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The Unexpected Place I Found My Biggest Supporter

“When I had one of those big parenting moments with my teen the other night, she was there, trying to build me up and remind me that I am a good mom.”

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Take the Day Off from Being Chief Home Officer

“This isn’t a call for some grand gesture so much as it is an urging toward intentionally enjoying ourselves now and then for no other purpose than to bring happiness back into our parenting.”

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Blaming versus Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

What does attribution style have to do with parenting? A lot more than you realize.

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The Modern Rules of Sharing, Mom Style

“This phenomenon of losing stuff is not limited to my phone. How many of you have lost your bathroom privacy, hairbrush, or even your own bed to your child?”

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I Have an Amazon Side Hustle & Honestly, It’s the Best Gig for Busy Parents

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates based on the most recent data from the Consumer Expenditures Survey, in 2015, the cost of raising a child through age 17 in a middle income family today to be…

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Make Kindness the New Varsity Sport

“Let’s make a daily, conscious decision to devote practice hours to be more loving and kind players in the game of life.”

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Facebook Messenger Kids Just Quietly Turned into a Social Network

“I know technology is going be a major part of my kids’ lives, and I wanted to be able to give them access to it. But when I looked at the available options for kids messengers, Facebook was the only option and that was an immediate non-starter.”

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I Was a Type-A Mom Trying to “Have It All.” Then I Had a Mental Breakdown

“For months, I would wake up every day wondering who I would fail and how badly. Why couldn’t I do it all perfectly when so many others could? What was wrong with me?”

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6 Red Tricycle Editors Reveal Their Most Memorable Christmas Tree Moments

Our own Red Tricycle editors divulged their family’s most memorable Christmas tree moments, from the hilarious to the endearing.

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Here’s Why Halloween Should Be Moved to the Last Saturday of October

“Halloween is arguably the most kid-focused holiday of the entire year, and we observe it on a school night eight out of every 10 years.”

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Here Are the 4 Personality Types, According to Science

Are you reserved, self-centered, role model—or just average? Science has the answer.

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Barnum’s Animal Crackers Have Finally Been “Freed,” Thanks to PETA

After more than 100 years, Barnum’s Animal Crackers have a brand new look.

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This Boy Helped Start the Global Movement to Ban Plastic Straws

At 9 years old, this young boy started a movement that has gone global.

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What Happened When I Let My Kid Say “Crap”

“My mom lets me say the C-word now!”

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Adventures in Single Motherhood

Here are the adventures I have as a single mom, and how I make every moment special.

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Oh Darling, Let’s Take an Adventure—& Bring the Kids

Nothing is more of an adventure than trying to grow as a person while trying to grow with a person—while trying to raise a person.

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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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Being a Solo Parent Is Actually Pretty Spectacular

I call myself a “two for one” parent. I came up with the concept after becoming disenchanted with labels like “single mom” and “single mom by choice.” These labels are often stigmatized, with undertones of disapproval when one finds out…

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Grab a Date! It’s Sitter Time!

Does uninterrupted conversation sound amazing? We’ve pulled together a few ideas for spending a low-key evening in a kid-free zone. Read on and dial up that sitter!

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Parents Just Don’t Understand These 5 Common Teen Situations

It had been one of those days. One of my teens and I had gotten into a huge fight during which she loudly and rudely shouted, “Dad, you just don’t understand!” before retreating to her room in a huff.

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10 Easy Ways My Camp Counselors Use Connection before Correction

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Today concludes 10 intense days of training with our counselors at Gold Arrow Camp to prepare them to work with campers this summer. We’ve prepared through discussion, reading, brainstorming, and role-playing; we’ve watched videos, reviewed procedures,…

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Just What Every Kid Needs: A LEGO Hair Bike Helmet

Everything is awesome if you’re wearing this helmet.

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7 Kitchen Tools Every Home Cook Should Have

These must-have gadgets will help to make meal time a breeze.

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We Don’t Need A Break, We Need Eachother

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“Do you even love me?”
As soon as the words left my lips I wanted to take them back. What if he said no? Why would I ask a question when I clearly wasn’t ready to hear the…

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Your Bubble Bath Is BS

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Your bubble bath is BS.
Although to be honest, most of what we’re selling to moms these days is BS. Red wine as liberation? Barre classes and bath bombs and handcrafted basil balms – OH MY!

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I Survived Postpartum Depression

I share a lot online. I have an active Twitter account and tweet about my day to day shenanigans as a mom, wife, and startup CEO. I blogged through my husband’s battle with cancer last year, sharing the raw emotions…

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Please Don’t Apologize When Your Kid Throws a Tantrum

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My girlfriend and her toddler son stayed over at our house this past weekend. And her son was pretty cranky. He was obviously thrown off by being in a strange place. He cried and clung to…

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From Farm to Table: Kids Cook at the Market

Get the kids cooking at the market each Saturday. Read on for why we are totally digging this summer program.

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Blogger Shares 20 Funny & Relatable “Crappy Mom Confessions”

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We love moms who keep it real, and we’re convinced that’s why a post by Australian blogger Olivia White is going viral. Olivia penned a post on her blog, House of White, titled “20 Crappy Mum Confessions” and…

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“The Jungle Book” Voice Actors Photos are Epic!

The remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ will hit theaters April 2016, and if the movie’s trailer wasn’t captivating enough, Disney recently released the glamorous cast photos. We see the voice actors, such as Idris Abla and Scarlett Johansson, posing with…

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Today Is About Winning Parenthood

Today Is About Winning Parenthood

We’re here to help.

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There’s no manual to having a kid, but there are shortcuts
and solutions you need to know. Discover our tips and tricks to winning parenthood here.

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Do you ever…

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15 Hilarious Parenting Lies We Wish We Thought Of

We’ve all succumbed to a “white lie” or “stretching the truth” here and there. Why? Maybe it was to censor your child from a brutal reality or maybe an effort to deflect attention from eating a Snickers before dinner. Whatever…

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Mila + Adam 4Eva!

Earlier this month, a little girl who had her heart broken by the dreamiest rockstar of 2015: Adam Levine. Three-year-old Mila was minding her own business when her mom broke the news that Adam Levine was married. Naturally, Mila reacted…

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Just Roll With It: Atlanta Sushi Spots for the Small Set

Atlanta is full of tasty and tot-friendly sushi spots where you can introduce them to this fabulous food.

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18 Signs You’re an Eastside Mom

Are you a certified Eastside mom? We have 18 sure-fire signs, from luxury SUVs to back roads that bypass rush hour traffic.

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Check Out How This Kid Wanted to Spend His Yearly Savings

This heartwarming story will remind you of the true spirit of Christmas.

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