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Finding Family in a Far Away Land: An Adoption Story

“I love retelling my adopted daughters about the day we met or my older children about the day they were born. The little details mean the most.”

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What I Worry Most About for My Children

“I worry that I will make a mistake parenting both of these beautiful souls.”

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I’m a SAHM Turned Working Mom

“When I had my first baby, I quit my job and never looked backed…until now.”

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Why Is Letting Go So Hard?

“But seriously, how was I just holding this sweet girl, right after being born still connected to me, and now she will be living on her own?”

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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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15 Things You Know as a Mom of Little Boys

“Moms of little boys know the adventure of raising them is often one with distinct markings. Along the path of wanting to raise gentlemen, I’ve had to be an observer of a world that’s very different from my own.”

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The Royals Share a Sweet Family Photo Taken By Mom Kate Middleton

Prince William shows his sweet side in this daddy-son pic!

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Loving the Imperfect Family Vacation

Exposing our kids to new and different things is a valuable and worthwhile undertaking. But isn’t the real point of a family vacation just spending time together?

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Oh, Awkward! Top 10 List.

Photo: Kimberley Bosman Photography
Dear Confessional,  
I am a magnet. Seriously, if there’s an embarrassing moment or clumsy situation to happen, I may just be that person. Thankfully, as an adult, I have finally grown enough confidence to no longer get…

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OMG Narwhal Fingerlings Have Arrived & They Are the Cutest

Swimming into stores—and our hearts—just in time to fill Easter baskets.

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My Rule for Raising Siblings: What You Do For One, You Do for the Other

“I always followed one rule: What you do for one, you do for the other.”

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Hilary Duff Announced She’s Pregnant with Sweet IG Post

The Duff family is about to get a little bit bigger.

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​5 Easy Ways Parents Can Teach & Model Consent to Their Kids

Consent is an important topic to consider with children, including younger ones

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: March 2, 2018

‘Twas an amazing week of parenting tweets that had us in stitches.

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A Letter to All the Sleepless Moms Out There

Dear Sleepless Mom,

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I feel you, Sleepless Mom, three days postpartum with a tiny human attached to your nipple. Sitting there wondering, “What the hell am I doing right now?” and “Wow, the last time…

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These Are the Family Memories That Can Only Be Held in Our Hearts

I just finished tucking my oldest child into bed. I say oldest like she’s a teenager but in reality she’s only three-and-a-half. Just four months shy of turning the big 0-4, she’s every bit the bumbling, precocious, hilarious little girl…

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10 Reasons Why Newborns Are the Best

They party all night and sleep all day. We’re not talking teenagers (yet). We’re talking newborns and why they’re awesome.

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2018’s New Exercise Trend Is…for Your Face?

This latest exercise trend could make you look three years younger.

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In My Son, My Grandfather Lives On

My grandfather was a great man. An artist, veteran and Freemason. He was quiet but kind, stern but loving. He died when I was only 10 years old but I remember everything about him. When I close my eyes, I…

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10 Face Painting Ideas That Are Totally Doable

You don’t need to be an artist to embellish those cute dimpled cheeks and bright eyes with fun designs and colors.

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How a Facial Spot Helped Me Empathize with My 12-year-old Daughter’s Insecurities

You watch your daughter, coming to terms with being 12.  She’s not a little girl, nor a teenager (quite) She’s just… boring old 12. Annoying old 12. Pimple spots introducing themselves from around every corner, limbs resembling a baby giraffe.…

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Nostalgia Alert: Chuck E. Cheese Just Got Rid of It’s Animatronic Band

Here’s why the popular pizza and amusement chain is retiring the musical mouse and his animatronic bandmates.

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We’re Rooting For You: A Letter Every Teenager Needs To Read

Photo: amy betters-midtvedt
This one is for big kids, the almost young adults, the friends and classmates of my kids and all the students I have known. It needs to be written before you all think I am a certified…

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How a Diaper Rash Changed My Entire Perspective on Parenting

Photo: Rob D
Last night, my love, I held you, just as I hold you every night.
You were snuggled into my chest, sleeping just as you have every night from the day you were born—your cheek resting against my…

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What Really Happens After Daycare Pickup

My son is almost two years old. When I drop him off at the daycare in the morning he is in a clean outfit that was picked out the night before. His socks may not match but his hair is…

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One Cool Thing: These Arty Crafty Cakes are Too Sweet

Spoil your dinner by drooling over these amazing desserts from Arty Crafty Cakes.

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Before You Turn 4: An Open Letter to My Triplets

In 4 days my triplets will turn 4 years old. This milestone, to say the least, is bittersweet for me. While I am excited at what new adventures three 4-year-olds may bring, I am also mourning the loss of my…

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It’s Okay to Change Your Mind: My Real-world Experience with Sleep Training

Photo: Carrie Yuan
Ahhhhh, sleep. This has been such a huge issue for my daughter since birth. She has never been a great sleeper. Things finally started getting better a little over a month ago at 9 months of age.…

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Throwing Up Kindergarten

Photo: Dat Nguyen
Like a lot of moms of young children, I live in a perpetual bubble of denial. I was in denial when my best friend finally admitted my infant son wasn’t the most handsome, charming baby she’d ever…

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Research Suggests The More Children A Mom Has, The Slower She Ages

Photo: Theresa Martell via Flickr
You might FEEL like you’re running yourself into an early grave, but new research from Simon Fraser University in BC suggests that moms that have multiple children have healthier DNA. The study conducted surveyed 75…

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Parenting Unfiltered: Instagram Parents Who Totally Keep It Real

Check out these 11 Instagram accounts that all share the hilarious reality of parenting.

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8 Ways My Toddler Is Sabotaging Me

Is your toddler actually plotting against you? It may be all in innocent fun but this mom is still learning her lessons.

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15 Things Nobody Told You About Having Children

Photo credit: gerbisson via Flickr creative commons

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As we all know, you are never fully ready to raise a child. No matter how much prep work or advice you received, you can’t prepare for the…

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12 Great Books for Dads & Kids to Read-Aloud Together

Dads are great storytellers! Bond over a good book involving awesome dads and the kids that love and learn from them. Our list includes a book by Jimmy Fallon!

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