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Tiny Birth Stories: The One Where Mom Gave Birth in a Cab Twice

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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We Tried the New Google Kids Space Tablet, Just in Time for Gifting

The geniuses at Google recently launched Google Kids Space, an all-new tablet experience with tons of customizable content for kids! Google gave my family a tablet to give it a whirl. My four-year-old son, Watson, took it for a test…

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OREO Ultimate Dunking Sets Are Back for the Holidays

Enjoy milk’s favorite cookie without the mess when you snag the OREO Ultimate Dunking Kit––returning to a store near you.

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Boos You Can Use: NYC’s Best Halloween Displays

Nobody does the holidays—and holiday decorations—like New Yorkers. Get a little spooked, and a lot inspired, by these decorations!

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Coloring: Inside or Outside the Lines?

Photo: Janet Coburn
The other day, my husband gave me a little gift with which to amuse myself while he was out of town – a paint-n-bake coffee mug with an intricate mandala sort of design on both sides and…

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Parenting in a State of Limbo

“Since forever, parents have had a special parental power that circumvented any limbo and led our days in detail and variant normalcy. Now we have masks and underlying fear. There’s anxiety and I can’t be the only one. I know others are stuck in this place too. Right?”

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Double the Fun: 15 Twin Onesies Just for Laughs

Get ready to fill your social media feed with photos of your mini twinnies in these hilarious onesies.

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I Can Be Organized or I Can Raise Little Kids—I Can’t Do Both

If you can have kids under age five and still keep the house clean, I commend you. But I can not. And in all honesty, I’ve stopped trying.

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How I Positively Changed the Relationship with My Kids

I realized that I was irritated a lot and decided I needed a change. Here is how I went from “Negative Nelly” to focusing on things I loved, became more relaxed around my kids, and started to enjoy my life again.

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When Puberty Strikes at a Young Age

Amid my internal freak out session about my 7-year-old stepping into the first signs of puberty, I stopped myself. I didn’t want the words coming out of my mouth to be from somebody else. I wanted to explain to her, what was happening, in the best way.

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Safeguard Your Kids: Safety Tips for National Safety Month

Don’t ignore these safety tips. Being informed about the dangers of the world and paying attention to what is going on around you will reduce the odds of something happening to your child.

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Here’s Why Some of Your Kids’ Favorite Treats Will Taste Very Different Very Soon

A big change is coming to some of your favorite and most familiar treats.

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This Viral Video of a Mom Trying on Spanx Is Too Relatable & Beyond Funny

Women’s shape-wear: both our best friend and worst enemy, all in one and this mom’s viral video captures it all.

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10 Ways You Know You’re a Helicopter Parent

It’s hard to let go, but if you can relate to these signs of helicopter parenting, it might be time.

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The Secret to Getting Kids Dressed & Out the Door in 10 Minutes or Less

I can see you reading the title: “The Secret to Getting Kids Dressed & Out the Door in 10 Minutes or Less.”

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Yeah, right. You must  think this is a joke, right? I must be…

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When My Kid Ate Dirt, Here’s Why I Didn’t Freak Out

Today my son ate dirt for the first time.  (Not that I’m going to feed him dirt, but, hey, he’s a boy.  I’m sure he’ll eat dirt at least once more before he’s grown.)  Binnybeans and I were potting the…

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Why This Normally Mundane Chore Gives Me Awesome Mom Power

I would not exactly be what you call a neat freak. A bit of a germophobe, yes, but not a neat freak. This is why it is surprising to me that I have come to realize my love for running…

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This Blogger’s Message About Having a Dirty House Is Everything We Needed to Read

Stop worrying about your messy house and listen to this blogger who’s here to tell you that your kids are more important than your mess.

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Here’s Why Handling Your Toddler’s Tantrums Makes You Better at Business

Want to become a better business leader? It could be as easy as reacting the right way to your toddler’s tantrums.

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Letting Dad Make Dinner Made Me a Better Mom

Photo: Personal Creations
Stepping back to leave room for just dad, can be difficult for a full-time mom. You have a rhythm, a way of doing things, preferences as to how to get things done at home, and it all…

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This Not-So Perfect Parenting Book Makes an Important Statement

This imperfect parenting book gives perfect advice.

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How To Talk To Your Children About Sex (Without Embarrassing Yourself)

Photo: Katatonic28 via Flickr
My college son was home last week for spring break. Imagine my shock when I overheard this exchange between him and his little brother.
“Dude, don’t be an idiot. You have to use protection,” says wise…

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5 Rules to Enforce After Spring Cleaning

Photo: Michal Jarmoluk
As a former neat freak and now as a mom, I always feel like giving myself a huge pat on the back for successfully cleaning my house because half the time, there are little tornados following behind…

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6 Things You Should Let Your Kids Do In The Kitchen (and Yes, They Involve Knives)

photo: Tim Pierce via Flickr
With flames, sharp knives, and plenty of breakable items, the kitchen has the potential for a lot of danger when it comes to kids. However, giving them a little freedom can help them learn how…

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All Hail This New Disney Princess Subscription Box

Got a little princess in your house? This subscription box service will make playtime a fairy tale come true.

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10 Ways We Have Failed Our Third Baby

When you have your first child, your world changes. You are now responsible for a little human being and you try to plain everything down to the last detail. You read all the books, learn all the tricks, dress them…

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Top 10 Ways Having an Only Child Is Awesome

While  I still feel like there is another child missing from our home, the reality of the matter is that having another baby will require a larger than normal miracle. Infertility has stolen away so much from me and now…

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The Birds and Bees: The Talk I Wasn’t Prepared For

I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was a beautiful day and the kids and I were headed to a park by the lake. We were on a really curvy road when the birds and bees question first…

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Tips for Explaining Your Need for Alone Time

Photo: Pixabay
There’s a man sitting on my couch right now. We just did bedtime together. He read with two girls, while I had a second grader read out loud to me. Then he brushed two sets of teeth and…

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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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The 5 Stages of Shopping for Baby Clothes

Denial. I’m so not going to be one of those moms that blows a small fortune on baby clothes. My daughter doesn’t need to be toddling around the nursery in a tulle ballgown with matching head piece. I’ll keep her wardrobe…

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