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Who’s the Real Bully Here?

If you want to find the source of a child’s bullying, look at children’s behavior—it’s hard not to see a reflection of the environment in which they are being raised.

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Lies We Tell Our Kids—& Ourselves—about Bullying

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Being bullied has taught me a lot over the years. Lessons learned in childhood run deep and last long. We learn to not be noticed. That we must try to fit in. That certain people and places and…

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ask Anne Hathaway about Her Baby’s Name

The actress and mama is just not ready to reveal her name picks, and she’s got the jokes to prove it.

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​How Do We Break the Social Stigma of Being Adopted?

One adopted parent speaks out about a painful, but all too common experience.

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The Difference Between Bullying & Teasing (& Why It Matters)

“Trying to explain to a 13-year-old the line between teasing and bullying was difficult. Exactly where do we draw the line?”

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The Most Hilarious Tweets About Mother’s Day

We found the real truth about mom’s special day.

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Lip Smacker’s Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Lip Balm Makes Its Grand Debut!

The iconic lip balm maker is all about getting creative, and this time is no different.

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This 8-Year-Old’s Love of Science Is Truly Amazing

This little girl is following her scientific pursuits one bug at a time.

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14 Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Photo: Melissa Arroyo
I know it seems like middle school is a long way off for my girls. They’re 8 and 9 right now, and my oldest is just finishing up 3rd grade. But she’s always been early with everything,…

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An Open Letter to My Black Sons About Racism

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Dear Sons:
I fear I’ve failed you by teaching you skin color doesn’t matter . . . when clearly it does. Maybe I should’ve taught you something different. Something closer to the truth.

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Easter Without the Sugar Overdose

Photo: Canva (purchased)
I loved Easter as a little girl. I lived in a sugar deprived house but on Easter, my basket was overflowing with jelly beans, creme eggs and malt balls. Yet, here I am, decades later, looking for…

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The Trip that Changed Traveling with My Kids

Photo: Imagine & Go
Recalling a certain trip from San Diego to Lake Tahoe California, when my daughter was about 14 months old, is enough to make my husband and I cringe. I remember how we stopped at a Rite…

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The Sanctuary at Soledad Has the Cutest Kids (Except Yours)

Discover the animal sanctuary in Mojave where you can meet everyone from Petunia the pig to loads of the cutest baby goats you’ll ever see!

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Why It Hurts When People Say I Look Like I’m Having Twins

Photo: Health & Parenting
It took many IUI procedures for us to get pregnant the second time around. Thankfully on the fourth try the procedure worked and we were blessed with pregnancy again. My partner and three-year-old son are very…

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What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

Photo: Emily Skyrm
I’m a new mother — I guess you could call me that. I have a 16-month-old. It was only months ago that my life became epically different and only months ago that I was in full postpartum…

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Why Being A Party Girl Will Make Me A Great Mom

The Little Things Collaboration By Niki Jones & edited by Dani Lee
Vodka on the rocks with three limes was my signature drink by the time I was 18. Some would call that drinking like a boss. Now at 32, I look…

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When Doing Your Toddler’s Laundry Causes a Meltdown

Photo: Dutchbaby on Flickr
Well, here I am in my basement clutching onto my toddler’s striped seersucker sundress for dear life. It’s just come out of the dryer and now I’m holding back tears. No, it isn’t stained or ripped…

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Scoop Up Tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream Now!

A pool of rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons and more yummy goodness. (Tastings included!)

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8 Words Moms Want Banned From the Dictionary

Photo: Mama du Jour
There are words that are only relevant at certain stages of life. For example, I stopped using the word “clubbing” as in “Let’s go clubbing this weekend!” a long, long time ago. Right now, I’m knee…

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She Learned It From Me

I have always hated the game Simon Says. For those of you unfamiliar with this frustrating activity, let me break it down for you. It’s a childhood game where someone stands before you and a group of people pretending to…

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12 Things You MUST Do for Baby’s First Holiday

Is it your little elf’s first time under the tree? Make sure you check off this holiday bucket list … and remember to take pictures!

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James and the Giant Peach: A Must-See Show for Little Theatregoers

This over-the-top adventure will appeal to both school-aged kids and their parents. Read on for the inside scoop.

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An Underground Mining Excursion

It’s a hard day’s night working in a coal mine from sun up to sun down. Yet your little dwarves may whistle while they walk through the mine to see what life was like for the Welsh immigrants who flocked…

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7 Easy & Fun Outdoor Activities for Los Angeles Kids

While the rest of the country is bundling up in layers, all of us in Los Angeles are thanking our lucky stars for the unseasonably warm weather. Let’s forget global warming for a minute and admit that walking around in…

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