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6 Ways to Practice Self-Love Daily

“Say it with me: self-care is not selfish. It is you taking care of your basic needs and rights as a human being.”

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4 Ways to Help Your Teen Daughter with Her Struggles & Stress Right Now

“Teen girls get my utmost empathy and compassion. Life is just tough right now. Here’s how you can help her with her mental health.”

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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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Little Tikes New FOAMO Machine Is Soapy Family Fun

You’ll have major FOMO if you don’t check this out.

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5 Tips for When You Are a Parent and a Caregiver

Finding balance as a parent and a caregiver can be difficult, but it is possible. These tips will help you get into a rhythm that works for your family.

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Create Calm at Home by Holding Your Own Retreat

“Before the quarantine, many of us may have taken a weekend or a week and go off somewhere to experience time with friends, sought out the quiet we crave to be able to think, make decisions, re-energize or relax—so why not do this now in the comfort of our own home as a way to create calm and community?”

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Your NYC Weekend Survival Guide for Mar. 27-29

From crafts to virtual tours to local hikes and more, check out some of these options for weekend family fun!

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5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Health Goals Stick All Winter Long

Photo: Matthew Henry via Burst
Winter is a hard time to stay fit for anyone. New Year’s resolutions usually last until February and then motivation runs out. Not only is it cold out and gets dark early, but we are wearing…

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Lessons in Parenting, Courtesy of My Dog

“Note to self: Do like the dog and just shut-up and listen.”

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Pink’s Powerful Post on Parenting While Sick Is One We Can All Relate To

Moms don’t get a day off, even when we’re exhausted and sick—and even if you happen to be superstar mom like Pink.

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Saturday’s Kids to Parks National Day of Play Has 1,000 FREE Park Events

This Saturday, head out to your local park and go play!

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Ski Adventures: 4 Fun, Family-Friendly Slopes

If all the hype around possible snow has you itching for some fun winter sport activities, you may want to consider planning a little family ski excursion this winter.

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REI’s New Force of Nature Campaign Is Getting Seattle Mamas Outside

Try a new skill, find a new hobby or improve on what you already know with REI’s newest campaign designed for women of all ages, stages and skill levels.

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5 Products to Get You Stoked About Warmer Weather

We promise warmer weather is right around the bend and these cool products will help you get out and enjoy it.

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5 Easy Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Kids

Photo: Kristin Lunny Photography
It’s officially spring and around here we’re excited to get outside and play. This is a great time to grab your camera, whether it’s a fancy DSLR, a simple point and shoot, or your smartphone, and take advantage…

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Why skipping homework could be the key to successful students

Every parent of a school-age child has been there. It’s that moment when you say the words, “It’s homework time,” and receive the dreaded response, “Nooooo!” It’s tempting throw in the towel and not push it, considering the battle that’s…

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3 Ways to Parent Like a German You’ll Actually Want to Try

 

Photo: Robert Tardio (Tiger!Tiger!)
The grass is always greener on the other parenting side, or so it seems. From Scandinavians leaving babies to nap in the snow to the French kids eating everything, it seems that every culture has…

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To The Ones that Tell Me My Children Will Grow Up Too Fast

You see me get my three kids settled at the table for our rare lunch out together or you’ll see me in the checkout line at the grocery store with my three children sometimes in states of obedience or in…

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10 Gardens & Green Spaces to Visit This Spring

Here are ten glorious Portland gardens perfect for a spring outing.

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A Night Out Just for Moms at Woodland Market

After a long week of lunch packing, homework helping, and carpool arranging, every busy mom deserves a chance to let her hair down and relax. So call your favorite sitter this Thursday for Woodlands Market’s Mom’s Circle Event.

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Happy Mom Tip #19: Get Out into Nature

This week’s tip: get out into nature!
When we are sick, a view of nature can help us heal faster. When we are distracted, a view of nature can help us regain our focus. And when we are stressed, images…

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Explore: Portland’s Chinatown

Step back into the Ming Dynasty era with your family and explore the treasures of Chinatown. Portland’s Chinatown isn’t large but it is dense with rich experiences and hidden wonders—like a Guardian Lion Protector or a koi pond—just waiting to…

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Picking a Camp for Your Child

What are your kids doing this summer?
The tree is down and the holiday decorations are tucked away. That means it’s time to starting thinking about summer camp for your pre-school and school age kids. It may seem early in…

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