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How to Empower Girls with Back-to-School Confidence

These 5 activities can help boost your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem—giving her the courage to tackle and problem-solve not just in the classroom but for the rest of her life.

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My Kids Kept Having Tantrums & This Is How We Fixed It

Children naturally act out to test their boundaries and to learn more about life. When they do, it’s our job to figure out the underlying cause and help address the issue.

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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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5 Math Concepts Parenting Taught Me

“Remember that pi is also a mathematical constant. Would you prefer apple or cherry?”

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This Affordable Cell Phone Service Works for the Whole Family

Twigby is a low-cost wireless services that’s a great option for tweens and teens.

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Research Reveals the Truth about Why “Smart” Kids Cheat

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When I was in graduate school I worked as a teaching assistant for various professors in the department. This job entailed the usual responsibilities—grading papers, helping students with assignments and the like.
One particular semester I was…

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The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Child About Failure

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Are you familiar with the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Remember than song about failure? Here’s a reminder:
Every bursted bubble has a glory! Each abysmal failure makes a point! Every glowing path that goes astray, Shows you how…

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Want to Raise Independent Kids? Do This

While there are many ways for parents to encourage independence and confidence in their children, here are five of the most impactful parenting behaviors you can do to raise self-reliant kids.

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The New Pop-Tarts Pretzel Is the Perfect Salty Sweet Combo for Snack Time

Snack time just got a tasty makeover with this brand new flavor combo from Pop-Tarts.

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More Than a Wave-Jumper

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Dear Confessional,
I’ve almost drowned three times. I’m a terrible swimmer. I am an adult woman with four children who swim better than I do—and yet I still pinch my nose under water and doggy paddle.…

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My Daughter Forgot Her Homework & I Didn’t Fix It

“Yes, she was mad at me, and yes, I felt bad for her, and even though I know we will always be close and have a strong bond, I also know I am not her friend. I am her mother.”

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Here’s Why “Me Time” Is a Must-Do for Every Mom

“I have forgotten what it’s like to really be me. I have missed me.”

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The Facebook Hack Is Actually a Big Deal. Here’s What You Need to Do ASAP

Read on for answers to some of your most important questions about this massive Facebook data breach.

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We Should Let Our Kids Fail. Here’s Why

“What if we told our kids that we must fail in order to succeed?”

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The Museum of Illusions

Taking photos at the Museum of Illusion is totally the point…and totally worth the price of admission.

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CDC Issues Huge Warning: Don’t Eat ANY Romaine Lettuce

If you’re thinking about whipping up a Caesar salad, you’ll want to read this.

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As If: How to Pretend Your Way into Motherhood and Growth

Let’s play “Family”!

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Pretend you’re the sister and I’m the mommy, pretend I’m the dog, pretend my name is Flora, Abigail, Elinor…
My 8-year-old, frolics and revels in a world of pretend. As she plays…

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In This Battle of Elf on the Shelf versus Dog, Who Won?

Here’s what happened when an Elf on the Shelf came up against one family’s dog.

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Being a Solo Parent Is Actually Pretty Spectacular

I call myself a “two for one” parent. I came up with the concept after becoming disenchanted with labels like “single mom” and “single mom by choice.” These labels are often stigmatized, with undertones of disapproval when one finds out…

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This Is How to Finally Get Your Kids to Start Eating Better

“I just love healthy, sugar-free foods, and the mere sight of lightly cooked broccoli and carrots makes my heart leap with joy!” …said no child ever.
Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest: it’s a sad fact of life, and childhood is…

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Check out the Crazy-Big Tip Chrissy Teigen Left for a Waitress

This waitress just got the fattest tip of her life from one of the nation’s most famous couples.

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How My Son Learned About Achieving Goals Through the Power of YET

“Mom,” says Sam. “My class is presenting a poem at Grandparents Day.”

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“Sam!” I say, “That’s great. Tell me about your poem”.
“Well”, says Sam. “It’s. About. Growth. Mindset.” (While really emphasizing the vowels in …

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Can Intelligence Be Developed? It Can and Here’s How

Growth mindset, the concept that intelligence can be developed, has become more and more accepted in the education landscape. Carol Dweck, a Stanford University professor and a household name in education, has taught us through her research that with a…

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The Real Reasons Moms Get Nothing Done

There are two main reasons why moms get nothing done. As moms, we have a lot of responsibilities and it’s overwhelming. So, some stuff just isn’t going to get finished. But, when being overwhelmed is a way of life, here…

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Life on a Shuttle? This Family of Four Is Traveling Across the County on One

This family dropped everything and decided to travel across the country in their tricked out shuttle bus.

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Catch ’em Quick!: Pinwheels in Prospect Park

A sunny, interactive installation called “The Connective Project” has landed, and it’s on view for a limited time only!

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I Have a Confession: My 5-Year-Old Was Right about Me

The truest reflection of who we are is not held in a mirror but rather in our child’s eyes. They see clearly and vividly what we cannot in a moment’s glance into the glass. They see our emotions, our strengths, our weaknesses, and even those things we try—unsuccessfully—to hide.

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Sip Me Baby, One More Time! 8 Spots for High Tea With Your Little Royals

It’s high time to take your little Duke or Duchess for a spot of tea and brilliant goodies at one of these gorgeous afternoon tea services for kids.

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Finances Got You Worried? Simple Ways to Reduce Family Financial Stress

Photo: kizzzbeth via Flickr
Parenting is a hilarious journey filled with multiple responsibilities. Family life has changed dramatically in last few years.  Parenting is seen as more difficult today than in the past. Even the basic tasks of feeding, clothing,…

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Hilarious Parenting Resolutions You Have to Make in 2017

Which of these real life—and real funny—parenting resolutions will you be making for 2017?

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What One Word Can Really Say

Photo: Carolin D. Palmer
Not long ago I got a gift from my daughter, Jordan. She loves to make things and give them to me as gifts. On one particular day she gave me a tiny piece of paper with…

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Framed! 8 Easy Ways to Capture Memories

From simple projects to DIYs that would make Martha proud, here are a few creative ways to frame the family photos.

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