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Tee It Up! Seattle’s Best Mini Golf Courses for Families

This summer, plan a “hole” lot of family fun at one of Seattle’s best miniature golf courses.

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28 Phrases to Help Calm an Anxious Kid

Simple things like “let’s count to 20 together” are a huge help.

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6 Things Moms Forget to Do but Shouldn’t

Your health is important and shouldn’t be neglected. Just as you take care of your kids, you must take care of yourself, too.

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How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety When You Have Anxiety Too

“You aren’t expected to manage your stress right every time. The cool thing about having a kid is that they force us to grow into the type of people we want to be because we, whether we choose to or not, lead by example.”

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Accepting Help Takes Strength & Courage

“My hope for all of you today is that despite the chaos in the world right now, you open the door and receive support if you feel overwhelmed so you are given the strength to do whatever is in front of you.”

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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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Hang In There, Mama

“When you feel alone, even though the house is full, hang in there and look for the ways you need to fill up your cup. You are the only one who can do this.”

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4 Ways Parents Can Hit the Reset Button in the New Year

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Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the bandwagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a…

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It’s Okay to Rest Your Weary Head

“It’s okay to take a pause and do what is meant for you at that moment. Not what is meant for your friend. Not what is meant for your mother. You. Do what is right for you.”

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Books to Celebrate Poetry Month (with a Special Nod to Earth Day)

“With a nod to Earth Day (April 22nd), we intentionally included poetry that celebrated nature, wilderness, and our Earth.”

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To the Mom of a Newly Diagnosed Child as We Approach Autism Awareness Month

“I want you to know I am here for you after all the quotes, the marches, the stories. I am here for you because in the last five years I have realized that overall more good has come out of this than I could ever imagine.”

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4 of Our Favorite Books That Teach Kids Social-Emotional Life Skills

Social-emotional learning is crucial for well-being, from forming solid relationships and self-esteem to decision making and beyond.

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Getting through the Holiday Season, Autism Style

“When she left to play with her one gift, was reminded of the beauty of autism. She sees, feels, hears, and tastes so much more than we ever can imagine. Witnessing her peace with one thing while others long for more is a great reminder that when we have what we need, we don’t need much more.”

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Homeschooling This Fall? Expert Tips to Start the School Year off Right

“It’s important to focus your day on the love you are putting into what you are teaching, not how many subjects you are covering in a day.”

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When Your Expecting Plans Take an Unexpected Turn

“It’s known with near certainty that this pandemic is causing a lot of anxiety about getting pregnant. Here are recommendations to make your journey less stressful.”

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Our Favorite Books for New York City Kids

From classics to perhaps new-to-you, these tomes for tots featuring the Big Apple should be on the shelf!

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Daycare or Nanny? Use This Checklist to Help Make Your Childcare Decision

This daycare verse nanny checklist plus doing your research will help provide all the information you need to make the right childcare decision for you and your family.

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6 Must-Know Savings Tips for Parents

As a parent, it’s crucial to find time to think about your financial future and what can be done to make sure that your child will have their own financial security.

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3 Tips for Finding the Holy Grail of Work, Life, and Kid Balance

Your life doesn’t have to consist of nonstop juggling. You can look to the excuse that there’s just not enough time in the day for everything or you can evaluate what needs to change in order to bring balance to your role as a working mom.

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10 Tips for Moms (Yes Moms!) Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult can be scary but rewarding. These tips will help you get ready for your first day and help prepare you for success.

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Dealing with All the Whining and Complaining

Dealing with kids who complain all the time isn’t easy. However, finding the root cause of their complaints and encouraging them to solve their own problems can work wonders.

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3 Things Divorced Parents Need to Know

Divorce is always tough but can be especially hard for children. Here are three things every parent, going through a divorce, should know.

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Why Don’t We Talk about This More Often?

Musings on parenthood: the good, the challenging and the amazing.

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Moms Bear the Brunt of “Invisible” Labor, New Study Suggests

It turns out moms have even more to be stressed about.

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It’s Not Too Late: Resolutions for Parents Strapped for Time

Is that you?  Are you feeling as if you should have made New Year’s resolutions, but haven’t yet because you know you can’t possibly fit one more thing into your life?  You know you need time for work in the…

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I Taught My 3-Year-Old What “Hangry” Meant & It Changed My Life

Here’s why one mom teaches her kids their words for feelings as early as she can.

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How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

For many dogs, the addition of a human baby to the household is a crushing blow. After all, she was your first baby.

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How to Overcome the Overwhelm as a New Parent

Becoming a new parent is an overwhelming experience by itself. And being overwhelmed is not necessarily a bad thing. We can feel overwhelmed with joy, happiness, and a sense of pride in seeing our new child in our arms. However,…

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Just Opened: New Queens Play Space Mini Land Play

Wow! It’s 3,000-square-feet of technicolor fun!

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This Mom’s Facebook Post Reminds Us All What Motherhood Really Means

The HGTV host, blogger and author recently posted a pic of her 27-year-old self along with this powerful message about being a mommy.

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5 Ways to Make the Holidays Happy

You just sent your kids back to school so why does it seem like it is already almost 2018?! Once the kids are on their first bus it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the deluge of holidays seemingly right…

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How I Make Rainy Days Work for Me

It’s raining here today, pretty heavily, and while I sit here staring out my window considering whether I should start building an ark, it has lead me to think about indoor activities. I’m assuming you think I mean children’s activities,…

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To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together: You’ve Got This

To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together,
I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you.

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Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see…

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How This Mom Turned Her Kids’ Vacation Complaints Around

Giving kids a specific time to complain might just be the key to saving the day.

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The Busy Parents’ Guide to Spring Cleaning in Under 30 Minutes

Photo: Jaimelys Jaime
The transition from winter to spring brings with it a natural desire to clean out and refresh your home. While a marathon weekend spring cleaning session can be a satisfying way of getting your household prepped for…

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How Spring Cleaning My House Helped Me De-Clutter My Life

Photo: Morre Christophe
If you’re feeling totally stressed and can’t seem to get a grip on your to-do list, spring is the perfect time to make some changes that will help get you back in the saddle and in charge…

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