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Accepting Help Takes Strength & Courage

“My hope for all of you today is that despite the chaos in the world right now, you open the door and receive support if you feel overwhelmed so you are given the strength to do whatever is in front of you.”

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5 Ways to Support Your Little Perfectionist

“Here’s what you can do if you notice a child struggling with perfectionism or their own inner-critic.”

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Parents on the First Day of (Home) School

We are all in this together…right?!

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How I’m Celebrating the Selfless Dad

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As adults, we may overlook this Dad even though we’ve seen him around. He sets the bar for servant parenting: provides without complaint and sacrifices his own desires to create a bountiful life for his family.
His mere…

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5 Genius Parenting Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These five tried-and-true methods for stopping questionable or bad behavior in its tracks are clever, respectful and really do work.

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Parental PopQuiz: What Would You Do?

Your child said a curse word, and it’s as shocking as it is adorable out of that little mouth. Do you…

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Katherine Heigl’s Perfectly Cheesy Back-to-School Cheer Is Peak Mom Goals

Sending the kids back-to-school is always fun to cheer about.

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She’s Just Not into Me: When Adult Friendships End

“She doesn’t want to be my friend anymore.”

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We have certainly been there. As a mother of young children, I have unfortunately heard both of my children sadly declare this statement. Relational aggression in young…

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Aunt Becky, You Were Supposed to Be the Coach—Not This

“Failing is powerful. Even though it’s hard to watch, you can’t steal those moments from your child’s development as a person.”

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Serena Williams & Other Moms Share Parenting Moments with #ThisMama

The #ThisMama hashtag is everywhere thanks to Serena Williams.

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This Teen Is Probably the Most Embarrassed Kid in the Country, because Parents

Parents gleefully embarrassing their teenaged children (in good fun) will never not be funny.

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I’m That Dad Who Always Complained about His Kids

I like to think I have become much closer to achieving my childhood dream of becoming a good father.

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This Video of Blue Ivy Totally Embarrassed by Her Parents Is Every Kid

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been embarrassed by your parents. *Blue Ivy raises hand emphatically*

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A Letter to My Child with Dyslexia

I see your slumped shoulders and head down when you leave school.

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I see you reciting your presentation from memory, even though the words are right in front of you.
I see you at the…

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Parents, We Need to Talk to Our Teens About Sexting

As awkward as the convo might be, more parents need to talk about this with their teens.

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Every Teen Should Be Screened for Depression, AAP Says in New Guidelines

Get ready for a new addition to your teen’s annual checkup.

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If You’ve Ever Thought You Had Mommy Brain, Check This Out

Losing gray matter after childbirth is a real thing and this blogger posted her story of just how bad mommy brain can be.

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The One Awesome Thing about Being a Dad That I Can’t Wait For

Someday is a long way away. It is a blurry shape in the distance, far enough away to be obscured by time and chance. Many of us have lofty goals we hope to realize by then. Lose weight, gain weight,…

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘World of Dad Dance’ Nails It

This hilarious segment featured shameless dads grooving on the sidewalk outside New York City’s NBC Studios.

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These Kid-Generated Cartoons About Real Life Issues Are Worth Watching

This site gives kids a place to share their real-life stories with other kids.

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My Daughter Was Born Fearless & I’m Trying Not to Screw It Up

I asked her several times if she was sure she wanted to do it. I’m sorry to say I even tried to talk her out of it. And she not only said she wanted to every time I asked, she…

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Will Ferrell Reveals the Crazy Things He’s Done to Please His Kids

Being the kid of a comedian means plenty of laughs.

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12 Of The Most Embarrassingly Honest Things Kids Have Said

Some of the most cringe-worthy, honest things kids have said.

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When it Comes to My Family, the Japanese Art of Tidying Up Is Complete Garbage

In an effort to help me Spring Clean the only way husbands know how, mine purchased me a copy of a very popular book on the Japanese art of tidying. I was a little more than offended, but because this…

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10 Horrible Things My Kids Did That I Wanted to Laugh At, But I Couldn’t

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Every time you find the humor in a difficult situation, you win. Unless that difficult situation is because of your child, in which case laughing in their face would be an epic parent fail. I have been a…

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How To Talk To Your Children About Sex (Without Embarrassing Yourself)

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My college son was home last week for spring break. Imagine my shock when I overheard this exchange between him and his little brother.
“Dude, don’t be an idiot. You have to use protection,” says wise…

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‘BBC Dad’ Finally Talks About What REALLY Happened In That Viral Video

One of the best video-bombs ever? Possibly. If you haven’t seen the popular BBC Dad video, you must! About four days ago, the Internet laughed their pants off when they witnessed Professor Robert Kelly get interrupted in his serious (and…

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Why My Husband and I Kiss in Front of Our Kids

Photo: Malakhi Helel
“Awww, gross!” That’s what my 12 and 9-year-old kids say when they see my husband and I kissing. It’s delightful to see their faces of disgust and embarrassment as my husband and I take it a step…

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I’m Totally Fine With My Child Being Average

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A few weeks ago, I was reading through a few posts on a parenting forum I frequent where a conversation had sprung from a parent who was completely delirious and devastated that her child doesn’t seem…

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How To Be the Most Embarrassing School Mom in 8 Easy Steps

As school is quickly approaching (and has already arrived for some), I’ve thought of some ways that I can embarrass my 2 elementary-aged kids. I have vivid memories of my father standing outside of his 1985 Buick LeSabre waving at…

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Why I’m Now OK With Diapers Even If She’s Four-Years-Old

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I haven’t been successful with my kids’ potty-training.Whenever I hear unsolicited side comments about my daughter’s inability to stick her butt on the toilet bowl even if she’s four-years-old, I feel bad not just for myself but also…

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Here is the Picture Day Hall of Fame

Put down your coffee (you don’t want to spit on your computer or phone) — these school photos are picture day gold.

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Push Presents: A Gift Guide for New Moms

If there’s a new baby on your block, read on for what to get where.

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