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25 Quotes about Parenting You Need to Hear

We know that some days can leave you feeling like a super-parent while others can make you seriously doubt your decision to raise another human being.

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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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The Best Hikes for Kids Near Denver

Pack up the hiking backpack and the kids, we’ve got the hikes for you!

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Making Memories in IKEA

“We passed through the seven layers of the wood furniture forest and into the farthest reach of the store when the 6-year-old gives me the look of desperation and says ‘ I have to poop!'”

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All the Ways You’re Doing a Great Job, Mama

A must-read for every mom because you deserve to hear what a great job you are doing.

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Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms

Some pretty cool side gigs if you want to make some money while staying-at-home with your kids.

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Hate Your Teen’s Fashion Choices? Read This First

While it’s unlikely that your fashion preferences will be the same as your teen, be careful not to hurt their self-esteem when it comes to making sartorial choices.

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How “Fiver Parties” Will Change the Way You Do Birthdays

This new trend is a total party game changer.

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How a “Yes Day” Made Me a Better Parent & My Kid a Whole Lot Happier

Like most parents, I found myself saying “no,” “not now,” and “maybe some other time” more often than I liked.

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Which Grocery Stores Are Open on Christmas Day? More Than You’d Think

Forget the Christmas dessert? These stores can save your holiday.

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6 Things That Are Big No-Nos at Disneyland & Disney World

If you’re thinking about spreading your loved one’s ashes at Disney, think again.

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This Too, Shall Pass. One Day You’ll Miss All of It, Too

“That life you think you can’t wait for now will come and then it will all be done. And you’ll miss it. All of it.”

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Hilarious Hangry Kid Memes Every Parent Can Relate To

Taming a hangry child is practically a parenting rite of passage and these funny memes capture every part of the experience.

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This 8-Year-Old’s Act of Kindness Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

One little boy’s selfless act of kindness is going viral online.

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The 15 Most Important Things We’ve Learned from Mister Rogers

The wisdom of Mr. Rogers has flooded Twitter with a heartfelt hashtag.

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If I’m Being Honest, Sometimes I Want to Give up on This Marriage

Sometimes I want to give up on this couple smiling in the photo.

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Sometimes I want to give up on the stability, the memories, the relationship built on 22 years. Sometimes I want to leave…

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5 Ways to Count Your Blessings, Even When the Kids and Holidays Make You Crazy

This time of year can get to even the best of us! My schedule is crazy hectic, the kids are wild for the upcoming holidays and vacations, and nerves are on edge. And I am not finished with shopping or…

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Starbucks Is Debuting a Bakery With More on the Way

Starbucks is tapping into the lunch and dinner crowd with its latest opening.

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This Company Turns Your Baby’s Onesies Into Cute Keepsakes

This company will take your tot’s baby clothes and turn them into adorable stuffed bears.

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Wheel of a Time: Best Spots for Learner Cyclists

Whether you want to do it yourself or get some help from experienced bikers, there’s a place for you!

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VIDEO: Think Your Kids Rush for Breakfast? Check out These Kids!

These adorable (high-energy) kids take breakfast to a new level.

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What Happened the Day I Stopped Micromanaging My Husband’s Parenting

Photo: Jason Hurst Photography
It all started after my first child. I was breastfeeding at home and pumping while at work. She was a decent sleeper at night and my husband was wonderful to take a shift so that I…

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To the Mom Doing a Fabulous Job

Photo: laughingkidslearn.com
I suck at this Mom thing.

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Or at least feel like I do.
And while my head knows it’s not true, my heart sends a different message.
No, I don’t want to go…

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5 Damn Good Reasons To Curse In Front Of Your Kids

Photo: Robfoto
When I was about eight years old, I heard my mom call a school bus driver a “fuckin’ cocksucker,” so it was a pretty sure thing that I was going to have a foul mouth. My parents never…

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2 Simple Ways I Got My Child to Eat Her Dinner

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I don’t know about you, but in our house, it always used to be a battle to get our toddler to eat dinner. My daughter will be 2-years-old in May and she started giving us her toddler opinion…

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Turkey Trots and What Not: My Attempt at Creating Healthier Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Photo: Jen Setteducato
Unless you consider heated arguments and empty Budweiser cans a Thanksgiving Day tradition, I wouldn’t say that I’ve experienced much of it at my house growing up. Not that I didn’t look forward to mom’s delicious dinner…

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Northwest Trek Review

The first time I went to Northwest Trek, I was visiting my cousins who lived down the street from there. I remember seeing big animals in the wild and it felt like I was somewhere in the mid-West. The park…

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Sign Here, Please: How to Make a Ballpoint Feather Pen

Take an ordinary ballpoint and make it something worthy of penning a masterpiece.

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What’s Wrong With One?

There’s something about parenthood that brings out the nosiest and crazy in some people. From the moment you become pregnant, the personal questions begin that are full of judgment if you answer “incorrectly” according to the inquirer’s beliefs.
Will you…

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My Three Little Birds: A New Children’s Boutique (Play Area Included)

This children’s boutique not only specializes in upscale new and resale clothing, toys and accessories at reasonable prices, but includes an awesome play area so you can shop ‘til you drop with the Littles in tow.

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The Best Places to Try Sushi With Kids

Trains, conveyor belts, fresh seafood and beautiful dishes make trying sushi for the first time with your little ones a fun experience they’ll want to do again and again.

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Inside the Totally Awesome WeVillage with Karen Beninati

WeVillage isn’t your typical daycare center. Not only are they your Totally Awesome pick for best drop-in childcare in Portland, they also provide high-quality childcare on an hourly basis with no reservations required. (Did you hear that right? No reservations!)…

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6 Baby Boutiques Worth Leaving Your Neighborhood For

Buying baby gear can be an overwhelming experience. Save yourself a lot of work by checking out one of these boutique stores. You’ll receive expert advice and can test drive strollers, high chairs, carriers and cribs – plus buy unique…

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Make a Splash: 5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Community Pools

Even at the height of summer, Seattle weather can be fickle. But when the mercury does begin to rise or heaven forbid… a full-fledged heat wave hits the Emerald City (gasp!), Seattle families flock to local watering holes to cool…

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