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10 Tips for Traveling with Teens & Tweens

“The more your teen is involved in the planning process, the more vested they will be in having a good time on the trip!”

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7 Ways to Have the Healthiest Summer Yet

“These are simple ways to improve your health so you can have the healthiest summer ever.”

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Let Your Kids Be Bored to Expand Their Imaginations

“Helping a child tune-in to what exactly their brains and bodies are seeking can help them learn to meet their own needs. This is a vital and empowering lesson kids can learn at this early age.”

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These Were the Top Rental Movies of 2020 & We’re a Bit Surprised

From streaming movies to kiosk rentals, Redbox just released their top rentals of 2020. How many have you seen?

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How to Raise Readers from an Author & Dad of 6 Kids

“Given this new age of COVID-spurred sky-high screentime, how can parents encourage kids to spend more time offline reading? Jelani Memory has some tips for parents who want to raise avid readers.”

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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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A Few Hours of YouTube Marble Races Inspired My Kids for Days

“The next time I catch my kids staring at a screen, seemingly wasting their time in a zoned-out state, I won’t jump to conclusions. After all, who knows what learning adventures it will spark tomorrow?”

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A Retirement Party for My Least Favorite Work Partner

I’m planning your retirement party next week, even though you’ve mostly just been a pain in the butt for that last year. You regularly made me late to meetings or required me to duck out early. You interrupted my work…

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Being a Wife & a Mom Can Be Enough because WE Are Enough

Photo: Zahed Ahmad
Someone says, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” I cringe. I get nervous. I pause to collect my thoughts but on the inside I’ve already asked myself 100 questions.
Who am I? What are my interests?…

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6 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Memorable No Matter Where You Are

Make mom feel extra special this year no matter the miles with sweet ideas including brunch, cards and custom chocolates.

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How to Crush Your Morning (Fashion) Routine

Feel like you’ve lost your personal style since becoming a mom? Lauren Woodworth breaks down the five staples that will keep you fashionably rockin day or night.

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This Oreo Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit Is Monstrous Good Fun

These cookies are so spooktacular you almost won’t want to eat them. Almost.

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How to Keep Your Friends after Having a Baby

Maintaining your social circle is more critical than ever as a parent. Here are 6 ways to make sure you keep connecting with your friends, even after having a baby.

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The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Enforced Summer Screen Time Rules

The screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics are pretty limiting, but this surprising suggestion worked to help reduce our iPad and television time, successfully.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Baby & Toddler Classes

Here’s what parents can look for when picking a class for their baby or toddler.

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Parents Share What’s on Their Grownup Christmas List & We’re Like, “Same”

These tweets totally get what it’s like to be a parent this time of year.

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As Kids Grow Up, They Spend Less Time Outdoors. But Here’s What Parents Can Do

More screen time means less time playing outside—the good news is, it’s never too late to do something about it.

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These Viral Kid Pics of Oscar Nominated Films Are the Real Best Picture Winners

The attention to detail is pretty incredible—and oh so adorable.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: February 2, 2018

A new week, a new series of hilarious tweets to keep us laughing through the weekend.

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How to Interview a Babysitter: Must-Ask Questions & Interview Tips

Read and bookmark these interview questions to ask a babysitter. From their experience and certifications to availability and flexibility, these interview questions will give you a better picture of whether this is the right baby sitter for you.

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This Is What It’s Really Like to Have a “Weekend” Husband

“You’re so lucky!”

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“You don’t have to wake up early to help with breakfast or do that extra load of laundry!.”
“You don’t have to deal with a man-child every single day!”
These are only…

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Finding Balance in Motherhood Is a Lie

Moms are fed an expectation they can and need to do it all and that is impossible.

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Balance in motherhood is a lie and no amount of hustling will ever make it possible.
My legs…

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I Went Back To Work And I Hated It

Some of my stay-at-home-mom friends started going back to work recently. It got me thinking about moving in that direction as well. Because, well, the grass is always greener on the other side, right?

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Often,…

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This Post About Long-Term Relationships Will Make You Appreciate Your Partner

This message will make you look at marriage with kids in a whole new way.

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Study Explains Why We Can’t Say No to Kids’ Screen Time

Breaking the screen habit (as hard as it might be) could be worth it in the long run.

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Let Them Get Bored! (& Other Ways to Avoid This Summer Slippery Slope)

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As we head into summer, it can be helpful to set clear expectations for our kids, in order to avoid challenges and ensure that everyone in the family has fun. The summer months tend to create a relaxed…

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What I Realized about Being a Good Mom on a Saturday

It’s 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and I just told my three kids to go play outside while I ‘make dinner.’ My oldest daughter rolled her eyes at me for the umpteenth time today. She knows ‘make dinner’ really means I will be devouring any leftover candy from the most recent holiday while mindlessly scrolling Facebook for thirty minutes and waiting for a frozen pizza to finish cooking in the oven.

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How to (Actually) Work from Home with a Baby

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 Working from home with a little one can be challenging. When juggling baby’s needs with your normal work schedule, it hard to get much done in a day.
There’s no magic formula for making everything fall into…

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How to Get Excited About Exercise (So You’ll Actually Do It)

Hating exercise is all in your head. Here’s how to change your perspective.

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Studies Show Kids Aren’t Playing Enough (and Here’s What You Can Do About It)

According to a new survey, kids across the country are facing a major deficit in play time. Here’s how you can entice your kids away from their screens and back outside this summer.

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How I Managed To Create a Better Work-Life Balance

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Organized chaos. It’s the way I often describe my life. Work, kids, errands, family, fun, chores—I am sure you can relate. From an outsiders perspective it may look like I have it all figured out, but pull the…

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Power to the People: Portland Moms Who Slay Every Day

Forget keeping Portland weird, these amazing moms are dedicated to making it (and the rest of the world) wonderful. Read on to find out more.

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Annoying things Non-Parents Say to Parents

Have you heard any of these statements?

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