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4 Ways to Have Fun Before the Summer is Over

While it’s easy to spend the latter days of summer longing for school to start, why not create some lifelong memories before the summer is over?

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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Banana Bread Can Save the World

“My son’s despair, like a siren big and loud, showed me the depth of the need we all have for connection. I wanted to sink into all of it right along with him, but then I remembered the one thing in our family that lifts spirits and moves mountains of bad moods into laughter and smiles.”

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Parenting, aka- The Perfect Puzzle

Recently I was talking to my friend who was struggling with her sons new habit. Screaming at the top of his lungs. What do I do, she asked me? So I suggested squirting him with a water bottle every time…

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When Teens Struggle to Learn: Bright Tips for Parents

“Confidence and joy are to a young person’s positive development as air is to life. This is particularly true for teens with learning differences.”

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My Journey Parenting a Son with Down Syndrome, as Told By My Tattoo

“My son was born with Down syndrome, so I did what any rational person would do: I got a tattoo.”

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5 Amazon Perks You’ll Get at Whole Foods

Here are a few of the perks having an Amazon Prime membership will get you at Whole Foods Market.

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Dealing in Drama: After-School Acting Classes

Do you have a little thespian yearning for the excitement of the stage lights? There are a multitude of after-school acting classes that will help them get their big break.

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What Happens When Big Sister Teaches Little Brother How to Use the Potty

After about five weeks of camping at the lake without proper bathroom accommodations, potty training my three-year-old grandson was starting to become a rather defeated task. On the other hand, my three-year-old granddaughter Sophia had it down to a science.…

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Parents Just Don’t Understand These 5 Common Teen Situations

It had been one of those days. One of my teens and I had gotten into a huge fight during which she loudly and rudely shouted, “Dad, you just don’t understand!” before retreating to her room in a huff.

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The 5 Real Stages of Accepting Your Kid’s YouTube Ambitions

When my first born turned six years old, he was introduced to the intriguing and regrettably addictive world of Minecraft. Inevitably, my kid declared that he too was going to grow up and become a YouTuber, just like his idol.

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We Are All Moms

Oh, the Mommy Wars. We have all been there, either as victims, instigators, gossipers, or all of the above. So much time and effort is centered around this I am better than you attitude, and honestly, it needs to stop.…

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Awesome Laws That Would Get Passed If Our Moms Became President

Check out the hilarious changes in the White House if a mom was President.

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6 Funny Dad Tweets from Ryan Reynolds

As parents, we experience many different emotions when dealing with our children but might not have the courage to post our experiences on social media. Lucky for us, there’s Ryan Reynolds. Here are six funny tweets from this father of…

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To the Mom in Her Moment of Weakness

To the Mom in her moment of weakness,
I want you to know I hear you. I want you to know I understand. I know what it’s like to have this vision, this idea in your head of how you…

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The 4 Benefits Of Married Sex You Didn’t See Coming

I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.
“I…

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17 Parenting Tweets of the Week That’ll Have You in Stitches

From the soccer carpool to the never-ending assortment of mismatched socks, sometimes there are days when you’ve only got a few seconds (or 140 characters) to get in a good giggle. Well, sit back and get ready to scroll because…

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Mac and Cheese Heaven Found in the Heart of Potrero Hill

Calling all mac and cheese connoisseurs! There’s a brand new restaurant in SF specializing in the gooey, crispy, cheesy delicacy.

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The Loving Act a Stranger Did to Help This Single Mom of Four Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Photo: Frank Somerville KTVU via Facebook
Tawny Nelson, a single mother of four, shared a touching story that will help restore your faith in humanity (Hallelujah!). She recently penned a message to Frank Somerville, about a 74-year-old man who came…

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Today Is National Submarine Day

 

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Today Is National Submarine Day

Dive in.

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Yes, submarines make a great bathtime toy but did you know
modern subs don’t have windows? Click here to get the down-low
on these aquatic vessels.

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If this day…

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See SeaTac from Another Angle: Jet Over to Angle Lake Park

It’s an unfortunate fact for most of us urbanites–hear the name SeaTac and you’re envisioning impossible check-in lines, incessant jet noise and whiny kids after a long flight. But what if we told you SeaTac also equals hours of water…

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Happy Mom Tip #48: Memorize Two Lines from a Poem

We often forget that inspiration — along with its cousins elevation and awe — are positive emotions that make us feel more content, joyful and satisfied with our lives. One way to bring more of these positive emotions into our…

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5 Bagel Shops That Are Worth the Subway Fare

Asking a New Yorker to name their top spot for buying bagels is akin to asking them to identify their favorite baseball team. We’re such devoted fans that when a fave bagel store closes, a collective sense of despair ensues…

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Go Play! Three Perfect Days in New York

Whether you’ve got one day or one thousand to explore the city, there’s no way you’ll see everything in New York; it’s kind of like Ikea that way (only with better meatballs). But don’t despair—we’ve mapped out three itineraries jam-packed…

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Preschool Preview Night Oct 21

In a quandary over where to send your children for preschool in San Francisco? Don’t despair. For decades, JFCS’ Parents Place has helped parents and caregivers find the answers!
Preschool Preview Night 2009
Wednesday, October 21,
5:30 – 8:00 pm…

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City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

Just the mere thought of roaming the aisles of the mega-stores, with their jammed parking lots and jingle-cats music, is giving you a holiday-headache. Don’t despair! We’re psyched to bring you three brand-new retail options where you can shop, calmly,…

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