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9 Self-Care Ideas for Moms

“It’s important to find self-care that works for you, because, as they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup.”

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How to Balance Work & Life in 2021

“I can’t pretend that work-life balance is going to magically fall into place, but I know by taking these steps, I can maximize my family’s successes.”

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Getting Together While Staying 6 Feet Apart

“The thing that I’ve definitely missed is time with the family members who aren’t navigating quarantine within our household but here are some clever solutions we’ve come up with to reduce our distance without compromising anyone’s health.”

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Operation: Pet Scan

Hasbro Gaming Introduces Operation Pet Scan

Press and hold Rex-Ray’s nose to hear an instant bark and fart sounds. 

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Thank You, Boobs

“I sobbed. I blubbered. I was breathless, unable to utter a sentence. My husband insisted on video chatting with me from work. He praised me for being strong but I was going to miss spending time with that sweet little baby, who always held my hand as he fed.”

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This FREE Book Will Help Your Kids Deal with Fears & Anxiety Around Coronavirus

This free book will help your kids deal with their fears and concerns in a healthy way.

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Moms

Rather than make resolutions you surely won’t keep, why not make a list of goals that you are positively going to accomplish? Bragging rights totally optional.

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A Must-Try Kindness App with an Awesome Mission

“Through my research, I discovered that there are no digital tools to create and celebrate kindness. My kids and I decided to change that.”

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Andy Grammer and His Wife Announced Their Second Baby with a Rockin’ Instagram Post

The musical family is about to become a family of four and the singer couldn’t be happier about it.

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Dealing with Bullies: A Personal Story

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Being bullied can hurt. You feel miserable and lonely, and you don’t want to go to school. Whether the bully is a boy or a girl, and the behavior is verbal or physical, it is always wrong. 
My Story

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I Found My Mom Tribe in the Least Likely Place

This place was full of amazing women who accepted me for who I was, and I quickly realized I was just being myself when I was there because I felt comfortable in that environment—no mom act, no trying to fit in.

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4 Ways These Successful Women Stay Energized (All Without Coffee!)

Here are 4 surprising — and simple — ways that successful women across various industries stay energized without coffee.

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Can’t Get Your Kids to Eat When They Have a Cold? Here’s What to Feed Them

Try these tasty cold-busters when the kids are feelin’ crummy.

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Chrissy Teigen’s Insecurity about Her Post-Baby Body Is Refreshingly Honest

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her stretch marks and every mom can relate.

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If You Try This Mom’s Fitted Sheet Hack, Your Kids WILL Crack Up (VIDEO)

Folding laundry with the kids will definitely be more fun with this hilarious hack.

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Is It Safe to Give Your Baby Teething Medicine? The FDA Issues New Warning

Your little love feeling the pain of those very first chompers breaking through. You want to do everything you can to make them feel better. Right? And that may involve using a numbing gel on their precious little gums. But…

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This Hangover Cure Is Hiding In Your Kids Nursery?

Why not grab a few bottles on your next grocery run?

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Crying Is Actually Good For You, According to Science

Sometimes we all just need a good long cry.

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10 Secrets to Being a Chill Mom

You know that mom who seems to enjoy her kids? That can be you.

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I’m Emotionally Stable So My Kids Should Be Too… Right?

Before children, I thought the hard stuff was going to be the chores—the sheer abundance of them, getting them to sleep, feeding them, having to change so many diapers. And then doing it all over again, all on relatively no…

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This Photo of a Barber Cutting an Autistic Boy’s Hair Shows Everything That’s Good in the World

This barber goes above and beyond to make kids with autism feel better about having their hair cut.

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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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Letting My Daughter Fall Taught Me This Hard but Important Lesson

To all the moms out there who let their kids fall, I’m with you. We can’t learn to get back up if we are never down.

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Sure, Being a Mom Is Hard, but I’m Learning to Surround Myself with Light

The next time the average moans and groans of a mom conversation become pure negativity, challenge yourself to change the topic to something positive.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Death in a Non-Scary Way

Photo: Max Pixel
As a freelance writer who works from home, it’ inevitable that my kids often come across articles that I’m working on. I recently profiled a man named Paul Kraus, who is the longest surviving Mesothelioma patient in…

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Life Happens in Between Plans

Photo: Christina Fletcher
So here’s the thing. I was writing a little post… um ok, a rather long post… on sensitive children and tapping into their deeper essence, while offering tools for awareness to them… and then my computer had…

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: Making Kids Say Sorry When They Don’t Mean It

Yes, we all do it. We make them say, “I am sorry” even when they are not.  Or maybe they just don’t understand what there is to be sorry for. Regardless, over and over I hear parents tell their kids…

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Top 10 Ways Having an Only Child Is Awesome

While  I still feel like there is another child missing from our home, the reality of the matter is that having another baby will require a larger than normal miracle. Infertility has stolen away so much from me and now…

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Ramp Up Your Wellness Routine with a Crane Humidifier

Welcome to the cold and flu season, parents. It’s here to stay. Ramp up your winter wellness routine with a Crane Humidifier. Read on to learn how it can fortify your family’s defenses.

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My Best Friend is Having a Baby Today. Will I Lose a Best Friend Tomorrow?

Photo: Jen Setteducato
Excitement. Nervousness. Joy.
This is what I’m feeling as my best friend goes to the hospital today to have her baby. I sit here thinking that the person who I’ve been close to since third grade, who…

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Stop Comparing Kids. Now!

“She is so tiny,” said the random woman holding a baby. Just seconds before she said that, I had said, “I already miss that stage even though I am excited for what comes next” referring to the baby in her…

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The Parental Code of Honor

Photo: Vera Kratochvil
Have you ever heard of “The Honor Code?” It’s something usually found in academic settings or universities and is a set of rules or principles created to govern the behavior of the members within that community. A…

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