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Trash the To-Do List & Do This Instead

As mothers, we’re trained not to rock the boat. Heck, we are the boat keeping everything afloat. But then I decided to do something that actually makes me happy for once.

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The Ultimate Bay Area Playground Guide

Our ultimate 2021 Bay Area playground guide points you to the best places to slide, swing and play!

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Here Are the “Dirty Dozen” Fruits & Veggies for 2021

Before you make your next grocery run, read this.

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I’ll Never Forget the Words a Man Yelled at Me from His Car

“We piled into the car. A full 50 minutes after we had arrived. Four items in our bag. As I buckled the last car seat, I hear a man’s voice shout from behind his steering wheel.”

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Hey Moms, You Do Not Have to Enjoy Every Moment

“You can love it and hate it, you can not wait to get out of the toddler phase, and miss it when it’s gone, you can want to kill your kids and love them so much that you would die for them. You can feel all of these feelings and it’s all okay.”

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Pandemic Parenting: When There Is No Good Choice

Parenting has become harder than anyone could have ever anticipated. We’re told to make the best decision for our family. What if there is no good choice?

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Why This Tablet Is the Only Device I Allow in My Child’s Room

Worried about excessive screen time or your child accessing content she shouldn’t? This tablet and its advanced Parental Dashboard will quell your anxieties and actually help you bond as a family.

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Your Birth Control Might Not Work because of Your Genes, Study Finds

You may be genetically predisposed towards pregnancy. Kind of.

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This Mom’s Parenting Pie Charts Will Make Your Day

It’s hard to believe a bar graph could be this hilarious.

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The Holidays Are Totes Overwhelming. Here’s How to Stay Sane

“There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays.”

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A New Coworking Space with Childcare Options Is Now Open

We’ve got the inside scoop on this latest coworking space that provides parents with a quiet space to work and their sidekicks with a supervised place to play (toys included!).

This latest neighborhood coworking space gives parents a quiet place to work while their kids meet new friends and enjoy supervised play (toys included!).

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What Is Amazon Alexa Routines? This New Feature Makes Busy Days Even Easier

Check out how Amazon Alexa Routines can help streamline and automate your busy day.

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Parenting Is Basically Just Like Throwing Pasta at a Wall

Parenting a kid during the school years is like throwing pasta at your wall: you just have to take a big step back and see what sticks.

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Except the pasta is your advice, the wall…

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Can You Guess the Most Popular Baby Names of 2017?

Drum roll, please. BabyCenter just released the top 100 baby names for 2017.

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How to Camp with Your Family without Sacrificing Comfort

My husband and I are obsessed with adventure camper trailers. We want one. (It may be our mid-life crisis.) We don’t want your typical RV-type trailer that you pull behind your truck. We want a super light-weight, go anywhere, down…

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What to Do When Life is Too Overwhelming to Love, Play, and be Present

“Momming” is overwhelming
One of the first things that my counselor said to me when I initially (and somewhat reluctantly) walked in his office a couple of years ago was, “The mind is a horrible master and a wonderful servant.”…

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Target & Pinterest Team up to Make Your Life Easier

Thanks to this latest partnership, finding the perfect item at Target is as easy as taking a pic.

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This Woman’s Story About Her Toddler’s Meltdown Will Make You Want to Hug Her

Tantrums happen, and we can all learn a little something from this mommy blogger’s story.

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Ask This One Question to Stop a Tantrum

To stave off a tantrum and save yourself a whole lot of time and stress, try asking this one question.

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5 Things I Considered Before I Left My Job to Be a Stay At Home Mom

Photo: Matthew Henry
Do You Have a Support Network?
I totally thought I did until I was playing Star Wars Pirate for the fiftieth time and caught myself trying to use my Jedi mind tricks to make my phone vibrate…

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How a Baby’s Birth Month Can Affect Personality, According to Science

The science behind how birth month affects your baby’s personality.

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LulaRoe Is Offering Refunds for Its Lula-Lemons

Find out what you’ll need to do if you want to get a refund for your LulaRoe leggings.

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Why I’m Quitting My Job as My Family’s Therapist

My resignation has been a long time coming. I know it will be easy to forget and fall back into my old role, but I just can’t do it anymore. It’s not my job, and it never has been. I…

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My Worst Mothering Mistake (So Far)

Photo: Amy Betters-Midtvedt
I used to believe being a good mom meant you never ran out of those little dishwasher pod things. Or laundry soap. Or toilet paper. Or diapers. Your house was always company ready and homemade snacks were…

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Apparently Having More Children Makes You More Financially Responsible

It doesn’t take many diaper changes or trips to Target to realize that raising a child ain’t cheap. According to a new report from the United States Department of Agriculture, parents can expect to dish about $13,000 a year to…

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Adventures Are Worth the Mishaps

Photo: Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh
After a series of decisions that, in retrospect, may have been unwise, I am driving from Los Angeles to San Antonio and back.  Alone.
I will confess: until I looked at a map, I thought the two…

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Worried about Your Quiet Child?

Photo: Charamelody
Did you ever worry about your child being quiet? Wondering if (s)he is social enough, has enough friends, is well liked etc.? If you did, you’re not alone. Many parents worry about their child not living up to…

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Date Nights (When You Have Young Children)

When you have small children you don’t get very many date nights. Maybe you do if you’re super rich and have a staff of nannies at your disposal. I can picture it. I imagine you can just say “I need…

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I Have A Favorite Child And I’m Not Ashamed To Admit It

Let me preface this by saying that both of my kids are all sorts of awesome and amazing in their own right–as well as incredibly frustrating. But I did create some rather great kids, despite what I’m about to share.…

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The Ultimate Festival Calendar 2016

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and there’s music in the air: it must beFestival Season! This 2016 Festival Calendar gives you a glimpse at some of our favorite outdoor events this spring and summer. So pack your…

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Your First Week Home With Baby: Fantasy vs. Reality

No one can really prepare you for what life will be like with a newborn, but this list of the good, the bad and the downright tough will hopefully get you ready (and make you laugh!) before you meet your baby.

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Just Opened: “Nature’s Fury” at the American Museum of Natural History

You’ll be blown away by this new exhibit devoted to the science of natural disasters!

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Inside the Totally Awesome Dinosaur Ridge with Erin LaCount

Is there anything cooler than Dinosaur Ridge? This outdoor museum in Morrison features a world-famous dinosaur tracksite with over 300 dinosaur footprints for you and your family to explore. It strives to preserve and educate the public about the paleontological…

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