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Singer Michelle Branch Announces Pregnancy

This will be the third child for Branch.

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5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Transition to Having a Sibling Easier

Expecting number two (or three or four…)? It could be a good time to prepare your child to welcome a new member of your family! The transition to the role of big brother or sister can be tough for little…

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It’s a Boy! Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Welcome First Child Together

Two of McGregor’s daughters make it official on Instagram.

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Break Out the Mistletoe! Christmas in July Is Back on the Hallmark Channel

Time to watch our favorite improbable romances once more.

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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Welcome Daughter Lili

And both of her names pay sweet tribute to the Royal Family.

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“iCarly” is Back! The Official Trailer Drops for a Summer Reboot

The popular show of the ’00s is rebooting after a nine year hiatus!

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Our Little Advocate

“She is not an autism expert, none of us are. But she has learned to be a thoughtful, kind human who knows differences are good, beautiful and something to be proud of.”

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Luigi Is Coming to the Super Mario LEGO Universe This Summer!

LEGO brick builders and Nintendo fans are getting a fun-filled treat.

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HGTV’s Erin & Ben Napier Announce They Are Expecting Second Child

It’s baby number two for HGTV’s “Home Town” couple.

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It’s a Boy for Shawn Johnson East & Andrew East

The Easts revealed their baby news with a paint-covered party.

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Catch Lupita Nyong’o in Her New Role: Superhero!

You can already catch plenty of episodes on YouTube!

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Pinkalicious Is Back with An All-New Book

This new children’s read is coming next fall.

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My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Every Day Is a Struggle—but We Manage

“I love my child with everything I’ve got, but there are times when he’s hard to like.”

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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I Hope I Can Duplicate the Magic of Christmas

“I hope someday my own kids will look back on Christmas and think about the fun crazy times and how much their mom and dad loved them and wanted them to have the best Christmas. I hope we can duplicate the magic that my parents brought me.”

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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18 Unique Facts about the Wright Brothers

On Dec. 17, 1903 the Wright Brothers took off on their famous flight at Kitty Hawk, but did you know the Wright Brothers path to flight started with a toy?

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I Have a Child with Special Needs But Sometimes, His Siblings Need Me More

Confession: I am not an expert on all things parenting—yet I am proud in my imperfections. My world forever changed in 2005 when, at the age of 18, I gave birth of my firstborn son. Fast-forward to now and I’m…

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Hulu Debuts “The Hardy Boys” Trailer

The series will start streaming in December.

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I’m a Different Parent Now & That’s OK

Photo: Natalie Silverstein (personal photo)
My oldest child is graduating from high school this month.  At age 18, she is considered an adult and mostly exhibits a maturity that will serve her well in college next Fall.  I hope we’ve…

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Prisoners of the Pandemic

“There’s no guidebook for parenting in a pandemic. I wish there were. And now I have my twenty-year-old son pumping iron in my garage like a convict in his cell.”

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Help! Save Me from My Pet Name!

“Many families call their children various nicknames that range from the cute and funny to the ridiculously weird. But what happens when you don’t like the nickname your kid gives you?”

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My Husband, the Off-Duty Santa

Photo: Ryan McGuire via Gratisography
My husband looks a lot like Jerry Garcia, at least in his “touch of gray” phase. Someone once said that if he were darker, he would look like Frederick Douglass. But most of the time,…

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Have a Firefighter-Loving Kid? They’ll Love These Fireman Facts!

Some fun facts for your wannabe firefighting kid!

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Knowing Our Fathers, Our Sons & Princess Robots

“My son does not know his Abuelo. I will regale him with stories that are locked in my mind, for as long as I am able. Stories about that prescient, empathic, stubborn-persistent man that he will never meet; a man that he would revel in.”

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Amazon Announces Best Children’s & YA Books of 2020 So Far

As the school year winds down, kids are compiling their summer reading lists. The Amazon Books editorial team works hard all throughout the year to determine the Best Books of the Month, Best Books of the Year So Far and…

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Now Is a Prime Time for Daydreaming

“Let’s take this opportunity to pause, surrender to our daydreams, and see where they take us—as parents and as children. May the family daydreams flow! Be realistic (we are all beholden to the laws of gravity), but don’t hold back!”

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Anderson Cooper Announces Birth of Son Wyatt

He announced the good news at the end of his weekly global town hall.

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