like the kind…

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The First Full-Service Baby Food Delivery Company Is Launching Nationwide

This new company is about to change the way you feed your baby.

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It’s Soup Season! Make Some Iowa “Chilly” Soup Tonight

Iowa “Chilly” Soup is a traditional family recipe in my home. My Grandma made this for us growing up when the weather would turn cold, and my great-grandma would make it for her. What I love about this recipe is…

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Amazon Is Developing Food Kits That Require No Refrigeration

Amazon could soon be solving the dinner time struggle.

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Turns out, Microwaving Your Sponge Isn’t a Good Idea After All

If you use kitchen sponges, you may want to rethink how you clean them.

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Because Let’s Be Real: What My Kids Ate For Dinner Last Night

Here’s to those nights when simply getting your kid to eat is a victory.

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Doing This One Thing Can Make Mornings with Kids Much Easier, According to Experts

One small change could go a long way to a smooth morning with your kids.

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8 Signs You’re on Your First Baby

You’re a rookie parent and here’s how those in the know can tell. Do these sound familiar?

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13 Signs You’re on Your Second Baby

When your second comes along, you get a little more realistic in your parenting goals. Here are a few signs you’ve loosened up a little for Baby #2. Sound familiar?

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Unplugged Eats: 3 Meals that Don’t Require Appliances

You don’t have to serve up cereal for dinner in order to unplug. We’ve got three great recipes you can make without a single appliance.

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9 Hilarious Tools That’ll Change How Your Kids Eat Spaghetti

These kitchen gadgets and tips mean the world’s easiest dinner just got easier.

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Sorry Kids, I’m No Betty Crocker

I am a firm believe we are all born with innate skills. Skills that usually flourish over time the more we use them. When I was a kid I always liked making pancakes on the weekend for breakfast and macaroni…

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The Lost Art of Kind Words

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“Well, in my opinion…”
“You should just do/say…”

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“I’m entitled to do/say whatever I want.”
“You’re an idiot.”
These are just some of the things I have heard from people lately. I get…

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The Messy Truth About Flying with a Baby

Remember the time when the space between seats seemed incongruous to your ever expanding belly or when the person seated next to you could not look more frustrated at your wobbly exit for your tenth toilet trip? If you thought…

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11 Kitchen Gadgets That Every New Parent Needs

Whether you’re in the rice cereal, puree, or finger food stage, arm yourself with a few of these cool tools to make meal prep easier.

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8 Egg-cellent Egg Recipes to Get Egg-cited About

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients. Click through for a handful of our favorite easy recipes. We promise they are egg-cellent.

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The Hole Story: The Bay’s Best Bagels

We carbo loaded for the sake of journalism and rounded-up the Bay’s best bagels and bagel shops for you and your family.

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Penne with Roasted Pumpkin & Goat Cheese

This time of year pumpkins are decorative, but did you know they also make a great cooking ingredient? Click through to find out how to make a delicious pasta recipe with this seasonal staple.

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3 Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

This macaroni and cheese recipe uses three different cheeses (awesome!), and is made only in five easy steps.

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Mom’s Skillet Goulash

Fall is here and that means it’s time to start busting out the crock pots, dutch ovens, and skillets and start making some hearty meals to ward off the chilly weather. This old standby is sure to warm up the…

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Veggie and Beef Casserole

There’s no better way to showcase all the fresh veggies of the season than throwing them all together with some tasty beef and serve it all up covered in gooey cheese. Scoop a serving of this beef casserole with a…

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Summer Drink Recipe: Fresh Watermelon Milk Tea Boba

Put down the juice box and bust out the blender. It’s time to meet a cool new drink. Fresh Watermelon Milk Tea Boba is an Asian-inspired concoction made with summer’s most luscious fruit. You can make it at home with…

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Easy Eggs Benedict

A brunch time staple, Eggs Benedict is one of those dishes where we always order when we’re out, but rarely make at home. Take the hassle out of this breakfast dish by making the Hollandaise sauce in a blender (read:…

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More Brew For Your Buck: Numi Organic Tea Garden Sampler

It’s time to break up with Starbucks (ok, you can pick those jaws up off the ground now). We know it’s easier said than done, but our friends over at Numi Tea promise that they’re only looking out for your…

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Chicken and Dumplings Casserole

Middle of the week dinners always seem to be the hardest to throw together. That’s why we’re big fans of creating meals that can last for two nights. And recipes like this Chicken and Dumplings Casserole only seem to get…

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Just For Laughs: Baseball Game Turns Snowball Fight

Every baseball fan dreads rain delays, especially if you happen to be sitting in the stands when it happens. Snow delays on the other hand are a much rarer occurrence, and by the looks of this video, a whole lot…

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Zucchini Pasta with Bacon

Pasta dishes can be the go-to for tasty, easy dinner fare, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or repetitive. This little gem of a recipe adds some flare to a traditional Italian dish that will have your…

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Tortellini with Edamame and Smoked Sausage

Pasta. Your kids love it. You love how easy it is to prepare, and the combinations you can create are endless. In this mix, smoked sausage takes center stage while the delicious and healthy edamame sneak in there too. It’s…

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Surviving Stormpocalypse: 10 Things to Do Without Power

Whether you’re reading this with 10% battery life left on your phone or just want to show your kids how creative you can get without power, here are 10 fun activities that don’t require you to plug-in.

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5 Bagel Shops That Are Worth the Subway Fare

Asking a New Yorker to name their top spot for buying bagels is akin to asking them to identify their favorite baseball team. We’re such devoted fans that when a fave bagel store closes, a collective sense of despair ensues…

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Cheesecake Flan

What do you get when you put together cheesecake and flan? Cheesecake Flan! This hybrid between two of our favorite creamy desserts takes the best of both: it’s less jiggly than flan and lighter than cheesecake. And if you are…

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Indian Lentils

Channa Dhal or Indian Lentils are a great twist on the classic lentil dish. Lentils are healthy too and your kids will be begging for more once they take a bite of this flavorful dish. Add more or less spices,…

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