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The Best Places to Volunteer with Your Kids in DC

Looking for a new way to spend family time? These DC charities could use your help and they need both big and little hands. Read on for where to pitch in near DC.

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37 Toys That Encourage Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusivity starts at a young age and these toys teach kids that we all have something important to contribute to our world.

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The Best Lessons I Learned About Being a Mom, I Learned From My Dad

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It’s month 8 of my 1st pregnancy and sh*t is hitting the fan. Let’s imagine it’s that baby green kind that we can all relate to. I’m 3,000 miles away from my family and completely unsure of…

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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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The Best Pen Pal Programs for Kids

No matter how old you are, everyone longs to feel a little more connected these days.

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Friday Night To-Do: Movie Night at Home!

Who doesn’t love a good movie night in? Snuggle up on the couch in your comfy sweats or pajamas and enjoy some sweat treats to snack on. My kids and I were recently given the opportunity to watch a private…

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10 Ways to Incorporate Social Justice into Your Holiday Season

It’s the season to pay even more attention to gratitude and empathy, which form the foundation of social justice parenting.

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Thanksgiving To-Go Options for a COVID-Safe Holiday

Check out our handy guide for ordering your hassle-free Turkey Day meal to go.

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What’s Kitchen Table Kindness & 10 Ways You Can Practice It

“If we are going to be stuck indoors together—and it is increasingly likely that this will happen to many Americans—perhaps we can use this time to spread joy and kindness.”

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Pay It Forward: Where to Donate Your Surplus Halloween Candy in Atlanta

It’s time to pull that extra candy stash off the shelf and donate it to one of these organizations!

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Local Heroes: NYC Parents Making a Difference Right Now

Need a pick-me-up or some inspiration? These New Yorkers with kids are modeling resilience, generosity and grit for us all!

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Unveils Its Spooktacular Halloween Collection

Get in the Halloween spirit with these sweet treats!

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Famous Milk Bar Cookies Are Coming to Target

Grab these NYC fave cookies on your next Target run.

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Etsy Reveals Top Holiday Gifting & Decor Trends

This year’s trends are all about finding ways to celebrate those we love.

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New LeSportsac x Sesame Street Collab Is All About Fun

Now you can head to Sesame Street in style.

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Etsy Released Their 2020 Back-to-School Guide

You know you want it all (because, same).

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5 Ways to Support a New Mom During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Just because you became a mom during a pandemic, doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone. Here are some ways you can get the help you need.

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A Few Hours of YouTube Marble Races Inspired My Kids for Days

“The next time I catch my kids staring at a screen, seemingly wasting their time in a zoned-out state, I won’t jump to conclusions. After all, who knows what learning adventures it will spark tomorrow?”

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Mother’s Day Gifts for NYC Moms

We bet you know a few moms who deserve a special something this year. We found treats from local businesses and makers for all maternal types!

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Starbucks Offers Free Coffee to Front Line Responders

The Starbucks Foundation will also donate $500,000 to support US front line responders.

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Celebrating Kindness One Book at a Time

“Books can teach children that they don’t have to perform a heroic act to make the world a better place because even the smallest acts of kindness ripple across the world in ways that no one could imagine.”

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How Do We Decide Which Holiday Traditions Are Worth Carrying On?

“After the eggnog haze clears, it’s okay to take traditions off of their hallowed high shelf, examine their origins, and question their roles in your busy lives.”

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Make Thanksgiving Memorable With These Tips

If you want to make Thanksgiving memorable, create traditions that are unique to your tribe. Take inspiration from these nine tips and enjoy celebrating all that you appreciate!

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Recycle Your Sweets: Halloween Candy Give-Back Programs

Check out these local buy-back programs that allow your Little Sweet Tooth to make some easy money, while preventing tummy aches and cavities.

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Sugar Overload? Where LA Kids Can Donate a Portion of Their Halloween Haul

Because no one’s really gonna eat those Good & Plenties anyway.

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Halloween Candy Buybacks That Will Save Your Kids’ Teeth

Exchange your Halloween treats for dollars! Check out these local dentists who are hosting candy buy-back drives.

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Cash for Candy! Where to Find This Year’s Halloween Candy Buy Backs

Here’s where your little monsters can exchange their Halloween treats for dollars and prizes after the cobwebs have settled.

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8 Ways to Support a Family Going Through a Medical Crisis

When a family member or friend is dealing with devastating medical issues, here are some ways you can help out and support them during their time in need.

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Great Ways to Volunteer With Kids in San Diego

We’ve got the scoop on local volunteering opportunities where your little kids can make a big difference.

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Viral Photo Proves Flying with Kids Is Tough Enough & Parents Don’t Need More Pressure

Should parents go out of their way to keep other passengers happy?

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Here’s How You Could Score a Free “Care Bears” Care Package for Your Kid

The Care Bears’ team wants you to win a custom Care Bear care package!

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5 Easy & Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Dad

Here are my top a few ideas for creative Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.

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This 6-Year-Old Girl Already Earned Her Pilot Wings in the Cutest Way Possible

This little girl might just be piloting your plane someday.

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17 Offbeat November Holidays (& How to Celebrate Them)

November is not only about turkeys, pilgrims and giving thanks. Whoop it up for these 17 lesser-known November holidays.

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