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7 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities for Young Kids

Break out the bubbles and the ice cubes! These fun activities will also teach your kids a little bit about science, help their gross motor skills and spark their creativity.

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7 Simple Health Hacks for Families

Some seriously clever ways you can get healthier without spending a dime.

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Want to Connect With Your Child? Try Technology

“Despite my efforts to reduce screentime and connect with my kids, it wasn’t working. So then I tried this and suddenly we are engaging, laughing and sharing inside jokes.”

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How to Encourage Physical, Emotional & Intellectual Development in Kids

If you want your children to excel in all walks of life, it is important to understand how they develop.

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How to Use Social Media Without Judging Yourself—or Your Kids

Photo: Christina Furnival via Real Life Mama
Who uses social media? 
*Counts sea of hands* 

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Do you ever notice how social media can mess with our understanding of our individual children’s developmental paths? We often…

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Baby Toys Inspired by Beloved Children’s Books

You’re sure to find your favorite book from childhood (and your baby’s new favorite!) on this list.

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37 Indoor Play Spots Around the Bay Area

Climbing gyms, bounce houses, LEGO spots and more—this massive list has them all!

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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6 Actionable Ways to Celebrate Black History Month, Every Day

Celebrate Black History month with the kids with intention and purpose.

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365 Days With You: My 1st Year of Motherhood

Photo: Erin Lem
When my son was born I was constantly told to enjoy this phase, it all passes so fast. I would smile and nod, but really wanted to ask: do you even remember what having an infant is…

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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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9 Ways You Can Support Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

“We won’t be able to shelter our children from everything, and we won’t get through it perfectly, but we are all doing our best.”

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5 Ways You Can Help Kids Build Resilience during Stressful Times

“It is sometimes referred to as one’s ability to ‘bounce back’ but I prefer to think of it more as our ability to survive, and even thrive, during a big change.”

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7 of the Best Places to Find Free Movies For Kids Online Right Now

We looked for ethical sources, and sites that are easy to use and that offer a wide variety of films (not just a few). 

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This is the One Thing You Need to Do to Raise Strong Girls

Photo: Photo by Kseniya Petukhova on Unsplash
I’ll never forget the day I truly felt affirmed in my job. I have a unique role as a teacher, life coach, and mentor all wrapped up in one. One afternoon I was…

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When Your Teen Has Supergirl Syndrome

“As they push to achieve and accomplish, to reach their goals and to make their mark, they are going to need our help to explore the superpower alternatives so they can find a better balance and most importantly, their true identity.”

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4 Ways for Your Child to Stay Connected While at Home

“Here are four suggestions for how to minimize feelings of isolation and ensure that your child continues to build and broaden their social skills.”

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This Parenting Hack May Be the Best One Yet

“Role-playing is really healthy. It is also a good opportunity to get to know your child even better and see what they know or what they feel.”

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10 Brilliant Ideas to Replace Halloween Candy

You may have heard of Elf on the Shelf, but have you ever heard of Switch Witch? Sort of like the Tooth Fairy, the Switch Witch stealthily visits the homes of little children, but instead of swapping teeth for cash,…

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Why Are Educational Toys Crucial for Kids?

By integrating fun, educational toys in your child’s life, you’ll encourage their social and cognitive growth as well as their physical development.

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The Benefits of Imaginative Play Are Greater Than You May Think

Whether it’s playing their favorite superhero, character, or emulating someone they look up to, here are five ways that imaginative play can further help kids as they develop.

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How Being the Mom Who Worries Can Affect Your Kids

Do parental worries impact how well emerging adults transcend the difficulties of mastering adulthood?

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This Mindfulness Kit Can Help Calm Down Your Kids (& Save Your Sanity, Too)

Teach your kids how to practice mindfulness and meditation in a fast-paced, overstimulated world with this kit.

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Kids Brains Are Hardwired for Recess, New Study Finds

Here’s something you probobably already knew.

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Date Night Done Right: 15 Drop-Off Play Spots

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s our list of places around the Bay open for after hours, drop-off play (you can thank us later)!

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Your Guide to the Eastside’s Best (Free!) Fall Library Activities

These fun and free family activities will keep you and your little bookworms busy all season long.

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Toy Rotation Made My Life So Much Easier… Here’s How to Do It

Here’s how to deal with your child’s growing toy collection without surrendering precious floor space or cruelly throwing out half your child’s possessions.

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Actor Justin Baldoni Shares a Message Every Parent Needs to Hear

Photo: Jason Baldoni on Instagram
You may know Jason Baldoni from his role as Rafael on Jane The Virgin, his docu-series My Last Days, or even his marriage proposal video that went viral. Baldoni says he tries to create work…

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Work & Play: Two New Coworking Spots With Childcare

A pair of fresh options to help you meet that deadline while your kid meets friends!

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How to Get Over the Guilt of Screen Time

Photo:James Emery via Flickr
Screen time.  It can be such a hot button issue. Studies have shown that too much isn’t good for kids. A lot of us can see from our own experience that our children’s behavior declines from…

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10 Inspirational Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By

Parenting is a hilarious journey. Raising the kids is one of the toughest but fulfilling jobs in the world. And being a mom of two cute dolls I am enjoying this thrilling ride with powerful mixed of emotions every day.…

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My Son Is Almost Three And Still Uses A Pacifier

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My son will be three next month and he still uses a pacifier at night. He calls it his bink.
I’d like to tell you that I don’t really care what anyone thinks about my son…

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How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook in Baby’s Nursery

Encourage story time sessions with baby by creating a special bookish space in her nursery. Find our fave bookshelves and cuddle-ready seating here.

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Why I Hate Modern Motherhood

What are YOUR feelings on modern motherhood? Read on for this mom’s take in her essay that appeared on Red Tricycle’s brand-new Spoke Contributor Network.

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