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Why People Born in June Are More Social (& Other Fun Facts)

They can be a handful at times, but babies born in the sixth month are also creative, forgiving, and cheerful people.

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How to Stay Sane While Caring for a Toddler

Caring for yourself while caring for a toddler is just as important. Here are ways to cultivate (and maintain) your sanity during these energetic years.

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The Power of Forgiveness

“The world would be a much better place if we all could show more empathy and forgiveness in our lives. And maybe, if we taught our children to be more forgiving, then maybe we could be more forgiving ourselves.”

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13 Fred Rogers Quotes about Kindness That We Need Now More Than Ever

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you remember these important words of wisdom.

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Date Night In: 9 Maternity Looks You’ll Love

Dress up your date nights in with these stylish and supercomfortable maternity outfits.

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Anook Athletics Releases New Styles for Pregnant & New Moms

Anook Athletics, the coveted athleticwear brand for pre- and postpartum moms, features a line of high-quality, versatile styles that will take you from the first trimester and beyond.

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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Quick & Easy Ways to Be a Better Environmentalist

Don’t beat yourself up when life gets in the way and you aren’t doing the best you can for the environment. Here are some easy ways to get back in the eco-grove when you’ve gone astray.

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How Parents Step Back & Create Harmony When They’re Feeling Overwhelmed

“Emotional drama can sweep through a family faster than the sniffles kids bring home from school.”

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What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me about Forgiveness

I’ve known for years the power of forgiveness—and the power of second chances was revealed to me last weekend from an unexpected source.

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How Foster Parenting Has Transformed Me

“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”

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It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late.  Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…

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A Reminder for Parents Who Had a Bad Morning

 

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Sometimes it takes someone else’s story to bring you to your knees. Open your eyes and thank God for everything thing that you have. Right then – in that crazy morning moment. I’m sure…

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The Secret to Surviving Your Kid’s Misbehavior

Photo: Ashton Bingham
As a dad of three, when I have conversations with anyone about “life”, I usually find myself sharing my experiences by saying one of two things: “Don’t ever have kids” or “Kids are amazing and I wouldn’t…

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How to Minimize Conflict When Sharing Child Custody

Photo: Stuart Townsley
Unfortunately, nearly half of marriages end in divorce. For couples with children, this means potential conflict that can disrupt children’s lives and have a long-lasting negative emotional impact on them, unless the break up is handled in…

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Dear 2007 Suburban LTZ

Dear 2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ,
If you weren’t “just an inanimate object” like my husband reminded me earlier, you would probably agree that this is the absolute dumbest letter/post you’d ever seen.

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I can’t help…

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Are Kids Worth It?

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Oh man. It’s been one of those weeks. Your kiddo is sick, you haven’t gotten more than three hours of sleep in as many nights and you can barely remember the last time you showered. You are at…

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When I became a parent I changed these 4 things. Here’s how they made me better.

It’s hard enough being a human, but it’s even harder when there is another little human watching you. Before I became a mother, there were parts of myself that I wasn’t particularly proud of. But I felt like no one…

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Give Them a Horse (or 40) for Christmas: Cavalia’s Odysseo

Odysseo by Cavalia is in town until January 10, and this exquisite show will transport the whole family into a horse wonderland for the night.

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Return To School Routines

This post originally appeared on Heather Reese’s Its A Lovely Life. 

Can we talk for a moment about getting back into a school time routine?
I just know it is going to be hard this year, like really hard. Normally…

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Take Flight: 9 Seattle Parks with Kid-Approved Zip Lines

We’ve rounded up nine Seattle parks that feature fun zip lines that are both easy and safe for big and little kids. So, put on your superhero cape and hit the park. It’s time to fly through the air!

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A Story of a Full-Time Dad…

Women have done it for centuries: full time care giving, that is. It’s a fact we sometimes assume, associating running errands, juggling Junior, and kissing boo-boos with Mom Work. Now, with Father’s Day approaching, I would like to recognize a…

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