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Steve from “Blues Clues” is Back with a Special Video: “I Never Forgot You…Ever”

He recorded a heartfelt message to celebrate 25 years of the beloved show.

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Why September Babies Are More Athletic (According to Studies)

Here are a few unique traits that make babies born in this month special.

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Your Kids’ Shoe-Tying Troubles Are Over with This Simple Trick

This easy-to-follow tutorial will have your kids tying their shoes in no time.

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New Study Shows Swimming Can Boost Kids’ Learning Performance

And you can apply that to other forms of aerobic exercise!

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Why People Born in August Are Strong-Willed & Other Fun Facts

And other cool things about end-of-summer kiddos.

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Teachers Hit the Bullseye with Target’s Back-to-School Shopping Discount

Get great deals on antibacterial wipes, whiteboard markers, bins and more!

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Think Saving for College is Complicated? It Doesn’t Have to Be

Saving money for your kid’s education doesn’t need to be stressful but you do need to make some hard financial decisions to create the future you envision.

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Boston Babes: 39 Unique Names to Show Your Boston Pride

Show your New England pride with your baby’s name!

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Michelle Major

Making Motherhood & My Dream Career a Reality

“My kids have seen me do something for myself—they’ve watched the high points and the low points but they know their mom works hard for happiness.”

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8 Ways Parents Can Plan For Their Child’s Future

“From preparing financially to getting involved in their education and teaching them life skills, you can truly set your kids up for success from the day they’re born.”

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10 Dallas Photographers to Book Now

Family photos to Dallas families are like Tex-Mex cuisine—sacred.

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Please, Moms: Just Wear the Damn Bathing Suit

Whether it’s summer or Spring Break, here’s the truth: your kids won’t remember your stretch marks or the baby weight.

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No Matter How Hard It Is for You

“All I think about is who will take care of them when I’m gone, and if they’ll be taken advantage of or treated badly wherever they are.”

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Today I’m Taking on the World like Wonder Woman

“I may not have the gold bracelets and lasso like when I was younger and watched my idol fight on TV while wearing the same outfit, but friends, I have my Wonder Woman mug to fill me up with the strength to take on today.”

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6 Ways to Set Your Daughter Up for Success & the Studies to Prove Them

Photo: Kiana Bosman
There’s no one right way to raise a child—but research and science shows that there are indeed steps you can take as a parent to encourage a positive outcome. Want to help your children to succeed?  Here…

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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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6 Reasons Why January Babies Are Awesome (According to Studies)

According to studies, they are not only likely to be health professionals, but many of them also have good attitudes as well.

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Safe St. Nick: The Best Places to See Santa

You don’t have to skip Santa: here’s where to see St. Nick in person and online.

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Review: 6-Volt NCAA College Mascots Plush Ride-Ons

Now you can show your team spirit in a ride-on toy. Our friends at Toy Insider have got the scoop.

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I’m a Different Parent Now & That’s OK

Photo: Natalie Silverstein (personal photo)
My oldest child is graduating from high school this month.  At age 18, she is considered an adult and mostly exhibits a maturity that will serve her well in college next Fall.  I hope we’ve…

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How I Feel about Sending My Child Off to College

Since you asked, here’s how I really feel about sending my oldest child away to college this fall.

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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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What’s Wrong With the Education System? And How Do We Fix It?

Photo: 1. Maren Winter 2. biker3
When any system grows too big, it begins to break down. This is evidenced all around us. The education system, various systems of religion, the healthcare system, the justice system, the banking system, the…

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How I’m Winning the Battle against Self-Loathing

“Many days I still don’t feel great about myself, but there is one thing that has changed—and it is the little people who are looking at me to be their mirror.”

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How One Mom Pursues Multilingualism at Home & You Can Too

“I so badly want my kids to be global citizens, to have the world open to them through language, and to have real friendships with people across the world. So if they take any interest in any language, I’m on it.”

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Study Shows Parental Touch Reduces Pain Responses in Babies’ Brains

How the baby’s brain processes and reacts to pain depends on their contact with a parent.

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Insomnia Cookies Welcomes Teachers & Faculty Back with Free Cookies

They are also giving students the chance to win a $500 gift card.

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Etsy Released Their 2020 Back-to-School Guide

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

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Dunkin’ To Close 800 Stores In 2020

This includes 450 locations within gas stations.

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out about Buying Life Insurance

“I wish someone had given me advice on where to start and what to ask when it comes to buying life insurance. I hope my story helps.”

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Home, Bittersweet Home

“I have to trust that I’ve given my kids the love and guidance they need to survive with us and on their own, pandemic or not. This story is not yet over, but of course, I’m hoping for a real happy ending.”

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What Is Ayurveda & Can It Help Keep Your Family Healthy?

“Ayurveda teaches that a strong immune system is the natural result of a healthy lifestyle built upon adequate sleep, a balanced nervous system, and proper nutrition. Try it for a few weeks—you may be surprised by the positive results!”

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What Happens if My Kid Curses in French? (& Other Daycare Questions)

My kids each started daycare at a respectable three months old, thanks in large part to our country’s generous maternity leave policies [sarcasm intended]. Lucky for you, since they’ve been going to “school” for basically their whole lives, I’ve accumulated…

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