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5 Tips for Moms Dealing with Divorce

“If you’re in the throes of divorce, it may be difficult—if not impossible—to see a silver lining in such a mess. Yet, it’s important to remember that you’re doing this for your kids if nothing else. “

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How to Explain Veterans Day to Kids

This is how to explain what Veterans Day is all about.

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5 Ways to Help Your Young Child Become Comfortable Wearing a Mask

Worried your child won’t wear a mask when they need to? These 5 tips can help get them more comfortable.

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Don’t Take My Parenting Advice (I Know Just as Little as You Do)

“Look, we’re all struggling out here in parent-land. The terrain is rough, the climate is inhospitable, and the leadership, on its best day, can best be described as ‘meh.'”

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How I Keep My Child with Autism Safe from Wandering

For any parents who struggle with kids that have autism and wander off, these tips may help reduce the panic you both may experience.

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This Ain’t Her First Rodeo

“I marveled at how my daughter, at 12, teaches me to aim higher, be braver and dare greatly.”

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Mindy Kaling Cuts Through Criticism of Working Moms in New Interview

The new mom explains why motherhood makes every mom better at her job.

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I’m Not Afraid to Push My Kids Out of Their Comfort Zones

“Growing up, I was that kid who hated trying new things.”

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I Saw a Meltdown, But I Overlooked Something Far More Important

“I failed to see your fear. I failed to see your anxiety. I failed to see all the signs that you needed me desperately.”

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I Survived Four Days without the Internet and You Can You, Too

“Hey! Check out this cottage we’re going to in August! Do you guys think you can come meet us for a few days?”

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That was the Facebook message we received from our friends. One family…

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Having Our 3rd Child Finally Gave Me This Surprising Realization about Myself

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” they say; but is it? To a certain degree, I’m inclined to agree – but often times when we look at someone else, what we are seeing is only one dimensional. We see…

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The Most Amazing New VR Experience in LA

If you’ve always wanted to be like Ariel and live under the sea, this amazing new VR experience at the NHM allows you to do it, without getting wet!

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Death in a Non-Scary Way

Photo: Max Pixel
As a freelance writer who works from home, it’ inevitable that my kids often come across articles that I’m working on. I recently profiled a man named Paul Kraus, who is the longest surviving Mesothelioma patient in…

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The New Film Festival for Kids You Don’t Want To Miss!

Trolls! Totoro! (And at least one classic from your childhood.) Mini cinephiles rejoice!

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Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe at Public Events

Photo: Bob Calkins
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. They’re at a mall, or the county fair or some other community event and suddenly their child is nowhere to be seen. Even though child abductions are statistically rare, it makes sense…

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What Do We Tell The Children?

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

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“What should I say to my students after the election if Trump wins?” a principal…

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American Horror Story: My Life With a Toddler

Photo: Barrie Bismark
Oh, Halloween! Scary movies, haunted houses, and ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are in full force. In the spirit of Halloween, I have been thinking about how my life with my toddler is much like a scene from…

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The Elf on the Shelf Scares Me

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Several years ago, we were the recipients of an Elf on the Shelf. Let me just say that the elf scared the living daylights out of me! It scared me eight years ago when…

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Dear Cool Mom, Can We Be Friends?

Entering the new mom scene can be a lot like the dating scene. Find out why.

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New On Our Shelf: “Myrto” by John Biggs

You’ll want to share in the adventure of John Biggs’ debut young adult novel, Mytro, with your kids this summer. Hop on board the secret subway with them for a spectacular ride. This story is packed with suspense, history, and…

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April Fools! Where to Get Your Gags in Atlanta

In celebration of April Fool’s Day, hit these Atlanta-area novelty stores to score gag gifts galore.

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Eye Spy: A Peek Into Our Editor’s Summer of Family Fun

We don’t just write about this stuff on Red Tricycle—we live it. We test the toys, really eat out (with kids!) at the restaurants, and splash on the spray grounds. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. And…

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4 February Concerts For Pint-Sized Rockers

February is an awfully short month, but luckily there’s no shortage of fantastic kid’s concerts in the city! We offer you and your tots one choice selection from each of February’s four weekends, including two super kindie bands from the…

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