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How to Help Your Pet Adjust to Your Back-to-School Routine

Summer brings lazy days, looser schedules and oftentimes, more people hanging out at home. Your pet is probably enjoying this low-key time (not to mention the extra snuggles!) just as much as you! With school on the horizon, it’s important…

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The Worst & Best of Parenting

“At times, I cry on my husband’s shoulder because I am so bored and frustrated with being a mother even if the kids haven’t misbehaved the entire day.”

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Dear White Allies

“It’s time to carry the burden with our black community.”

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Raising a Child with Autism Can Be Lonely but It Doesn’t Have to Be

“The best way for your friends and family to support you as a parent raising a child with autism is to tell them. Tell them about your child. Tell them about your struggles, your child’s struggles, strengths, passions, victories, and all the things.”

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Turning My Worry into Wonder

“I wonder if she knows I would take all her struggles, confusion, and pain as my own and carry them for her if I could.”

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Before We Knew Autism

“Most days are hard. There are meltdowns, frustrations, isolation, worry, and confusion. Then there are moments of amazing. The moments that keep us going.”

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Autism: The Grinch That Stole His Holiday Excitement

” I love to be around others. To joke, to laugh, to engage. To see emotion exude from the faces of those you love. And my boy, my sweet, nonverbal, autistic little love, he much prefers his own company at this point. Too many faces equal too many feelings.”

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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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Warning: You’re Probably Talking to Your Kids Too Much

Narrating a child’s experience is vital to develop language and build vocabulary, but it can be taken too far.

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Holidays, Parenting & Divorce: 3 Must-Read Tips for Mom

“Being a separated or divorced mom can create a whole new set of challenges you never could’ve anticipated. Deep breath.This does get easier, I promise.”

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Why Traditions are Worth Keeping

“Traditions also provide a constant for us in an ever-changing and fast-paced life. In that way, they ground us.”

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What’s a Baby Prenup?

Designate diaper duty!

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Here’s Why Parenting Looks So Much Harder Than It Really Is (Sometimes)

“Here’s the reason why parents find it so difficult to be the parent that they should be.”

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Toss It or Keep It? What Parents Need to Know about Food Expiration Dates

Sell by? Use by? Here’s what all those confusing labels really mean.

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Dear Moms “Oversharing” On Social Media: I See You

“Motherhood is just ‘too much’ sometimes—and I see you.”

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These New Oreo Cookie Flavors Sure Are…Something Else Entirely

We’re pretty sure dipping these in milk would be a mistake.

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Parents: Don’t Be the Gorilla (Even When Your Family Feels Like a Zoo)

“Boy, is it easy to get caught up in drama. Your kids, my kids…what’s fair and not fair?”

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Recall Alert: Liquid Children’s Advil Could Pose an Overdose Risk to Kids

Before you start tossing every bottle of Advil you have at home, read on for the key details about what’s been recalled.

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New Research Reveals Surprising Findings About How Early Kids Eat

Recent research found that more infants than you might think are given solids prior to four months of age.

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Parents, You Might Want to Think Twice about Those “Healthy” Toddler Drinks

Nutrition is a tricky subject. At least for parents, it is.

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Heading Back to Work: Bottle Feeding to the Rescue

One mom’s return-to-work success was found in a bottle.

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6-Month-Olds Absolutely Know More Words Than You Think, Says New Research

This latest research shows that infants understand language the same way adults do.

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5 Baby Milestones That Will Totally Change Your Life as a Parent

As new parents we live for the developmental milestones of our babies. Smiling at six weeks, starting solids at six months, potty training… and on and on. Our excitement even starts while baby is still in the womb: “Look honey,…

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This Is How to Teach Your Preschooler about Facts vs. Fiction

By Common Sense Media
Little kids love playing make-believe—and there’s no reason to harsh their mellow. But there comes a time when you have to explain the difference between fact and fiction. Maybe an older sibling put a scary notion…

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5 Tips for Organizing a Successful Carpool

As a parent, you spend hours behind the wheel chauffeuring your kids to and from school, soccer practice, dance class, school clubs and more. And the more children you have, the more hectic the schedule.
Setting up a carpool with…

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This 5-Year-Old Raised Mega-Bucks So Her Friends Could Have Milk at School

Check out what this amazing little girl did for her classmates.

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The New Uno Game Is the First Ever of It’s Kind for Colorblind Kids

Kids who have never been able to play the classic card game can now take part in the color-coded action.

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Save Money! Target Is Cutting Prices

In an effort to streamline the savings process, the big-box giant has decided to slash many of its prices.

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How My Parenting Wins—And Fails—Taught Me to Roll with the Punches

Every parent knows the joys of a parenting win and also the abysmal distress of a parenting fail. I had one of each back to back this weekend that just begs for sharing.

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On Saturday,…

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Knott’s Ghost Town Alive! Brings the Past to Life

Bandits and Sheriffs and gold bars, oh my. The Wild West comes to life, and you’re part of the story at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town Alive!

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The Surprising Thing I Realized after Having My Own Baby

“It’s so hard being a baby.” This phrase is rarely said sincerely. It is often said dramatically and sarcastically, followed by a choir of laughs from the adults around the baby. Now, I have been guilty of saying this phrase. But only when I had my own child did I realize something very important.

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Video: 3-Year-Old Basketball Fan/Phenom

This toddler’s mad basketball skills are giving NBA superstar, Steph Curry a run for his money.

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4 Tips To Changing Infant Day/Night Confusion

4 Tips To Changing Infant Day/Night Confusion
Congratulations new mom – you survived your pregnancy, delivered a healthy and happy baby who is now ready to come home. The months of insomnia and uncomfortable nights are over, right? Not so…

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Oh Baby, Let’s Think It Over!

My 17-year-old daughter has a class at school this year called Early Lifespan Development. She has a wonderful teacher who has taught her so many things about “real life.” But one of the lessons recently made my daughter think it…

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April Fool’s! Did we get you?

April Fool’s!
While we’re all for romance and bonding with your spouse, we do not endorse your kid watching you two love birds do it. To clear up any confusion, this is not a real study. Feel free to share…

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