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This New App Is Like a Pediatrician in Your Pocket

Worried? You can chat with a board-certified doctor within 15 minutes thanks to this new app.

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Pediatricians 101: How to Choose a Doctor for Your Newborn

Need help choosing a pediatrician for your baby-to-be? Here are 6 easy steps to help you find the right doctor.

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Rainn Wilson Is Hosting a Zoom Meeting––For Your Pets

It’s sure to be a paw-ty you won’t want to miss.

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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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Surviving Mommy Cliques

Suddenly, the empowering community you were a part of during those glorious baby years starts to feel like those middle and high school cliques that you thought were a thing of the past. What do you do now?

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Study Says Kids Benefit When Their Moms Have Close Friends

Having mom friends is just as important to your kids as it is for you.

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online, So You Don’t Have to Ban the Internet

So that “Momo challenge” thing isn’t real—but the fact that parents need to be watching their kids’ online definitely is.

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6 Priorities I’m Committing to as a Father This Year

“Instead of resolutions, I opted to define what my priorities are in my daily life and long-term, especially as a parent.”

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If Your New Year’s Resolution Is to Lose Weight, Don’t Tell Your Kids

Here’s why you should keep that diet quiet around the kids.

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Why Family Dinner Conversations Are So Important & How We Make Them Matter

Here’s why family dinner conversations are so important, and how to make them happen.

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How to Get Your Kids to Clean the House

Today is National No Housework Day. So take a break and let the kids pick up the slack.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: February 9, 2018

A new week, new hilarious tweets to keep us laughing through the weekend.

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When a Simple Coffee Mug Is So Much More Than *Just* a Coffee Mug

In my opinion, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is a special memory—and there are so many as a parent! I also cherish moments from long ago. I love some of the most basic but reliable holiday…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Kids Who are Afraid to Fly

The beautiful thing about kids is that they’re always excited, especially when it comes to trying thing for the time. Unfortunately, it’s not always the same when it comes to flying. Kids are often caught between excitement and fear of…

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10 Kid-Approved Ways to Be the Next Neighborhood Hangout House

How to make your home into the best family-friendly hangout, from our friends at Houzz.

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3 Vital Life Lessons I’m Learning from My Kids

I have always viewed motherhood from the perspective of a teacher. We’re the ones teaching our kids everything, right? Of course, this is true, we do teach kids so much about the world that they take with them as they grow older. But, did you ever stop and think about how much your kids are teaching you?

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Just Opened: Amazing Miniature World Gulliver’s Gate

Wow! This little world is big news! (Also, alert: you can get a mini version of yourself 3D printed.)

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Millionaire Kids

Photo: Wendy Savage
A couple weeks ago, I thought I’d inspire my junior couch potatoes by taking them to a Biz Kids seminar, offered by a local bank.  The Biz Kids show teaches kids about financial literacy and features child…

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Just Opened: EcoVivarium Living Museum

Discover the brand-new EcoVivarium Living Museum, an interactive and immersive experience featuring more than 200 rescued and donated animals.

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Kristen Bell is the Woman in All of Us

photo: ravend via Flickr Creative Commons
There is literally nothing unlikable about Kristen Bell. Go ahead and try to dig something up on her…I dare you. Here are some of the many reasons why we moms adore Kristen Bell.

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Why Bother With Surgery When You Can Tape Your Neck Up

Please tell me I am not the only one that had to read about the new neck-taping craze more than once. I truly could not figure out whether or not this was a joke. No way are people taping up…

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Hiding my Insecurities From my Daughter

Photo: Thomas Haslinger
While chatting with a close friend the other day, we started talking about the periods in our lives when we felt the most confident in ourselves. As I listened to her tell me about how she felt,…

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My Daughter Gives Me An Excuse To Be Introverted

Photo: Jennifer Picard
As a writer, I’ve always had very introverted tendencies and felt compelled to go beyond what I was comfortable with in order to fit in. When I first moved to Kauai a few years ago, I lived…

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All The Things We Resist

Summer holidays hit the ground, six weeks alone with three kids and the baby. We drift in to week three, and a calmness reveals manageable patterns, and that I’m still here coping. Feeling too, a closeness to my kids that…

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10 Questions That Are Better than “How Was School?”

If “what did you at school today” is met with a blank stare or a shrug, we suggest spicing up your post school banter with these 10 creative questions.

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Combat the Winter Blues at the Portland Art Museum

There’s no better place to combat the winter blues than within the walls of the Portland Art Museum, a destination that’ll surely become your new favorite outing in 2014.

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Just For Laughs: Funny Stories From the Modern Day Mom

For our kids, normal is swiping the screen of a tablet dozens of times per day, a mom who carries her laptop around 24/7 like it’s the neglected younger sibling, and never having heard the hum and beep of a…

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All Good Things Come to Tribeca

The sign of a seasoned parent is how you take your coffee and to what length you’ll go to get a good cup. Luckily for you downtowners, the latest outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee has landed in Tribeca at All…

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San Diego Dad & Daughter on Ellen!!

Update: Did you catch Ellen on Friday?
Jorge & Alexa were on the show (did we call that or what?) singing and chatting with Ellen and it was adorable!
We love this youtube viral video of San Diego single dad…

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Red Tricycle is Hiring a Portland Communnity Coordinator!

Do you love being involved  in neighborhood activities, school events and other kids festivities?
Do you enjoy spending time chatting  with your friends on Facebook and via email?

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Do you like coordinating fun play dates…

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EXPLORE: Tangletown

You may not have heard of Tangletown, but we bet you’ve passed it, by since it’s nestled between Wallingford and Greenlake. Dense with kid-friendly must-sees, there are plenty of reasons to stop by—we suggest starting at Mighty-O Donuts. About as…

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Seattle and Eastside parents rejoice. With yesterday’s grand opening of the Tot Spot Café in Woodinville, there’s a new place to hang your hat and let loose with the littles.
The café is a coffee shop —with a complete lunch…

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Seattle and Eastside parents rejoice. With yesterday’s grand opening of the Tot Spot Café in Woodinville, there’s a new place to hang your hat and let loose with the littles.
The café is a coffee shop —with a complete lunch…

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