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Here’s How to Get Free Books for Read Across America Day

This platform wants every child to read on Mar. 2.

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How to Explain Veterans Day to Kids

This is how to explain what Veterans Day is all about.

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6 Ways to Build & Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Confidence

“Girls seem to lose their confidence in a “perfect storm” of changes as they grow. Here are some ways you can work to build your daughter’s confidence.”

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5 Ways You Can Help Kids Build Resilience during Stressful Times

“It is sometimes referred to as one’s ability to ‘bounce back’ but I prefer to think of it more as our ability to survive, and even thrive, during a big change.”

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Animal Games That Will Inspire Your Kid’s Imagination

“Whether they are fuzzy or fierce, animals are a natural springboard for courage and silliness, and are an awesome gateway into that imaginative magic.”

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Chloë Sevigny Welcomes Her First Child

She shared a sweet photo and revealed his name in an Instagram post.

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When Your Teen Has Supergirl Syndrome

“As they push to achieve and accomplish, to reach their goals and to make their mark, they are going to need our help to explore the superpower alternatives so they can find a better balance and most importantly, their true identity.”

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The Harry Potter x Pandora Capsule Collection Is Pure Magic

The Wizarding World is coming to your jewelry box!

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Why Boys Should Read ‘Girls’ Stories’ Too

“It’s clear that our culture assumes: 1. Boys aren’t going to like a book that stars a girl. 2. Men’s stories are universal, while women’s stories are only for girls.” This does not need to be the case and with a little effort, you can show that books deemed as “girl stories” are just as enjoyable as every other good book out there.

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4 Reasons to Love “DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders”

Toss the throw pillows. Your couch is about to get crowded.

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These 4 Books Are the Perfect Baby Shower Gifts

Ditch the onesies and opt for these great reads that baby and mama can enjoy together.

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This Ain’t Her First Rodeo

“I marveled at how my daughter, at 12, teaches me to aim higher, be braver and dare greatly.”

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Preschool Positivity Takes Flight with Nick Jr.’s Fresh New Show

This little bird encourages kids to never give up, aim high and develop big ideas.

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Rescued Thai Soccer Team Says “Thank You” to the World in Sweet Video Message

This video also shows just how quickly the 12 rescued boys are recovering, too.

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One Cool Thing: A New Book About Courage for Highly Sensitive Kids

If you are a parent of a Highly Sensitive Person, this book will help you teach your child about courage and bravery in a way they can totally understand.

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How Do You Teach Bravery to a Toddler?

Even before she was born, I worried about my daughter. She will grow up in a vastly different world than I did—we had journals way back then instead of blogs, and ‘vlog’ was something green you coughed up after reading …

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Being a Solo Parent Is Actually Pretty Spectacular

I call myself a “two for one” parent. I came up with the concept after becoming disenchanted with labels like “single mom” and “single mom by choice.” These labels are often stigmatized, with undertones of disapproval when one finds out…

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4 Ways to Teach Your Child Resilience

Resilience—the ability to bounce back from less than ideal experiences—may not be the first thing that comes to mind when teaching your child valuable life skills. And yet, it is a critical to leading a successful life. Nobody’s life is…

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Ways I’ve Learned to Step Out & Find Those Mom Friends We Need So Much

Do you struggle like many moms to find mom friends? I have gone through many times like this in my life and wanted to share some things I have learned.

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When I was in high…

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Reward Your Kids for Doing Good Things With These Super-Cool Merit Badges

Encourage your kids to do good, be good and live good with these awesome merit badges.

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To Raise Brave Girls, You Must Encourage This Single Trait

photo: Woodley Wonder Works via Flickr
Bravery is often a trait valued in boys more than girls, but it’s a quality that all kids — regardless of gender — need to succeed as adults. To help girls overcome the stigma…

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Celebrating Our Friend, Brandi McWade

The Red Tricycle team is devastated to share that our Digital Media Manager, Brandi McWade lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer this weekend. Our hearts are broken.

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Brandi inspired all of us with her…

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Today Is #VeteransDay

Daily

Today Is #VeteransDay

In deep gratitude.

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Veterans Day honors those who have fought in war and it’s not always easy to explain to kids. These tips should help.

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Thanking a veteran is the best way to honor…

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

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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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Why I am Teaching My Children to Make Friends with Fear

When you make friends with fear, it can’t rule you.
-Anne Lamott

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Ben and I had a wonderful time feeding the ducks at the park. When I looked down at my watch, it was 7:03pm.…

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Slither Your Way to the Serpentarium, Not For The Squeamish at Heart

Snakes, geckos and turtles – oh my! If the idea of holding ten of the most venomous snakes* in the world makes your kid do somersaults, then it is imperative you head out to the Serpentarium in Monroe. On those…

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Stay Cool with Hot Summer Movies

Most busy moms are already arranging summer playdates and scheduling swimming lessons. But when the sun starts glaring and temperatures rise, one sure way to cool off with the kiddos is in a dark and relaxing movie theater. So get…

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Local Author Pens Year of the Tiger Picture Book

Celebrating Bravery and Friendship
This week, we officially welcome the Year of the Tiger … but what does that mean? Your curious lil’ buds may be ready to learn about Chinese astrology. Books are always a good turn-to resource, and…

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