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Pupsicles are a Thing & Here’s How to Make Them!

Thanks Small Door Veterinary for the recipe!

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How to Introduce Your Child to Their First Pet

“By ensuring you introduce your child to their first pet in the right way, you can pave the way for a dynamic and irreplaceable relationship they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”

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Dear White Allies

“It’s time to carry the burden with our black community.”

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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Helping Kids Understand the Difference between Tattling vs. Reporting

“There’s a difference between tattling and reporting. When kids understand the difference, they are more likely to report unsafe situations and real trouble.”

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Mean or Bullying Behavior? Helping Kids Understand the Difference

“While context is important to understand meanness versus bullying, both behaviors are not okay and can be painful for kids as well as parents. Here’s how parents can respond to best support their kids.”

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Kristen Bell’s New Book Now Has Matching Diapers

Now your littles can dress the part during story time.

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The Darker Side of Motherhood

“I need breaks from my child sometimes. Not in the cute hiding in the bathroom eating a candy bar way, but in the crying into my pillow wishing I had more endurance and patience way.”

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Why We Need to Celebrate Successes Big & Small

“When you get an opportunity to celebrate success, take it. There’s no guarantee of a tomorrow.”

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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Distance for Christmas

“The thing is, Christmas started with a little family all alone in a manger. Cast aside, afraid, nowhere to go, they hunkered down together in a stable, the animals their only company.”

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Lies We Tell Our Kids—& Ourselves—about Bullying

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Being bullied has taught me a lot over the years. Lessons learned in childhood run deep and last long. We learn to not be noticed. That we must try to fit in. That certain people and places and…

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6 Strategies to Stop Siblings Fights & Restore the Peace

“Siblings fight, but they can learn to work it out, makeup, and get their needs met. The important thing is to stay calm and help each child verbalize feelings without throwing a fit or a fist.”

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This App Reveals Every Product Safety Recall & Alert

Get peace-of-mind with just one download.

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How to Co-parent & Co-exist with Your Ex

“It is possible to stay friends and co-parent with minimal pain points and conflict with your ex. Here’s how.”

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Raising Tough Little Girls & Strong Women

“What I’m teaching my daughters about what it means to be strong and independent.”

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I’m a White Mother & This Is Why I Stand with Black Lives Matter

“We need to model good behavior for our children. Racism isn’t good behavior. That is what I realized this morning. It begins with us. This will help break the cycle that is hurting millions today.”

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The Precious Gifts of Failure & Empathy

“Today I hope you will accept the gift of my admitted failures and give someone else a precious gift. The gift of your own failure, your empathy, tears, forgiveness…and love. We will be OK. Because we are in this together.”

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How I Finally Found a Way to Enjoy Mother’s Day

“For years I’ve secretly hated Mother’s Day. Over time I’ve held high expectations that turned to high hopes and then into dread.”

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To the Mom Who Left Her Abuser

“To the brave mamas that scooped up her children, without a dime in her pocket or any idea how she was going to make it, and chose to save herself and her family from any more pain at the hands of their abuser—I think you’re brave.”

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You Don’t Have to Be Mom of the Year—I Wasn’t & My Kids Turned Out Fine

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In my 24 years of raising three kids, I’ve had my fair share of parenting fails. Turns out motherhood is rocket science and my first week on the job is when I found out I’m no scientist.…

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When Domestic Violence Happens to Someone You Know

​​​​​​​October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are experiencing domestic violence, or think someone you know might be, please know there is help. You are not alone. Call the national domestic abuse hotline for help and resources.

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4 Tips to Help Ease Camp-Sickness

Here are a few tips to help your child ease back into home life after an amazing summer at camp.

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Pregnancy Bites – And I’m Not Afraid To Admit It!

I hated being pregnant. Period.
Yet somehow, throughout my pregnancy I was surrounded by people telling me how much they loved being pregnant. I always ended up walking away from these conversations trying to figure out what was wrong with…

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Are Restroom Hand Dryers Harmful to Kids Ears? An 8th Grader Has the Answer

This incredibly professional study has some interesting answers.

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What My 8-Year-Old Taught Me about Feelings

We all feel emotions and get hurt by the behavior of others. But this solution from my 8-year-old may just help solve and avoid hurt feelings in the future.

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Here’s What Early Physical Activity Can Do for Your Child, According to Science

There are even more reasons for your child to get active, starting today.

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Work/Life Balance Is a Myth. This Is What We Should Be Talking About Instead

There is a misconception in the corporate world that “balance” exists, and our lives would be better if we could just achieve it. I’m here to tell you that concept is a myth.

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I’ve Never Put My Child in a Time Out. Here’s How We Get By without Punishments

My daughter is now four-and-a-half and I’ve never punished her. 

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Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Vitamins, Study Says: They Could Reduce Autism Risks

Those pills might be hard to swallow, but it could be well worth it.

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This Genius Teen Basically Paid for a Year of College in 4 Days—by Clearing Snow

When it snowed, this smart teen figured out how to make it rain.

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Dear Daughter: I’ll Cherish Our Breastfeeding Journey Forever

It was an amazing journey filled with ups and downs, tears and laughs and whole lot of bonding.

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Three Ways to Cultivate a Child’s Inner Voice

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As they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years (and continue into their early grade school years), conscience begins to develop in our little ones. In other words, they begin to build their small inner voice that helps them to distinguish…

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This Might Be the Coolest Little Free Library Ever Built

This little library is downright magical.

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