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Pandemic Parenting Is Putting Play in the Spotlight. Here’s Why

“In quarantine, so many of the structured activities that once filled kids’ time have suddenly disappeared, leaving space again for play. For many of us, especially our kids, this shift just might be a silver lining.”

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PlayStation Announces “Play At Home” Initiative

Once you redeem the games, they are yours to keep. 

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The Very Real State of Stay-at-Home Mom Guilt

“As a stay at home mom, I am lonely, anxious, and well…bored. The daily anxiety of needing to do more, contribute more, and feel important fills my mind.”

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It’s Not Christmas without a Tree…or Fondue

“The decorating of our tree was a special event, an occasion my sister and I looked forward to every year. A small, but simultaneously monumental affair, it involved our considerable stash of ornaments, and fondue for six—served, in the living room, tree side with logs blazing in the fireplace. This was the 70s after all.”

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10 Steps to Climb Out of Your Career Funk

Photo: Ruthi
Dear Confessional,
For most of my life I’ve been at war with my eyeballs. Sometimes at night, I fight my eyes to uncross, focus, and reopen during a strange bobble-head battle when I’ve worked too many hours during…

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This Might Be Our Favorite Costco Perk of Them All

You always knew you could save big at Costco—but these deals are epic.

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Is My Child Ready for Summer Camp?

“Over my three decades as a summer camp director, I’ve been asked thousands of questions about summer camp from parents, campers and young adult counselors.”

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How Much Screen Time Should Kids Be Allowed? New Study Urges Stricter Limits

Screen time limits could have this significant impact on kids.

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Facebook Wants You to Make Friends with Strangers for This Interesting Reason

This new Facebook feature might be just the ticket to building your mom tribe online.

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Parents Want This More than a High-Paying Salary, According to New Study

A big paycheck is nice, but this is much better, according to a survey of parents.

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These Are the Best Airlines for Kids because They Make Family Travel a Breeze

Taking into account in-flight entertainment, seat comfort and even mileage rewards and points, these are your best bets.

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Study Examines How Modern Screens Like Smartphones & Tablets Impact Kids

Excessive screen use is linked to a higher risk of developing ADHD.

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Thank a Teacher & Your Kids’ Art Could Be on the Next Crayola Box

Show your thanks AND win big prizes? Yes, please!

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The Name Game: Picking the Perfect Name for Baby

What’s in a name? When it comes to the name of your baby, a lot of meaning, planning and opinions from others. Find the perfect baby name with these tips.

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McDonald’s Is Making Some Pretty Major Changes to Its Happy Meals

McDonald’s wants to make Happy Meals healthier, which means big changes are coming.

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9 Essential Fashion Style Updates That Every Mom Totally Understands

The before and after st‌yle transition of motherhood is inevitable. I would love for this post to be called: nine easy steps to keep your pre-mom st‌yle, but would you even believe me? (I wouldn’t!) Getting ready as a mom…

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The Strathmore’s Newest Art Exhibit: Major Colored Pencil Inspo

A new exhibit at the Strathmore proves that the colored pencil is a serious artist’s medium.

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The 2017 List of Best Books For Babies

Check out this list of the year’s best books for babies complied by experts.

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Some Light Shed on Twinkle Toes

Not too long ago I wrote an article entitled “Why I Refuse to Buy my Child Twinkle Toes.” I was inspired by the suggested writing prompt after working in a preschool classroom at my job as a daycare teacher. After…

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In Order To Become A Better Dad, I Had To Stop Comparing My Child

He’s screaming again. It has been three hours of misery tonight watching him fuss and squirm and whine and scream. We’ve run the usual gamut of reactionary reconnaissance: Googling, entertaining, feeding, distracting, more Googling, message boarding, prodding. And he’s still…

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How to Choose the Right Summer Camp for your Child

Photo: Marina Cisneros
Summer camps are much more than sitting around the campfire eating s’mores. They are a chance to provide your children with lifelong friends, memories and new skills. But with thousands of summer camps and programs to sort…

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My Family’s Next Adventure!

 
It seems as if my quest for travel and adventure is a never ending one.  My travels have seen me criss cross the United States several times, explore Canada and Mexico, see most of Europe, and spend considerable time…

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7 Rules New Parents Need to Follow on Social Media

Before you share that next adorable baby photo or hilarious update about new parenthood, read this.

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Do This Now: Throw a Cool Ice Cream Play Date

We give you the 411 on how to throw the sweetest ice cream play date, as well as tips on how to best capture and share all the silly, sticky memories.

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Ginger Ale Braised Beef

Click here to discover the secret to an unbelievably easy and tasty braised beef dish.

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