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I Tried a SNOO Rental & It Was Dreamy

Add this to your “must rent” list!

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Avengers Really Do Assemble with This New LEGO Advent Calendar

Yes, it’s August and we’re thinking about advent calendars.

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Relieve Back-to-School Stress with Connection & Routine

As fall approaches, we know kids (and you!) may have some extra back-to-school jitters this year. To relieve potential stress, start practicing these social-emotional skills now.

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How Our Family Discovered the Gift of Time

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I’m writing this as I watch the peach, purple and blue sunrise over the mountains and through a community of Aspen trees that envelope our little cabin in Fairplay, Colorado. Our faithful dog, Harry is…

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Giving Grace Changes Everything

Regardless of the mistakes I make as a parent, there is no better feeling than tucking my children in at night when they wrap their arms around me and meet me with unconditional grace and love. Shouldn’t we offer the same to our children?

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5 Children’s Books That Illustrate the Importance of Friendship

“Here are five children’s books (some old, some new), that touch on the importance of friendship and love and can easily spark an interesting discussion between a parent and child.”

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Accepting Help Takes Strength & Courage

“My hope for all of you today is that despite the chaos in the world right now, you open the door and receive support if you feel overwhelmed so you are given the strength to do whatever is in front of you.”

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Emmy Rossum & Husband Sam Esmail Welcome First Child

We didn’t even know she was pregnant!

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The Surprising Thing a Pixar Movie Taught Me about Raising a Teenager

“When your teenager is grumpy and wants to be left alone, be relentless and let your unconditional love shine through. The ending is worth it.”

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Step-Parent

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For a lot of parents, the idea of becoming a step-parent would be out of the question. But for many others, when the love for a partner and their kids is so great, you don’t question…

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11 Phrases That Will Get Your Kids to Listen (No Joke!)

If there’s one thing parents learn rather quickly, it’s that the words “kid” and “listen” are not always compatible.

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To the Mom Going through a Diagnosis during a Global Pandemic

“While others are fighting for toilet paper off the shelves, and others are angry that their travel plans have come to halt, our worries become much bigger, and yet feel so little to the rest of the world.”

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22 Everyday Victories New Moms Should Celebrate

Give yourself a high-five for all these parenting wins. They (and you!) are worth celebrating.

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Helping Our Children Cope with Crazy

“Our home renovation has given my husband and me the opportunity to show our children that something good and lovely can come out of chaos.”

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Will You Cast the Stone That Will Creates the Ripple of Change?

“When are people going to start speaking up when they see someone that is different treated less?”

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Want Magically Delicious Crocs? These Will Help

Crocs Jibbitz charms feature a Lucky Charms theme for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara Welcome First Baby

Meghan Trainor gives birth to a baby boy.

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The 29 Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts, Ever

These gifts are so bad they’re just too good not to share.

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My New Forever

“I couldn’t bear to think about forever then, I could barely think of what would happen between now and his next birthday. I just needed to get through today.”

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Why I See Labels Not Limits

“That label got my son everything he needed and more. That label took away his limitations. It gave him a fighting chance.”

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7 Ways to Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day

“We can make our kids feel special while also giving them the opportunity to spread the joy of the holiday to others.”

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Dear Kids, I Hope You Never Thank Me for This

“I hope my kids are grateful for all of the things we do for them, but for many reasons, more importantly, I hope they are thankful for the things that we didn’t do.”

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