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When You’re at Your Lowest & Nobody Knows

I remember sitting in that school auditorium, looking around at all the parents and thinking, “If you only knew what it took to get us here.”

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20 Must-Read Children’s Books by Chicago Authors

Add local talent to your bookshelves with these Chicago-based authors. . . you might even be surprised by one very well-known name.

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13 Totally Free Math Worksheets for Kids

There’s a color-by-number here!

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Here’s How Kids Can Earn Free Books from Barnes & Noble This Summer

Make summer reading more rewarding with this freebie.

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New TikTalk App Puts Speech Therapy At Your Fingertips

TikTalk is a speech therapy app for children to use at-home.

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What Are Kids Reading? This Report Has the Answers

A new report looked at what kids were reading in 2020.

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 An Education That Extends Beyond Borders

The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin from preschool through 5th grade. Located in South Portland, TIS has provided students with a multicultural education for 30 years.

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Top Teethers for Babies & Toddlers

Soothe baby’s sore gums with these innovative teethers that offer added benefits, like rattles, cute designs and interesting textures to explore.

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These Pacifiers Are Helping Babies in a Special Way

They’re just as cute as the tiny heart warriors they help.

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Can’t Visit Your Fave Museum? This Is the Next Best Thing

The new collab is bringing the Smithsonian straight to your door.

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An Elementary School With a Record of Excellence & Culture of Kindness

The people, programming and facilities at Chicago City Day School make it an incredible place to learn for pre-K-8th grade.

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Stroller-Friendly Hikes in Denver That the Whole Family Will Love

Get the kids bundled up and head out on these trails that are perfect for strollers and tiny bike riders too!

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4 Reasons Why My 13 Year-Old Is Not Allowed on Social Media

Photo: Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
Ok. it’s 2019. I get (well not really) that people feel like their fetus needs to have its own Snapchat. But can we please take a minute to talk about this. I have a…

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How I Feel about Sending My Child Off to College

Since you asked, here’s how I really feel about sending my oldest child away to college this fall.

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10 Books On Bullying (& Bullying Prevention) Every Family Should Own

From picture books to middle-grade memoirs to books just for parents—can help teach your kids how to prevent, handle and recover from bullying.

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The Most Powerful Teaching Tool You Can Use Is Right in Front of You

“When I was an elementary school principal, each grade had just 22 minutes—start to finish—for lunch. What was the result? Rushed eating. Food waste. Frequent friction between kids and lunch aides. General mayhem. And then I saw this.”

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From the Mom Who Doesn’t Have It All Together

“I hope when I look back at this post a year from now, I can laugh as hard as my neighbor did when I told her this story.”

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Give Virtual Education a Boost with These Online Tutors

If Google Classroom has your child missing one-on-one instruction, check out these online tutors.

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Totally Candid Distance Learning Advice from LA Teachers

Here’s what your kids’ teachers really want parents to know.

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Color Clean Hand Soap

This Delayed Color-Fading Soap Takes the Guesswork Out of Hand Washing

A dad invented this product during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

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Here’s How to Visit Yosemite This Summer

Yosemite is hard to get into this year––here’s your ticket in.

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Your Kids Can Create with the Story Pirates This Summer

Kids will enjoy personalized interactive activities all month long

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Pokemon Card

This Pokémon Card Could Be Worth Over $100K

Do you have this rare card in your collection?

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See In Black

Black Photographers Share Powerful Images in Honor of Juneteenth

All proceeds will go to support a larger mission affecting Black Americans.

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Books to Help Combat Summer Slide

“Summer Slide—a term often used to describe the decline in achievement gains during the summer months when school is not in session—can be prevented.”

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Old Navy Is Selling Reusable Cloth Masks for the Whole Family

The reusable cloth masks will come in packs of five.

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Books to Help Kids Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

“Gather your family and cozy up on the couch together for a great read with these Mother’s Day approved books!”

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Disney Learning

Learn Alongside Mickey, Goofy, Buzz Lightyear & More

Disney Learning is releasing 50 free educational pages from the Magical Adventures Workbooks series.

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National Geographic Launches New Resource for Kids and Parents

Keep your kids entertained and informed with fun learning activities.

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Celebrate International Unicorn Day with Readings and Virtual Events

Keep your kids entertained with tales of this mythical creature.

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Facts, Lies, and What I Love about Encyclopedia Brittanica

“Sometimes I wish a salesman would come to the door and reduce my kid’s academic stress with a full 22-volume set of World Book Encyclopedias.”

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