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Back-to-School: Where to Donate Children’s Items

Donate to those in need before your house fills up with new toys and clothing. Here’s where you can drop off your gently loved belongings.

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20 Baby Memory Books & Baby Journals

Keepsake pockets, ink pads and fun written prompts you’ll want to fill out!

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15 Instagram Accounts New & Expecting Moms Should Follow

Add laughs and helpful advice on food, fashion, fitness and kid-friendly fun to your Instagram feed.

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7 Ways to Give Back: DC Groups That Need Your Support NOW

You can lend a (socially distant) hand by donating to these DC charities and groups.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fostering Animals

Thinking about bringing a furry family member into your life? Fostering a pet from a shelter or rescue organization may be the perfect way to ease into pet parenthood. Not only do you get to experience caring for a pet…

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21 Random Acts of Kindness to Inspire San Diego Kids

Here are 21 easy yet impactful ways to spread some love around San Diego with your kids.

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7 Ways to Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day

“We can make our kids feel special while also giving them the opportunity to spread the joy of the holiday to others.”

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Brianna and Ashley Wong

15 Incredible Kids Who Stepped Up in 2020

Whether it be singing a song of encouragement, sewing masks for first-responders or even creating videos, these kids are doing good deeds and helping others.

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Pay It Forward: Where to Donate Your Surplus Halloween Candy in Atlanta

It’s time to pull that extra candy stash off the shelf and donate it to one of these organizations!

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New LeSportsac x Sesame Street Collab Is All About Fun

Now you can head to Sesame Street in style.

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5 Genius Parenting Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These five tried-and-true methods for stopping questionable or bad behavior in its tracks are clever, respectful and really do work.

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All the Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Healthy

You can set your kids up for a healthy life by teaching and modeling good habits. By starting young, you’ll ensure they carry these practices forward into adulthood.

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Feel-Good Adoption Stories That Will Make Your Day

When the world gets a little bleak, these stories will restore your faith in the power of a family’s love.

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“Sesame Street” Helps Kids to Tackle Parental Addiction

Karli is helping kids with this tough topic.

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Non-Traditional Baby Making: 6 Potential Obstacles To Bear In Mind

Getting pregnant with the help of medical intervention makes things less romantic, more sterile, and more stressful and expensive. Here are some potential obstacles to keep in mind that will help minimize stress.

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​How Do We Break the Social Stigma of Being Adopted?

One adopted parent speaks out about a painful, but all too common experience.

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This Is What Gloria Estefan Taught Me About Becoming an Adoptive Mom

As an adoptive mother of three, I have refined my personal practice of grappling with despair. Even 30 years later, after hearing Gloria Estefan’s “Get On Your Feet” in my elementary school gym class, the song has become a mantra…

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Why This Man is Thankful to be Called Daddy

Like most prospective fathers, I was beyond excited when my wife first told me she was pregnant. I had dreams of being a loving and playful father to my first child, praying each night over my wife’s pregnant body for…

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Why This Father is Driven to Recruit 10,000 New Foster Parents

Foster parenting has created a sense of urgency within me to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Perhaps it is due to the children’s horror stories that I have been witness to, and have watched come…

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Flip the Switch: Seattle’s Top Tree Lightings & Hanukkah Events

From cozy neighborhood get-togethers to city-wide spectacles complete with fireworks, usher in the holiday season at these merry and bright celebrations.

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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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This Mom’s Back-To-School Photo Shoot Is Killing It

This mama was jumping for joy over her brood’s first big day back to school and she’s got the pictures to prove it.

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How I Broke through the Fear of Fostering

I didn’t think adopting through foster care was the right choice for my family. I was scared. I feared the heartache. I feared the bruise my ego would take after I raised a child in my perfect little home with my perfect parenting standards, and then watched that child be removed and sent to live to with a not-so-perfect family. How could I ever handle that?

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Why I Cry As A Father

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They say “men don’t cry.”
They say that men are too tough to cry, and that crying is a show of weakness.

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To those men, I say you are sadly, very wrong.
It…

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10 Ways Teachers Can Help Students from Foster Care

For eight hours a day or more, and for five days a week for much of a calendar year, a foster child will spend his time in school.  Indeed, children in foster care will most likely spend more of their…

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What The Media Doesn’t Tell You About Foster Parents Like Me

Perhaps you read in the news recently about the foster parent who abused their foster child. You might have even read in the news about the infant who died in foster care, under the supervision of the little child’s foster…

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All Aboard! Where to Ride Steam Trains

If tracks, whistles and shiny engines get your little conductor’s boiler bubbling, we’ve rounded up a handful of places where you can ride the rails aboard a historic steam train.

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Six Purrrfect Places to Adopt a Family Pet

If your little animal lover has been (not-so-subtly) dropping hints for a furry sibling, we’ve rounded up six pet adoption centers full of animals in need of love.

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Kid’s Best Friend: Top Spots to Adopt a Family Pet

If you’re ready to get a family pet but don’t know where to start, read on. We’ve rounded up six local adoption centers and animal shelters that are must-visits.

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25 Ways to Give Back Beyond the Canned Food Drive

Symptoms: a constant run of the gimmes that’s leaving you feeling congested and worn out; a spreading rash of entitlement; affluenza. Prescription: Give to people in need in your community; get the kids involved, rest up, drink plenty of fluids,…

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Ways to Give Back to the Seattle Community

With this turbulent and unforgiving economy every family is tightening the purse strings over the holidays. Turkeys are a little smaller, the gifts are a little fewer, but for families who struggle the whole rest of the year, the holidays…

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