6 Ways to Practice Self-Love Daily

“Say it with me: self-care is not selfish. It is you taking care of your basic needs and rights as a human being.”

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The One Thing We Miss When We Applaud Our Kid’s Success

“So much of our good fortune comes to us, not because we deserve it, but because of forces outside ourselves.”

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4 Ways Parents Can Hit the Reset Button in the New Year

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Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the bandwagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a…

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When Everything & Nothing Changes

“Despite receiving the diagnosis I always suspected, I knew him just like I had known him from the very moment he took his first breath into the world.”

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Anchoring Your Family Values

“When your values are unclear or not practiced, it can be difficult to be consistent with decision making, disciplining, and just finding an overall direction.”

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Lucky Names Such as Iris & Felix are Trending

These names are bringing parents-to-be hope, luck and good fortune.

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NOVA and PBS Digital Studios Premiere YouTube Series “Parentalogic”

The series approaches the challenges of raising children with scientific research and humor.

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“Mom, Do I Have to Hold Hands?”

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As a parent, grandparent and educator, I am fascinated by the interactions of parents and their children. When I travel to New York for work several times a month, I have lots of opportunities for fieldwork as I make…

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Why It’s Okay to Teach Your Child to Believe in Santa

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One would be hard-pressed to go anywhere at this time of year and not see Santa Claus represented. Depending on the age of your child, you will confront the inevitable queries from them or ponder for yourself the…

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What’s a Baby Prenup?

Designate diaper duty!

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Here’s Why You Should Take the Kids to the Beach ASAP, According to Science

Going to the beach is not only fun, it’s good for you too.

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How I’m Tidying Up My Life

It sounds so simple. Keep the things in your life that give you joy; get rid of the stuff that doesn’t.

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Come Work for Us! We’re Hiring a Local Sales Rep!

Image a job with no commute?! Get that and much, much more as our new DMV sales rep. Think you got what it takes? Click through for the scoop.

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Singer Carrie Underwood Opens Up about Her Heartbreaking Pregnancy Losses

While Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting baby number two, but it wasn’t an easy road getting there.

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Jennifer Garner’s Favorite Movie Role Is One She Totally Rocks IRL

Jennifer Garner thinks this is the greatest role imaginable, both on and off the screen.

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Red Tricycle Is Hiring: PT Accounts Receivable Coordinator (WFH!)

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Red Tricycle is a digital media company that fuels the parenting universe with daily inspiration for family fun. This vibrant and fast-growing start-up is focused on offering clarity and solutions for moms, who are the primary decision…

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10 Questions Every Mom Needs to Ask Herself About Going Back to Work After Baby

We get asked so many questions in the months leading up to having a baby. “Boy or girl? Is it your first? How do you feel?” But none was as annoying (at least to me) as, “Will you go back…

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BPA Might Be Safe After All, Claims New FDA Study

A new study contradicts fears about BPA, but experts are wary of its findings.

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4 More Things to Do While Feeding Your Baby

Every mom has this seemingly idle time when she breast or bottle feeds her child. This time need not be squandered by surfing your phone aimlessly. Instead here are four productive things you could do while you feed your baby.…

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The One Thing Every Productive Parent Has in Common With Each Other

At times it seems as though my parenting mode is simply “survival mode.” I start off running but by the afternoon my productivity starts slipping. I am ready to throw in the towel on everything, but then, backup arrives. As…

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Why Your Happiness Is Medicine for Your kids

Your Kids Need You (but not in the way you think)

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On the road there would be times when I’d feel stressed or anxious about things, and I would turn to my kids and see…

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Our Family Is Complete. So Why Can’t I Give Up the Bags of Baby Clothes?

There are three bags of clothing in my basement that I have developed a potentially unhealthy and positively ridiculous attachment to. These bags are filled with cozy, teeny tiny sleepers and itty bitty baby dresses. It’s hard to believe that…

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We’re Hiring a Bay Area Sales Rep! Bonus: It’s Remote (No Commute)!

Want to work for the #1 resource for parents planning their weekend? How about a job with NO commute? No, it’s not too good to be true. Click through for the scoop!

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Organizing After the Death of a Parent

One of the toughest things to organize is the client who has suffered a loss of a loved one. We all suffer from a death at some point in our lives. We all deal with it in different ways. Often…

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Pregnant With Cancer: Surviving as a Mom

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On March 13, 2015, when I was 8 weeks along in my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This time in my life that I had so looked forward to was suddenly filled with…

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How to Organize a Big Family

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“How do you do it all?”
People ask me this question often about how I balance the needs of a bigger family (5 kids, 2 adults) in today’s modern world. We aren’t a huge family but bigger than…

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Who Wants Italian? The New IAMLA Opens

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, head to the new, free (and brilliantly synonymed) IAMLA.

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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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Red Tricycle Is Hiring Local Sales Reps!

Join our team as a local sales rep! Click through for the scoop.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Communication Junction with Abbey Cook

Studies have shown that teaching sign language to pre-verbal infants can lead to increased communication, fewer tantrums, and even higher IQ scores down the road and Chicagoland parents have taken note: Communication Junction, a popular sign language program for little…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Grow and Shine Photography with Edyta

Grow and Shine Photography was your Totally Awesome pick for best family photographer in Chicago, and it’s easy to understand why. Its owner, Edyta, is that rare breed of photographer who truly knows the value of preserving memories. Playing with…

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One to Grow On: Introducing BabySpace LA

There is no more exhilarating feeling then when you realize (that moment when it sinks in) that it’s you who’s about to become the parent.   There’s just nothing, this side of nothing, quite like it.  Break out the bubbly.  Then…

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