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IVF: The Second Time Around

There was such a relief in starting this process again since it worked for us the first time. Unfortunately that is not where our struggle with fertility ends.

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Have You Seen Peek-A-Roo? This Year’s Must-Have Toy

Surprise toys are all the rage, and interactive cuddly creatures are always a favorite among kids. From the geniuses behind Hatchimals, in hops Peek-A-Roo—a part panda, part kangaroo interactive plush with a surprise baby reveal! This loveable cutie responds to…

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How You Can Help Your Child Handle Disappointment

This year has been filled with a lot of setbacks (to say the least). These tips will help adjust your kid’s attitude so that they can find the good in any situation and prepare them for what life throws their way.

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Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World

“Many kids’ social worlds have turned upside down. Here’s how you can support your child’s journey to a post-pandemic social world.”

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids

To learn and practice empathy, we’ll need to begin within.  Yes y’all!  I’m talking about that ‘heart work’.

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How to Help Kids Deal with Disappointment (According to Experts)

There are some things you can do to help ease the sadness and anxiety. We’ve enlisted expert advice to offer some tips to help kids deal.

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A Love Letter Home: I’ve Been Where You Are

“From the bottom of my heart, I feel for what you are going through. My prayers are constant but my hopes remain high. I’ve seen glimpses of everyday normalcy, a slow but steady return. We’re not there yet, there’s still a way to go, but every morning it feels just a little closer.”

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The Very Real State of Stay-at-Home Mom Guilt

“As a stay at home mom, I am lonely, anxious, and well…bored. The daily anxiety of needing to do more, contribute more, and feel important fills my mind.”

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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Want to Promote Your Kid’s Social Skills? Try This

Developing social skills take practice and these activities provide opportunities for your little ones to learn how to make new friends, problem solve, and empathize with others.

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We Should Let Our Kids Fail. Here’s Why

“What if we told our kids that we must fail in order to succeed?”

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Your Kids Can Dine at This California Restaurant—But Only If They’re Silent

This restaurant’s policy about kids has some parents fuming.

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Men, Love Your Wives as You’d Want Your Daughter to Be Loved

What is the greatest gift a father can give to his daughter? 

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Is Your Child or Teen a Perfectionist? Here’s What Parents Can Do

As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I see this all the time in my work.

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As a Mom to 7, Here’s How I Try to Calm the Chaos

I have seven children, and for the most part, the older ones are reasonably well-behaved.  How do I go about disciplining the smaller kids in my house?  If you ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you that I…

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8 Things to Say to Your Fellow Mamas

Find the nearest fellow mom and let her know we are all in this together!

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The Most Important Skills Your Teens Need to Live Richer Lives

We are hearing a lot about empathy these days. Empathy is the ability to recognize and understand the feelings of someone else. While sympathy may make us feel badly for those who are suffering in some way, it’s empathy that…

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What Mothers Can Treat Each Other to on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and Google is overwhelmed with searches like “What to get mom for Mother’s Day” and “Brunch specials in my area.” Husbands are helping make secret, handmade projects with their small children and adult children are…

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My Not-So-Secret Miscarriage

Photo: Kelly Crockett
Can I be honest? I’ve started this post four times but haven’t been able to finish it. I’ve had so many thoughts on my heart that I’ve wanted to share, so why has it been so hard…

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Talking Kids & Family with Kate Hamernik

When it comes down to getting more bang for your buck, one of San Diego’s Top Mom Bloggers, Kate Hamernik knows all the best places to go in San Diego and shares all the awesome spots on her blog, San…

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Dad Sends SOS from Minivan at Campsite

Some people love camping. Even with kids. For others it’s more of a challenge. We completely empathize with Rob Wolf (who some of you may know as the producer of That Baby DVD) for his camping mishap. Rob, thanks for…

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