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Inspire Your Kids with Their Own Olympic-sized Greatness

Whether it’s the winter, summer Olympics or Paralympics, simply put, these games are filled with a never-ending well of inspiration.

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How I’m Helping to Change Books for the Better

“As a mom of a biracial son, my mission of publishing diverse books is that much more important. I don’t want him to feel as I did growing up. I want him to be proud of who he is and where he came from.”

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Keeping Your Family Safer Near Water This Summer

May is National Water Safety Month, and it’s an important reminder to ensure your children know how to stay safe both in and around the water!

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20 Compliments Anyone Needs to Hear

Today is Say Something Nice Day! Here are ideas for compliments you can give that will last longer than a day.

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Girl Scouts Uniform

Girl Scout Uniforms Get a Makeover for 2020

The update is functional as well as fashionable. 

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Co-Parenting during COVID? Here Are 4 Ways to Make It Better

“Just like co-parenting before COVID, nothing will ever be perfect, and there will be times when things don’t feel equal or fair. Flexibility, communication, and empathy will bring the best results during a challenging time like this.”

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These Moms Covered an Airport Lactation Station with the Best Notes of Encouragement

CEO Audrey Gelman got a major surprise when she stepped into this NYC airport lactation pod.

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Let’s Talk about Sext(ing)—& Why You Should with Your Kids, Too

Photo: Luke Porter via Unsplash
The sending and receiving of sexually charged images and words via digital devices—a.k.a. “sexting”—is a relatively common practice amongst young people. Parents, having grown up amongst different norms, often feel lost in how to help…

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5 Creative Ways to Unlock Your Child’s Potential

There are so many things you can do to ensure the academic success of your child. These tips will help your child discover their full potential.

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The Wicked/Frozen Mashup Musical Now Playing Off-Broadway

This tongue-in-cheek production for older kids offers more satire (for less cash) that its Broadway inspiration!

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To the Parent Whose Kid Struggles at Swim Lessons: I See You

To the parent of the worst kid in swim lessons:

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It is hard to show up to swim lessons or gymnastics class or soccer practice week after week knowing your kid is the worst one…

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Teen Takes Her Toddler Brother to School to Help Parents in a Pinch

This photo of a teen taking her little brother to school has gone viral for the sweetest reason.

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How Keeping Up With The Joneses Will Leave You Worn Out

I recently heard a television commercial for a furniture store stating; “BUY NOW WITH NO INTEREST UNTIL 2025.”  

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I visioned my parents faces and wondered what their reaction would be to know how easy it…

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Your Guide to Safe Sleep for Baby

You’re exhausted and you want your baby to sleep, anywhere, any way, but you shouldn’t forget these safe sleeping guidelines.

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5 Things I’ve Learned 5 Years into Parenthood

***This post originally appeared in my Medium publication: HellJoy: How to Survive Parenting***
“My water just broke.”
My life stopped, started, and was forever redefined in the span of that simple little four-word sentence. Up until that moment, our son…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Doula Seattle

There’s nothing like having a pro in your corner when you’re getting ready for the newest addition to your family. You want a friendly helper, an experienced voice. You want someone with a passion for all things family and baby.…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Sod Room with Cynthia Valenciana

Three cheers for Cynthia Valenciana, who saw a need for a top-notch communal playspace in her neighborhood and filled it. We’re talking, of course, about the Totally Awesome Sod Room—your pick for Chicago’s best playspace. A South Loop hotspot, Sod…

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Cool Chalkboards For Kids Like Never Before

Below are some fabulous ideas on how to get creative with your kids and chalkboards. Yes, chalkboards! While dry erase boards and computers may have taken away some if its former glory, chalkboards are fighting back with some uber cool…

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