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3 Ways Mountain Biking Helps IRL

“As I watched my kiddos zip around corners and zoom along the trail, it occurred to me that these biking reminders apply to life as well.”

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New Research Sheds Light on Bilingual Baby Talk

Here’s what science has to say about baby talk.

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Can Dogs & Kids Sync Up Their Behaviors? New Study Has Answers

Pups and kids can have interesting relationships.

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It’s a Bard Knock Life: DIY Shakespearean Collar

Set the stage for some imaginative play with this DIY Elizabethan collar, just like Shakespeare used to sport.

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Should You Tip the Babysitter?

When it comes to tipping the babysitter, are you team tip or no tip?

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This Teacher Came Up with an Ingenious Way to Help Kids with Their Mental Health

Talking about your feelings isn’t always easy, but Post-It notes can help.

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Warning: You’re Probably Talking to Your Kids Too Much

Narrating a child’s experience is vital to develop language and build vocabulary, but it can be taken too far.

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Freshly Picked’s New “Peter Pan” Moccs are a Neverland Dream

These magical moccs are definitely made of Pixie Dust!

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Federal Workers May Soon Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Nonmilitary government employees may get this much-needed benefit soon!

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5 Ways that Job Hunting & Dating are the Same

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I have been a complete disaster for the last week. Finally, the tides have changed because I boldly took the leap to change my professional direction and chase my dreams. My philosophy is “go…

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Adorable First-Day Outfits You Can Buy Online Right Now

From Target to Primary, we’ve found perfect back-to-school clothes for all kinds of kids.

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Run, Donut Walk, to This Krispy Kreme Grand Opening

Krispy Kreme is going big in the Big Apple!

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The FDA Wants to Make Research on Pregnant & Breastfeeding Mamas More Effective

The FDA may help to cut some of the pregnancy-medication confusion.

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Your Kid Can Play Minecraft on Netflix—for Free

Netflix is offering a whole new way to play.

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Barbie Might Get Her Very Own Live-Action Movie—Starring Margot Robbie

Life in plastic? It’ll be fantastic for actress Margot Robbie.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Getting Rid of Donuts—& We’re Not Kidding

Apparently, America does NOT run on donuts, according to Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Calling All Jan Bradys: America Actually Wants More Middle Children

Three—or more—is becoming the magic number again among families.

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Mandy Moore Knows How “This Is Us” Ends because Moms Know Everything

Don’t worry, it will be perfect. Just hang on to the tissues.

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Could This Simple Plate Design Get Your Kid to (Finally) Eat Their Veggies?

These special plates could help your kids eat healthier.

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You Guys—Target Totally Has a Secret App

And there’s only one way to get it.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides to Remember

We’ve got everything you need to know about hopping on board a balloon with kids.

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Netflix Issues New Warning Before “13 Reasons Why” After Viewer Study

Following the somewhat controversial release of the show, Netflix adds a new warning before episodes.

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The Moment I Knew I Was a Good Mom

One mom shares the story of how much her son really does listen and internalize—and it was a win for everyone.

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I Went Back To Work And I Hated It

Some of my stay-at-home-mom friends started going back to work recently. It got me thinking about moving in that direction as well. Because, well, the grass is always greener on the other side, right?

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This New College Football Tradition Will Warm Your Heart

University of Iowa fans are starting a new college football tradition and it’s not what you’d expect.

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Channing Tatum Shares Cringeworthy Proposal Story, but We Still Love Him

Channing Tatum recently shared his proposal story, which was anything but romantic.

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Costco Is Now Offering a Baby Shower Registry

Now you can register for everything you need, in bulk!

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Why I Would Encourage You to Be a Best Friend

Why this Spoke Contributor would encourage you to be a best friend, not a bully friend. 

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Disney Has Come up With a New Way to Do VR That Doesn’t Require a Headset

Leave it to Disney to develop a virtual reality experience that doesn’t require a clunky headset or a handheld device.

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Adoptive Parenting Can Be Hard—These 5 Reasons Celebrate Your Progress

The journey of an adoptive parent is unique, and takes a more windy path than that of birth parents. These milestones celebrate your progress.

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How to Use Google Maps for the Most Awesome Summer Vacation Ever

This Google Maps hack will help you plan the most awesome summer.

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Tough Love: Why Teenagers May Benefit From A Strict Upbringing

I read stories of rebellious, frustrated teens on a daily basis. Eventually, most parents reach a phase where they just aren’t sure how to work with their child anymore. Children these days spend more time listening to the ideas and…

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New & Cool: Seeing Color, a Resource That Offers Hope & Celebrates Culture

Find out why Seeing Color is a game-changer in 2017 and how it’ll make you feel slightly uncomfortable—in all the best ways possible.

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