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When Everything & Nothing Changes

“Despite receiving the diagnosis I always suspected, I knew him just like I had known him from the very moment he took his first breath into the world.”

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baby and mother

Are You Going through the Motions or Living Your Life?

“At some point, I lost a bit of myself along the way of raising my children. I let go of my passions and only focused on what made my children happy. And the funny thing is, I didn’t even know it.”

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How to Thrive during COVID as a Working Mom

“There are ways to thrive in these turbulent times if you’re willing to make trade-offs. Here are four key steps that will help you manage the increased stress and responsibilities resulting from working at home during COVID.”

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Fresh Air Time: Miami’s Best Hikes for Kids

Pack up the hiking backpack and the kids, we’ve got the hikes for you!

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3 Mental Health Self-Care Tips to Try During the Holiday Season

The holidays are not only stressful, they are taxing on our energy and patience. Make this year, and the coming years different, by implementing these self-care mental health tips.

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The Touching Story Behind One Family’s #AdoptionDay Photos

A beautiful story on how one family came to be despite all the odds.

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Here’s What Happened When I Chose My Blog Over My Stable, Senior-Level Job

Just like that, I walked away from my career to blog full-time. Here are three hard lessons I’ve learned since then. 

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Dear Parents of Kids with That Dreaded Stomach Bug: I See You. I Salute You

“Every single time it happens you think, surely that’s it, right? This has to be over now!”

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is going to be your new favorite recipe, all thanks to The Nerdy Chef.

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Make This Tonight: Instant Pot Chili

Put your instant pot to work with this genius recipe from The Bearded Hiker.

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This Simple Perspective Helped Me Go Back to Work after Maternity Leave

I’m not dwelling on the fact that I won’t see my baby all day long. Here’s what I am doing.

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Chickpea Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Serves 2
Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 slices sourdough bread
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach
4 slices Arla® Cheddar Sliced Cheese

Steps…

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Donald Trump’s Win Made Me A Better Mother

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Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.
I didn’t vote for him.

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I don’t like or trust…

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My Grandmother, the Hero

Photo: Gia Hamilton
My battle with breast cancer came in 2005 when my grandmother was diagnosed. I remember the knot in my throat and the cooling of my blood-the fear in my heart.
My grandmother raised me from the time…

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Worried about Your Quiet Child?

Photo: Charamelody
Did you ever worry about your child being quiet? Wondering if (s)he is social enough, has enough friends, is well liked etc.? If you did, you’re not alone. Many parents worry about their child not living up to…

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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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Tuna Grilled Cheese

Click here for the recipe that turns your average grilled cheese into a savory tuna melt.

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Lemony Tuna Pasta with Fennel, Capers & Olives

Branch out from your usual tuna salad with this light pasta dish from Amy of Elephant Eats.

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Blueberry Rickety Eyeball Punch

These edible eyeballs are easiest way to add a little wide-eyed spook into your drinks.

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Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

This chili recipe is chock full of protein and veggies to keep your family energized and healthy this winter.

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Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken & Beans

With a few simple steps (you can open a can, right?) this meal will be ready to go by the time you get home.

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Chili Mac and Cheese

This soup recipe will be your new go-to fall dish since it comes together in about 30 minutes.

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Mexican Lasagna

One dish dinner. Music to our ears. Packed with protein, this lasagna doesn’t take long to prepare and will please even the pickiest of palates.

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Sweetie Pie Quesadilla

You’ll never go back to your regular quesadilla recipe after trying this one, courtesy of Katie Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.

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Sweet Potato Crisps Salad

Your kids are going to love this crunchy sweet potato crisps salad.

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Kimchi Fried Rice

We have yet to find a weeknight dinner as simple and satisfying as fried rice. Here’s a twist on the classic.

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Sneaky Chili Cornbread Pie

Summer time is in full swing and chili cook-offs  are filling up hungry tummies everywhere. Award winning or not, chili is also a great way to sneak those veggies right by picky eaters. You can easily add 1/3 cup of…

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Spaghetti Sauce with Hidden Veggies

A perfect addition to pasta, chicken or fish, this thick, tasty marinara sauce manages to pack in a ton of veggies while satisfying even the pickiest eater’s appetite.
Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1…

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Easy, Cheesy Crockpot Pizza

Are your tykes bored of the same old, same old? Check out our kid-friendly recipe for crockpot pizza. Though it may sounds silly, little tummys will love this yummy recipe which includes all their favorite ingredients including noodles, cheese and…

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Pineapple Carrot Muffins

Think of these muffins as a healthier alternative to carrot cake.

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Quick & Easy Kids’ Recipe: Salmon Fish Cakes

Looking for creative ways to get more omega-3 goodness into your toddler’s tummy? Salmon patties are an easy way to encourage both fish lovers and picky eaters to get more body and mind with healthy fish. We feature canned salmon…

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Crock Pot Mexican Corn and Bean Soup

Getting kids to eat their veggies can be extremely frustrating, especially for parents who put a great deal of effort into cooking meals that their children won’t touch. This soup is an easy way to inspire the kiddos to love…

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Black Bean Corn Salad

This simple dish is the perfect compliment to your summer cookout. It’s easy to make, is full of protein, and you can make it in large batches for dinner parties. Because this recipe is so simple, it’s easy to adapt…

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Vegetarian Chili

Summer barbecue season will soon be upon us, and if you’re planning on feeding a bunch of hungry kids (and parents) then a big pot of this delicious chili will go great with burgers, dogs, chicken, or whatever else you’ve…

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Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Chili: it’s easy, it’s delicious, and you can make it in your crock pot! The longer you let this meaty-mixture stew the better it gets, so don’t be afraid to leave your crock pot running on a low setting–the chili…

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Easy Kids Recipe: Sweet Corn Cakes

Here is an easy recipe that involves two foods that most kids can’t get enough of: corn and pancakes! Using sweet canned corn cuts the time in half but you can also use fresh summer corn sliced off the cob…

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