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The Must-Have Packing List for a Family RV Trip

Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go—well, maybe. Nothing throws a wrench into a family vacation quite like forgetting that one charging cord for the tablet or not packing enough pairs of socks. To help you prep for…

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In Defense of Thanksgiving

“Let’s slow down and enjoy November, its fiery show of leaves going out in a blaze of glory, the countdown to the Thanksgiving Feast, the constant reminder to ‘give thanks’ inherent in the name of the season.”

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A Day in the Life of One Tired Mom Trying to Get Organized

Photo: Natalie B. via Pexels
I’ve resolved to get organized and develop better habits for 2019. I woke at 5 a.m., according to my new regimen, where I can catch a little “me time” and plan my day.
My son—who normally…

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6 Fantastic Benefits of Arts & Crafts for Kids

There are many benefits of arts and crafts that go beyond simply allowing your kids to express themselves in a more creative way, and here are some of them.

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This Is Me Embracing Imperfection

“And you know what? I’m okay with it. The silver lining to the pandemic—I was finally able to find some calm, some peace. So this is the new me, with the weird side bun, no makeup, and a smile on my face.”

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9 Tips for a Successful First Birthday Party

“One thing I’ve learned from working in the event industry is that most guests will never notice all of the things that ‘went wrong’ at an event. If something is causing you stress, leave it out.”

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Send Magical AR Holiday Cards with Cardlet

This service requires zero trips to the store. 

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Parenting Survival Trick: Laugh While Parenting Teens

“I was so fearful of having teenagers, thinking I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with creatures of that age. They seemed so dark, confused, self-absorbed, weird. Would they want anything to do with me?”

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4 Reasons Why Any Parent Could Forget a Baby in Their Car

It turns out 2018 was the highest year on record for tragic pediatric vehicular heatstroke and experts agree this can happen to even the most devoted parents. Here are four reasons why it can happen to anyone plus one easy solution that can help avoid a potential tragedy.

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Moms, Honor Yourself for Everything You Are

“Do you remember a time in your life when you refused to be pushed aside? That doesn’t have to go away just because you have children.”

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An Open Letter to All the Working Moms Out There

“From one working mom to another: you’ve got this.”

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Tweets of the week- 3.16.18

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: March 15, 2018

Daylight Saving Time has us (and our kids) deep in the crazies this week and we’ve got the tweets to prove it.

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Kylie Jenner’s Baby’s Last Name May Have You Saying, “Wait—What?”

The new mama chose a slightly unconventional name for her new babe.

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Science Says Forgetful Pregnancy “Baby Brain” Is Actually Real

You’re not losing your mind—you’re just pregnant.

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Channing Tatum Shares Cringeworthy Proposal Story, but We Still Love Him

Channing Tatum recently shared his proposal story, which was anything but romantic.

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4 Ways Being a “Boy Mom” Has Taught Me To Care For Myself

Some women imagine having a boy and think dirty, super active, and the little boy having a better bond with Dad. I’m here to prove that thought wrong.

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5 Simple Things I’m Doing to Help the Kids Go from Summer to School

Summer’s carefree days are drawing to a rapid close, and students will be loading their book bags with fresh school supplies soon. Here are a few simple ways to get your child back on track for a new school year.

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My Work with Parents Taught Me the Power of Our Role in Shaping Kids’ Voices

Many parents feel powerless when it comes to their kids because they can’t get their kids to listen and do the things they want. What they don’t realize is there’s so much unspoken power that they hold that they are forgetting to access. 

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These Wine Glasses Float in the Water & Stand in the Sand

Taking your favorite beverage to the beach or pool is now easier than ever.

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Amazon Cuts Whole Foods Turkey Prices Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Amazon wants to save you money this holiday season.

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How I Learned That Throwing out the Rules Makes Summertime Amazing

Photo: Nicole VandeBoom
There is something deliciously languid about summertime with kids. I have always loved summer, being from Chicago and our notoriously brutal winters, it is not hard to know why this is my favorite time of year. Add…

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Do This Now: Embrace the Power of Your Parenting

Photo: Dmyrto_Z
Many parents feel powerless when it comes to their kids because they cannot get their kids to listen and do the things they want. What they do not realize is that there is so much unspoken power that…

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13 Hilarious Thanksgiving Fails We Hope Don’t Happen In Your Home

The Internet’s the perfect place to share about everyday life, especially on Thanksgiving. Family comes over, everyone enjoys delicious food, and…sometimes #lifehappens and things may not go according to plan. Enjoy these Tweets and photos tagged #Thanksgivingfail from the past…

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The Moment My Baby Grew Up

Photo: Jessica Valcarcel
Today my husband and I took our two-year-old daughter to a six-year-old birthday party. I recognize that doesn’t appear that interesting but trust me it was. When we were invited to this party my first thought was…

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A Wintery Show With Musical Thrills

“Hansel & Gretel” brings a gingerbread house to the big stage — along with deliciously addictive new music by Justin Roberts.

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Cheers! 6 Kid-Friendly Happy Hours

Happy hour spots offer specials, kids’ menus and play spaces that are too sweet for parents to pass up.

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Oh Behave: Etiquette Classes for Little Ones

Has this last round of holiday dinners left you wondering if your kids were actually raised by a pack of wolves? Never fear—we’ve rounded up some of the most fun places where kids can be schooled on social graces and modern manners.

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A Concert in the Trees: Your Guide to the Stern Grove Music Fest

In the midst of all the summer concert hullabaloo, there’s one music series you might miss, and later kick yourself for forgetting, especially because it’s completely free! Kicking off its 76th season, the Stern Grove Festival is returning to the…

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