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DIY Dino Eggs You Can Totally Do Yourself

This project is so cool they’ll forget all about those Hatchimals.

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What Experts Say about Anxiety & Kids

How you can best validate your kid’s feelings—the physical, emotional, and the connection between them—according to the experts.

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When My Toddler Makes Me Angry

I’ve been slowly figuring out how to navigate this intense and, sometimes scary, emotion. This is what works for me.

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How to Handle the Stress & Anxiety of Heading Back to School

Anxiety has been one of the most common health impacts related to COVID for teens—here’s how you can address it and help prepare your kids for this coming year.

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7 Powerful Things My Daughter Needs to Know Before Middle School

“Every part of you is beautiful and perfect, designed for anything and everything YOU want it to do.”

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Unpacking Back-to-School Feelings

You can be both nervous and excited at the thought of your child walking into a classroom with their peers, and so can your child. Here’s how to navigate those big emotions.

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3 Tips for Getting Out of the Post Pandemic “Funk”

Exercise can increase your feel good hormones but if you are rolling your eyes at the thought of hitting the gym, know that a dance party in your living room can be just as effective.

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Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

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How to Manage Summer with Your Kids in an Almost Post-Pandemic World

“As you and your family launch into this summer, remind yourself about what matters most in your life and what you want out of it.”

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Morning Coffee with a Side of Mom Guilt

“Despite the fact that my coffee was already brewing, and I had a lot to do, I remained in bed pulling the covers over my head, stuck in my own head, feeling tremendous amounts of mom guilt.”

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Alexa & Carlos PenaVega Welcome Baby #3

Baby Rio joins the world and her two big brothers a month early.

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4 Ways to Help Your Teen Daughter with Her Struggles & Stress Right Now

“Teen girls get my utmost empathy and compassion. Life is just tough right now. Here’s how you can help her with her mental health.”

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Best Buddies: 5 Ways Having a Pet Benefits Your Baby

Considering adding a four-legged friend to your fam? Here are five ways they benefit babies.

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5 Tips to Help Ease Back-to-School Fears

“To help overcome your uncertainties about your kids returning to school post-pandemic, consider some of these tips that often help parents and children when they start kindergarten.”

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11 Ways to Build Resiliency in Children

“Resilience is the foundation of a child’s mental health, confidence, self-regulation, stress management and response to difficult events—like the pandemic.”

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25 Quotes about Parenting You Need to Hear

We know that some days can leave you feeling like a super-parent while others can make you seriously doubt your decision to raise another human being.

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When Your Child Elopes

“Despite all the precautions, in one second, in the blink of an eye, my greatest fear could come true.”

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The Real Reason Motherhood Is So Hard

The real reason being a mom today is so hard? The guilt and expectations of motherhood and womanhood are all-encompassing and exhausting.

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5 Unexpected Things I’ve Learned from My Daughter

“It’s hard to remember her wisdom sometimes when she is picking her nose and handing it to me ..but there is no doubt that becoming the mother to this little being has totally transformed me. Here are some of the unexpected things I learned from her.”

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Friends, I Feel You

“Friends, I know it’s hard. Let’s all lean in on each other. Through each other’s strength and support, we will be lifted and rise above.”

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Let Your Kids Be Bored to Expand Their Imaginations

“Helping a child tune-in to what exactly their brains and bodies are seeking can help them learn to meet their own needs. This is a vital and empowering lesson kids can learn at this early age.”

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These Are the Luckiest States in the Country, Study Finds

If you live in these states, you’ve got some serious luck.

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I’m a SAHM Turned Working Mom

“When I had my first baby, I quit my job and never looked backed…until now.”

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Are You Going through the Motions or Living Your Life?

“At some point, I lost a bit of myself along the way of raising my children. I let go of my passions and only focused on what made my children happy. And the funny thing is, I didn’t even know it.”

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Finally Piecing the Puzzle Together

“I recognize that puzzle that is my son may take longer to construct, but I will no longer force pieces together that just don’t fit.”

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This Train-tastic Netflix Series Is Preschooler & Parent Approved!

This exciting Netflix original preschool series is back for season two with eight new action and friendship-packed episodes, including Valentine’s Day Episode, CHUG-A-LOVE DAY.

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Ah, Unwanted Advice

Photo: Catherine Myman Kaplan
Ah unwanted but good intentioned advice, the bane of every parents’ existence. From the family member who lets you know that in her day children were much better behaved than they are now to the random…

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365 Days With You: My 1st Year of Motherhood

Photo: Erin Lem
When my son was born I was constantly told to enjoy this phase, it all passes so fast. I would smile and nod, but really wanted to ask: do you even remember what having an infant is…

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20 Hilarious Valentine’s Day Poems Written by Kids

These funny poems and love notes by kids will tickle your funny bone.

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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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How This Summer-Loving Mom Is Going to Embrace Winter

“When challenged to make a change, you can resist it and fight every step of the way, or you can embrace the change and make the most of it.”

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Lockdown Made Me a Better Parent. Here’s Why

“In the beginning, I have to say, I was a terrible parent. Every morning I would be glued to my phone, checking the latest coronavirus numbers and getting stressed about our lack of progress, all the while totally ignoring my children.”

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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