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The Best Places to Volunteer with Your Kids in DC

Looking for a new way to spend family time? These DC charities could use your help and they need both big and little hands. Read on for where to pitch in near DC.

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7 Reasons Volunteering with Your Child Is a Great Idea

Looking for meaningful ways to spend time with your family? Try volunteering—it may even become your family’s favorite activity.

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I Love You All So Much. Now Please Leave Me Alone

“For Mother’s Day this year, a friend has asked for what she calls: ‘Live like my husband day,’ where she can ‘enjoy my kid when I want to, and then just walk away at will and not be responsible for any of her care.'”

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I Was in a Dark Place & This Became My Lifeline

“I had absolutely no reason to be unhappy, I truly had it all. But the truth was, that for as long as I could remember, I suffered a crisis of meaning that I learned to hide from the world.”

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16 Mom-Owned DC Businesses You Should Know About

We all know that moms are an infinite source of great ideas. Check out some fantastic and creative DC Momtrepreneurs and you just may find one who makes your new favorite cake, can solve your family’s sleep or nutrition woes or create the bag you have been looking for.

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Kindness Is Our Superpower

“I’m choosing to be a person that my kids would be proud of it and it starts with being kind to everyone.”

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7 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Child’s Life

“During this pandemic, everyone could use a little bit more joy, even your children. Here are 7 ways that can help you cultivate this wonderful emotion in your kids.”

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Why Raising Generous Kids Just Might Save Us All

We live in a hectic culture. Here are tips for slowing down and helping kids appreciate the good things in life.

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9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

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This Mom-Founded Org Wants to Help You Spread Kindness in Your Community…with Lasagna!

“Lasagna Mamas” brings meals to neighbors struggling during the pandemic.

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Where to Donate Your Used Toys

Donate what you don’t need and help out someone at the same time. Win-win!

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9 DC Parents That Found Silver Linings in 2020

Every cloud has a silver lining. These 9 parents share their positive pivots from 2020.

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Mommy Screen Time: Chicago Mom Bloggers to Put on Your Radar

Chicago is chock full of mom bloggers that’ll leave you smiling, laughing and thinking about this wonderful thing called life. Get the scoop on a few of our favorites.

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How Your Family Can Give Back During the Holidays… and Beyond

Charity fun runs, toy drives and more ways to support local charities.

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Teaching & Learning about Life’s Little Lessons

“The sooner you get your children to open up about their own views of the world, the easier it is to talk to them about life’s little lessons and their own purpose in life.”

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Inspiring Chicago Parents Making a Difference

There’s a whole lot of negativity going on in the world, we’re aiming to balance that out with tales of community doers and givers that help connect us all.

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These Teen Brothers Launched a Free Tutoring Service for Elementary Kids Struggling During the Pandemic

Alex and Ben Joel were concerned about the anticipated education gap caused by the Pandemic, so they decided to do something about it.

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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How to Teach Children Compassion

“By choosing to parent with presence and consciousness you are providing an opportunity for your child to learn to be a conscious individual. You are providing a framework for healthy, ecologically responsible, spiritually connected living.”

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The Importance of Practicing Gratitude & Appreciation

“Take a moment to step back and show gratitude for all the awesome things going on in your life and all across the world! Your mental health depends on it!”

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23 Influential SoCal Moms Who Inspire Us

These phenomenal SoCal women are rocking motherhood!

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Pay It Forward: How to Give Back During the Pandemic (& Beyond)

From writing letters to seniors, to paying it forward with cupcakes and ice cream, to adopting a furry friend, here’s how families can make a difference in Seattle now.

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How Your Favorite Family Businesses are Responding to the Pandemic

These local family businesses are adapting their offerings to stay afloat and offer local families a bit of light during this challenging time.

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How to Help Others (& Yourself) During Social Distancing

We’re going to get through this—together. Here are a few ways you can help.

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17 Easy Ways to Raise a Young Global Citizen

From a simple act of kindness to making packages for those in need, here are 17 to get your kids inspired to change the world.

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Disney Parks Mom Panel 2020 Is Here & There Are Some Exciting New Extras

This is your first stop for planning your next Disney vacation.

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How to Teach Your Children about Giving This Holiday Season

Want to make this holiday more than just the presents under the tree? Show your family that it’s all about giving—and give them the tools they need to partake in the most feel-good activity of all.

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10 Times She Shouldn’t Say Sorry

Parents: Read this list from the Girl Scouts with your daughter, and remind her that although it’s important to make amends when she’s truly done something wrong, apologizing when she hasn’t can undermine how others see her and damage her self-worth.

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5 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn From “The Lion King”

Simba is ready to roar into your living room! Now “The Lion King” can reign supreme in your family’s home den as a fave you’ll want to watch time and again.

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4 Reasons to Love “DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders”

Toss the throw pillows. Your couch is about to get crowded.

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More Than a Wave-Jumper

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photo
Dear Confessional,
I’ve almost drowned three times. I’m a terrible swimmer. I am an adult woman with four children who swim better than I do—and yet I still pinch my nose under water and doggy paddle.…

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Want to Impact the World? Raise Helpful Kids!

A child’s ability to care about and help others needs to be nurtured in their early years. In fact, it is most sustainable when “helping” becomes part of family life. Here are five, fun ways to develop helpfulness in your kids.

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Hasbro’s New Ms. Monopoly Game Is Dedicated to Female Trailblazers

Hasbro wants girls everywhere to be game changers.

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