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Surviving the Unimaginable

Somehow the wise words of a 5-year-old and his bear-hugging hug were all I needed to help comfort me through our loss.

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Picking a Pet? Five Moms Share How They Decided On Their Furry Friends

You’ve made the big decision to add a pet to your family and now it’s time for another important choice: What kind of animal will you get? Once you’ve narrowed your choice down to cat or dog (or bird, or…

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Considering a Pet? These Five Moms Share How They Decided It Was Time for a Furry Friend

Growing your family is a big decision—whether you’re considering an additional child or a four-legged friend. You’ll need to think about how your new family member will affect your day-to-day routine, your big future plans, your finances and so much…

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The Worst & Best of Parenting

“At times, I cry on my husband’s shoulder because I am so bored and frustrated with being a mother even if the kids haven’t misbehaved the entire day.”

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My Top 3 OMG Parenting Moments

“Parenting is messy, exhausting, and filled with unexpected mishaps but most definitely worth it.”

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Get Real about Parenting With This Hilarious New Card Game

Little Spoon’s new game lets you laugh about parenting.

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These Trolls Succulents Are Gardening Goals

These one-of-kind planters bring a little magic to your garden.

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Tiny Birth Stories: Can You Relate?

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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This Mom’s Genius Answer to “Is Santa Real?” Went Viral & It’s So Perfect

This mom pretty much solved the “Is Santa Real?” question. Read her awesome ideas.

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10 Weird Facts About Portland Every Kid Should Know

Every kid should know these Portland facts. Read on to brush up on your Portland trivia.

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I Have an Amazon Side Hustle & Honestly, It’s the Best Gig for Busy Parents

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates based on the most recent data from the Consumer Expenditures Survey, in 2015, the cost of raising a child through age 17 in a middle income family today to be…

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Help! Save Me from My Pet Name!

“Many families call their children various nicknames that range from the cute and funny to the ridiculously weird. But what happens when you don’t like the nickname your kid gives you?”

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What Is Tech Shabbat and Why We Started It during the Pandemic

“The goal has been to significantly reduce our screen time (at least for one day) and spend some quality time together as a family. Six months later, we still have Saturday screen-free days and surprisingly, it’s gone better than expected.”

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Coloring: Inside or Outside the Lines?

Photo: Janet Coburn
The other day, my husband gave me a little gift with which to amuse myself while he was out of town – a paint-n-bake coffee mug with an intricate mandala sort of design on both sides and…

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The Cartoon That Taught My Daughter Her First Swear Word

“This is a true story about YouTube content gone wrong, and sadly, one that a lot of parents are familiar with.”

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Homeschooling Families Are Hitting the Road in RVs

Families are getting creative with new schedules, routines and workspaces.

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An Open Letter to the “Lazy” Mother in the Grocery Store

“There is a pervasive assumption that mothers should be ‘on’ at all times.”

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My Kids Are Going Back to School & This Is How I’m Coping

“On the outside, I appear to be calm about my kids going back to school. But I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night from anxiety.”

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11-Year-Old Identical Twins Create Sleek New Writing Utensil

The name SOZY literally reflects each of the twins’ names, Sophie and Izzy.

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These Are the Best States for Camping

How does your state match up?

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How These Kids Solved Problems during COVID-19

“Check out what these kids are doing to help lift their spirits during COVID-19, as well as the spirits around them!”

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Co-Parenting during COVID? Here Are 4 Ways to Make It Better

“Just like co-parenting before COVID, nothing will ever be perfect, and there will be times when things don’t feel equal or fair. Flexibility, communication, and empathy will bring the best results during a challenging time like this.”

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J.K. Rowling Releases “The Ickabog” a Free Online Book for Children

A new chapter (or more) will be posted in installments from now until Jul. 10. 

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Dad Starts New Holiday to Cheer Up Daughter

The holiday is celebrated on the last Saturday of every month.

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Little Shoppers Missing Their Grocery Trip? Try This Fun Game at Home

“This all-encompassing activity incorporates exercise (jumping jacks), math (counting, addition, subtraction), budgeting (shopping), science (food groups), and fine motor skills (cutting, gluing, coloring)!”

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Joann Gaines

Joanna Gaines Stages Book Tour from Home Amid Social Distancing

Gaines asked her fans to tag her in any of their own posts about their projects in the kitchen.

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Motherhood is a Neverending Exam

I have been a Mother for 2.5 years now. It really does require complete patience. Being a Mother is the most unselfish thing I have ever done in my life. I am constantly thinking of someone else. Not just someone else.…

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LEGOLAND Resorts Extend Closures Until Mid-April

The theme parks join Disney and Universal in their decision to close.

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First Grade Teacher Dresses Up for Students Every Day of Black History Month

Black History Month came to life with this teacher’s innovative costumes.

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