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Check In with Your Children

“They need to be assured that while life is messy, we can all get through it together.”

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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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How I’m Helping to Change Books for the Better

“As a mom of a biracial son, my mission of publishing diverse books is that much more important. I don’t want him to feel as I did growing up. I want him to be proud of who he is and where he came from.”

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When Should You See a Breastfeeding Counselor?

“The facts are that getting breastfeeding support doesn’t mean you’ve failed or you’re not doing it right—it just means that you want to do it well or better.”

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Kids Need Camp More Than Ever

“But it’s harder than ever for some families to pay for summer camp with unemployment and more limited funds or access to disposable income. Here are 8 ways you can provide summer camp with less financial stress.”

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Who’s Ready for Field Day Tomorrow, July 24, 9 a.m. EST?

Summer is in full swing and CAMP + Scotts are inviting families to join in a FREE day of fun for the first ever, World’s Largest (Virtual) Field Day happening in backyards across the country! Their Head Counselor, America’s Favorite…

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Must Read: Hilarious Online Summer Camps for Kids

The ultimate summer camp guide to keeping the kids entertained gets a (hilarious but true) reality check.

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How to Help Kids Deal with the End of the School Year 

Luckily there are things you can do to help your kiddo deal with anxiety and confusion.

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Quarantining with Teenagers

“I’m constantly implementing positive parenting techniques more now than ever. Here are a few tips that you can also do yourself!”

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This Teacher Came Up with an Ingenious Way to Help Kids with Their Mental Health

Talking about your feelings isn’t always easy, but Post-It notes can help.

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Doesn’t Everyone Have a Mommy?

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Four-year-old Derek calls out to me, “Joel just said that he doesn’t have a mommy and I told him that everyone has a mommy! Doesn’t everyone have a mommy?” Derek asks.
As a nursery school teacher, I was…

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How It Feels to Be the Mom of Kids That Are Being Bullied

“I want to tell you how it feels to stand by the door, waiting for the school bus, and praying, ‘Please, God, let him have had a good day,’ and knowing the answer two steps after he gets off the school bus.”

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5 Ways to Practice Compassion through the Holidays

“No matter how you give and give back this holiday season and beyond, stay mindful about those in need. May we all be lucky enough to not need, but when we do, may we all have the support of our loved ones and community to help us through.”

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Just Donated a Year’s Worth of Food to an Elementary School

The celeb couple helped out more than just one child at a school in Tennessee.

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5 Ways to Combat Bullying at School

Statistics show that 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. While most schools have a zero-tolerance policy in the handbooks for bullying behavior, it is important to teach your children what to do when they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation at school.

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3 Things Divorced Parents Need to Know

Divorce is always tough but can be especially hard for children. Here are three things every parent, going through a divorce, should know.

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When Skies Are Gray: Under the Cloud of Postpartum Depression

We had prayed for this. For three years we struggled to conceive a child. Now she was here—but where was I? We had asked for this, spent money and energy to have this. I should be happy, I thought. The guilt of this overwhelmed me.

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The 5 Biggest Myths about Teens & Phones, Debunked

Through watching and talking to my teens, I discovered that I wasn’t as “in the know” as I thought I was.

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays (Without Losing Your Cool)

We can effectively co-parent through the holidays if we are willing and follow a little bit of the same advice that we give our children.

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Go Ahead & Keep Drinking Your LaCroix

When it comes to flavored seltzer water, is there really such thing as too much?

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Your Teen Has Probably Been Cyberbullied. Here’s What Parents Can Do

A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of all teens have been victims of cyberbullying.

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I Wasn’t Supposed to Become a Boy Mom

“The second he was put onto my chest the relief and joy was palpable.”

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5 Comforting Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Move

Moving is a big change for anyone, but this is especially true when making a family move with children.

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What to Do When Life is Too Overwhelming to Love, Play, and be Present

“Momming” is overwhelming
One of the first things that my counselor said to me when I initially (and somewhat reluctantly) walked in his office a couple of years ago was, “The mind is a horrible master and a wonderful servant.”…

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How My Kids Have Helped Me Live My Life on Purpose

Once we have kids life speeds up. The days are long, but the years are short. At some point, we realize that we have limited time to influence them.

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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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Get-Me-to-the-Weekend Countdown: Weekday Summer Fun!

Don’t just live for the weekend . . . make every sunny summer day great with these activities that’ll keep you from sliding into a weekday slump.

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10 Surprising Work-From-Home Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Were a Thing

If you’re looking for a work-from-home job look no further.

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Lessons My Daughter Taught Me About My Divorce

Photo: Jon Flobrant
For a minute, I didn’t understand what she said. The words just hung in the air, jumbled and meaningless.
“I want to stay at Daddy’s. I don’t want to be here tonight.”

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Why Your Children Need You to be in a Healthy Relationship

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One of the biggest mistakes that some parents can make, in my opinion, is neglecting their relationship. When children come into the mix, so many of us put our relationship on the backburner, thinking it’s in the best…

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How I Told My Kids I Had Breast Cancer

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I am not exactly a ‘kid’ person.
Yes, I have three kids.

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Here is what I mean: I was never that 13 year old who was desperate to babysit or who wanted to…

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No, Not Yet Mommy: Why I am Not Teaching My Children About Racism

Photo: Jason Ferguson
When I ask my two year old daughter to complete a task that she is not willing to do, she responds politely, “No, not yet mommy.” Unless it is something that requires immediate attention, I do not…

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This High School’s Creative Solution for Kids in Need

Being a teenager already has it’s ups and downs, but the stress of not having access everyday essentials can make things intolerable.
At Washington High School in Washington, North Carolina, staff came up with a creative solution to their poorest…

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