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8 Car Seat Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

From where the shoulder harness should go (it’s slightly different depending if your kid is rear-facing or forward-facing) to performing the “inch” test—review these great tips before getting in the car with your kid.

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23 Amazing Packing & Travel Hacks to Try on Your Next Trip

These clever ideas will ensure you have everything you need for your trip—and room to spare!

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The Best Activity Books to Keep Kids Busy This Summer

There are sticker books, STEAM activities and more!

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Watching Life through the Eyes of an Adopted Child

When our newly adopted children experienced ice cream, car seats and bubble baths for the first time, I realized that their journey would be one of profound new beginnings.

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15 Classic Screen-Free Games for Two

Get ready for some serious nostalgia with these all-time favorite finds!

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The Most Awesome Star Wars Swag on Amazon Right Now

Show your Star Wars love with some amazing swag.

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To My Son, on Your 18th Birthday

“Out of all the little boys in the world, how did I get the very best one?”

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First Came Love, Marriage & Then a Transplant

“My husband was about to sacrifice his life and it was all for me. That is the kind of love that every girl dreams of, but just not quite like this.”

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Always Buy Cereal & Other Lessons I’ve Learned from a 13-Year-Old

“I’m learning that the best way to parent teenagers is to see them, hear them, and accept them for who they are right now…and feed them lots and lots of cereal.”

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Graco’s New Car Seat Will Save You Serious Space & Make Car Rides More Enjoyable

Discover why this new car seat is ideal for families with limited space or multiple kids—and why we’ll be using it for years to come.

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Little Tokyo: Fun Activities, Culture & Cuisine for Los Angeles Kids

Itching for an easy and fun day trip? Look no further than Little Tokyo, a downtown neighborhood home to an eclectic mix of ethnicities, shops and restaurants. Kids will love exploring the colorful local small shops and parents will love…

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Don’t Give up on Christmas

“To the mama who is crying on Christmas eve, I see you. I know you are trying. I know it is hard. But your kids don’t need you to replicate the Christmas of your dreams. They need you to build the Christmas of their dreams.”

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10 Mindfulness Exercises Kids Can Do in the Car

“These ten activities can help bring mindfulness into your daily routine and kids think they are calming and fun.”

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10 Yoga Exercises for Kids to Do in the Car

“When yoga is adapted for kids, the only requirement is that it is safe, developmentally appropriate, and fun. With this in mind, why couldn’t kids’ yoga and mindfulness be taken into the car? The answer is, it can be.”

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Key Strategies for Raising a Child during a Pandemic

“Being a parent under normal circumstances can be a constant balancing act. Throw in a global pandemic, and you’re faced with more questions than ever.”

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Go-To Holiday Baby Gifts

Here are some of my favorite go-to baby gifts

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Incorporating Physical Therapy At Home When Covid Shuts It Down

Sometimes as a mother you instinctively know what is best for your child. Hopefully soon the world will return to normal, but until then, we will continue physical therapy at home.

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How to Survive Your Toddler and a Newborn

The truth is, that while you may see a lot of pictures of moms with a baby in a carrier running around outside with their big kid, the rest of the time they’re on the couch.

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5 Constructive Ways to Get Your Kid off Screens

“It’s more important than ever to raise your child with a healthy relationship with technology. Here are 5 ways that you can constructively reduce the screentime in your home.”

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Mind-Blowing Mom Hack: 12 Genius Ways to Repurpose Baby Wipes Boxes

Reuse and upcycle those old baby wipes containers with these simple ideas.

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Emilia Taneva’s Sanity-Saving Travel Hacks

Want to embrace more peace and joy this holiday season? Follow Emilia Taneva’s 5 travel hacks that are essential during the holiday season.

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7 Gifts for Moms Who Are Frequent Travelers

From a t-shirt that refuses to quit to a pair of ballet flats you can run in, these are 2019’s top travel goods for moms.

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A Hilariously Fun Game Everyone Needs to Play

This game is one that everyone in the family can play, is completely free, and gets your kids to think critically without even realizing it. And it’s fun to boot!

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The 4 Hidden Threats on Social Media You Need to Discuss with Your Kids

There are many practical ways to teach your kids to know how to safely use social media, and there’s no better time to arm them with the tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

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What Your New Baby Mama Friend Really Needs but Is Too Afraid to Ask For

Forget the onesies and the cute baby blankets. These are the gifts every new mama really needs.

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The Coolest Mall Play Spaces in the DMV

From play areas with fun local themes to one with a sailing ship, these in-the-mall destinations might just become your new go-to indoor play spots.

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Amazon’s Newest Destination Is a Game Changer for Summer Entertainment

Here are some of the ways you can use Appstore Family to help you survive, and your kids thrive, during summer vacation.

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11 Ways to Promote Sibling Bonding

Nurturing sibling relationships is a gift you can give your children and one that they’ll take with them their entire lives.

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27 Awesome Podcasts Your Kids Will Flip For

From car rides to bedtime to family hour, we’ve got the scoop from Common Sense Media on the best podcasts for the youngest listening crowd.

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How to Motivate Your Kids to Do Things without Stickers & Bribes

Knowing the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is key.

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Top Baby Trend of 2018? Sloths!

It’s sloth season! You’ll find this cute critter on bodysuits, nursery decor and cuddle blankets. Here are some of our faves.

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If Your Kid Gets Motion Sickness, These Bonkers-Looking Glasses Could Help

These motion sickness glasses could totally save your next road trip.

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Why Family Vacation Memories Are So Magical

Some of my fondest memories as a child are of family vacations.
Each year, we took a family trip to visit my grandmother in Tampa, Florida. And every year we drove. I vividly remember those early mornings. My mom would…

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