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This Family-Focused Read Is Perfect for Kids Starting Chapter Books

If you’re looking for a thoughtful story about the power of love and what it means to be a family—snag a copy of A Secret Shared, by Newberry Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. Perfect for readers ages 8-12 (or those transitioning…

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Miss Your Friends? This New Wine Set is the Best Excuse for an IRL Reunion

This three-bottle set is perfect for National Best Friends Day!

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20 Empowering Things to Say to Your Daughter Every Day

You want to tell your daughter what she really needs to hear. Here are our favorite ways to do it.

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Why Sharing Your True Motherhood Story Really Matters

“In a world inundated with picture-perfect posts, matching outfits, and gushing gratitude…those women who experience life and motherhood differently can feel like something is wrong with them.”

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These Special Cookies Are on a Mission!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Girl Scout cookie time! We know how delicious those cookies are but did you know just how much good they do? The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world! Fun fact: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. 

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Barbie and Nikki Discuss Racism

Barbie Releases a Special New Vlog Tackling Racism

Barbie is using her platform to raise awareness.

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The Proud Family Reunion

Keke Palmer Joins Cast of Disney+ “Proud Family” Reboot

All seasons of The Proud Family are currently available on Disney+.

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I Can Be Organized or I Can Raise Little Kids—I Can’t Do Both

If you can have kids under age five and still keep the house clean, I commend you. But I can not. And in all honesty, I’ve stopped trying.

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These Are the Funniest Parenting Tweets of 2019

“”Your hair is not a napkin” is something I apparently say now, apparently.”

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I Never Planned to Parent Through Tragedy

But I did and this is what I learned.

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“Workin’ Moms” Should Definitely Be on Your Netflix Watchlist Right Now

The hit CBC show is now available in the United States.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Feb. 15, 2019

Rolling into the weekend with some hilarious tweets.

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This 3-Step Daily De-Cluttering Plan Is So Easy My Kid Could Do It

We started our quest to keep the house clutter-free. And by golly, it has worked! 

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Funniest Tweets of the Week

The 20 Funniest Parenting Tweets You Can Totally Relate To

Thank you, Twitter parents for making us laugh through #momlife and #dadlife—and everything in between.

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Jennifer Garner Dropped This Music Video about Motherhood & It’s So Very True

Jennifer Garner’s musical tribute to moms is everything.

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The Most Hilarious Tweets About Mother’s Day

We found the real truth about mom’s special day.

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Parenting Is Basically Just Like Throwing Pasta at a Wall

Parenting a kid during the school years is like throwing pasta at your wall: you just have to take a big step back and see what sticks.

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Except the pasta is your advice, the wall…

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Teal is the New Orange

So the shops are filled with orange, my new rental home smells of pumpkin spice, and as far as Ella and Noah are concerned it could be Halloween any day now.
The only positive side to this is that at…

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Here’s How I Answered When My Kiddo Asked: “What’s a Soul and What Happens After We Die?”

Surely you remember those very first days of parenthood, before baby could talk, and you imagined that one day in the near future baby would come to you with questions. You would be the happy, proud parent showing and explaining…

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What I’ve Learned about Myself by Raising My Son with Peace

If I want my son to be kind and courageous and authentic, I have to live these qualities myself.

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4 Honest Ways to Talk to Your Kids about The “Why” of Adoption

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“Mommy, tell me about when I was born. Why couldn’t my parents take care of me?”
This question was asked by my almost five-year-old in an unexpected bedtime conversation. Her story is not mine to…

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Reward Your Kids for Doing Good Things With These Super-Cool Merit Badges

Encourage your kids to do good, be good and live good with these awesome merit badges.

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Cute Animals Are the Answer to Everything, Including a Happy Relationship

Forget good communication. New research suggests photos of cute animals could be the key to a happy relationship.

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‘Atypical,’ Netflix’s New Comedy Series About Autism, Premieres This Summer

This new comedy series is a coming-of-age story from a whole new perspective.

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Tests That Earned an “A” for Hilarious Answers

As a former teacher, I have seen some pretty wild answers to test questions, but these test answers need to truly be celebrated. They are wrong as wrong can be, but so funny I can barely stand it.

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My Funny Valentine: Poems, Riddles & Gifts That’ll Make You LOL

If you’re looking to pepper February 14 with a bit of comedy, you’ll find these poems, riddles and gifts right up your alley. Read on for ways to seriously tickle your funny bone.

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Psst…Some People Don’t Believe in Santa Claus

Photo: Caleb Woods
Our family celebrates Christmas, but — hold onto your seats — we don’t believe in Santa Claus. Yes, you read that right. This family doesn’t believe. Yet, we are perfectly capable of enjoying the holiday season just…

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Just When I thought She No Longer Needed Me

Photo: Kara Zajac
Thud, thud, thud, thud, thud.
I look up from my nestled place, wrapped in flannel sheets, my headlamp shining a single beam of light as I read Jennifer Weiner’s new memoir in the dark. Everyone else is…

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Nobody Else Laughs at Your Jokes, Plus 14 Other Reasons You Need to Befriend a Toddler

With a toddler you’ll experience some of the sweetest moments with another human being. Don’t believe us? Here are 15 reasons why you need a toddler as a friend.

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Helping Your Teens Talk About The Real Issues That Upset Them

How can you get your teenager to really talk to you? It’s a simple question, but for many parents, the answer feels quite complicated. Many teenagers find it difficult to talk about their feelings with one another, let alone an adult,…

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