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5 Things Organized People Always Do (& 5 Things They Don’t)

Back to school is the perfect time to get your house organized once and for all—here are five tips and tricks that will help turn your home into the clutter-free sanctuary you’ve always dreamed it could be.

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13 Inspirational Women Who Transformed Massachusetts

Newscasters, linguists, politicians and harpists—our local history is full of inspiring women you’ll want to learn all about!

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Activities for Families

From warm meals on a patio to a play day in the snow, here’s how to celebrate the season of love around Portland.

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This Wacky Bar Takes Chocolate to the Next Level

Its the brand’s first new bar in a decade.

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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I Declare! Funny Household Laws to Make Your Kids Follow Today

Today is National Law Day and we’ve found 5 funny ways you can make and break some rules around your house.

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Progresso Canned Soup Recalled Due to Misbranding & Undeclared Allergens

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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Whole Foods Recalls Cookies Due to Contamination Concerns

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling two types 365 cookies.

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She’s Just Not into Me: When Adult Friendships End

“She doesn’t want to be my friend anymore.”

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We have certainly been there. As a mother of young children, I have unfortunately heard both of my children sadly declare this statement. Relational aggression in young…

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Study Proves What We Already Knew: Being Pregnant Is Like Running a Marathon (& Winning )

Being pregnant is basically like doing Iron Man… for nine months.

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The History of Mother’s Day: What You Didn’t Know About the Holiday

Show mom how much you care by impressing her with these Mother’s Day fun facts … and flowers.

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This Celebrity Dad Feud Has Taken a Turn for the Weird

Whatever you do, don’t dad-shame James Bond.

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What Parents Need to Know about the Measles Outbreak in 21 States

Don’t panic—but there are some important things parents of young kids and expectant parents need to know.

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Study Finds Married Couples Lie about This the Most (& It’s Not What You Think)

When women are the breadwinners, married couples tend to keep a tight lip about it.

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BREAKING: Toys”R”Us Is Closing ALL 800 U.S. Stores

If you need to get anything at Toys”R”Us, you better get to your local store ASAP.

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Tragedy and Joy: Life as a Small Child

There was a great tragedy in my family the other day. It came suddenly, while I was sitting at the kitchen table and my kids were playing outside. The idyllic quiet of early evening in the country was jarringly broken…

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How the “What I Love About You is Everything” Exercise Made Me a Better Parent

At the personal development workshop, we paired up to do a “What I love about you” exercise. After practicing in pairs with other workshop participants, we were asked to choose someone outside the workshop and do the exercise with them…

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You’re Going to Want a Copy of Malala’s First Picture Book

This 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is about to release her first children’s picture book inspired by her own childhood.

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Why Letting Go of Chores Has Made Me a Happier Mom

Chores can be overwhelming. We all know how much work goes into raising a family and running a household. Here’s why letting go has made me a happier mom.

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We’re Loving This Monster-Hunting Police Officer’s Good Deed

This little girl can now rest easy knowing her home is monster-free thanks to a local police officer.

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The Life Lesson Taught Through a Box of Crayons

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Don’t you love a good example of universal powers at work? 
I think I’ll start calling those moments the power of crayons, when talking about it with our boy, that is.. You’ll understand in a moment. So, yesterday,…

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An Open Letter to That Lady With the Screaming Baby

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I’m watching you walk back and forth with that baby in your arms. You wear a path like a dog on a chain. You just laughed at the joke someone in your party told, but you laughed too…

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Stop Comparing Kids. Now!

“She is so tiny,” said the random woman holding a baby. Just seconds before she said that, I had said, “I already miss that stage even though I am excited for what comes next” referring to the baby in her…

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RECALL: Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Oreo Cookies

Mondelez Global announced a nationwide voluntary recall of certain Oreo Fudge Cremes products. The Original and Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes varieties are being recalled because milk allergens were not declared in the ingredient lists.
The company said people who have…

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