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Boxes, Bins & Goodbyes

Please tell me that one of the losses from this pandemic is not the loss of my holiday spirit.

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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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7 Ways to Teach Your Kids about Elections

“This year has been unprecedented. What better time to engage with them on topics that will certainly remain issues as they mature into adults?”

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For Children, Wearing a Mask Is an Emotional Challenge

“Here are four things that you can do to support the healthy social and emotional development of young children during the pandemic.”

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Democracy Doodle

Mo Willems & the National Symphony Orchestra Launch Democracy Doodle 2020

Tune in to The Kennedy Center for this Election Night activity.

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Krispy Kreme Election Day

Krispy Kreme Sweetens Election Day with a Free Donut

You’ll also score an “I Voted” sticker.

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Kid Correspondent

YouTube Originals Premieres New Election Special for Families

“Kid Correspondent” will feature special celebrity appearances.

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How to Talk with Children & Teens about the Election

“Britannica for Parents offers research-backed suggestions and talking points for families to discuss the 2020 presidential election with their children and teens.”

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How to Help Young Kids (& You) Navigate This Election

“No matter your political beliefs, here are 5 ways to approach the election that are supportive of young kids, and that will likely feel supportive of you, too.”

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12 Kids Vote Tees That Make a Statement

We uncovered baby and kids tees that make a statement and celebrate the future voters of America.

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How Do I Talk to My Kids about the Election?

Joann Suen, co-founder of Xyza: News for Kids, explains how to debunk politics for young minds and bring the debate home to your dinner table.

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Chicago’s Makoshey Helps Kids Show Their Future-Voter Pride

Help kids show their future-voter pride with the help of Chicago-based Makoshey!

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Maison Me Adult Vote Sweatshirt

Maisonette Launches New Mommy & Me VOTE Collection

Inspire even the littlest ones to use their voices in a big way.

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Rock the Vote! 4 Ways to Teach Kids About Elections

On Election Day let the kiddos in on the process with these four sweet ways to include the future voters of America.

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Barbie Campaign Team

Barbie Launches Campaign Team with Candidate, Campaign Manager, Fundraiser & Voter Dolls

This new set show girls the importance of a political team working together to win.

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Stay at Home Mom Shame

My husband recently went to a few work dinners with colleagues. You know, the kind that involves a certain level of schmoozing with vendors and a good amount of red meat. He also has the opportunity to meet up with…

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I Did Not Vote. But Before You Judge Me, Read This First

“The next time a mom says she did not vote, spare your judgment. Just give her a hug. Her kid might have body-slammed his little brother in line while she tried her hardest to perform her civic duty.”

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Between Worlds: From Stay-at-Home to Working Motherhood & Everything in Between

“The kids had been home for four days and I was going crazy.”

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Google’s “Year in Search 2018” Video Put Kids & Families Front & Center

Google’s recap of 2018 reminds us of all the good in the world.

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10 Celebs Who Took Their Kids Voting with Them on Election Day

What kid doesn’t love a free “I Voted” sticker?

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Can You Bring Your Kid with You to the Voting Booth? What Voters Need to Know

Go ahead and teach them about their civic duty from an early age.

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How to Steer Kids Through a Divisive Political Season

Here’s how you can help your kids become media-savvy participants in democracy.

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What It’s Really Like Raising Kids with Two Dads

Where’s the mom? That’s the question these two dads get asked all the time. Find out how they answer it.

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How I Think We Can Be Superhero Moms in a Not So Super World

As Moms, we can be a ray of light to our kids every day. Even in the midst of heartache there is still hope, love and forgiveness.

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Hey Empowered Women, Being A “Mamapreneur” Means You Can Say Yes to Your Dreams!

Empowered women empower women.  I recently heard that quote, and it couldn’t have inspired me more.  Everywhere you look women are waking up to their purposes and making conscious decisions to live with passion.

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Why I Want My Children To Be Revolutionaries

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Life has been hard lately, you guys. Things feel heavy. The news is full of tragedy and loss, the mail is full of bills, and my youngest woke me up this morning by peeing on my pillow.
And…

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Experience a Neuroscience Exhibit By A Rock Star

Pace Art + Technology is back at it again with The Institute Presents: Neurosociety, a mind-bending new immersive exhibit co-created by rocker David Byrne.

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We are America

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It’s Inauguration Week, and to say there’s a little anxiety and turmoil over this change in political power and what it means for our future is possibly an understatement. I’ve struggled with my own feelings in reaction…

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Parents Everywhere are Joining the #ParentsForPeas Movement

In the wake of the 2016 Election, social media feeds far and wide are filled with fear, anger, and general negativity. But the day after the election, social posts started popping up with the hashtag #ParentsforPeas, and the idea is…

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What I Have Learned In 2016: Lessons For A New Year

Whether you’ve been watching the news, surfing the web, checking Twitter or Facebook, or simply having a conversation with friends or family, I am certain you have heard that 2016 was the worst year ever. “It was a s**t show!”…

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5 Ways to Show You Love America the Beautiful

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It’s election season, in full swing! With less than a week until decision 2016, it is everywhere you look and listen – radio, television and online. It’s a perfect opportunity to teach your children your love of country…

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Be Even More Careful, America – Respecting Authority Can Be Dangerous

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

Photo: Ivan Bandura – A kid whistling at the nationalists during Brighton March for England, CC BY…

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To My Friend, Who Voted for Trump

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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.
To my friend, who voted for Trump.

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The wounds are…

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He Won

Photo: Christina Lacourte
Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.
At 11:40 PM on November 8th, 2016, there was an unsettling silence in San…

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Toddler Holiday Giving Calendar

As the holidays roll around this year the twins will be 21 months old. Thankfully, they are not old enough to understand what’s currently going on in the world, but after this week of the election and the aftermath, one…

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