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Mother to Mother: Moms Share Their Best Baby Advice

These are real-life parenting tips you need in your life.

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5 Ways Moms Can Help Balance Work & Family Time

“Here are specific tips to keep in mind to have a sense of balance in your life as a working mom.”

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Hello Bello’s Newest Collection Will Make Cleaning Feel Less Like a Chore

Hello Bello is trying to make cleaning and tidying up just a tad bit more…dare we say…enjoyable.

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This Surprising Idea Saved Our Weekends

“This unexpected idea not only changed our weekends for the better, but we realized it also gave our kids a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.”

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This Is the Average Time Americans Spend Cleaning (Do You Agree?)

Maybe it’s just us, but this number seems low.

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Here’s What Life Would Look Like If You Actually Got Enough Sleep

It’s National Napping Day and since we know you won’t get a chance to sleep it off, we’re going to distract you from your exhaustion for a few minutes.

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I Am Not a Bad Mom—I Just Need to Re-Train My Brain

I had to stop thinking about what I did wrong that day and instead, focus on what I did right.

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18 Delightfully Silly Ways to Celebrate Opposite Day

Today is National Opposite Day. Surprise and amuse the kiddos with silly ways to celebrate.

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Could Your Job Affect Your Kids’ Health? A New Study Examines Working Parenthood

Here’s why working parents should never have to feel guilty about following career dreams or providing for their family.

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Kids Suddenly Love Doing Chores When Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

“Santa and his elves will be watching to make sure those chores are getting done and that valuable lessons are being learned as well.”

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How to Find the Best Nanny for Your Baby

Nanny 101: All the questions you need to ask, how to start the process and all the information you need to find the right nanny for your child.

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This Mom’s Viral Cartoons about Modern Motherhood Are All Too True

These illustrations are a brilliant study in #MomLife.

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How to Get Published on the Spoke Contributor Network

Here’s our guide to help parenting writers like you tell the best stories and make them shine on Spoke.

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11 Tasty Treats to Make This Easter

You can easily tackle these last-minute, bunny-approved goodies before the big day.

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Should Kids Have to Sign a Contract with Their Parents to Play Video Games?

The world’s largest video game maker says digital contracts will hold parents and kids accountable to each other.

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8 Important Reasons Every New Mom Needs “Me Time,” No Matter What

Believe it or not, every new mom needs to get away from their baby. Here’s why.

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How to Interview a Babysitter: Must-Ask Questions & Interview Tips

Read and bookmark these interview questions to ask a babysitter. From their experience and certifications to availability and flexibility, these interview questions will give you a better picture of whether this is the right baby sitter for you.

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How I Make Rainy Days Work for Me

It’s raining here today, pretty heavily, and while I sit here staring out my window considering whether I should start building an ark, it has lead me to think about indoor activities. I’m assuming you think I mean children’s activities,…

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3 Ways I’ve Learned to Take Care Of Myself While Balancing Motherhood

What can moms do to give ourselves the morale boost we need during every exhausting day?

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Millenial Dads Believe in Equal Parenting & the Study is Fascinating

Moms may know best, but dads are slowly catching up according to this latest research.

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How You Can Have a Family & Still Be a Minimalist

 
When I first heard the term “minimalism,” I pictured a loft st‌yle space with high ceilings, tall bare windows, stark white walls and sparse white leather furniture. Surely, no one with children could lead a minimalist lifest‌yle. Families and…

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How to Get Your Kids to Make the Bed Every Single Day

It’s National Bed Making Day and we’ve got the secret to making a boring chore oh-so-fun.

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How I Got My Kids to Stop Watching Television

I don’t care what “pediatricians” say and what the recommended “normal” amount of time spent on electronic devices is for kids these days. You know it, and I know it, plenty of kids watch WAY more than 30 minutes of…

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Surviving the School Holidays with NO PLAN?!

Photo: WellspringCS
Dawn has well and truly broken; in fact it is already mid-morning on the first day of the week long mid-term break. My now regretful brief glance at Social Media earlier today achieved nothing other than allow me…

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How to Organize a Big Family

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“How do you do it all?”
People ask me this question often about how I balance the needs of a bigger family (5 kids, 2 adults) in today’s modern world. We aren’t a huge family but bigger than…

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Why the Housework Can’t Wait

How one mom *really* feels about housework may surprise you.

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The Dishes Can Wait and Other Lies

“They’re only young once.”
The words are superimposed on an idyllic picture of a child in nature or a beach with footprints leading to the horizon. There’s always a hazy filter. The bottom caption implores you to leave a counter…

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Achievement Unlocked! Tech Moms Leading the Way

These power moms are proving that the tech industry is no longer a man’s world. Read on to find out more about their personal stories and their professional passion.

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A Crucial Lesson Learned In My Youth, From My Father

Photo: Tyler Jacobson
As with so many things in our lives, we never fully appreciate what we have until it’s not around anymore. Like most kids, when I left home to attend college, I didn’t imagine missing anything about life…

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From CEO to MOM

Photo: Christy Shaterian Photography
Transitioning from work life to mom life has been such a growing experience for me and it is something that I truly believe is not addressed enough. After my last post about ‘Redefining Yourself,” I learned…

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This Week’s Funniest Tweets About Parenting. We. Just. Can’t. Even.

From the soccer carpool to the never-ending assortment of mismatched socks, sometimes there are days when you’ve only got a few seconds (or 140 characters) to get a good giggle. Well, sit back and get ready to scroll because we’ve…

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Today Is National No Housework Day

 

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Today Is National No Housework Day

You don’t have to tell us twice.

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No cleaning, kids in the house. What could possibly go wrong?
Share your pics of a day (or an hour) without cleaning on social…

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5 Trending Stories from the Spoke Network

Here are five must-read stories we spotted this week from our Spoke Contributor Network.

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5 Things You Can Make With Bow Tie Pasta

Today all you have to do is look in your cupboard to discover a wealth of fun.

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Husbands Create 7 Extra Hours of Housework, Study Shows

Photo: Evil Erin via Flickr
As moms, we know how much of our lives are spent cleaning up child-related messes, stepping on LEGOs and doing laundry (does 90% of our waking hours sound right?). But a new study says kids…

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