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“Do you know how much preparation (both physically and emotionally) and courage it takes for some of us to just take our kids out of the house because we know the stares and judgment we’ll get just for being different?”

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8 Tips for Helping Your Blended Family Thrive

“Whether your blended family is newer or you’re simply looking for techniques to help your already existing family thrive, there are so many ways to improve your family’s function.”

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The Most Creative Places to Find Valentine’s Day Gifts in Dallas

Make the day extra sweet for your littles by ditching the standard box of chocolates from the local grocery store and picking up something unique from a locally-owned business.

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This Is the Most Planned Family Vacation for 2021 (According to Experts)

Are you already dreaming about your post-pandemic trip?

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27 Great Conversation Starters for Honest Family Discussions

Here’s how to go beyond, “How was school?” when talking with your kids.

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5 Ways to Help Your Young Child Become Comfortable Wearing a Mask

Worried your child won’t wear a mask when they need to? These 5 tips can help get them more comfortable.

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Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out about Buying Life Insurance

“I wish someone had given me advice on where to start and what to ask when it comes to buying life insurance. I hope my story helps.”

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Dating.com Releases a Guide for Single Parents Looking to Find a Partner

The online dating site is helping single parents find their other half.

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This Study Shows the Stress Working Parents Face Could Actually Cost Them Their Jobs

Working parents face the difficult choice between wanting to take on more at work and being present for their family.

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Is Baby’s Bedtime a Dream or a Nightmare?

“A heavenly bedtime routine really depends on how you look at getting the kids to bed and determining what’s right (or not) for you and your family. Every family should feel comfortable with their own routines and choices.”

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The 15 Texts I Wish My Teens Would Send Me

While it might be nice to hear from my teens every now and then letting me know that they appreciate all the things I do for them, in the meantime, I’ll keep being their loving and supportive dad however they choose to communicate with me.

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Wait…Breastfeeding isn’t normal?

So…someone forgot to tell me that breastfeeding isn’t “normal.”
One afternoon I was nursing my three month old daughter at a local pizzeria – momma’s gotta eat and at that moment so did my daughter. Anyway, a woman came up…

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How Coding Teaches Kids Computational Thinking Skills

Is coding the key to your child’s future?

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Are Restaurant Menu Items Labeled Gluten-Free Actually Safe? Maybe Not

You might want to double check that menu before you order.

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Your Teen Has Probably Been Cyberbullied. Here’s What Parents Can Do

A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of all teens have been victims of cyberbullying.

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Kelly Clarkson Thanks Carrie Underwood: “It’s So Important” to Talk about Miscarriage

Moms supporting other moms never gets old—even these American Idol moms.

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Every Mama Bear Can Breastfeed Like at Champ at This Stadium

The Chicago Bears just scored a huge touchdown for Mama Bears everywhere.

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California District Changes School Dress Code So It Won’t Unfairly Target Girls

This school district drastically changed their dress code for an important reason.

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How Cup Stacking Can Help Kids with Autism

Jesse Horn’s unique story of coming to this unique sport is an inspiration for the autism community.

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Whoa Dude! The Trendiest Kids Clothes Store in SF

You don’t have to vacation in Europe to bring some trendy Euro-style to your kid’s wardrobe. Head to Whoa Dude! and they’ll have your tot covered from head to toe.

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No, I Will NOT Give You My Babysitter’s Number (& Here’s Why)

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“Anybody have a really good babysitter you can recommend? Available at the last minute?”
This group text popped up on a Friday afternoon and was quickly drowned in a sea of “nopes!” and “good lucks!”…

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This Is How I Teach My Child Simple Manners (You’re Welcome)

I’m always delighted to learn from a friend or acquaintance that my child was polite without prompting.

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Reminder, Nursing Mamas: Yes, You CAN Breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel

Once again, Pope Francis Once encouraged moms to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel.

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Just Opened: Timbalooloo SoHo

This jazzy music method with a love for the Masters now has an HQ!

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Etiquette Tips and Handy Tricks for Baby Gifts You Don’t Want

Not sure what to do with items you don’t want? Read on for tips on returning, regifting and repurposing!

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These EMTs Say the Price of Your Car Seat Doesn’t Matter, but the Straps Do

This advice will change the way you look at car seat safety.

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Channing Tatum Pens an Emotional Open Letter About Future Hopes for His Daughter

photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
For the premiere of his new live show, Magic Mike in Las Vegas, Channing Tatum was asked to write a piece in Cosmopolitan. The first thought he had? His own daughter might read it someday…

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Making Friends When You’re a “Teetotaler”

Photo: Leah Kelley
(A teetotaler is someone who abstains entirely from drinking alcohol. Yes, this includes beer and wine. And yes, also frozen sangria, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and even champagne at a wedding.)
Is it hard to make friends when…

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How to Choose the Right Summer Camp for your Child

Photo: Marina Cisneros
Summer camps are much more than sitting around the campfire eating s’mores. They are a chance to provide your children with lifelong friends, memories and new skills. But with thousands of summer camps and programs to sort…

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Helping Your Teens Talk About The Real Issues That Upset Them

How can you get your teenager to really talk to you? It’s a simple question, but for many parents, the answer feels quite complicated. Many teenagers find it difficult to talk about their feelings with one another, let alone an adult,…

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Just Tell Us We Look Great

There is something about a pregnant woman that makes people go, well, a little crazy. All social decencies get thrown out the window and boundaries cease to exist.
I mean the man sitting next to me on the bus has just…

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See What Expectant Mothers’ Hospital Bags Look Like Around The World

Most expectant mothers pack a hospital bag to make them and their soon-to-be baby feel comfortable. However, depending on where in the world, the items women choose to take to the hospital might be life-savers, or simple luxuries. DeliverLife, a…

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Adorable Five Year-Old Talks Boy Issues With Mom in Viral Video

Most of us hope our kids will feel comfortable enough to talk to us about their dating issues, but we’re also crossing our fingers that time doesn’t come for a long time.

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Well this sweet…

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Inside the Totally Awesome reSPACEd with MaryJo Monroe

MaryJo Monroe is the answer to your organization prayers. She’s the founder of reSPACEd, a nationally recognized home & business Portland organizer, known for its innovative yet affordable solutions and compassionate approach. Besides being a pro when it comes to…

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