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Could This Be the Secret to Reducing Stress?

“We finished our collection process with a new sense of ease and smiles. I wasn’t looking at my watch or checking my email. I was just out there observing, seeing, noticing with Meadow.”

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Why Imaginative Play Is So Important

In addition to being downright fun, imaginative play allows kids the opportunity to practice their social, language and creative thinking skills.

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Want to Raise Respectful Kids? Then You Need to Do This First

If you think your kids aren’t watching you, hearing you or taking in the energy you are putting out into the community—yelling or cussing at another driver who may have cut you off—then you are missing the bigger picture.

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My Spectrum Superhero

“I realized superheroes aren’t just a reality in his world, they are a reality in mine as well. In my world, there lives the strongest, most benevolent superhero of all—his name is Murphy and he’s my son.”

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5 Math Concepts Parenting Taught Me

“Remember that pi is also a mathematical constant. Would you prefer apple or cherry?”

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Paging Bookworms! 5 Dictionary Games for Kids

Today is National Dictionary Day so get out your Merriam-Websters and get ready for a good time!

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Your #1 Goal This School Year? Practicing Compassion

“Being compassionate toward yourself and your family members is all-important right now. It doesn’t mean that you are lowering your standards; it means that you need new standards for these new times.”

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What Happens When a Word’s Definition Is Outdated?

When Kennedy Mitchum grew tired of defending a broader definition of racism, she set out to change it with the very book that holds the key to all definitions—the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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Watch Broadway Shows at Home for Free for a Limited Time

From Broadway classics to Shakespeare, there is bound to be something for everyone. 

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Disney+ Makes Frozen 2 Available Three Months Earlier Than Planned

The movie joins Disney+’s lineup of hit movies, original content and classic titles.

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Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill

Hello My Little Sweet Potato,

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We need to talk.
I know you’re going through some very important developmental milestones, but I have some concerns about your behavior, that I feel we should address.
Last night…

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How Coding Teaches Kids Computational Thinking Skills

Is coding the key to your child’s future?

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Here’s Why Parenting Looks So Much Harder Than It Really Is (Sometimes)

“Here’s the reason why parents find it so difficult to be the parent that they should be.”

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A Stellar Temporary Adler Exhibit: What Is a Planet?

Get easy answers to the questions (like, why isn’t Pluto a planet?) your kids are looking for at Adler Planetarium’s temporary What is a Planet? exhibit.

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What Is Netflix Ultra? The Promise of Prettier Pictures Will Cost You

An increase in picture quality inevitably means an increase in prices for consumers—but will it work?

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How to Talk Like a Sailor (without Swearing)

Today is National Maritime Day. Thanks to this guide, your kids will soon be versed in the colorful vernacular of the sailing type: it’s G-rated though, we promise !

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18 Years Just Isn’t Enough

No one told me about the “after” part of parenting. Well, maybe they told me and I didn’t hear or more likely, wasn’t listening, because I was too busy being a parent. I heard a lot about the sleep deprivation,…

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This Is the Most Comfortable Airline—& 5 More Awesome US Airlines for Families

If there’s one thing anyone flying with kids needs, it’s a comfy airline.

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Airbnb Announces Major Updates & Your Family Travel Plans Just Got More Awesome

As if we needed another reason to love Airbnb for awesome family travel.

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Fur Realz, Crash Bandicoot Is Back!

Here’s why this ’90s icon is back and better than ever.

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I Don’t Play With My Kids. Here’s Why

“Mama, will you play on the train with me?” my daughter asked, lining up the dining chairs to form a line of seats.

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“Sure! Where’s my seat on the train?” I responded, thinking we were…

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The Super NES Is Coming Back & We MUST Have It

More retro joy is about to land at a store near you.

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How to Get Excited About Exercise (So You’ll Actually Do It)

Hating exercise is all in your head. Here’s how to change your perspective.

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Motherhood is…Hanging by a Thread

I’m fine.

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At least that’s what I say.
And truly I am.
Aren’t we all?

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I know I’m fine….although, my definition of fine likely isn’t the same as yours. Guaranteed.…

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Why You Should Stay Married…Even When It’s So Hard

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The Young Bride:
Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.

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Twenty years ago today, at 6 a.m. I was waking up to the bright, hot day I was the bride.
I had not slept…

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10 Signs You Are A Millennial Mom

We are young. We are cool. We are digitally savvy who grew up surfing internet and playing games online. We know how to juggle among our jobs, our family, our smartphone and still take care of our kids. Texting might …

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Momolutions

Tis the season. I’m not talking about elves on shelves, the crazy rush from a last-minute trip to Target, or the buzz from spiked eggnog.  I’m talking about the seasonally mandated look back/look ahead we all know and love as momolutions:…

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Why You Need to Discuss “Safe” and “Unsafe” Touch

Photo: Bump Clube and Beyond
Every parent’s worst fear is having their child subjected to sexual harassment and defilement.
In many communities, most especially traditional ones where the culture keeps kids at bay by the unsaid kids-are-to-be-seen-but-not-heard, listen-to-your-elders, treat-your-elders-with-respect mentality,…

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Unresolved New Year’s Resolutions

To “resolve” means to find a solution to a problem. It’s pretty absolute in its meaning. Right or wrong, a matter is settled, put to rest.
To apply this definition to parenting is like trying to understand what B613 actually…

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To The Stranger at the Store

Photo: Cassie Hilt
It was a rough day. I had a bad day at work and was completely exhausted. I had worked 9 hours and picked my kids up from daycare. I still had to run to the grocery store…

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10 Things No One Told Me about Being a SAHM

 

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The word SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) was not a word I was too familiar with at one time. I was a career woman, bound and determined to defy all odds and prove that…

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Today Is National Macaroon Day

 

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Today Is National Macaroon Day

Treat yo’ self!

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That’s macaroon, not macaron. Confused between the difference?
Click here to get the definition.

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Now that you know the difference, it’s time to vote:
which do you think…

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What Happens When Kids Try To Dress Themselves

Sometimes kids have a strange definition of the “perfect outfit.” In this video uploaded by WatchCut Video on Youtube, they let children dress themselves for the very first time. It reminds you how creative kids can be.

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What You Need to Know About Nest & How They’re Making Parenting Easier

Get the scoop on Nest and how their devices are making parenting easier.

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