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This Cool New Toy Lets Your Little One Join in on Indoor Cycling Fun!

Kids have a lot of energy to burn. And beelining it to the snack cabinet or swiping their tablets doesn’t quite cut it. Get your kiddo moving and grooving on their very own stationary bike— The Little Tikes Pelican Explore…

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The Ultimate Family Guide to the Smithsonian National Zoo

Thinking of popping by the zoo soon? To make things easier, here’s a cheat sheet that will help you get the most out of a day spent with furry, feathered, and spiny zoo friends.

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4 Tips for a Better IEP Meeting

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, we need to remember everyone at that table wants your child to succeed. Using the tips outlined above is a great place to start building your confidence at the IEP table.”

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Hershey's Kisses Meltaway Roses

These Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses Are Worth Melting For

These rose themed Kisses even have a green plume.

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Want to Trick-or-Treat Safely? This Invention Is the Key

There’s still time to whip up this DIY project!

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Democracy Doodle

Mo Willems & the National Symphony Orchestra Launch Democracy Doodle 2020

Tune in to The Kennedy Center for this Election Night activity.

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Airbnb and MINI USA

Escape on the Ultimate Fall Road Trip with Airbnb and MINI USA

For $1 per night (plus taxes and fees), guests can book a turn-key road trip on Airbnb.

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Toys”R”Us Launches Play@Home Theater

The site will be updated with brand new activities and play ideas every week.

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Dairy Queen Offers Free Play at Home Kits for Families

This downloadable kit of family-friendly activities is great for keeping kids entertained.

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This 9-Year-Old Remixed Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

The truth won’t hurt this little girl’s Girl Scout cookie sales.

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Here’s How Hilary Duff’s Wedding Dress Celebrated Her Kids

Hilary Duff just got married and her dress has a very special meaning sewn inside.

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These Mermaid Yoga Skeletons are a Magical Must-Have for Your Halloween Decor

You’re going to want these frightfully calm mermaids to be part of your world.

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20 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Kids

When we connect in any relationship, from the core of the heart, positive energy flows between us and a deep bond is created. These 20 tips may help strengthen that bond.

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You Are Enough, Mamas

“To all of you work-outside-the-home and work-inside-the-home and trying-to-do-both mamas out there: I see you and see how hard you are working at *everything* and I admire you.”

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Mom Buns That Are Actually Stylish

Mom buns can sometimes get a bad rap, but when you’re chasing young kids, the last thing you want is a hairdo that gets in your way.

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Water Park Thrills Meet Nostalgic Fun in Texas Hill Country

Add this spot to your vacation bucket list.

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods to End Rewards Program—But Amazon Prime Members Could Benefit

Whole Foods says farewell to its popular rewards program.

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Kylie Jenner Wasn’t on the Kardashian Christmas Card & Everyone’s Freaking Out

There was plenty of speculation that the final Christmas card photo would be Kylie’s belly-baring reveal. But alas, no such luck.

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Just Opened: Scramble for Imaginative (Indoor!) Play

Just in time for the winter temp dip, a unique playspace has debuted in Alexandria, Va.

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Phone Off, Fun On Is Helping Families Enjoy Time Together at McDonald’s

Check out what the fast food giant is doing to stop the device deluge.

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How I Set My Priorities Straight and Became a Present Father

When my children were younger, I had to change careers.

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I chose to do this because I wanted more money to get my children into better schools. I also wanted to move my family to…

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Twin Moms Recreate Adorable Maternity Photos One Year Later

This photographer recreated the timeless images of twins (now with babes in tow) one year later.

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This Mom & Daughter Are Rocking Disney Dress-Up on Instagram

This mom and daughter duo took pretend play to a whole new level with their Disney-inspired costumes.

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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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How to Workout in Under 10 Minutes (Because Let’s Get Real)

Photo: Author’s Own
How many times have you said the words, “I just don’t have enough time to workout today” or “I’m just too tired to drive to the gym after working all day”? If you’re anything like me, chances…

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Life Happens in Between Plans

Photo: Christina Fletcher
So here’s the thing. I was writing a little post… um ok, a rather long post… on sensitive children and tapping into their deeper essence, while offering tools for awareness to them… and then my computer had…

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Hold off on Umbilical Cord Cutting, Experts Agree

photo: Robert Murphy via Flickr
In the chaos of newborn cries and nurses scurrying around, doctors have always rushed to cut the umbilical cord immediately after birth. Experts are now urging holding off, however, and avoiding cutting too soon. Read…

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12 Fall Fashion Must-Haves for Nursing Moms

Feeling fashion challenged as you try to dress in nursing-friendly clothing? Add a few of these pieces to your fall wardrobe to get your style groove back.

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In Reality I’m Not The Oprah of Motherhood

Photo: Hands On as We Grow
I recently got the highest form of compliment I could have ever expected to receive in an email with a reader.
She told me:

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“I do love your blog…

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Sounds Like Summer with Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora

Get those tunes flowing with the brand-new Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora®, a station that’ll features music everyone in your family will dig.

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Amazing Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Your Next Masterpiece

Play dough made from blueberries, paints made from earth clay and crayons made by bees? It’s time to get creative—naturally!

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