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Choosing to See the Joy in Autism

“As this holiday season is upon us, I could choose to be sad, to be mad, to be angry for what could have been or what I wanted—instead, I can choose to seek the joy in what is, in the moments that matter, and cherish what we have.”

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Entertaining Tummy Time Activities for Baby

“Thankfully, tummy time doesn’t have to be a struggle for your baby. It can be fun when adding in these entertaining tummy time activities into your baby’s everyday life!”

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I’d Rather Work than Stay at Home with My Kids

“I promise I am not a monster. This makes me no less of a Mama to my two sweet boys. I just enjoy working—and I don’t enjoy hearing them scream.”

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Is Your Nursery Keeping Up with Your Growing Baby?

As parents, we can create environments that are developmentally appropriate and that stimulate their emerging milestones.

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3 Preschool Class Types to Hone Your Tot’s Fine Motor Skills

Classes provide fun opportunities for your child to improve his skills in a way that he does not feel like he is doing work.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Baby & Toddler Classes

Here’s what parents can look for when picking a class for their baby or toddler.

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Reflecting on the Seasons of Parenting

Watching children grow is like watching seasons pass.

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12 Photo Ideas to Capture Baby’s First Christmas

From a snow-filled scene to glowing Christmas lights, here are 12 photo ideas sure to result in an Instagram hit.

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Are These the Strangest Baby Products Out There?

Today is National Absurdity Day. Are these products redic or genius? You decide!

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15 Products You Need When Your Baby Starts Crawling

When your little one starts crawling, a whole new world of fun—and baby-proofing—opens up. Here are 15 safety items and toys you need for this stage and beyond.

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6 Boho Festival-Style Nursery Ideas for Your Baby Girl

For parents who are looking for something a bit less conventional than those usual ‘pink-is-for-girls’ baby girls’ nurseries, boho might be the st‌yle we’ve all been waiting for.

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Bottoms Up: 11 Ideas for Happier Tummy Time

Want to make the most of tummy time? Try these tips for having more fun when you’re stomach-side down.

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When My Kid Ate Dirt, Here’s Why I Didn’t Freak Out

Today my son ate dirt for the first time.  (Not that I’m going to feed him dirt, but, hey, he’s a boy.  I’m sure he’ll eat dirt at least once more before he’s grown.)  Binnybeans and I were potting the…

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Why I Want My Child to Be Average

I think we’re too quick to attach a negative meaning to the word “average.” We assume that to be average is to live a substandard life in some way when that’s not the case at all.

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Easy Ideas for Fun Stuff Your Preschooler Can Do with Baby

You know how it goes. Your preschooler wants to play with you, but your baby is sitting up, crawling, maybe even walking, and wanting to be a part of the action. Here are 10 activities you can do with no or minimal set up that foster development and fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and older babies.

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The Best Playgrounds for Wobbly New Walkers

Nobody walks in LA? Your newly mobile mini is about to prove that wrong! Here’s where to go where young walkers can safely explore.

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The Best Museums in the Country for Crawling Babies

She’s on the move, but not on her feet yet – check out these 14 amazing museums that cater to the crawling set.

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5 Things That I Learned as a Parent Last Year

For some reason (maybe the ages of my kids I don’t know), last year was a huge learning experience for me in regards to parenting. The kids constantly kept me on their toes with their questions, military-grade tactics, high-level negotiating…

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School Pictures That Make Us Shudder

The annual grade school picture. These rights of passage only have two gears: blissfully gorgeous or horribly awkward.
I am going to step out on a limb and say that about 90% of grade school pictures fall into that second…

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Mom Quietly Wriggling Out Of Son’s Nursery Is ALL of Us

Every parent knows the struggle of putting their baby to sleep. You use this trick and that trick, and after what seems like a decade, your little one is finally asleep in their bed. Now it’s time for the second…

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Sterling K. Brown’s Story About Delivering His Son on the Bathroom Floor Will Make Your Day

This has to be one of the funniest birth stories we’ve ever heard. One of our favorite actors, Sterling K. Brown, stopped by Live with Kelly on Thursday and spilled some details of his home life — including the time…

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5 Spots to Cool Off (and Burn Midday Energy)

Keep your crew cool by skipping (just this once) the balmy playground for one of these air conditioned alternatives.

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Out of this World Cardboard Box Projects Just for Baby

Here are 9 ways to makeover those old diaper boxes into something cooler than cool for your baby from magical sensory boxes to a giant school bus.

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Go Play! 7 of East County’s Best Parks

Climb a tree or swing through the air at these East County parks.

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11 Major First Year Milestones & When to Expect Them

Wondering when Baby will flash you a real smile? Or say, “mama” or “dada”? Find out about these and nine other game changing milestones of year one.

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Just Opened: JuzPlay Kids

Good news, Eastside parents! JuzPlay Kids has juz’ opened in Issaquah and is ready to delight your little monkeys. Read on for the inside scoop on this newest (and coolest) indoor playground.

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Top Gifts for Baby’s First Birthday

Baby is turning one! Goodbye playmats and crinkly toys, hello walkers and puzzles. Here, you’ll find our favorite presents to commemorate the big day.

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The Cutest Fall Baby Clothing at Budget Friendly Prices

Get your baby ready for fall with cozy coveralls, sweaters, leggings, denim – flip through for a dozen outfits for boys and girls, all at affordable prices.

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Let’s Get Moving: 10 DIY Games for Crawlers

Is your baby on the move? Encourage his newfound mobility with one of these DIY games perfect for the crawling set.

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Fail-Proof Secrets to Capturing Baby’s First Steps

Up your chances of catching that heartwarming wobbly first walk with these brilliant tips.

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Baby Guide! The Resources You Need to Know

Sleep trainers? Yoga classes? Playgroups? Stroller shops? We have the scoop on the area’s best — and lots more.

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