When Your Child Elopes

“Despite all the precautions, in one second, in the blink of an eye, my greatest fear could come true.”

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6 Ways to Tame Your Toddler on Your Next Holiday Road Trip

Road tripping with a toddler can be difficult under normal circumstances, but during the holidays it has the potential to be downright ho-ho-horrible. Your mission—if you choose to accept it—will be to deal with holiday traffic, likely inclement weather and…

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Is 38 Too Old to Cry it Out?

Photo: Denise Stern
I’ve had plenty of parenting fails but I’ll never forget the night we all cried it out.  On this particular night, my sweet-natured 22 month-old son had night terrors and my twins were 4 months old; still teeny…

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3 Things We Can Do to Care For Kids with Special Needs

Photo: Mallory Harris
As the parent of a special needs child, it is a nightmare to know that someone can hurt an innocent child or adult who has no cognitive understanding of hate. Over 14% of school aged children are…

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The Mom’s Guide to Getting Your Kid to Wear a Winter Coat

Photo: Jen Gregory
What is it with kids and coats?! I love coats. I just bought another one last week. (It was on sale, I swear.) I’m already fantasizing about the coat I want to buy for next winter. Canada Goose, please!…

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The Christmas Contract: Celebrating the Holidays on Your Terms

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As we approach Christmas, I’m forced into contemplating the inevitable, one that’s a most terrifying concept for me: socializing at the ubiquitous holiday party. (Introverts collectively suck in their breath. I’ll wait while you collect yourself). Polite society expects that, if…

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How to Ace Baby’s First Santa Photo

Try these quick tips that keep newbies cool, calm and collected during their first photo sesh with the Clauses.

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Get a Jump On: Bounce House-Filled Play Spaces

When bopping around outdoors isn’t in the forecast, check out one of these indoor bounce house play spaces for kids of all ages.

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Disney Camps for “Frozen” and Minion Fans

Have Frozen hysteria and still aren’t ready to let it go? Elsa & Anna would be happy if you signed up for these themed summer camps.

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8 Wonderfully Whacky Atlanta Holiday Traditions To Enjoy This Season

Atlanta has a quirky flag and flies it proudly during the holidays. Read on to share in a collective “atta-boy “ for our city that refuses to take itself too seriously, and get ideas for how to celebrate the season in fun and festive ways.

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Seattle Black Friday Childcare Roundup

Shop All Day While the Kids Play

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Putting your battle gear on and joining the masses in that annual holiday retail hysteria that is Black Friday (November 27)? Given how crazy and crowded it can…

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