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Survey Says: Mother’s Day Is More Important Than Ever Before

After the pandemic, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the big day.

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Take the Day Off from Being Chief Home Officer

“This isn’t a call for some grand gesture so much as it is an urging toward intentionally enjoying ourselves now and then for no other purpose than to bring happiness back into our parenting.”

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Hang In There, Mama

“When you feel alone, even though the house is full, hang in there and look for the ways you need to fill up your cup. You are the only one who can do this.”

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Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman! 6 Ways to Thank Your Mail Carrier

February 4 is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. Here are five simple ideas for saying “thank you!”

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The Universal Gesture of Parenthood

Photo: Catherine Myman Kaplan
There are times when parenthood can seem terribly isolating. Moments where you feel all alone, hoping for a sign or gesture from other parents that you are not by yourself in this, that someone else understands. …

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5 So-Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids Kindness On and Offline

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which is why we’ve teamed up with Google’s Be Internet Awesome program to share how you can help your kids learn that it’s cool to be kind on the web and in the real world!

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Speak & Listen to Your Kids—No Words Required

Connect with your child in a way that doesn’t involve talking through this activity—it will strengthen both of your abilities to hear and listen to each other.

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Universal Studios’ “Secret Life of Pets” Ride Set to Open Next Month

This new attraction has all your fave pals from the lovable films.

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Valentine’s Day & Divorce

What happens when you are considering divorce (whether in your head or out loud) and February rolls around? For better and for worse, Jacqueline Newman has got the heart-filled holiday covered.

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5 Ways Portland Families Can Show Gratitude to Teachers

Portland teachers deserve more than an apple or freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils when it comes to showing them your appreciation. So why not do something thoughtful to show them how grateful you really are?

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This Pro Football Player Just Wiped Out Over $7,000 of School Lunch Debt

The 49ers’ Richard Sherman just paid off an entire middle school’s cafeteria lunch debt.

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The Only Indoor Game You’ll Ever Need

Looking for a new game to play indoors? This may be the only game you’ll need this winter thanks to it’s fun and silly nature—no purchase necessary.

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This High School Grad Got a Silent Standing Ovation & Everyone Should Applaud

These high school students know how to spread kindness.

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5 Basic Strategies to Control Toddler Temper Tantrums

Take note of how you can keep calm and keep them under control with the following guidelines.

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Viral Photo Proves Flying with Kids Is Tough Enough & Parents Don’t Need More Pressure

Should parents go out of their way to keep other passengers happy?

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This Middle Schooler Left a Note on a Stranger’s Car for the Best Reason

We teach kids to do the right thing—and this 6th grader took that message to heart in the best way.

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This Little Boy’s Bike Parking Spot Is the Only One of Its Kind

We are loving one stranger’s small—but sweet—random act of kindness.

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10 Easy Ways to Make It a Beautiful Day in Your Neighborhood

Today is National Good Neighbor Day and we’ve got free or low cost, super easy ideas to help you connect with your fellow citizens.

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Photo of Police Officer Breastfeeding a Starving Baby Restores Our Faith in Humanity

When police officer and new mom Celeste Ayala heard a malnourished six-month-old baby crying, she knew exactly what she needed to do.

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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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This Wife’s Note in Husband’s Wallet for 16 Years Is a Needed Reminder about Marriage

How a well-worn piece of paper teaches us all a lesson in marriage.

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Is Beyonce Pregnant? The Internet Is Freaking Out Over These Crazy “Clues”

We take a look at what the Beyhive can’t stop buzzing about.

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Every Parent Can Relate to These Photos of the Royal Kids at the Queen’s Birthday

If you think the photos of the kids are hilarious, you need to see Prince William’s priceless reaction.

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Dear Husband: I NEED More Help from You

Read the complete viral letter from one mom whose relatable words speak for so many tired moms.

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Octavia Spencer Just Did This Amazing Thing So Kids Can See “Black Panther”

The Academy Award-winning actress plans to rent out a theatre so that families can see the new movie.

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How Parents Can Empower Their Kids in the Era of #MeToo

Here’s what parents should tell sons and daughters alike when it comes to the #MeToo movement and their personal safety.

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