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What I Didn’t Understand About Being a Working Mom Before I Was One

It goes without saying that working mamas are absolute badasses, but there was a lot I didn’t realize until I became a working mom myself.

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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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When Your Teen Is Drowning in Their Mental Health Problems

“They need heroes in mental health. They need to hear if you fought with depression every day or anxiety kept you from functioning some weeks. They need to know that there are mental health heroes all around them.”

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Young Black Female Leaders You Should Be Following

“Follow these young Black female leaders that are changing the world and making history.”

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9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

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Will Our Preschoolers Remember Sheltering in Place?

“Today was hard but you fought a dragon, you had a playdate, you learned limits, you grew—a virus notwithstanding.”

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15 Things You Know as a Mom of Little Boys

“Moms of little boys know the adventure of raising them is often one with distinct markings. Along the path of wanting to raise gentlemen, I’ve had to be an observer of a world that’s very different from my own.”

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I Accidentally Killed Our Family Pet

“I ran over our turtle with my car. This is what I learned about life, death, and pets.”

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Tom Hanks Learns He’s Related to Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers and Tom Hanks are more than just actors––they’re relatives, too!

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The Importance of Creating a Safe Space at Home

“As a teenager, I didn’t have a lot of safe places in my life. As an adult, I understand how important it is to create a safe place for our kids and for ourselves to discover new things without being manipulated by the preferences of others.”

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Dear Moms of Autistic Babes

Know that there will be days you will want to quit, to run away and not face this anymore. There will be days you are tired and battle weary. But you cannot quit. You cannot be done. And it will get better.

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Moms of Kids with Autism: You CAN Do This—& I Should Know, because I Did, Too

To those of you who are out there, like me—hang in there. It will get better. I promise. 

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Serena Williams Speaks Out: Women Athletes Shouldn’t Be Penalized for Pregnancy

This tennis champ is using her fame to fight for women’s equality.

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It’s Time to Start Making New Holiday Memories

“This year my daughter no longer believes in Santa. This year we have to make new memories.”

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Why Halle Berry’s Hard Decision about Her Son Is One All Parents Should Consider

Halle Berry surprised fans with a rare Instagram pic of her son and an important message for all parents.

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Funniest Tweets of the Week: June 15, 2018

It’s time to sit back, relax and read some funny tweets!

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Everything Is NOT Awesome in the “The LEGO Movie 2” Trailer but We Are Here for It

Instead, everything is aw…fully post-apocalyptic in this “Mad Max” inspired sequel to “The Lego Movie.”

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LGBTQ Students Score Major Court Win in Transgender Bathroom Case

The transgender teen fought his high school’s decision—and won!

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3 Things Every Food Allergy Mom Needs You to Know

In the United States, as many as 15 million Americans are walking around with food allergies. If this isn’t an actual epidemic, I don’t know what is. Even with all of those people, it can feel pretty lonely and isolating…

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A Letter to My Husband

“Our journey through IVF has been emotional. I hope your heart is fuller now being called a father.”

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This 7-Year-Old Went to Hilarious Lengths to Prove That Santa Isn’t Real

It’s that time of year again, when children of a certain age start to cast some serious side-eye at this whole “Santa Claus” thing. There are millions of children who buy into the magic—I even let my kid believe in…

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Remembering the Last Christmas with our Daughter

This morning I woke up early, missing you… and I came downstairs, made a cup of coffee, turned on all the beautiful twinkling lights on our Christmas trees, and looked at the five stockings hung on our fireplace mantel. There’s…

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Our Family Is Complete. So Why Can’t I Give Up the Bags of Baby Clothes?

There are three bags of clothing in my basement that I have developed a potentially unhealthy and positively ridiculous attachment to. These bags are filled with cozy, teeny tiny sleepers and itty bitty baby dresses. It’s hard to believe that…

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7 Role Models You Actually Want Your Kids to Look Up To

Looking for a role model with integrity and class? Turn off today’s news cycle and read this story where we profile leaders who you actually want your kids to look up to.

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What I Learned About Parenting through My Foster Child’s Mom

Before becoming a foster parent I, as most do, had many preconceived notions about the “BioParents”. I assumed their children were removed because they’re drug addicts and criminals, they have no parenting skills, their pregnancy wasn’t planned, they didn’t want…

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Celebrating Our Friend, Brandi McWade

The Red Tricycle team is devastated to share that our Digital Media Manager, Brandi McWade lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer this weekend. Our hearts are broken.

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Brandi inspired all of us with her…

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April 2015: The Month Breast Cancer Changed My Life

You spend your twenties, and every year before that, believing that you are invincible. That is until the year one of your best guy friends gets struck and killed by a drunk driver crossing the street and your friend loses his…

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Why I Refuse to Bake This Holiday Season

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As a child, when I went to the grocery store with my mom, most of our conversations went something like this:
Me:  Mom, can we buy _____?

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Mom:  No.
Needless to say, my…

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The Imperfect Guide To Surviving The Holidays

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The holidays are fast-approaching, I hate this time of year. Everyone rushing around with fake smiles on their faces as they pass me by in the shopping center. Yes, you heard me right, fake smiles! I don’t care…

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I Used to Think My Husband Was Annoying Til I Became Him

Something amazing just happened.

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My husband and I were both sitting in the love seat together. He was surfing the web (do people still say that?) and I was reading a book. The boys were…

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Be Even More Careful, America – Respecting Authority Can Be Dangerous

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.

Photo: Ivan Bandura – A kid whistling at the nationalists during Brighton March for England, CC BY…

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Today Is #VeteransDay

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Today Is #VeteransDay

In deep gratitude.

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Veterans Day honors those who have fought in war and it’s not always easy to explain to kids. These tips should help.

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Thanking a veteran is the best way to honor…

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Many Meanings of Peace: What Does Peace Mean to YOU?

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The world celebrates International Day of Peace each September with parades and ceremonies from the Peace Garden in Japan to all ends of the earth. I am wondering what peace means to the average American? Many of us…

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