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It’s a Boy! Danielle Fisher Announces Pregnancy on 40th Birthday

Boy Meet World (again) as the former hit TV show star is expecting her second son.

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Why I’m Grateful to Caregivers Everywhere

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I have bipolar disorder. My husband is my caregiver. He didn’t sign up for this gig when we met, except for later vowing the part about “in sickness and in health” when we married. I could not negotiate life…

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The Weight of Perfectionism

“Somewhere in between being suddenly exhausted and overwhelmed with all I ‘should’ be doing, was me—I was pinned between the two emotions so suddenly I couldn’t move. I was angry. Frustrated. And as time passed, the shame settled in.”

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Hilarious Excuses to Try When the Tooth Fairy Forgets to Visit

We asked around and found a few crafty parents with very clever excuses you can borrow next time the tooth fairy fails to show.

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Why I Switched to an Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Here’s why the Amazon Kids Edition Tablet is such a game changer for any mom and dad parenting in the digital age.

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How to Encourage Your Budding Kidpreneur at Home

Here’s how I helped my daughter launch her very own business—and she’s only 7.

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How Being the Mom Who Worries Can Affect Your Kids

Do parental worries impact how well emerging adults transcend the difficulties of mastering adulthood?

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Kid-Friendly Christmas Podcasts to Listen with the Fam

Tired of Christmas songs? These podcasts will still keep spirits merry and bright, without all those earworms.

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JetBlue Wants to Send You Home for the Holidays with a Free Flight

Send your family the very best present of all this holiday season.

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The Day I Broke My Daughter’s Finger Nearly Broke Me

Well after the splint comes off, after the pain subsides and the bones heal—here’s hoping that all my daughter remembers is the love.

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Babies Who Look Like Their Dads Are Healthier, New Research Shows

Looking like dad could have a surprising benefit.

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Tragedy and Joy: Life as a Small Child

There was a great tragedy in my family the other day. It came suddenly, while I was sitting at the kitchen table and my kids were playing outside. The idyllic quiet of early evening in the country was jarringly broken…

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Take a Journey to Pompeii at the OMSI

Your favorite local museum has brought the wonder and science of Pompeii, Italy, directly to Portland. Read this to find out what to expect before you visit.

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How I Learned to Welcome (& Savor) the Unexpected Mommy Moments

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There comes a point in parenthood when you shed the cloak of infancy. It is a gradual movement. Slow and steady but always moving toward the floor. The children begin to grow and become their own independent…

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14 New Green Baby Must-Haves for Eco-Conscious Parents

From plastic-free feeding to organic fashion, are some of the best new eco introductions for baby this year.

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Why I Refuse to Buy My Child Twinkle Toes

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In the world of parenting there are long lists of “Things My Cild is Obsessed With That I Secretly Loathe.” In the two years I’ve been a mom the top ranking choices seem to be:
1. Calliou (need…

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What to Say to Your Kid When You Fnd Out They are Being Bullied

It is terrible to find out that your kid is being bullied at school. What is even more terrible is to remain unaware about it. The chances for the second option are pretty high, since children, especially teenagers, rarely tell…

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Why It’s Important You Show Affection Towards Your Kids

How often do you show your kids affection?

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What Would Kermit the Frog Do?

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I miss Kermit the Frog. Kermit was all about leading with optimism and making the best of hard times. He genuinely believed everyone had something to offer — something to contribute for the greater good.
He saw…

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Before You Turn 4: An Open Letter to My Triplets

In 4 days my triplets will turn 4 years old. This milestone, to say the least, is bittersweet for me. While I am excited at what new adventures three 4-year-olds may bring, I am also mourning the loss of my…

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Pregnant With Cancer: Surviving as a Mom

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On March 13, 2015, when I was 8 weeks along in my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This time in my life that I had so looked forward to was suddenly filled with…

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Wooden Toys For Kids To Enhance Their Imagination

In today’s evolving technology, kids are subjected to use of computer games, or are watching cartoons on the idiot box or some even playing games on mobiles. However, yet there exist some toy producing companies who yet produce the traditional…

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Elf on the Shelf: Why Our Elf Only Has One Job

 
I remember snow melting on the red brick hearth in my parents’ home. The prints from Santa’s boots were still there, dusty and unfamiliar yet somehow comforting. The cookies mom carefully set out were gone. Only an empty milk-stained…

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Dear Mama of the Extremely Wakeful Baby

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I know you are tired. Scrap that, I know you are weary to your very core, but can I tell you something? You are one hell of a mum. 
I know you dream of the time you get…

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Why It Hurts When People Say I Look Like I’m Having Twins

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It took many IUI procedures for us to get pregnant the second time around. Thankfully on the fourth try the procedure worked and we were blessed with pregnancy again. My partner and three-year-old son are very…

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Just Opened: An Interactive Exhibit Just For City Kids

This new show is both fun and — if you want — a starting point to talk about bigger urban issues facing NYC.

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TouchThinkLearn Books: Your New Favorite Bedtime Story

We’ve all got go-to books that both us and our kids enjoy, but reading Goodnight Moon every night can get a little repetitive. To add some excitement to your family’s reading routine, check out these adorable TouchThinkLearn board books from…

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Score a Christmas Tree Without Even Lifting a Finger

Living on the fourth floor of a walk-up while lugging holiday gifts and a cranky toddler may have you uttering bah humbug instead of happy holidays. Don’t let the challenges of city life get you down this season. If you’re…

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Tide Pool Adventures in Malibu

Parents often go out of their way to plan grandiose family trips with all the bells and whistles; but sometimes it’s the simplest, impromptu outings that create the fondest memories. Such is the case with a low-key trip to Malibu…

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The City’s Newest Vintage Toy Shop

Remember when kids toys were powered by wind-up keys, cranks, and imagination? Nowadays we spend more time rummaging through the kitchen drawers looking for batteries to power today’s gizmos than the time kids spend playing with them. However, the glory…

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Date Night: Autumn Beer Suggestions

Autumn sure is packed with fun kids events, but that doesn’t mean you (mom and dad!) have to sit on the sidelines. Nothing screams grown-up fun more than a road trip through the Bay Area to visit some great breweries…

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