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Simplify Stressful School Nights with These 8 Ideas

Eliminate hectic school nights (and those school mornings!) with these must-do tips that will save you time, energy, and your sanity.

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Are You Ready for a Third Baby?

Chaos, cuddles, endless snacks. Find out about life with a trio.

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18 Cool Alarm Clocks to Kickstart Your Morning Routine

Make your daily rise and shine routine more fun and less stressful.

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Get Ready to Go Camping!

Escape the city life and get back to nature at these nearby camp spots. Book now for your spring break getaway!

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Motherhood: How to Survive the First 3 Months

“Be like water” and other helpful advice I wish I’d known when I first became a Mom.

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A Better Baby Napper: Boost Baby’s Sleep with a Smart Bassinet

Rocking, swaddling & baby monitoring! These nappers have it all.

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Fireworks, Festivities & More! 10 Independence Day Celebrations

The city’s Fourth of July celebrations are back with a bang this year!

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38 Festive Crafts to Make This 4th of July

Want to know the secret to an awesome Independence Day? Here’s a hint—it doesn’t always have to involve fireworks.

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The Registry Items You Actually Need On Your List, According to a New Mom

As a first-time mom, I was clueless about what to get for my baby girl before she arrived. I read through countless blogs trying to figure out the best products to register for but began to feel overwhelmed with all…

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5 Nearby National Parks Portland Kids Love

Plan your family road trip to these amazing National Parks near Portland for National Parks Week!

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What This Nutrition Expert Is Doing to Prepare for TTC

“Like so many women, I had a conflicting relationship with food, especially around how much I should be eating. But here’s how I changed that, especially as I prepared my body for pregnancy.”

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8 Tips for Surviving The First 6 Months With Your New Baby

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This morning, I heard my almost seven-month-old baby wake up and hurried upstairs to get her. She looked up, smiled a huge toothy grin and babbled some indistinguishable but happy phrase as she realized it was time to…

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Epic Last-Minute Spring Break Ideas You Can Pull Off

Epic, socially-distant spring break getaways that will satisfy all your holiday needs.

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To the Mom Alone in the Dark, I’ll Sit with You

“​​​​​​​If you’re a parent of a special needs child, a new parent, or a lost parent and you find yourself in the dark literally or figuratively, know that I understand you.”

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Before We Knew Autism

“Most days are hard. There are meltdowns, frustrations, isolation, worry, and confusion. Then there are moments of amazing. The moments that keep us going.”

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Epic Baby Sleep Guide: Expert Advice & What to Expect in the First Year

Want to know how to create good sleep habits for your baby and which sleep tools really work? Read on for expert tips to baby sleep.

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25 Incredibly Unique Overnight Stays That Are Anything but Boring

From a hobbit house to a dome and a haunted hotel, these vacation rentals are anything but ordinary.

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Sweet Dreams: White Noise & Sound Machines for Babies

Could one of these sounds machines and sleep aids be the key to getting your baby to sleep?

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I Wonder If She Knows

“There is so much I missed out on, thinking I wasn’t a good enough mama. There is so much I second-guessed about my decisions and how I was parenting.”

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The 3 Tips You Need to Get Your Kids to Sleep

“Between winter sniffles, inconsistent school schedules, and daylight savings, even the best sleepers can find themselves disrupted.”

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My Tried-and-True Steps to Having an Amazing Sleeper

“When my girlfriend asked me what she could do to help her baby self-soothe, I realized there were three solid steps we took that helped our baby self-soothe for better sleep.”

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32 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

From sweet outfits to LEGO kits, it’s easy to stay away from the sugar with these candy-free gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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28 Genius Toy Storage Hacks That’ll Give You More Space

Got a playroom problem? We’ve got solutions.

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10 Long-Lasting Products Every Mom Needs to Know About

As a mom to kids in three different age groups, these are products that are useful for a mom with kids from the newborn stage to 5-years-old

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6 Books About Motherhood that Aren’t All About Motherhood

This list is the output of reading more than 100 books over the past four years. I hope they make you feel seen, celebrated, and perfect just as you are, wherever you are on your path in parenthood. They are highly feminist and written by women I admire. Motherhood is messy and it’s beautiful and I’m so happy I get to share it with you.

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28 Cozy Cabins to Relax & Unplug with the Fam

Recharge with some time in the woods. These cabins all across the U.S. have family-friendly amenities, views for days and firepits for nighttime s’mores feasts.

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The Reasons I Wanted to STOP Breastfeeding

I remember my breaking point vividly—I was cradling my son, desperately trying to get him to latch as tears pour down my cheek—I looked over to my husband and told him I didn’t think I could do this anymore. I felt like I had failed.

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The 90 BEST Bedtime Stories of All Time

You can stop searching. We have the ultimate list of books ideal for bedtime.

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Red-Hot Gift Alert: You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This

Squeakee the Balloon Dog is puffed full of personality, responding to the sound of your voice with 60+ sounds and movements!

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Skip the Tent! Go Glamping in Southern California at These Luxury Camping Spots

Hang on to your canteens because we’ve found luxurious SoCal glamping spots that put you in the heart of the wild while providing the creature comforts of home.

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I’m a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Here’s How I Get My Kids to Sleep

Like many families, you may be finding yourself scrambling to get your family back into a healthy sleep routine. This expert is here to help.

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Baby Sprinkle Gifts: What to Get the Mom-to-Be Who Has Everything

Make a splash at a baby sprinkle with these 15 gifts for the mom who already has the baby basics.

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The Utterly Honest Reasons Why I Don’t Want Another Baby

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I love babies. Seriously, I’m what you might call a “baby person.” I love nothing more than the feel of a newborn on my chest, their tiny body cozy in footed pajamas. I always knew I would be…

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15 Genius Gadgets That’ll Make Travel with Kids a Breeze (Promise!)

It’s no newsflash that flying with tiny tots can be a challenge. These things will help make it easier.

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How to Create a Calming Bedtime Routine for Baby

Set your baby up for a good night’s sleep with these helpful tips for establishing a bedtime routine you’ll both enjoy.

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My Baby Has a Day & Night Personality

“During the day, she’s nearly a person. She makes yummy noises when she eats people food and can clap her hands and crawl and stand up and pet (grab) the kitty. But at night, The Creature emerges. I’m not saying The Creature is bad, it’s just, not quite the same as the daytime version of my baby.”

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