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“Parents” Survey Finds Kindness Is Most Important Value

Yet 76% of moms believe kids today are less kind than past generations.

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Make Your Birth Plan with These Simple Steps

What is a birth plan? It’s the foundation for the birth experience you want to have, with steps laid out to help you get there. Of course, labor and delivery don’t always go as expected. But having a plan you’ve…

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Snow Pets

These Blind Box Collectibles Reveal Themselves in an Avalanche of Snow

Once revealed, a Snow Pet can be used for endless play.

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Parent to a Special Needs Child? Hear What This Doc Has to Say

We sat down with Raquel Nieves, MD, of Stanford Children’s Health and Bayside Medical Group to talk about special needs children in her practice, including those with Down syndrome.

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To the Mothers who Struggle With Postpartum Depression

Two and a half years ago I was in the hospital gazing down at my newborn and I couldn’t stop the tears. The tears signified helplessness, confusion and anxiety. I knew the cries were from postpartum depression. This wasn’t the…

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Can You Love Yourself into Being a Better Parent?

“My temper rose. Upstairs, she started to throw things and open the door. Finally, I lost it. I went upstairs, shaking with frustration and feeling helpless.”

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Here’s How This Company Wants to Help “All The Babies”

All The Babies is really for “all the babies.”

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These Sensory-Friendly Santa Events Make the Holiday Even More Magical

Forget about the loud, busy mall this holiday season.

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5 Great Reasons to Become a Teacher

A teacher’s job is to wake up every day and inspire the next generation. How amazing is that?

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Want to Impact the World? Raise Helpful Kids!

A child’s ability to care about and help others needs to be nurtured in their early years. In fact, it is most sustainable when “helping” becomes part of family life. Here are five, fun ways to develop helpfulness in your kids.

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This High School Grad Got a Silent Standing Ovation & Everyone Should Applaud

These high school students know how to spread kindness.

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An Arts Education Makes Kids Better Writers & It Makes Them Better People, Too

Arts education can have important impacts on school kids long after they graduate.

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This Middle Schooler Left a Note on a Stranger’s Car for the Best Reason

We teach kids to do the right thing—and this 6th grader took that message to heart in the best way.

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The New “Doctor Who” Is the Best New Kind of Superhero for Any Kid

The Doctor is in—and she’s ready to make history.

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Love Mr. Rogers? Read This!

With the recent release of the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mister Rogers and his gentle, and totally groundbreaking, ways are jumping off the big screen and into our hearts—again.

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Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Call It Quits—or Is It Conscious Uncoupling?

It’s not all sad news for this fairytale couple of Hollywood.

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If I’m Being Honest, Sometimes I Want to Give up on This Marriage

Sometimes I want to give up on this couple smiling in the photo.

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Sometimes I want to give up on the stability, the memories, the relationship built on 22 years. Sometimes I want to leave…

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6 Family Resolutions You Can Totally Pull Off in 2018

Today is New Year’s Day and we’re here to help you make sure 2018 is your happiest, healthiest year yet.

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Letters to My Kids on their First Day of School

Pinch me. Are we really here?
Though this has been a day we’ve known would come-and have been anticipating-our last first day of school stateside has finally arrived. My daughter Madeline has entered her Senior Year and my son, Jackson,…

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The Surprising Thing I Learned When I Compared Myself to Other Moms

Photo: Evelyn Mann
A New Friend
There are times you meet a new friend and know you can have a heart to heart conversation with them. You sense they won’t judge if you reveal something you haven’t shared with anyone.…

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How Biking Helps Me Raise Kind, Compassionate Kids

Photo: Bike SLO County
When my husband and I decided to have children, we sat down to generate a list of parenting goals. At the very top of our list was to raise kind people. Of course I want my…

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John Legend Opens Up About Wife Chrissy Teigen’s Postpartum Depression

John Legend explains how he reacted to wife Chrissy Teigen’s postpartum depression.

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This Mom And Her Ex Do Family Photoshoots Together, Despite Not Always Getting Along

photo: Victoria Baldwin/ Love What Matters
Arranging the perfect family photoshoot can be stressful enough, but when a couple gets divorced it can put a real damper on attempts to get genuine smiles. One couple is setting aside their differences…

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10 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Hires

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Many of us have heard the adage, “Raising children is the hardest job.” And, as mothers, we know this to be true because we are doing it. Every day we are in the trenches with colicky babies, temperamental…

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5 Things to Talk to Your Kid About After Beauty and the Beast

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
Beauty and the Beast is a gorgeous, beautifully made live-action remake of Disney’s animated “tale as old as time.” It’s fantastic, although definitely a bit scarier/more intense than the original. But, as…

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How the Dalai Lama Undercover Experiment Helped Reduce Sibling Rivalry in My Home

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There’s little that gets me down more than my kids fighting. Coming home after school or looking forward to a weekend only to find it full of squabbles and at worst physical fighting. Sometimes it impacts my view…

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Compassion is Always Cool

As parents, we all want to see our children act with compassion and show empathy toward others.  You want to see that when your children are young, but especially as your children grow into young adults and face more diverse…

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The Dreaded New Years Resolution

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Oh the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions, such a fun way to start the New Year, by restricting yourself from the things you truly want or pushing yourself to do things that you really don’t want to. Heading back…

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Parents are Supposed to Teach Their Children, But I am Learning From Mine

I am “mom” to two of the most amazing, beautiful, wonderful daughters in the world. My girls are kind, compassionate, intelligent, empathetic, and talented. They love deeply. They care with their whole hearts. They are nothing short of incredible. And sometimes I have no idea…

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Dear Mama of the Extremely Wakeful Baby

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I know you are tired. Scrap that, I know you are weary to your very core, but can I tell you something? You are one hell of a mum. 
I know you dream of the time you get…

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5 Ways to Teach Your Child Empathy

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Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The lack there of is the cause of many social ills that we see in society today. Children that become adults without being taught…

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Raising Kind Humans

Photo: Jenn Richardson
One of the most important things to me as a mother—aside from raising strong, opinionated girls who stand up for what they believe in—is planting the seeds necessary for my kids to grow into loving, caring, giving, kind adults.…

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Guns & Playdates — The Tough Questions

Photo: Markus Spiske
My oldest is at the age where play dates are in full swing. They are still supervised by parents, but I know that in the blink of an eye, he’ll be asking to go to his friends…

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