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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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Why Is Representation So Important?

“History must be confronted and identified for what it was…wrong. Calling it out doesn’t cancel anything or take away from what was positive about those times, nor does it proclaim that everything nowadays is ideal and without reproach.”

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The Day I Finally Lost It

“Everything felt hard today. I couldn’t prioritize or make the right decisions. So I walked and I cried. And I never cry. I just don’t, ever. But today, I couldn’t fight it.”

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Cows

Dairy Farmers of America & Their Cows Are “Zoom-Bombing” Classrooms

They are giving a whole new meaning to show-and-tell.

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Coloring: Inside or Outside the Lines?

Photo: Janet Coburn
The other day, my husband gave me a little gift with which to amuse myself while he was out of town – a paint-n-bake coffee mug with an intricate mandala sort of design on both sides and…

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Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie & Kit Harington Are Expecting Their First Child

The couple portrayed star-crossed lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones.

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3 Remote Work Tips to Help Your Kids Adapt to Distance Learning

“Here are some common issues I’ve seen during the transition to remote work and how I’ve coached my employees through these rough patches. The same advice can help our kids with their own transition.”

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression during a Pandemic

“I gave birth to my Ronnie in March and was plunged into a motherhood that I could never have planned for. I woke up every day with anxiety coursing through my veins and an uncertainty and fear about the state of the world that clouded my vision.”

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How to Cultivate Positivity to Combat COVID Stress

“These affirmations will boost your positivity, temper your anxiety, and help to combat the stress we are all feeling.”

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What Are Your New Year’s “Parenting” Resolutions?

A couple of can-do resolutions for parenting in the new year.

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Three Truly Great Pieces of Baby Gear

For more than ten years, Nuna has been designing safe, intuitive products that look and function beautifully. Here are three worth a close look.

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Eat Smart, Mama: How to Curb Stress & Increase Energy

Stress and energy are intertwined, the more relaxed you are, the more energized you’ll be.

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This Expert Wants Later School Start Times. Here’s Why

School start time can have a major impact on kids’ health and success.

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This New FDA-Approved ADHD Treatment Is Drug-Free

This new device could treat ADHD without medication.

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I Encouraged My Daughter to Get A Job. Here’s What Happened

I felt it was time my daughter started learning one of the fundamental pillars of teen independence—financial independence.

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3 Healthy Food Hacks You Can Totally Sneak into Their Lunches & Snacks

These tricks will help you their food healthier—and your kids will be none the wiser.

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Is the “Fourth Trimester” Real? New Guidelines May Change the Postpartum Period

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists seek to offer better postpartum care and support to new moms.

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Here’s How Parents Around the World Tackle Bedtime

When it comes to the time that parents send their kids off to dreamland, the numbers differ almost as much as where kids sleep.

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6 Totally Doable Ways to Manage a Stressful Holiday Season

The holidays bring with them time to spend with loved ones, eat comfort food and share gifts, but this incredible time also invites unwelcome stress. You likely have multiple holiday parties and family homes to visit, including prepping your own…

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From 0 to 1: My Experience as a First Time Mom

My baby turns 1 in just a few short day! Time has literally flown, as it seems now. To be honest, there were days when I just couldn’t wait for the minutes to creep by. Boy oh boy, what an…

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Here’s What I Can Truthfully Say about Breastfeeding

Through all my breastfeeding challenges, I somehow emerged as a mom who still champions it for others.

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3 Ways To Spring Clean Your Parenting Style, According To Science

There’s no single study that finds one method of parenting better than another, but there are some scientifically-backed ways that you can make parenthood just a little bit less stressful. Check out the tips below to revamp your parenting style,…

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Big Families: We Are More Than the Sum of Our Parts

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Every evening when I leave work, I see the same tired woman standing on the corner outside my building waiting to cross the street with her four little kids. It’s a busy street always, but even…

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Gift Giving During a Health Crisis

I have written about giving clutter free gifts and how to give the gifts of experiences instead of clutter. But what about gift giving when the recipient is in a health crisis?
So many of us are clueless as to…

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Feel Sicker When You’re Pregnant With a Girl? Studies Show You’re Not Making it Up

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At some point during pregnancy, every mom to be will be schooled by friends, family, and random strangers in the grocery store on the old wives tales connected to the sex of the baby. From the…

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Moms Are More Tired, Stressed & Less Happy Than Dads, According to New Study

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Parenting requires a lot of hard work, whether you’re a mother or a father. However, a team of researchers from Cornell University, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Population Center have found mothers…

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Super Sips: The Best Juice Bars for Kids

Delish, kid-friendly juice spots are popping up left and right in the DMV. Here are a few of our faves.

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New & Cool: Juicing for Pregnant & New Moms

Sip, sip, hurray! Organic prenatal juices have just hit the market. Get the inside scoop here.

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A Bay Area Diapering Giant Goes Compostable

Tiny Tots Makes it Easy to Be Green…

Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing new under the sun…or bum, as the case may be. But not so in the world of earth-friendly diaper options. A longtime favorite of eco-conscious Bay…

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Back to School Lunch Tips

Battling the Brown-bag Blues
You start out the school year with the best nutritional intentions: cooking up homemade meals for your kids to take to school, squeezing fresh juices, and making sandwiches piled high with organic veggies. But for even…

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