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Why People Born in August Are Strong-Willed & Other Fun Facts

And other cool things about end-of-summer kiddos.

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You’re Off! Walks & Runs Perfect for Chicago Families

On your mark! Get set! Go! We laced up our sneaks to bring you this list of the best kid-friendly walks and runs (both virtual & in-person)!

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12 Amazing Women Who Changed Seattle Forever

Get to know these unbelievable women who have changed Seattle for the better!

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18 Black-Owned Dallas-Fort Worth Businesses to Support Now

This Black History Month, and beyond, support these local Black-owned businesses.

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Black-Owned Businesses to Support for Black History Month (& Beyond)

They caffeinate, feed, clothe, educate, mentor and entertain Chicago—get to know the black-owned businesses in your neighborhood.

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An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Children Gratitude

“In my professional expert opinion, most children want to be helpful and show appreciation, it’s the way children’s brains are wired. Being thankful is intrinsically motivating, which is behavior that is driven by internal reward.”

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15 Kid-Invented Products We Can’t Get Enough Of

These kids are changing the world, one invention at a time.

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How I Told My Kids I Was Diagnosed with Cancer

“As a two-time cancer survivor, wife, and mom of three children, here are some of my thoughts about ‘telling the kids’ based on my experiences.”

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The Only Type of Mom I Need to Be

“Being a mom is about moving through life with these little humans and making sense of it all. It’s about knowing that, for this short window in their life, no one knows them better than me or loves them more than I do.”

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23 Influential SoCal Moms Who Inspire Us

These phenomenal SoCal women are rocking motherhood!

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This FREE Book Will Help Your Kids Deal with Fears & Anxiety Around Coronavirus

This free book will help your kids deal with their fears and concerns in a healthy way.

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Dear Cancer: A Mother’s Answer to the Unanswered Questions

Photo: Robin L. Reynolds
I remember the day my heart was broken. It was in the early morning hours of May 12th. Wearing the baggy pink sweatpants I purchased the night before, I sat in a stiff vinyl hospital chair.…

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This New Tool Can Predict Breast Cancer 5 Years in Advance

This is a game changer in early detection.

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The FDA Is Making These Important Changes to Its Mammogram Guidelines

This breast cancer factor you’ve probably never heard of is getting some much needed attention.

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11 Books Written by Celebrities We Are Loving Right Now

They act, write, sing, dance and make you laugh. Brilliantly. That should be enough! But, nope, these über-talented people also write children’s books. Discover our favorites.

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“Beverly Hills, 90210” Is the Latest Show of Our Childhoods to Get a Reboot

Well, it looks like the gang is headed back to the Peach Pit!

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This Breast Cancer Survivor & Mom’s Story Will Inspire Us All

You’ll never look at breast cancer the same way after watching this inspiring woman’s story.

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January 2018 Spoke Writing Challenge Winners!

Read excerpts from our top 3 winning Spoke posts about “The Productive Parent.”

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5 Lessons in Productive Parenting from a Mom of 8

Sage advice for whether you have eight kids, one kid or somewhere in between

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5 (Totally Busted) Mom Myths

Photo: Shelby Deeter
We all do it—tell and retell certain stories regardless of their validity until we accept it as truth. Anecdotes that we think are useful, helpful, and necessary to pass along, which we do until we believe not…

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7 Kid-Powered Businesses That Are Changing the World

Today is National Millionaire Day but these businesses are worth more than all the money in the world. Read on to find out why you should never underestimate the power of a kid.

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This 18-Year-Old Designed a Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer

A young student invented a bra that can detect breast cancer.

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Every Mom Needs a Mom

She knew I had my hands full and offered to take my son to soccer. She’s a mom.
She noticed my daughter didn’t have ballet shoes and brought an extra pair to class the next week. She’s a neighbor and she’s a mom.…

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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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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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Trust, Relationships and Staying Home With the Kids After Breast Cancer

Photo: Judet Diaz
I didn’t always want to be a stay-at-home mom. I focused on my education and career throughout my 20s, and when I got married and had a baby, leaving my job to stay home just didn’t seem…

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April 2015: The Month Breast Cancer Changed My Life

You spend your twenties, and every year before that, believing that you are invincible. That is until the year one of your best guy friends gets struck and killed by a drunk driver crossing the street and your friend loses his…

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Pregnant With Cancer: Surviving as a Mom

Photo: Tk photography Chicago
On March 13, 2015, when I was 8 weeks along in my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This time in my life that I had so looked forward to was suddenly filled with…

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How Has Breast Cancer Affected You? Share Your Story on Spoke!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to hear your story about how breast cancer has had an impact on your life, especially on your role as a parent.

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How One Instructor Jazzercised Her Way Through Breast Cancer…Twice

Photo: Kristine Rooke
This October is especially meaningful for two-time breast cancer survivor and Ford Motor Company “Warriors in Pink” Model of Courage Kristine Rooke as she celebrates her 25 Year Anniversary as a Jazzercise Instructor. Now teaching in Bellevue, Washington, Kristine…

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Every Breast Cancer Story Needs to Be Told

Photo: Katrina Warme
Compassion and kindness are so important. Especially in these uncertain times in which we live. One of the many unsettling things that requires us to go about our days with careful consideration is breast cancer.
It’s not…

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Why This Wasn’t a Free Boob Job

Over the past year, I’ve been collecting a list of things you shouldn’t say to a woman with breast cancer. One of them is:

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“At least you get a free boob job.”
I know. Nobody…

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A Killer in my House: How My Family and I Handled My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Photo: Mila & Such NYC
When I first got diagnosed I did not want to tell anyone, especially my daughter. My maternal instincts of trying to protect her from feeling pain and fear took over completely. I saw how she…

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How to Help a Friend with Cancer

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You have no words. Or you’re worried you’ll say the wrong thing. You might say a prayer for her recovery or put healing vibes into the universe for health. How else can you help someone who has cancer?…

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