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Why We Share Our Journey

“Do you know how much preparation (both physically and emotionally) and courage it takes for some of us to just take our kids out of the house because we know the stares and judgment we’ll get just for being different?”

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Get Real about Parenting With This Hilarious New Card Game

Little Spoon’s new game lets you laugh about parenting.

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Your Game Night Needs This Cards Against Humanity Family Edition

It’s packed with the PG-rated humor you’ve come to know and love.

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“Raya and the Last Dragon” Pre-Sale Streaming & Tickets Are Available Now

Disney+ is offering pre-orders for Premiere Access, and Fandango has theater tickets for reservation as well.

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When Your Business Partner Is Your Life Partner

“If you’re managing to stay afloat at work and home right now, you’ve got to high five yourself—and your partner. Remember, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t in this together.”

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Walmart & Nextdoor Launch New ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Program

This initiative makes it easier for neighbors across the country to help one another.

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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“This Is Us” Is What America Needs

Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Maybe it’s because I’m pushing the half-century mark that every nuance of humanity explored in the first season of ““This Is Us”” resonates with me. Regardless of the why, every scenario filters through my veins in one…

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Raising Kids in a World Full of Spiteful Contempt

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about hate.
I assure you every fiber of my being loves raising my kids. But, certain aspects related to parenting deplete rather than bloat the love tank.

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Feel-Good Adoption Stories That Will Make Your Day

When the world gets a little bleak, these stories will restore your faith in the power of a family’s love.

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Warrick Dunn Just Donated His 173rd Home to This Single Mom

The former NFL player and his charity helped this single mom and her son get a fully furnished home of their own.

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A Homeless Woman’s Simple Request to My 4-year-old Daughter

This experience opened up my eyes and my daughter’s.

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Aunt Becky, You Were Supposed to Be the Coach—Not This

“Failing is powerful. Even though it’s hard to watch, you can’t steal those moments from your child’s development as a person.”

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The 15 Most Important Things We’ve Learned from Mister Rogers

The wisdom of Mr. Rogers has flooded Twitter with a heartfelt hashtag.

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Do It for the ‘Gram: Cool Backdrops for Instagram Photos

No matter whether you have a butterfly lover, horse enthusiast, spin master or art adorer, there is an Instagram-worthy backdrop to smile about.

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This Mom Needed Support—Not Mocking—in Viral Video of 8-Hour Toddler Tantrum

The man who filmed this is clearly NOT a parent—and worse, did nothing to help.

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Here’s How You Can Help Send “Toys 4 Puerto Rico” This Holiday Season

It’s not too late to put a smile on a child’s face affected by Hurricane Maria.

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How My 4-Year-Old Showed Me Unconditional Love

Photo: Ludovic Bertron
My 4-year-old covets. I suspect that they all do. I realized this fact not long ago with the help of a fun iPad application that surely most parents are well aware of: YouTube Kids.
The YouTube Kids…

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An Open Letter to My Black Sons About Racism

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Dear Sons:
I fear I’ve failed you by teaching you skin color doesn’t matter . . . when clearly it does. Maybe I should’ve taught you something different. Something closer to the truth.

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2016: The Toughest Year in Parenting? Or Was It?

2016 was the teacher no one wanted to get. The one you want your mom to call in and ask to not be put in her class. But I got her and tough she was. She pushed me, she asked…

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The Loving Act a Stranger Did to Help This Single Mom of Four Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Photo: Frank Somerville KTVU via Facebook
Tawny Nelson, a single mother of four, shared a touching story that will help restore your faith in humanity (Hallelujah!). She recently penned a message to Frank Somerville, about a 74-year-old man who came…

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Does Motherhood Mean Embracing Denial?

I am about to confess to something awful. Five years ago (actually even two years ago) I would have judged myself harshly for what I’m about to say. But here goes…
I find the world outside of my tiny bubble…

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Check out this boy’s a-deer-able deed!

Photo Courtesy: Reddit user bluecollarclassicist
Sometimes all it takes is a 10-year-old boy and a blind deer to restore our faith in humanity. While many kids are mastering the art of sharing, this little boy took it upon himself to…

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Say Hello to The World’s First Non-Profit Brewpub

Yes, you read that right. Portland is home to the world’s first non-profit brewpub. We love our craft brews (duh) and we also have more non-profits per capita than any other city in the US (now that’s news). Put those…

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Manic Mama Style Guide: Add Pizzazz With Printed Pants

What’s a simple way to update your look with hardly any effort?  Adding a pair of printed pants as a staple to your fall wardrobe. Printed pants are on trend this season coming in all shapes and sizes.  Skinny jeans,…

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Date Night: June Movie Preview

Just as winter is the season of Oscar hopefuls, the dog days belong to big-budget popcorn fare – star-studded comedies, explosive adventures and comic-book crusaders bent on saving humanity from imminent destruction. This June will be no different, with a…

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